On August 4th we started the morning with a visit to the dentist for cleanings for all 3 kids and then went to visit Daddy at his work downtown for lunch!
This was Cash’s first “real cleaning” and he did great!
I love this picture of Foster showing Cash how to open his mouth wide!
Big sister looking on
Next we went to visit Daddy at work. Here is Cash checking out Daddy’s phone!
We got to eat at the food trucks that were nearby that day. The Lone Wolf food truck was awesome! I had a chicken fried rice type dish that was so unique and so yummy.
We took a little walk and got to see the train tracks
Here are the kiddos with Nana standing on the the Center of the Universe!
One day we met up with some friends at the movie theater to see Inside Out. The kids had a great time!
Donut date with my boys after taking Emma to church camp
Emma loved having her friend Nina over to play one afternoon. They have been in the same class since Kindergarten!
Emma and Foster tried to learn some adult card games while we were in Texas with family. They came home wanting to play Phase 10 every night!
Emma and her good friends at Church day camp at Camp Tulakogee
On July 28th I took Foster and Cash and Landon to the Children’s Museum. Emma was gone at church camp that week so we tried to fill our time with some fun things for the boys.
Here are some blurry pictures of Cash and Foster going down the tape tunnel slide!
Cash checking out the lego exhibit
Foster and Landon learning about science and energy
I felt that this occasion deserved it’s very own blog post… On July 25th Foster passed the swim test at Lifetime! This is a huge deal!
To pass the swim test you have to swim the length of the pool without touching and without stopping. You can swim on front or back, you just can’t stand up or touch the wall. Once you pass the swim test you get a Lifetime wrist band that allows you to swim wherever you want at the pool, in other words you don’t have to stay right by your parents. Foster had tried the swim test on several occasions but had trouble. I knew that his main issue was confidence. So on July 25th we had Landon with us- he is a year older and he was our guest so he had to take the swim test also. He passed without problem at all and then encouraged Foster to take the test also. He stood on the side of the pool and cheered him on the whole way. It was precious and warmed my heart so much! Foster was SO excited when he got to the end of the pool. I was so excited too!!
Here is a picture to give you an idea how far he swam- 25 meters to be exact! Way to go Foster!
Each year we try to get together with all of the Curry cousins sometime during the month of July. This year we got together July 22-26th and did a stay-cation and Gigi and Pops house.
Robin was SO tired before the trip even started. He had been very busy working on Pastor Search Committee stuff for church and was completely worn out. I drove on the drive to TX.
When we got to TX the kids all wanted to ride with Pops everywhere they went. :)
The first day that we were there we went to the Grapevine Aquarium and the Lego store in the morning.
Robin, Dirk, and Pops
Hanging out at Gigi’s house and coloring
The 2nd day we went to Hawaiian Falls and we had a blast!
I’m pretty sure Robin pushed Cash down the slide- he was crying in this picture!
Some of the funnest memories from this trip were spent swimming at Pops and Gigi’s house- the kids had so much fun!
We are so glad Grandmom was able to come to Arlington to see all of the kids
Robin and his brother Craig
The day after Silver Dollar City we hung around the resort to play tennis and go swimming!
Here are little tennis players. :)
Lessons with Daddy….
It was very hot outside so after about 45 minutes of tennis it was time to jump in the cold pool!
Uncle Boom chilling on the raft
I love this series of pictures of my brother tossing my kids in the water- they had so much fun!
We had lunch at the pool and then went to the condo to rest for a bit before our big night out.
That night we went to the Dixie Stampede for our big event! You eat dinner with your hands while watching the show. It was really fun! Their soup was the BEST soup I’ve ever had. I’ve tried to remake it but it wasn’t as awesome as it was at the Dixie Stampede.
After the show we went to Cakes n Creams ice cream parlor- it is tradition and it was just as good as we remembered it!
I have been waiting for this funnel cake for a year exactly. :)
The next morning we woke up, took a few pictures at the local playground and then loaded up and headed home.
Branson did not disappoint- we will be back next year!
We took a trip to Branson for the 2nd year in a row. I got to drive the first day because Robin had some church stuff to work on. Here is our crew ready to go! Poor Nana in the way back!
We stopped at Lambert’s for lunch on our way to Branson. The kids loved the waiters walking by with veggies and rolls! Yummy.
After a good night of sleep we all woke up refreshed and ready to go Silver Dollar City.
As soon as the park opened my brother and I ran to the “BIG” rides and rode them over and over and over again while there were NO LINES!!
So adorable- Cash and Daddy on the dalmatians
Cash checking out the teacups
Nana with Emma and Foster
Now this is a good Nana right here… she rode the small roller coaster with Emma even though she HATES roller coasters.
Water rides are always so fun!
We had so much fun at Silver Dollar City!!
On July 11th Emma and I got to go to a very special Mother-Daughter event with our good friends Jamey and Aubrey. The American Girl Tea Party was at Gilcrease Museum on July 11th. Josephine was the featured doll for the event. I got the girls these matching outfits and Jamey got them mini Josephine dolls.
Here are the girls at our lunch table
A little sampling of some of the food
We got to go on a little scavenger hunt through the museum
Cash turned 2 and half on June 11th. He is the sweetest little addition to our family- I can’t imagine life without him!
Cash is such a funny kid… he is often in his own world but he completely entertains himself. Cash is very independent.
Cash is very expressive! You always know how he is feeling!
Cash has a smile that will light up a room. He has not just one but TWO sets of dimples.
Cash is smart. At the age of 2 and half he can already recognize all of his letters and numbers 1-9. He LOVES books and is already trying to sound out words!
Everyone who meets Cash or takes care of him tells us- “I just love that kid!” He is endearing.
This year Cash will be going to Mother’s Day Out just two days a week and I will miss him, but I know it will be good for him.
Cash is not afraid to try new things- he is our brave child.
Cash is SO loved by Emma and Foster. He is like our little family mascot.
I look forward to seeing what Cash does with his life-I have a feeling he is going to do big things!
I love you little Cash. Happy 2 and a half years old!
We took some pictures of the kiddos in the backyard for the 4th!
Emma (8 1/2), Foster (5 1/2), Cash (2 1/2)
You can’t have the 4th of July without eating some watermelon!
On the actual 4th we went to Jenks as a family for their 4th of July festival. Here are the kiddos outside of a fire truck.
We had lunch at Los Cabos
ON the evening of the 4th we watched Fireworks with the Zimmerman family. Here are the kiddos before the fireworks started!
As we were walking to a spot on the lawn we were scared to death by a flyover that happened RIGHT OVER OUR HEADS! We seriously thought a plane almost hit our heads. It was SO LOUD and it took several minutes for the kids to recover!
Although Foster held his hands over his ears the entire evening, we still had a blast watching the fireworks!