It seemed like we were super busy this summer. When I uploaded some of my miscellaneous pictures, I found that the camera confirms it. We had a lot going on. So here's a tribute to some summer fun we had before "real school" started in earnest.
Strawberry Picking with Friends
|Ahhh - these two. Annie and Max have known each other for five years now. Crazy.|
We love our visits together. And Katie and I love that Max and Annie just get along.
|Max, Annie, and Molly.|
|My strawberry pie, made in Grandma Somers's strawberry pie pan. :-)|
|Mom and Joe having a good time at the Yankees game!|
Which the Royals won. Just saying. :-)
|Paul Borchardt Bunyan - using Mom's ax on a nasty stump in our back yard.|
|Benny and Dexter|
|Max and Daddy|
|Dad and Benny!|
Max took an art-camp class at the Lawrence Arts Center. They built their own spaceship and landing module, among other things. Too fun!
We had a visit from our Boston cousins. Max really enjoyed it, especially attending the St. John's Fiesta with them.
|Fun in the Art Room at LOL.|
|Bouncing Pillow at LOL!|
|Love this picture of Max and Catie!|
She's a real sweetheart to him. :-)
Fun at the bowling alley in Wichita with Uncle Adam!
|Throwing up the metal signs.|
|Bowling with Grandpa Joe.|
He worked in the shop. I think he takes fewer breaks than I did, so maybe Grandpa Joe likes that better. :-)
|Max and his sleeping companions.|
When Uncle Rob visits, there is always fun to be had!
We visited the Douglas County Fair with our friend Malia from preschool.
|Max's Fish. He drew everything here all by himself. Coming along!|
|Time in one of the awesome reading nooks.|
Max does love spending time with his dog-cousin Parker. He's so glad Parker (and Kelly, and eventually Phil, are here) is here.
|Max and Daddy out in the pool. Hahaha.|
|Amtrak Passenger coming in from STL.|
|BNSF Freight coming from the east.|
|Looking over some UP freight coming in from the west.|
Our friends the Neutebooms bought a new house - and it's only a couple of minutes from ours. We've spent some time there now, having lots of fun!
|One of our last Max/Mommy midday walks before school started.|
|Mommy and Max day: scored an Engine book at the Dusty Bookshelf then got ice cream at|
Mass Street Sweet Shoppe. Downtown Lawrence rocks!!
|My super adorable, wonderful, adventuresome dude at the other end of the playground tunnel.|
As Max enters this new stage, I think Paul and I recognize more than ever that we are privileged to be this little dude's parents.