May-July 2014

This summer I didn't work and so was lucky to get to spend lots of time with the kids.  We kept busy with swimming lessons, almost daily visits to the neighborhood pool, Koen's golf camp, Koen's Bug Camp at the Botanical Garden and lots of fun activities at the library.  Kenn, unfortunately, doesn't have the luxury of summers off and actually spent a lot of the summer traveling but when he was home we made the most of our time together camping or enjoying the outdoor adventures Idaho has to offer...

Goofing around at the zoo

Picnicking at Lucky Peak before heading into the foothills on a butterfly and wildflower hunt

First camping trip of the summer with the Starkels
Camp fire fun
No better way to beat the heat on 100 degree days than a good old fashioned slip n slide


Koen and his buddy Kea'kua at golf lessons

Sage and Io'kepa waiting for their big brothers at golf

Sage and her best friend Kya (our 12 year old chocolate lab) on an early morning river walk while camping near Pine

Koen's 6th birthday was July 3rd and he had 2 pirate themed birthday parties (family then friends).  He really got into the whole themed birthday thing this year  - Happy 6th birthday Captain Hardin!

Sage (3.5)  and cousin Evie Watterson (2)

Koen and Sage were all business about breaking the pinata. Poor pirate Elmo!
Koen and his best mate Cooper

There is nothing better than pure joy on your kids face!  We are very lucky to have  been blessed with an amazing, sensitive, inquisitive, friendly and happy boy :)

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