Thursday, September 04, 2014

Great parenting moments

You know what I like best about summer?  It is easy to be an awesome/fun parent in the summer.  For example:
Child: "Mom can we stay outside and play a little later tonight."  
Me: "Yes."
Child: "Mom can we have friends over?"
Me: "Yes."
Child: "Mom can we go to the fair and eat a lot of junk food and ride rides?"
Me: "Yes."  
Child: "Can we go swimming for the 6th time this week?"
Me: "Yes."  
So you get the idea, I spend a majority of the time saying, "Yes."  How fun is that?  Minimal nagging and a lot of yeses.  Easy parenting, yes, I love it.  So now I will wrap it up with the rest of our random photos of our summer of being fun parents.  In random order.

We saw these dear people at church one Sunday….I babysat these girls…wow.  
Then we headed to the State Fair
Always a favorite place for our family, it was hot but the kids loved it because we said, "Yes."  A lot.
Then we ran into these special people and caught a little bit of the fair with them.  
Then we watched a dog show, the girls were in heaven.

Mandatory awkward family photo!
I love that the big girls will do things that Gabby enjoys even though they may be over it.  (Do you think they will do this for Cece when they are teenagers?)
This little lady was an awesome sport.

She came along for the ride.
And of course there were treats galore.

and some people napped.
and road some rides.

As usual we had a great time and look forward to next year.
We took this little lady our for her very own lunch before she started school,
she chose her favorite, "Noodles & Company."
These lovely people invited us for a final swimming celebration before school started.  

We all had a great time.  

I even got to relax in the pool and

this little lady was well taken care of.  

Daddy took the ladies on the traditional sneaker shopping expedition.  A great success and I liked all of their choices.  The sweet b's love the sweets and checked out a fun donut shop.  

Then we hit our annual movie at TCF with family and neighbor friends.

This wraps up my random photos from the summer 2014.  Didn't we have fun?  Are you sick of me talking about it?  I can't help it, it was a summer of a lot of fun.  Mostly because the girls are fun ages and of course because Steve and I could say, "Yes."   A lot.  Now if you will excuse me, I better get ready to work on homework…so fun.

Love, Gina


stacey said...

Yes, yes, yes. Summer is awesome for that reason. Love not having to enforce so many rules and things are so much more relaxed. Bring it back!
Love all your photos.

Naomi said...

What a great summer for you. Life is so much easier in summer. Ill miss that. Love their shoe choices--so colorful! :)