marble art

august and i got artsy during tatum's nap time the other day.
super easy and not messy....marble art.

so fun.
but i need to grab some more paints.
my stash is quite boring.

such pretty colors.

mama got patriotic.

this one of august's was my favorite.
i love the green, red, and blue.


sea world

august had his first trip to sea world the last saturday in june.
he was so excited to see all the animals.

first stop, the dolphin show.

tatum soaked it all in too.

one of my favorite tricks.
i think this is what made me want to swim with the dolphins when i grew up!

stopping by to see the sting rays.

next up, the sharks.
i think he was most excited about the those.

tatum thought they were pretty amazing too.

somewhere in there we hit the walrus show too.
then lunch and on to shamu.
waiting for the big event.

and the first ever glimpse of shamu!
that face is priceless.

and this one.

and just one more.

world's most famous whale.

we also saw a really cool acrobatic show.
and visited the sea turtles and watched a cool 3d movie.

then we were ready to call it a day.
but we still needed a group shot.
take one:

take two:
those are pretty priceless too!
i guess that just means we need to go back again soon.


4th of july

the 4th without water (be it lake, ocean, or pool)
would just not be quite the same in my eyes.
so off to the lake we went.

and loved every minute under the sun.

and shade.

tatum was quite the ham in front of the camera today!

and the kids swam their hearts out.

dinner was delish,
our fireworks were entertaining (and some quite big),
and the company was the best!

god bless america!


tatum: 7 months old

so much to say about this sweet girl.
she LOVES eating avocado.
everything else gets the gag so far,
unless it sucking on watermelon or cucumbers.
snagged a brownie off the table
and was attempting to dig on in!
is getting up on all four and doing the rock.
can scoot anywhere backwards.
naps like a champ,
but will stay up if we are out and about.
went on her first trip to sea world,
and watched it all like a hawk.
loves standing and stretching out her legs,
and all the attention august gives her.
(he can even pick her up and stand....scary!)
has warmed up to the water since it too has warmed up....
cold water not so much.
was quite angelic at her christening. 
we are loving watching her grow!