Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Playdate with Lucas

A couple weeks ago, I called my friend Jen and told her I'd be over that evening to play on her son's new swingset. I suppose I was kidding at first, but I ended up packing the kids up and making the trip out to Jen and her husband Bryan's BEAUTIFUL house in Macomb. Maybe it was rude to invite myself over (especially on a week night--I forget not everyone has summers off as I do!) but I could not resist. I mean, look at Lucas. He is the sweetest thing (next to Marty Jr. of course)! Anne got a kick out of watching him tumble around on the trampoline and she LOVED his playroom upstairs. We hope to have Lucas over to play with us soon...give me a call Jen! Any interest in the splash pad and baby pool at the Farms Pier?? Let me know a weekend you're available!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fireworks on the Beach

The 4th of July fireworks are AWESOME in Frankfort. Not that I was able to pay very close attention to them this year...too busy chasing little Marts around in the sand! I thought he'd be scared of the noise, but boy was I wrong. It was a late night of course--love the pic of Anne asleep on Michael after the fireworks.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Anne Behind the Camera

I'm sure most people won't think this is as hysterical as I do, but I wanted to post it anyway. After our playdate at Tori's (see previous post), I loaded up the kids in the car and let Anne look at the pics I took on my camera while I talked to Tori's mom Jane for a few minutes. I didn't find out until later that night when I looked at the pics that Anne had snapped a few herself in the car. The funniest thing to me was that she turned the camera around and took a few of herself! She sure looks like she was concentrating hard!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Playdate at Tori's

I'm sure that you can tell from the photos that Anne LOVES her friend Tori. They had a blast dressing up and dancing. I'm hoping that Anne will be inspired to start dance classes in the fall since Tori does it! As you see, one of Tori's older brothers, Dan, and our own Baby Marty also got in on the action!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

More Favorites from Up North

Most of these are of the Baby Marts, I know, but I figure he deserves to be the star of the blog for a while! It's not like Anne has never been the center of attention!

I love that the kids get to spend quality time with the Waymans at the cottage. Hopefully I can get my parents AND sisters & brothers-in-law up there someday, too!

Still have lots to post of the cousins and the fireworks...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Picking Berries with Emerson & Oliver

The berries hardly had time to ripen before Anne & Emerson would be out picking again. We have a blackberry bush at our cottage (and Mom told me yesterday she just planted a raspberry bush!) and Emerson has a raspberry bush next to his house. These two four-year-olds were so adorable as they talked and gathered their berries. One of Emerson's big brothers, Oliver, helped reach the berries that were too high or in the really prickly areas. Unfortunately, what I didn't get a picture of and should have is how their faces and hands looked after eating the berries!!!