A hodge podge of pictures I would have posted if I was blogging in the last couple months.
Tate celebrated his 6th birthday and got the guitar he has been wanting for so long. He is a natural musician, or at least he has a passion for it.
The kids loved their first 4th of July and they celebrated like true Americans. :)
We celebrated the year anniversary of the kids homecoming. They wanted to sleep on our bedroom floor like they did the first week or two that they were here. How cute is that? We had American food for dinner (cheeseburgers and tater tots, etc.) and talked about all the new things they have done in the last year. It is so funny to hear their versions of the stories now and what their thoughts were from before they could tell us.
The girls started back up to dance (they took only occasional summer classes) and the boys started soccer.
We got ready for school to start. This is a picture from back to school shopping on the day they met their teachers.
We hung out around the house and I really got to spend time a lot more time with the kids than I had before. We all loved that!
I met up with my adoption blog mom friend Julie and her (even cuter in person, if that is possible) 3 kids from Hinshaw Happenings. We bonded over dinner at a local burger joint while the kids ate and giggled. So fun to talk to other people who understand what the past year of our lives have been like. Hope to see you guys again someday!
We had friends from California come for a week. The kids had a blast and us adults did too!
There was also lots of swimming (we taught all 4 kids to swim this summer) and plenty of trips to the lake. Kevin's parents' house they built about 40 minutes away is now about finished. I see lots of fun times and good memories with the family at the lake in our future. :)
We crashed our 5 year old iMac last week. That was the bad news of the summer. We still have the laptop and most all our pictures were backed up here, there, or somewhere so that is a good thing.
And then the inevitable happened...