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Summer fun!

Well, summer finally arrived with a bang and we have taken every opportunity to enjoy it. We've hit the zoo, the beach, the park, and everything in between. Although I realize I didn't seem to take pictures from most of what we've done, here are some things that I have been able to capture:
We had an unexpected longer visit from Pat this summer. He seemed to LOVE Callie - and she of course, was smitten herself.

He introduced her to the video game controller - a pro in the making

Zoo trip with Taylor and Blake - I love that we put Taylor in charge of making sure Blake didn't fall out of the shark's mouth - not a good idea looking back on it :-)

She dug the shark tank

And this was her favorite - it also prompted us to have to drive home from the zoo with just a diaper. She got absolutely soaked (and we had a bit of a melt down when I told her we had to leave the water)

When I had my classroom of 24 responsible-ish fourth graders, I refused to paint with them (not even paint brushes) because of the mess that came with it but for some reason I have no problem doing it with one 11 month old little girl.....really?!

I think it's because of this.....how happy is she?!

We had a bit of a summer heat wave and introduced Callie to the Knowles tradition  of popcicles - anytime, all the time. She took to them like a pig in mud - watch out Uncle Rick!

We had a few unexpected days home sick with a fever. Of course, I got a bit stir crazy, she got a bit stir crazy - solution? Make the ultimate tunnel fort. Great idea? Yes, until the 11 month old little girl realizes how fun it is to jump on the pillows - one goes down, they all go down.

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