Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Fun Surprise

Amanda, Me and Lisa out on the lake on Friday afternoon. The weather was not great but we made the most of it. Thanks for the pic Amanda!

Scott, Brad, Jared and Joshua in the lake enjoying a brew.

July 4, 2008. Gus in his car seat last year before the parade in Clear Lake.

July 4, 2009. Gus in his car seat this year before the parade in Clear Lake.

Before the parade started Kenny was not sure what to think, and when I told her to smile at me, this is what she did. She is so funny!

A little too young for the candy, he did enjoy a ball he got during the parade.

Kennedy with her swag and candy from the parade. She made out pretty good!

Parker seems to have found his tongue. He was sticking it out at us most of the weekend. Such a cutie.

Here's one of the many smiles we got out of little Parker this weekend. Poor little fella had a terrible tummy ache but still smiled and laughed through it all. Linny thinks he may be lactose intolerant and is trying to figure out how to best appease the little guy when she can't nurse him or give him breast milk.

A fun surprise when we pulled into our driveway on Sunday afternoon after a long holiday back in Iowa was a "Yard of the Month" sign posted on our property. It is kind of funny that we won, but hey I am not going to complain: we did get a $25 gift card as a thank you for helping to keep our neighborhood looking nice, as well as get to pick next months winner of the single family home block in our neighborhood.

Josh and I especially like the large electrical and cable boxes behind the sign. Very classy ;)


The Varner's Blog said...

LOL- Your yard looks beautiful!!! I seriously thought that pic of Gus was Parker- and I was like what was he doing in Gus's car seat- then of course I read the caption- so funny!! Gus is 7 weeks younger in the photo but looks so much bigger than little park!!! Love you glad you won!!!!

Chet and Shannon said...

Adorable pictures, I can see some hair on Gus!!! Katelin is finally getting a little bit too, you have to have just the right lighting with the camera to catch it on film.lol

Lane & Rachel Smith said...

Congratulations!!! Your yard does look awesome - I'm not surprised you won at all :) Sorry we missed you over the 4th. We were pretty hungover on Friday. Saturday Lane & I stayed home while everyone went to fireworks since Kamden was sleeping. Maybe next year :)

ToTalkToReba said...

Great photos Traci! I've been at home for too long and have missed reading your blog!! Yard looks great. I love the photos a year apart... what a difference a year makes in the life of a little one! You sound great!! Happy summer.