Saturday, July 17, 2010

We'd blister in the sun. We couldn't wait for night to come. To hit that sand and play some rock and roll.

Me and Q have been having a great summer with Family.

 One afternoon, Q and I went down to tri cities to hang out with Jared and Lindsay's crew. The kids had a lot of fun playing in the water in the backyard.  They had sprinklers, hoses, a pool with slide, and bubbles.  Q was in heaven!

Aren't these two girls just the cutest!

Then we were so lucky to have Mitch come to visit...and he brought Vanessa!!  We had so much fun. We hung out, ate, played in the water, and took a little boat ride.

Q just loves Mitch

 and Vanessa was so super sweet with her...I think she has Q's heart as well.

This was Q's first time on a boat and she just loved it.  She wasn't scared at all, and in fact kept trying to stand up to look around better. this girl has no fear when it comes to water...and that is a little scary.

I'm not the hugest fan of swimming in the lake (too many gross things living in there), But Mitch was more than willing to play around with Q in the water. She was loving just laying back in the water and resting her head on the lifejacket.

After boating we stopped at DQ for a little treat...

Yeah...Q liked it.

While Mitch watched one of the World Cup soccer games, the girls headed to the aquatic center. We had a lot of fun swimming, sunbathing, eating, floating on the lazy river, and watching the little girls go down the kiddie slides.

During the week Kim, Elsie, Mitch, vanessa, Q and I went to see Toy Story 3. It was gonna be Q's first movie, and I was a little nervous.  I made sure she was rested, I got snacks, and brought her blanket.  I had no need to worry! Q sat the entire time. was content watching a great movie, eating some gummy bears, occasionally holding Elsie's hand, snuggling with her blanket or her mommy...and only briefly needed to get up dance....apparently the disco music playing while Ken doll modeled his clothes was to tempting for her...the girl loves music.

It was so fun having Mitch here!

One night we spent time at Jared and Lindsay's house just hanging out. The kids had so much fun playing together. At one point we were entertained with a dance competition with all the kids.  It was so awesome!  the little girls got into the dress up clothes, and thought they all looked so pretty.
Then the kids convinced Mitch to play some nintendo. Of course every kids had to have a remote control! It was so funny, cause this was towards the end of the night and I was needing to leave to get Q to bed, so I gave Carson a time limit...and he completely stressed out about it.  This kid could not get the game started fast enough, and having all the little girls grapping at his stuff and ruining everything just made it worse...oh it was hilarious. needless to say, this kid probably won't be playing any "lightning rounds" on a game show any time soon.
Q and Elsie got to spend some one on one time together while Kimmy was up here for the 4th and the week after. I love seeing how all of Q's cousins take such good care of her and love playing with her and teaching her things.  She is gonna have so much fun with them through the years!

I am also so thankful for my family's willingness to be a "jungle jim" for my daughter!  She loves these aunts and uncles!


Colleen said...

What awesome family time! I am always so jealous that you and your sibs all have kids the same age. Cousins are the best! I love that Qiana danced to the disco music in the movie!

Kimmy said...

I love that all the kids (and us) have such a good time together. I'm glad that your kids can be Elsie's "siblings"! (Although Elsie still needs to learn the whole "being a good example" thing.)

dirty>south said...

Good times.