We started July back in Iowa.
We were in Iowa 3 weeks, without Peter.
It was mostly good, but three weeks without Peter (except for a couple days on two weekends) was tough.
Back at the Iowa GymNests
at the park
...at the Childrens' Museum
Roasting marshmallows for s'mores
Happy 4th of July
Face painting at the Jazz fest
...and a really cute bath time pic, but I'll leave it off the blog...
She made it to the top!
Noah loved Tigger
Buying snacks for the flight home
Happy Anniversary to us!
(The kids were happy at home with my dad.)
Then my mom flew out, we came home and we prepared for Michael and Jill's baby shower.
Here are the baby blankets I stayed up late sewing for my nephew-to-be, Jack!
The debut day of the new Disneyland Band!!
They were awesome and so much fun. :D
It was super hot out though, so Sam and I stayed cool at the baby station.
While we were eating lunch, it started raining at the baby shower (boo!) so I snapped this pic of some of my sad decorations before taking the rest of them down.
It was fine (but super crowded) inside, so we gathered there for desserts and to open gifts.
They liked the blankets and burp cloths.
Thanks for the navy peter pan fabric, Laura!
Dinner at Romano Cucina and a walk on Sunset Beach.
The next week this kid kept crashing right before it was time to pick up his big brother and sister at VBS.
Steve and Cindy drove out to visit the day after my folks left so we had lots of great time with grandparents.
Friday night concerts (and balloons) in the park at El Dorado.
...and the kids finally got to go see Daddy's new band!
Mornings at Long Beach harbor
Evenings with friends
Beating the heat with an afternoon movie
Baby's first Starbucks date with Mommy
"what do you mean my milk is all gone?"
Sunday morning VBS finale at Long Beach CRC
Dinosaur kiddie pool in the backyard
Morning trip to IKEA
Making chocolate milkshakes!
with Michael and Jill
and last but not least...
with undies on your head.