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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Denver & Family

Allison is having adventures this summer.  She packed up to go spend a week with her cousins in Denver.  There was lots of negotiating as she tried to figure out the longest she could stay there and she just loved every minute of it.  Thanks to Mimi sending me photos we got to share in a bit of her fun.

There is something magical for Allison about little cousins who just love her and want to play with her and don't push buttons like little sisters do!  Coming home was a tough transition for Allison!

With Allison gone, Robyn enjoyed having a cousin weekend here with Kayla.  We had a chicken get pecked to death by the other chickens and of course it was Robyn's chicken.  Jeremy took the girls to go buy some 2 month old chickens that they put in a bin to get a little bigger before we introduce them to the coop.

Robyn named the white one Rosie and that was hers...Now fast forward to a week later when Robyn has the chicks out playing in the pen (which the white chick can squeeze through) and she forgot and let Jasper out.  White chicken was shaken to death.  Lots of tears for Allison who was babysitting her.  We are not the best chicken owners.

Robyn also had her first swim meet.  She thought warm ups were at 6:30 and she didn't wake up till 6:20.  Lots of tears (we are in the tearful emotional stage of life often with Robyn right now).  Ends up we were the first ones there at 6:40 as the warm ups didn't start till 7!  Kayla was just astonished that Robyn thought being late was such a big deal.  (We are trying to teach our kids that being late is not the end of the world.  Evidently they have taken our habit of being on time and then its been amplified in our kids!)  She did awesome at her swim meet and loved competing against her friends.

We have gone to the pool most Saturdays.  Jeremy has been busy teaching our kids how to do dives off the diving board.  Jeremy is still in the middle of his diet and is doing great at it.  We all feel like we have to eat healthy too with him around which is good for all of us.

Spencer has been working most afternoon/evenings but one night he had off so we all went (minus Allison) to see our annual outdoor musical at SCERA.  And of course snow cones are mandatory.  Its one of my favorite summer traditions.

For the Fourth this year after going to the pool we went to the city fireworks.  Spencer was almost in tears when he realized that we weren't shooting off a bunch of fireworks at our house.  Laying in the park watching fireworks for an hour was fun and I learned how to play Phase 10.  But we are going to celebrate the 24th this year so Spencer can use a propane torch to set off some fireworks.

Robyn and Jeremy were able to go to a Bees Baseball game one night and Robyn enjoyed some solo Dad time.  This weekend the girls were able to go with Jeremy to a Daddy/Daughter campout.  They had a great time hanging out together.  With Spencer gone to work, Taylor and I spent the evening making brownies and doing homework in a quiet house - it was awesome - plus a bunch of girlie TV shows.