Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great Memorial Day weekend. I decided early on this year that I was going to cut myself some slack and not throw a huge birthday party for Tyler since his birthday fell on the week of Memorial Day this year (and I guess it will every year). Drew had expressed interest in having another crawfish boil, and since the price per pound went down significantly, we decided to go that route and just have a small family gathering for a crawfish boil/birthday party combo. I'll share more of the pictures of Tyler later on, as I feel like he deserves his own post for his birthday party pictures (especially the smash cake, which was, as the title indicates, a SMASHING success (sorry, couldn't resist)).
my cousin had fun playing with her food ;)
in addition to our blood family, we invited 1 other family who we call our "chosen" family. I was so proud of the girls for trying out the crawfish... they totally surprised me!
this picture is so funny to me. Brayden was being so goofy, and then Tyler in the background in all of his smash cake glory.
lots of backyard 4-wheelin'

Sunday after church we headed out to the lake for the first time this season. The water is still really cold, so I didn't even try to brave it. The boys though, were eager and happy to tube. Unfortunately I forgot my camera (we had to get all 5 of us out of the door and packed by 8:45am because we had church before the lake, so I was lucky I remembered everyone's bathing suit!), so this is really the only good pic we got of the boys. They were both SO happy to be back on the water. Tyler even enjoyed it and made it almost 5 hours with minimal fussing. We're so grateful to have our summer days back!
Officially summer.

Monday we laid low for the most part, but we did make it out to a local strawberry farm to pick strawberries. The boys loved it, especially Connor, who thought that it was his own strawberry buffet. I'm still working on some of the pictures I got that day, so I'll save those for a special post of it's own.

Hope everyone has a good, short week! We're wrapping up the last of our school year activities and then bustin' out the summer activities come Friday. I think I can speak for all of us here at my home when I say that summer is welcomed with open arms! 

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