Wednesday, July 18, 2012

obligatory post of the month...

i suck at this blogging thing lately. instagram is my new blog. but i'll try!
we have lots of pictures from the last week or two so i know my family would want to see them, and here we are!

dudes, i even lightroomed a few of these bad boys.

4th of July party at our friends' home, it was SOOOO hot!
 so hot you wanted to make out with a swing!
 so hot you didn't want to play on a tramp!
 so hot 2/3 of us whined a lot.
 so hot you needed a LOOOOOTTTT of lemonade.
 too much lemonade.
 One day last week we decided to do everything there is to do in Des Moines in one trip. So we went to the Better Homes and Gardens test garden (it's where they shoot all the pics for the mag, cool eh?)
 but dirt and pebbles are way cooler than plants.
 don't you dare try to make me leave this spot!
 want some??

 fences are like, so hilarious.
 I will kiss all of these pebbles!

 then we went to the sculpture park, where Ellis practiced his new trick of backing himself up till he's leaning against something, and then pouting.
 it's contagious.
 we also went to the Dallas County Fair in Adel, IA... where there were more animals than people and less ride/foods than the mall down the road from home.
 But. There WERE huge tractors. Well, one.
 Also, Ellis was asked to come play drums as the opening act of the 7 pm grandstand show.
 which was a family act with an 11 year old frontman, based out of Branson, MO
 that other trick he still does.

 i will kiss your face.
 post a traumatic bang trim done by dad. wherein we gained a daughter.


Jennifer Karyn said...

OH my gosh. I laughed at the bang trim. Too funny. Also, how did kids learn how to fold their arms and pout? Although cute at 18 months, not so cute a little older.

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Charity said...

Awesome post hair cut pic!! Man. We wish you guys (or us for that matter) lived closer. We decided we would hang out with y'all...alot. Good times!!

Barrett Family said...

He can totally pull off the bang trim! That boy is ADORABLE no matter what! He's growing up so much and it makes me so sad I'm not there. Wish I would have been at the 4th of July party! It looked hot, but so fun! So I never did the Better Homes and Garden's test garden. I kinda thought I'd seen it all in DSM, but now I'm sure I need to come back for a visit! Can we crash on your couch? Miss you!

Kelsi said...

Looks like you guys have been busy. Ellis looks so grown up and cute. I'm going to have to visit some of these places - I have always wanted to walk around the sculpture park downtown.

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