I haven't been taking as many pictures because sometimes I feel like I miss out on things because of my camera, so that's why I don't have pictures of everything. Maren wrote a poem about a BOY!!! Oh heaven help me :) Taylor wrote a poem about a giraffe. We have watched fireworks so much that I can honestly say I am beyond sick of them!!! And we went to Cherry Hills and we had a ball. Jon took Maren down the big water slide and then he told me I should take the girls again. I took Taylor and Maren and I held onto their tubes the whole time. Taylor was too little to hold on and so she was sliding through the tube the entire time...let's just say it was a crazy ride and I will probably wait until next year to let her go on it again.
So this is the only evidence that I have that they were given pedicures and manicures. I went to the store and bought the press on nails and they were so excited, but then they went and played with their toy dinosaurs and they fell right off. I forgot to get pictures of their toe nails, but I painted them silver to match their pink and sparkly silver nails.
They wanted to make finger puppets instead of sock puppets so that's what we did. I am not much of an artist, but the kids don't know they aren't very good. See look at Taylor's face....pure happiness!
Orange Julius's were such a huge part of my summers when I was a kid. It was fun making these with my nephew because I remember my brother (his dad) and my sisters making these for all of us when I was little. I remember my summer consisted of listening to Billy Joel and UB40's Red Red Wine, eating cereal and playing store, speed and labyrinth, and making orange julius's. I think I enjoyed this one as much as they did. I wanted to put this picture in of Lauren. She always makes me feel bad when I am sitting across from her getting ready to shove a huge piece of food in my mouth and my little 20 month old is sitting there with her arms folded saying her little gibberish prayers. She is a little angel now, let's wait and see what happens when she turns 2 :)