One of the childrens' favorite summer activities was having a picnic on our very own lawn. We packed up whatever portable lunch we had on hand and would hit the green. These cute little quilts have come in really handy, we found them at a thrift shop in York. This way they each have their own space for their picnic items, and no one is knocking over anyone else's food. Now I need to find one more for Emma!
This summer we had lots of special visitors, and amongst our favorites was our newest extended Splitty family member, sweet Asher Aaron. He's just about 8 weeks Emma's junior, but she looks like she could clobber him...to put it gently...
Oh my word, I just want to EAT those CHEEKS!
Where you think you're goin'?
So, what shall we do? Lay on the floor? Drool? I can try to eat your nose, the big ones get a real kick out of that trick.
What? I'm not hurting him! He likes it!Would you just look at the rolls on that girl, someone get that boy a bottle of whole milk!
My children LOVE watermelon. I really can't quite express it in words, so the following pictures are submitted for your viewing pleasure as evidence of this summertime passion. You can almost feel the juice running down your chin can't you? <>< Cassandra
The summer of 2009 is now behind us, and for the Splitty Family it seemed to have simply flown right by! It was such a lovely, mild summer and we thank the Good Lord for such beautiful weather for so many months. The temperatures have now turned cooler (and snow has even fallen, gasp!) and it seems appropriate to reflect back upon this last season spent as a family enjoying the lazy days and long evenings. Here are some of the sweeter moments and memories created these last few months, spending the summer as a family of 6 for the very first time! This is the first in a series of summer posts to touch base with all of you whom we haven't seen in too long! (And just a little hello to those of you we get to see a bit more frequently!)
Sweet flowers from my littlest loves
One year of preschool done, one year to go!
So proud, so adorable, so very Maddie. I'll keep her.