July 26, 2012

Staying Cool - 4th of July Randomness

July 26, 2012

We had a fun, but low key, 4th of July Holiday.  However, I was a huge slacker with taking pictures!  I did get a few of the kiddos on the dock and in the lake.

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Claire is not as crazy about the lake as she is the pool… I’m not either!  It was so hot though that both she and Colton made it quickly into the water.

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The lake makes me nervous and they are not allowed anywhere near it without life jackets.  We are fortunate to have a super nice and clean lake.  If I am not mistaken Norris Lake is the cleanest in Tennessee.

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Below baby K is getting her first dental checkup from Aunt A.

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Once again, Daddy doing the work in the water while momma snapped the pictures.

I did eventually get in the water, but no evidence of that!

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Colton was kicking and “swimming” here trying to make his way back to the ladder. Both he and Claire enjoy going up/down, up/down the ladder.

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These two love throwing rocks into the water.  These pictures show you just how dry it had been here.  It was so hot and dry – the lake dropped and most of the grass was burned up.  I think we went three weeks without mowing our lawn.  After the 4th the rain hit and did not let up until this week.  I read something a few days ago that said we had 15 days straight of thunderstorm warnings.  It has been random, scattered showers that usually do not last long.  Needless to say our grass is looking really healthy and our allergies are in full swing!

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We hope everyone else is finding ways to stay cool!


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