One day at our Homeschool Group, I saw a bunch of the girls all sitting in this old sandbox boat with Maddie at the helm. It looked like she was holding court.
My cuddle bunny Jake Kitty.
Yay for awesome picnic weather in August. Have I mentioned how much I love the Pacific Northwest Summer? It's amazing. You can sit outside and enjoy lunch.... in August. Never gonna happen in Texas. Not unless misters and fans are involved. Or a lot of sweat.
Izzie and Maddie.
The girls wanted to give me a pedicure so I figured why not. I actually got lots of compliments on my polish job. It was fun to tell people my six year olds did it. They picked out a sort of confetti polish that was good at hiding imperfections. First Maddie had to wipe off the old polish.
They each took a foot. Izzie working on this one.
Maddie taking her time to polish my toes carefully. Spa Day is my absolute favorite game they play!
Sometimes having a twin sister means that you grab some shoes on the way out of the door to put on when you get where you are going and then you realize you grabbed two right shoes so you just have to go barefoot. This is what happened to Maddie and when we got to the park at least we had a good laugh and luckily, they have tough feet and usually kick off their shoes anyway.
I thought this was a picture of Izzie but it's Maddie!
Maddie and Izzie.
Maddie swinging from a tree.
Posing with our friends. Kayla, Izzie, Maddie, Makena and Isaac. They moved away at the end of the summer, but not too far, so hopefully we'll still get to see them sometimes.
Another day, another park. Homeschool girls hanging out in what apparently many years ago was a boat shaped sandbox. Now it's just sort of a boat shape.
The BIG Queen and her throne. This throne which turned into a castle was an entire project that morphed along during the summer. I think it is still going months later with rooms and rooms. Believe me when I say, I do not think these girls will ever have enough bricks. They just create and create and create. Everytime we go to the lego store, a few days later we hear, "Can we get more legos??"
Jake trying to wake me up. "Mom the sun is up!" Yeah, well in the summer the sun is up at 4:30 in this part of the country, go back to bed Jake!!! (this was not at 4:30, it isn't quite that bright out that early in the morning and I wouldn't be awake enough to snap a photo anyway.)
Izzie and Maddie showing off boots we got on sale to wear this fall/winter. I bought them hoping they'd still fit! Sure enough, as it got cold enough to wear them, Izzie was up a size. But I lucked out, Target still had them and I was able to exchange for a larger size and still at the sale price.
Summer 2014 should be remembered as the year that Izzie tried climbing ALL the trees she could. She really had fun, trying to find the perfect climbing tree. She also told Nanna and Popo that when they moved here the only requirement for their home is that it has a climbing tree in the yard.
Maddie and Izzie in the Lewisville River. We went with John and had so much fun, that we came back during the week so it wouldn't be as crowded.
Climbing the boulders near the river was even more fun than swimming in the cold, cold water.
Izzie hanging from a tree.
Across the park from the river was a playground. Our clothes were way, way back at the car, so they decided to just play in their suits for a bit. I was worried they'd tire themselves out with all the swimming, climbing and playing that they weren't going to want to walk back to the car. I was partly right, but we eventually made it back.