Well, I think the girls have really been enjoying their summer despite a little brother being thrown into the mix. We took them to a baseball game and all they can talk about is the bull and how his tail moves and smoke comes out of his nose. Catherine was especially excited, it was all she could talk about for days and every time she sees a baseball game on TV she thinks there will be a Durham Bull there. We're taking them back at the end of the month, hoping that they'll last long enough to run the bases this time.
We went to visit Dave's family at Ocean Isle again this summer and the girls had a blast. One of their favorite parts was the hammock. We may have to figure out where to put one at the house.
No, this is not a picture of the girls, but I've got a picture of Catherine looking just like this. Jake may look a lot like Sam (except for his hair) but he acts a lot like Catherine.
Our new patio set came in one giant box and it has now become a fort/cave/castle/whatever. We went to a Frozen party and made flurries for Olaf and put them on the doors. A ton of stickers that were once on their legs ended up on the back. Stickers are awesome!
The girls have also started taking gymnastics and they absolutely LOVE it! After the first two classes in which they had a lot of difficulty sitting and waiting their turn they are doing great. They had never done a class before with other kids and had to sit and watch what they were supposed to do before it was their turn to do it. They've gotten much better and I love watching them. Catherine just seems to have a natural talent, and I think it is starting to help Samantha's coordination, which makes me very happy. She's kind of a klutz like her daddy, tripping over her own feet. So, more to come soon after they start preschool, can you believe it!?