The Tow girls have gotten together with the Sims boys quite a bit this summer. It seems like at least twice a month, we are headed to Jess’ or they are coming up here to stay at Mom and Dad’s house. Either way, we’ve all had a ton of fun and a lot of sun. We go through a bottle in about a week and half! Please summer don’t end, I can’t handle losing my tan!
Seriously? One out of six looked at the camera when I said, “Hey guys!”
Even in her pajamas, Ellie takes after her Daddy and gets up early to fish. . .or she takes after her Mama and sleeps in til 10:00 a.m. and just wears her pajamas all day!
Daddy, the fish and Ellie
Mother shows son how to hold a fish after taking out the hook to deposit fish back in to the lake. Son observes and is ready to try.
Son doesn’t realize how of a slippery little sucker that fish is and that it will wiggle in his hands and he drops the fish. . .
Mother shows son again that maybe two hands will help get the fish back to the lake. . .
Son attempts for the second time. . .
Second attempt failed due to fish probably peeing on the son.
Son gives it another try and goes in with two hands. Fish is quite still.
Son successfully “shoots” the fish back into the lake like a basketball. Time elapsed. . .5 1/2 minutes.
If there was more than three feet of water below Dustin and tree stumps, I would have pushed him in. Instead, I told my daughter to pretend to push her Daddy in. He totally would have done it to me.
Uncle Dust preparing to launch Luke. This game lasted for hours.
See the kids in the background? Emma’s is saying, “Awesome!” because that is her word for everything. Jack is barely able to contain himself so he can be next in line. Lukey is loving every minute of it!
Jack and Uncle Dust
Jack and Dustin’s arm that is already getting tired.
Ellie wasn’t all about the throwing so early on in the day, so she opted for being gently tossed into the pool.
Emma can’t go anywhere near water without holding her nose.
Ellie is like a fish. That kid loves the water more than anyother kid I’ve ever met.
I’m so glad she didn’t start out holding her nose. She’s the one you have to watch because she thinks she’s invincible. . .why do I feel I’m going to have problems with her later on???
Throw no. 54
Mom and Dad’s patio furniture by the pool. . .don’t mind the child being thrown in the pool.
The rocker and fire pit table is a nice touch as well. . .again disregard the falling child.
There’s the Ellie we all know! The no fear Ellie that will leap off of anything whether you are ready or not.
Lock up you daughters. . .
Luke (4-years-old, Jack (6-years-old), Emma (6-years-old) and Ellie (3-years-old)
I love this picture.
Here’s our first attempt at a nice family picture. Look at Dustin.
I know the sun was bright, but c’mon Dust.
Dustin looks a little possessed here.
Jess was trying to take “sexy” pictures of me. First of all, me and sexy is just a funny combination and then the fact I was laughing and Jess’ knees were in the picture is a nice touch. Grrrr baby!
Dustin laying the smack down on his nephew.
Ohhh wait, someone’s taking pictures of us?
Notice the flying child about to crash into Jack and Dust?
We introduced the kids to the game of chicken and then it was on!
Nana and Papa
I love Luke’s expression!