Tuesday, September 06, 2011


As some of you may know, we have Benson's great nephew, Jayden, living with us for a few months.  His mom is in the Navy and is deployed currently.  So Jayden is staying with us and has added a lot more craziness (good crazy) to the house. 
Ryan and Jayden, they are either the best of friends or driving each other bonkers!  Here they are with our first vegetable from the garden.
 Benson's newly finished swing.  Everyone wanted to sit with him.
 My good friend Melinda invited us to Yale Resevoir to spend the day.  Once it warmed up enough the kids had a great time playing in the water.

 I also babysat our good friends Dylan and Camdyn this summer.  Here are all the boys trying to stay cool by playing in the hose.
 The finished swing!  I absolutely love it.  I wrote on facebook that I can't decide if I want to swing on it or sit back and stare at it.
 We also went down to Tualatin one day to pick up Brooklyn from her 2 night sleepover with her good friend Heidi.  We spent a few hours at the Tualatin Commons.
 Brooklyn and Heidi

 We ate outside most of the summer.  This night Ryan decided that sharing his dinner with Sarge would be a good idea.
 Jeremy helping Benson unload wood from his Jeep to work on another project.  He made a planter box.
That was our August in a nutshell.  It was crazy but a lot of fun.  I can't believe summer break is over.


caitlinlee said...

Holy Crap, is that a zucchini?? I am so jealous.

Carla said...

I'm so glad to see all your pictures and to get caught up on what you've been doing. And I'm right there with you on the swing--it's beautiful! Way to go Benson!! I miss you guys!!