Monday, July 24, 2017

Reed at Gillie Lake


A few weeks ago Reed and I went to Gillie Lake by ourselves. We had a great time digging in the sand and swimming. He loved that he could walk by himself in the water along the buoy line. He also met some very sweet kids, a pair of 9 year old twins and their older sister, who were very friendly with him. They taught him how to catch minnows with their pail, and then showed him how to hold them while they wiggled in his hands.






Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Visit with Jon and Rachel


A couple weeks ago Uncle Jon and Aunt Rachel came to visit. We had a nice walk in the park Saturday morning through Elmwood Park and also pantsless soccer Sunday once Kathy and Greg arrived.













Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Soccer practices!


The boys started soccer practices with Soccer Shots. They've only gone two weeks so far but they are having so much fun--grinning from ear to ear and laughing a lot all practice long. The coach has a ton of energy and enthusiasm and is teaching some great skills, mixed with fun games.



Sunday, July 16, 2017

More summer fun


More morning workout with the fam


Our friends Emilee and Ryan had us over with Auntie Tara and her family. Here's Reed and Ellery (born one day apart) with Tara's stepdaughter Rachel.


On a Mama-Reed day, Reed asked to go to Santaro Park to mow the lawn. Your wish is my command, little one.




Monday, July 10, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fourth of July weekend


After Mama took the first brave jump in, Theo and Beckett went in again and again and again (video from a few days ago).


We enjoyed a great, if short, visit with silly Uncle Tom.


Fourth of July morning naked water balloon fight.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reed singing

One of the sweetest sounds in the world is Reed singing. He absolutely loves the Disney movie Moana and asks to watch it almost every day at lunch. He also tries to sing a lot of the songs that his brothers sing, pop songs and camp and Spanish and other school songs. One of the cutest is the theme from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which I'm not sure he's ever heard other than his brothers singing it.