Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer fun!

Hello Everyone!

I know it's been awhile since I've posted so I thought I would give you all an update on what we've been doing for the past few weeks.

The girls have both graduated from their swimming lessons. Yeah!!! Marina finished a couple of weeks ago and Michaela just finished today.

This is Marina with her instructor. He was great with them and the girls loved him.

Marina with her medal and diploma.
Michaela with her medal and diploma.

Today she got thrown in with all of her clothes on including socks and tennis shoes!

Yep, that's Michaela going in upside down in the deep end!
A little scary for mommy but she got out just fine.

Last night was Daddy's Bday.

The kids making a cake for Daddy.

I found an impromptu tea party in the kitchen the other day. They were so cute with their hats and little purses.

We had a thunderstorm last week. When I went to check on the kids before going to bed I found Marina in Julio's bed. She must have been scared of the thunder and climbed in with him. It was so sweet.

The 4th of July at our neighbors house.

We had a great time in their pool!

Julio made a crazy 4th of July hat in his art class.

Strawberries were on sale for a great price so we made strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum!

We had a movie night and sleepover with our friend Rachel. The kids love to pull out the air mattress and put it in the family room to watch a movie.

Of course, we played with the face paint some more. This time I let the kids paint my legs. It was actually very relaxing. I felt like I was at the spa, sort of...

The finished masterpiece.

Then they wanted me to paint them so I did these flip flops on them. Pretty cute, huh?

I have been teaching myself to knit and little Julio really wanted to learn so I taught him how to finger knit.

He's totally addicted! I found these chains around the house for days.

And here's Michaela before we headed off to ballet class. She had to wear a tutu like her sister.

Well I hope you all enjoyed the pictures! We have been having a great summer. Lord willing we will be able to enjoy the last few weeks of summer in Michigan!!!
Love you!


Gracie said...

It was about time for you to do another post!!!!!!!!!! Enjoyed the pictures!


Stefania said...

Words cannot describe how much I love seeing these pics! The kids are so adorable. Miss you guys and can't wait to see you!

ZiZi LoLo said...

Happy Birthday Julio II!!!! Wish we could have been together to celebrate! Looks like the kids did a great job baking your cake. Too cute!! We miss you all so much. Thank you for keeping us posted on all that you do and for the wonderful pictures that give us a little glimpse of your life in AZ. We look forward to seeing you soon. Love, ZiZi LoLo

Angela said...

Hi Everyone, The pics are so cute I cant stand it. You guys have been very busy! Cannot wait to see you guys this summer!
Love Zi Zi Angie

Doreanna said...

How cute! I love thosse pictures! Happy B-day Julio (big Julio) (late)!! SORRY!
Looks like you guys have been keeping yourslef busy with fun arts and crafts and paint OF COURSE! BTW Great painting everyone!