Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Cavin 2015 (Yes, CaVin)

Last weekend, we spent 3 wonderful days in Pelican Rapids with Ryan's entire family!
There is a lovely home we are graciously gifted for the weekend with space for all of us and our
craziness!  This is the 3rd year we've been able to enjoy this place and it was absolutely awesome!
Matt: we are so grateful for your parents generosity... Thank them a million from all of us!

I have a ton of photos, but I'm going to limit myself to a select "few"!  
There are just too many great ones to put them all up!
Enjoy!  (we did!!)

So, doesn't everyone build giant slip n slides and use approximately half a dozen bottles
of dish soap to lube it up?  Of course, this is totally normal!  Best entertainment EVER! Haha!

Think the kids were the only ones who enjoyed it???  WRONG!

We spent lots of time in and on the water... the weather was perfect! (except for the small rain shower that popped up while we were tubing... but whatever, we were wet anyway!)

Giant Bubba

This is what exhaustion looks like!
By the way... watch your toes.  Don't let them "Go under the boat"!

We did some fishing.  Confession: I don't care to fish.  At least with lots of small 
children in the boat.  Know what I caught???  A jig and hook to the lip and a hook through
the sleeve of my new sweatshirt.  I wasn't the happiest.  
My girls however, loved every second of it!!!

There was lots of food, as always!

There was playing in the sand

There was one very VERY hot run (Ryan and I weenied out at 3miles to Kim and Kris's 10)

There was relaxing evenings with family

(E wasn't feeling very well.... a little too much sun and heat by this point, needing water and a good sleep!)
 Volovsek 2015... It was a good one!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summertime Splash

So, it's Hot out.

That said, it's been a good summer for spending time in the water!
The girls have been taking full advantage of our little pool, and we are lucky
to have a few folks in our lives that have access to water we can play/relax on!
I finally picked up my camera and dusted it off after hardly using it lately
and managed to capture my little ones in all their sun kissed, splish-splash glory!

Getting brave and holding her breath under water!
That grin... I tell ya! 

We got out on the boat last Saturday, and it was about as perfect as you can get!  The girls
had a blast playing and our water skittish Ellie, FINALLY (with the "help" from me) got her
sea legs and realized that her life jacket works in the river just as well as in the pool at home!
After a pretty proper freak-out when i dragged her in (yes, i'm That mom)... she figured it out
and was cruising around like a pro.  She also happened to be the last one out of the water! Ha!
And for those that know me... I'm usually one who prefers being ON the water rather than IN it...
but even I went for a nice swim and it felt AMAZING!
Why Hello handsome!

Brave girl!!!
Little family swim!

Someone was TIRED!!!

In addition to the water lovin we've been doing, we've had some other stuff going on.
Boone got sick.  Really sick.  The sick I wasn't sure he'd pull out of... 
but some meds and IV fluids finally pulled him around and he's back to his hyper, barky, self.
Along with him... I got sick.  Crappy sick.  Took me almost a week to get myself back on even keel.

Because everyone hangs outside in sweats when it's 90degrees out.  Ack. Stupid fever.
I started school shopping with the girls.  Both of them.   Wait... what?  
And yes, its July... but I figured as I'm usually a procrastinator, I might as well go for it
on a tuesday afternoon when Target was stocked and empty of people.  School supplies... check

Ryan and I went to neat little shin-dig.  Kinda fun ;)
good excuse to put myself together

Rio is still a punk... but she's funny.  And very patient


I went out for breakfast Mimosa's with some work ladies!! 
Keys Cafe.  Nuff said!

And this past Sunday, Ryan and I went and donated blood at a blood drive for a special little girl!  
Little Miss Kaiya turned 4 and every year they do a blood drive in her honor! This is the first year I've not been working or out of town, so I hauled Ryan with and we rolled up our sleeves!  (And... I like to brag that I beat his time by over a minute!  5:20 baby! WooHoo!)
He was showing me his Band-aid ;)
We then went home to spend the rest of our afternoon doing this...
Coffee, relaxation, and Crossfit galore!!! By the way, it was a really good Games! 
Such impressive athletes!! 

And I suppose I can end this post with one last "Splash picture".... 
Last night, we had an impromptu neighborhood kid pool party... perfect night for it! Lots of fun!