Seriously, I had TOTALLY planned on blogging more-the last couple weeks have been a blur though. So, I’m going to do a few quick posts on summer catch up. Starting with, our Missouri trip.
The kids and I were gone for a full 19 days (4 were spent in the car). We had so much fun having a nice relaxed visit. (Well, relaxed in the Kent house may not be the true definition of “relaxed”).
We all got in some good workouts while there, including one of my adorable nephews, Elliott.
Paige “flying” through the obstacle course.
We took in some tennis matches that Quynn, Clark, and Graham participated in.
Paige had a super special birthday celebration there too.
Fancy breakfast with Auntie Ellie, a birthday tradition for Paige!
More friends over to play and make fruit kabobs.
Her first flower delivery from Auntie Tasha and Uncle Matt (and the boys).
Painting a mural.
One of two (yes two!) birthday cakes. Oma sure knows how to throw a birthday celebration!
Princess party dress-up.
My dad organized a softball game for one Saturday morning. My sister and boyfriend flew in from Idaho for a few days, and my 2 brothers and their wives came home for the weekend.
Anson felt pretty official in his baseball uniform.
Getting some help from Uncle Chet, Uncle Jasper looks to be taking notes as well-but he may have been taking fashion notes, not athletic ones.
And she’s off!!
The gang-minus Jerem and one sister, Avery.
The last Saturday we were there, Tasha and I were busy baking pies for a pie contest, so Auntie Ellie kept the kids busy with a lemonade stand.
“Hermann’s Best Cousins’ Lemonade Stand”
The stand brought in $57, which was $2 under what Uncle Chet spent on it-maybe more of a fun thing than a lesson in turning a profit.
Like I said, Tasha and I were busy baking pies. I got talked into it at the last minute since it WAS a fundraiser. I made a Caramel Apple Pecan and Tasha made a Triple Berry Rhubarb, they were both AWESOME!
Definitely making mine again. I ended up taking first which was fun, and doing something together like that (on her birthday too!) made it even more special.
I’m thankful for my family in Missouri and the loving home I grew up in. The kids have such a great time going back to visit and its always bittersweet leaving to come back up here, to what is now “home” for us.
A back view of my childhood home from a hole in the fence.