This is my way of trying to trick you into the idea that I make everything homemade. :)
My first time making freezer jam alone. :) Strawberry and Ollolieberry from the times I went berry picking...
Then in the afternoon we met up with Layton's and Katz's for a hike at Rancho San Antonio. Ed was on call so he stayed home with Kai to nap.
^Kaylynn and Brook came to say hello and visit and we made smores over the gas firetable ed concocted.
^Later in the evening we went bowling with Thomanders
^Then for tradition we got KFC and then went and ate it at Katz's pool.
Then went to a BBQ at Kirks.
^Fireworks were good as always.
July 7th- We did a lot of swimming at Shafer's pool too this summer.
^Kai's cupcakes and cake. (At this age we just pick an interest of the kids and theme the party after it)
Kai at age 2:
Weight: 30pds 8oz (80%)
Height: 36.5 inches (93%)
Kai doesn't seem to have any food dislikes yet. Loves sugar. He had some immunizations. Talks a ton!! Big sentences. Says things like, "Isss a good drink, and I no want to." Runs more. Likes to jump off things. Big climber. More independent. No sense of fear, hence the multiple times jumping in the pool this summer. :) Still hasn't climbed out of the crib. Sleeps from 7p-7a. Has quiet time and naps for about 1.5 hours. Super active. Gives hugs and kisses. Says adorable prayers. Likes to disobey directions. Zero interest in potty training. Doesn't like loud noises. Still loves his monkey blanket, sleeps with it and sucks on it. It reeks!!!
At this age we also invite our friends to celebrate with us since Kai hasn't established many friendships yet.
^Kaylynn and Brook
^Kai and Waverly
^We love the Cheneys!
When we got home in the evening I got some pictures taken with a good number of my friends that also have mini vans. (There are many more) I'm not sure this will ever happen again and thought it would be funny. :) Best practical car ever for this stage in our life.
Join the club!! :)
A cucumber from the garden. Obviously a first garden which is why it's fun to document.
^Kai mistakenly thought this was an apple I think. :) Took one bite of the tomato and left it as I found later.
We shopped at the outlets in Gilroy on our way down to Monterey and then caught some rays at the hotel before we headed out for the night.
...we got dinner at a yummy Mexican restaurant, and then went to the latest Harry Potter. (Not pictured)
In the morning after this delicious breakfast (best hotel buffet breakfast ever) we got ready and went to cannary row and rented a surrey and drove the path and took some pics.
^Ed's car was packed full. :) Fun trip ladies!
Farewell for Katz's moving to UCLA for business school
Sad to see the Katz's go!!! We know we'll see them again!
We made it there just in time to make dinner (dutch oven lasagna), set up, get the kids in bed and visit. Ed is a great story teller.
In the morning we got ready and headed out for some hikes to waterfalls and swimming ponds. It was hot!
We like Yosemite! We had to make sure to go after living in CA 4 years! Thanks McPhies and Thomanders!