Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Photos

It has been a while since I posted. I thought about trying to come up with a profound post, particularly because I've read some pretty provocative books in the past couple months that prompt my opinions, but I decided it would be altogether more satisfying in the long run if I documented in photos a few of the things we've done so far this summer. So, nothing profound, just life. Which I guess IS profound. :) Sorry, they are in reverse chronological order. ;)

My family had a reunion at Gettysburg this year for the 150th anniversary. Wouldn't you know my photos of the reenactment Oh well. I have great memories of the things we did, including Amish country, Hershey chocolate world, and swimming daily to escape the sweltering heat. Just had my hands too full with little crazy kids, I guess, to take all the photos I wanted. Here are  few I did manage to take:

She looks angry, but really Gwen is so happy to be holding hands with her cousin S, who 'grew up' quite a bit since the last time the cousins got together. S's older brother, whom Gwen usually sticks to like glue, might have been slighted more than once by Gwen who made it clear that she was sitting by S, standing by S, going with S, walking with S, and playing with S pretty much all the time. Poor little cousin A. There was a love quadrangle there, Gwen wanted S, A wanted Gwen and C wanted A... the drama of 3-5 year-olds, seriously. :)
 inside Indian echo caverns
 Caroline *finally* content on a swing. She was in rare form the entire reunion

. In other words, I don't know if my family got to see much of her endearing side, just her crazy side. :)

 Once again, Gwen and cousin S.
 At home in C-bus the girls get to explore various parks. Here: Coffman park. 
 Homestead park:

 fishing with daddy

 Alum Creek (which is actually a freshwater beach 30 minutes north of us)

 Bunny fountains:
 In Idaho for Collin and Alison's wedding, we made a point of spending time up at the cabin.

  It was dinosaur week for our summer curriculum, and it ROCKED up at the cabin with "real" fossils to dig up (actually elk bones, but cousin E was positive they were pteranadon scapulae and the like), fossil cookies, and awesome dino hats courtesy of Uncle Marc and Aunt Rachelle. 

It has been a busy and marvelous summer! and it isn't over yet!


  1. Your sweet girls are so cute! I do have to confess a burning desire to hear about your recent reads and opinions though...soon?

  2. Wow! You've been a busy- but cute- little family!

  3. Lots of fun things! Your girls are just gorgeous. Such amazing eyes. Caroline is getting so big! Also those caverns are simply majestic. Wow.

  4. Oh my goodness! They are getting so big! Are the becoming the best of friends? Or refining each other's character? :)