Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer Fun

It has been a fun summer.  We have tried to stay cool and have fun.  With everyone heading back to school, I realized it had been quite awhile since I posted pictures, so I thought I would share a bit of what we have been up to this summer.

Jacob loves running through water and enjoyed the fountains and kid water play areas around town.   We had fun spending time with family.  We went to CA and spent some time at the beach.  It was funny to see Jacob's reaction to the sand.  We have been to the beach before, but this time, he didn't like the texture and feeling of the squishy sand on his feet.  He tried to stay on his towel but eventually his desire to play with a ball that was out of reach and on the sand helped him come to terms with walking on the sand.  The ocean water was too cold for Jacob, but Rob and I had fun playing in the waves with our brothers.

While in CA we also saw some of Jacob's cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.  We had fun going to an aquarium, eating treats, playing at the park, and playing with cars and trucks.

Back home, Jacob spent time running through water fountains and going up and down the slide and teeter totter at the park.  He is saying a lot of words now.  I love them all, but a few favorites are: happy, catch, truck, apple, walk, hot, bye bye, and night night.

Toddlerhood is a fun stage.  Jacob loves to laugh.  He laughs a lot when I pretend to stumble or fall down, or when he throws a ball up in the air and it ends up bonking him on the head.  Jacob is such a good little boy and I feel so blessed to be his mom.

Here are a few pictures of our summer activities.

Jacob loves to line things up or stack things on top of each other. 

I love my little family
My happy little boy

Spending time as a family.

Enjoying the 4th of July with his grandma.

Out on a walk
Uncles are so fun.

Avoiding the sand
Safe on his towel
Fun times at the aquarium

Lining up and counting the spices after he removed all of them from his grandma's cupboard.

Eating his apple and petting the bunny.  

Enjoying the park with cousins.

Driving a truck

Joining in the competition to see who could last the longest on the ground while it rained and win an icecream treat.

Enjoying the splash park
Summer fun with cousins and grandparents.
Playing catch with his cousin
Summer fun

Hanging out in the lego box

Laughing and enjoying having his stuffed animal stuffed up his shirt.

Playing guitars with Daddy

Playing tennis as best he can.

As you can see, we had a great summer.  Hope you did too.