As usual, July was super hot. At one point, I didn't even want to go to the pool. I bought a bunch of water balloons and a wading pool and let the younger kids go crazy.
July is too big for just one one post, so part 2 will be coming shortly.
After we retreated from the sun to the safety of air conditioning, we tried introducing Laura and Adam to the game we call "Trains" which is really Ticket to Ride.
Adam just liked the treats and the little trains.
As usual, Annie didn't want to be in any pictures.
On the actual 4th, I didn't get any fireworks pictures. Just this one of Sarah doing smoke bombs and our silly dog trying to get the smoke.
And also important, our peach tree had its first fruit.
On the weekend of the 8th,9th and 10th, Sarah and I went camping with her Girl Scout troop. Buster ripped a hole in our tent after some backyard camping, so Sarah and I got to try out our new one in the field.
Sarah actually let me braid her hair the second day!
We hiked to a waterfall and the girls played in the pool at the bottom.
Sarah was super cozy in our tent.
We were back in time for 7/11. Free slurpees for all!
On the 12, Annie's Girl Scout troop went camping. Well, they stayed at a house in a State Park, which is like camping.
They went to Calaveras Big Trees. And yeah, those trees earned their name.
The girls got all kinds of silly posing in the roots of fallen trees.