S: July - August 2011
FC: July - August 2011
2: July 1 Swimming at Diane's house!
4: July 3 10 Months
6: We were at the Black's house for Independence Day. Their neighbors Josh & Lindsey and their 2 girls were there also. | The kids were having a blast with the fireworks! We had never done them with Kyle before and he just loved it, as you can see from the pictures!
8: More fireworks fun!
9: Beautiful 4th of July sunset!
10: Potty Training! | Silly boy! | July 5
11: Kurt and I met the youth group at King's Fest for 2 days! | King's Fest 2011! | We saw 10th Avenue North, the Newsboys, and Chris Tomlin for Friday's concerts! The lead singer from 10th Avenue North came right back to our bench! Oh, and it rained pretty much the entire time, so we were soaked when it was over! | July 8-9 | We rode the huge roller coaster, The Intimidator, a couple of times! | Scary bug we found on Dan's shirt!
12: July 11 | Kurt's 30th birthday! Kurt was off for the day and we had a nice day! | We also got Kurt a grill for his birthday!
14: Kyle's 3rd Birthday! | July 13
16: I'm 3!
18: July 13 | We went to Monkey Joe's for Kyle's 3rd birthday!
19: Jake made a new friend in Isaiah, one of the workers at Monkey Joe's! I couldn't believe that Jake was letting him hold him. It's very rare for him to let a stranger hold him! | The day was really fun, as always!
20: It's time for presents! | A Cars beach towel! | Books! | A puzzle! | What is it? | Oooh...a Cars shirt! | A Cars blanket! | Kyle is really into the Cars movie right now, so most of his presents had to do with Cars!
21: Hip Hip Hooray, It's My Birthday Today | Another puzzle! | Kyle's last present was a collection of all of the cars from the Cars movie in a cars backpack! Kyle seemed pretty excited about them and has played with them A LOT!
22: Time for cake!!! | Kurt and Kyle had their cake together!
23: Kyle got a present from his friend Javin. It was a remote controlled Lightning McQueen. He loved it!
24: July 15 - Making the cake! | I spent a whole day at my parent's house working on the cake! | This was my first try at fondant icing. It turned out alright, but I'm sure next time will go better!
25: July 16 The kids playing on the swingset and in the sandbox!
26: July 16 - Party Time! | We had planned this party for Kyle but I also made it a surprise party for Kurt's 30th birthday! I invited several other people for Kurt's party. Kurt finally found out that the party was for him too when Daniel Stevens showed up!
27: The Lutz's granddaughter, Jenna, was great helping out with the kids! | We got the bouncer out for the kids to play on!
28: Cake Time! | The cake was a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Yummy!!!
29: Making a Cars themed cake for Kyle was fun! He was really excited about it too and liked the characters on top! | There were about 26 people that came to the party!
30: Jake's enjoying the watermelon! | "What's so funny?" I have no idea! | Eating cake!
31: And now it's time for the presents!
32: Kyle finally figured out how to use the noisemakers, so he and Ryan were having fun playing with them!
33: Having a party for Kurt and Kyle together was a lot of fun! Our guests at the party were: my dad & mom; Kurt's mom & Larry; his brother Kevin; his grandpa and grandma Marshall &June; Jason, Laura, Ryan, and Caleb Black; Lyle, Karla, and Aubrey Stauffer; Daniel Stevens; Bryan Jacobs; Dave Linebaugh; Bill & Emily Reynolds; Rob & Amy Lauver; Adam & Heather Gutschmidt; and Les & Eleanora Lutz and their granddaughter Jenna. The party was really nice and we appreciated all of the people who showed up to celebrate Kurt and Kyle's birthdays! | The Invitation!
34: July 20 My cousin Peter came from Texas to Philadelphia for work for a couple of days. So, Dad and Mom, the boys, and I met up with him for a few hours! | We went to Hard Rock Cafe for lunch!
35: After lunch we went to a market close by and then walked around Philadelphia a little bit before heading home.
36: July 26 Mom and I took the boys to Dutch Wonderland!
37: This was Jake's first time going on rides and he seemed to like them! | Jake's 1st ride!
39: These other little kids just loved Jake! | Kyle liked some of the water slides. Although he went down this orange one and came out sideways. He wasn't too happy about that! | Kyle fell asleep minutes after leaving the park! He fell asleep eating pretzels and goldfish crackers! It was funny...he was so tired out!!!
40: July 28 Kyle likes to help me vacuum!
41: Hope and Shelby came over to our house to hang out for part of a day! We had a fun time...Kyle and Jake love them! | August 3
42: August 3
43: Now that Jake is starting to walk, he doesn't stay still! So, I had to get his pictures on the run! | 11 Months
44: August 8 | Kurt was off work for my birthday so we took the boys to Chocolate World!
45: Make a wish! | Later, we went out to eat with my parents and had cake and I opened my presents at our house!
46: August 10 Kurt camped out overnight in a tent with Kyle in our backyard! Kyle was excited and did really good sleeping outside!
48: My Best Buddy in the Whole World! | August 15
49: Licks of Love | We went to Build-A-Bear workshop and Kyle made this doggie! It's his new favorite stuffed animal!
50: Outer Banks August 21-25, 2011 | We rented a condo in Kitty Hawk. We had a fun week but we had to leave a day early because of a hurricane that was coming! | Jake's in the ocean for the first time!
52: August It's another trip to Sesame Place...and this time Jake got to go!
55: The boys loved the parade! Jake was clapping and Kyle was jumping around and dancing!