Pool Time, Ice Cream, and Sherman

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This was a much less crazy week than the last one, which was a nice return to form for us. There were no more school activities or classes or practices or games to keep up with, so we finally had a chance to relax and go with the flow.

On Monday, that meant going to the pool. Christy bought me a GoPro a while back, but we don’t really do any skydiving or extreme sports.

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That means it’s mostly used for silliness like this.

Max sometimes manages to time his photos pretty decently, which means we get things like this:

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Before I threw the football to him…

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…and after.

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His brother decided to get in on the fun too.

Saturday brought with it an opportunity to enjoy a little time outdoors. Christy had heard about a homemade ice cream contest taking place a little ways away, so we decided to go check it out.

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Max was more willing than Owen to try out some interesting flavors.

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We wound up buying him something we knew he’d like at a nearby food truck.

We hung around a bit longer and bought a couple of necklaces for the boys before heading out of town. We had plans for the afternoon that would take us in a northward direction.

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To Sherman!

I can’t remember what it was called, but they were playing with some sort of sticky sand that you could sculpt into shapes.

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Owen made some kind of crazy face.

We also went outside for a little bit to look around in Mimi’s backyard. Apparently she’s been having a bit of a problem with frogs getting into her pool.

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Which of course means that there are frogs everywhere for the boys to pick up.

We had all sorts of fun hanging out, then headed back home to prepare for a day of rest on Sunday.

And by “day of rest”, I of course mean “day of yard work”.

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Max is finally old enough to use the push mower, so we put him right to work.

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Owen’s not quite old enough to mow, so we put him on clean-up duty.

I was taking photos, but I promise I wasn’t sipping a glass of lemonade while watching them work. Maybe next time.

There are a few more photos from the week that you can see by clicking here.

See you next time!

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