Thursday, August 18, 2011

The last month of summer...

The last month of summer was pretty busy with a couple of road trips and the big trip to Turkey.  We headed up north the last weekend of July for a first birthday party.  It was great to finally meet the twins and be able to spend time with our dear friends.  On the way home, we stop for a quick visit to meet Gino and for Jeff to drop off a pair of Giants booties for him.
That Tuesday, the boys headed off to Turkey.  The trip was amazing and once in a lifetime experience.  (Jeff said that he would write his own blog of the trip so stay tuned.)  We skyped them most nights, we were headed for bed and they were just getting up.
While the boys were gone, Addy and I stayed busy.  We spend a couple days in Paso at the Minton's Ranch and doing a retail therapy.
Our family really enjoys spending time there, especially the kids.  We are so blessed that softball brought them into our lives.  Here are a couple of pics of the kids at the ranch...
The kids are finishing up the summer with swim lessons.  B loves the water and has a blast; Addy not so much.  She spends more time screaming than swimming.  But, she loves her gymnastics class and attempts to practice her skills anywhere she can.
Today was the first day of school for B.  He reluctantly hope on the bus and off he went.  He told me yesterday that he just wanted a few more days.