July 12x12

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1. Yay! waffles!
2. Daily chores-weeding.
3. The fearsome four: power ranger, avatar, swat, and middle eastern princess. I love these four.
4. Afternoon activity.
5. Paying bills.
6. Water balloon toss, gotta love summer.
7. Ainsley refusing to put her shoes on, two girls trying every trick they could think of to get them on her.
8. Swimming lessons.
9. Ainsley loves the splash pad at the pool (except for the big giant bucket that sporadically dumps huge amounts of water onto innocent little toddlers).
10. buddies
11. Evening Costco run.
12. Bedtime snack on the deck.


July 4th

Yay! for the 4th of July and the annual neighborhood parade. When we told the kids we were going to be moving back to Utah, they asked if we would be back for the bike parade. This is definitely a short lived tradition that is one of our family favorites.
Our neighborhood gets together for a breakfast and bike parade on the morning of the fourth. It usually consists of a program, flag raising, and the national anthem, but the kids are so ready to get on their bikes it is hard to contain them.
The blue and white six-tuplets.
And the parade would not be complete without brother Haugen's wildfire water extinguisher that he fills with soapy water and fills the street with bubbles. Good times which causes a huge mess on the clothes, but clean asphalt afterwards :)

Ainsley dressing up diva-style at Ms. Barbie's house after the parade.