Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Days of Summer: June

We love summer days because Tyler is at home more. He isn't at home all the time like most people assume of teachers. Being a football coach is the major part of it. He has weightlifting and meetings during June then in July starts the practice and scrimmages. Then on top of that he is the technology coordinator for his school so he has to keep up with all the new equipment; set up computer labs; fix problems with equipment and during the school year he helps teachers to use the equipment in their classroom. So he is at school everyday usually for awhile doing one of those things.

But we still enjoy our extra time with him! We have had several picnics and play dates. One of our favorites is going to the sand area at Chester Frost Park. We like to call it the Chattanooga "beach". We have been twice with our friends Arlene, Brayden and McKenzie.
{What Cuties!}

{They like to scavenger through the rocks}

{Lots of sand play}

{The boys prefer the water}

{Aren't these two handsome?}

Thats the great thing about the "beach", there are several things to do. The playground is right there when the sand and water don't occupy them.

We also have been enjoying the pool a lot. Garyn has been doing well with his floaties on.

 I need him to be independent now that Ansley wants to be independent herself and run around the pool away from me. She only sits in this float for oh..maybe....5 minutes!

{Sunday School pool party}

{Garyn has been swimming with Uncle Philip a couple times}

{Then we have also been out to my dads}

{She wants to go up and down the steps all the time!}

{She's just started saying "Pop"}

{such a cutie}

{He's cheesin' ; She was eating a snack in the pool}

Then we have also had some park fun this summer. One week in particular, we ate picnic lunch at two different parks twice and had a Cheser Frost "beach" picnic day, too. Ansley scales the parks almost as well as her brother.

And Garyn is always helpful with her....
{Monkey friends!}

The best trip to the parks was the four of us going to Vandergriff one day. Tyler makes me laugh everyday and that day was no exception! He started playing with Garyn and proceeded to crawl through a tunnel in which he got a little stuck. It was hilarious seeing him trying to get out and him making comments about it not being made for "fat guys" as he was referring to himself. I kept saying "Honey, you aren't fat its just that its for kids not big men" then he would say that I was saying he's big....so on and so on. Then as they moved to another area and Tyler climbed right on up with Garyn, Garyn commented, "Daddy, I hope you fit on this slide!" Oh....My! from the mouth of babes! It was one of those moments were I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard!
{Big kid at heart :) }

Then we had a picnic and play day at Coolidge with my old Big Much boss and coworker. I had not seen Shelley since closing the store and it was great to catch up! Haylee and I see each other from time to time and she has a little girl just a couple months younger than Ansley. We rode the carousel, played in the fountains and ate lunch.

{Carousel Ride}
{She was not scared one bit and was everywhere!}

Another playdate with some of the same friends from above and some old friends we hadn't played with in awhile....

{Silly Brayden!}
{They even had a bouncy thing! Great hosts!}

{Lunch time: I must say Ansley ate from everyones lunch at this table!}

Here are some other just random things we have done so far....

Tyler and I went to Riverbend on the family/Christian night.

{Chris Tomlin was awesome!}

{I was given some green beans by my uncle and kids helped me break them to freeze}

{My neice Lorna came and stayed a couple nights}

{Goofy faces!}

{Pretty girls!}

She really helped me a lot because it was right before we had our open house so she entertained the kids while I cleaned.

{She follows suit :) }

And last but not least.....Garyn swallowed a quarter about 3 weeks ago. We were at my dad's house visiting my aunt who was in town and he was playing with my dad's jar of change. My dad was watching Ansley close to keep her from putting them in her mouth only to turn around and see Garyn laying on his back in the floor with a quarter in his mouth. He started yelling for him to spit it out and get up and in that commotion Garyn swallowed it. He was hysterically crying from the commotion and I guess cause it hurt. I could feel him belching some but it was already too far gone. After a week of checking his poop with no success, the doc did an xray.....
And there it was in his intestines! He is/ was his own piggy bank! We aren't totally sure it has passed, but guessing by now it has. We stopped checking because it was just a lot of work, as you could imagine. The doc said not to worry about it because he has seen kids pass worse. We have only had one night of cramping and complaining of belly aches. Otherwise, he hasn't been bothered. Would have never thought my child would swallow a quarter!

Hope you all are enjoying your summer! Sorry for the bombardment of photos!


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