Thursday, June 28, 2007

summer break

Just a little dixon family update. It finally feels like summer break! The boys and I have actually had to LOOK for things to do, rather than feeling like we always have a million things we have to do. Of course, there are some challenges to that. For instance, right now it is 12:24. We have already been to the park, watched enough television, colored, had lunch, and had naps. I find myself wondering what we will do for the next 5 hours, as idleness is not healthy for my Micah or my sanity:). All you creative moms out there can send me your summertime suggestions. We've been swimming and playing outside, but the days are getting hot for a pregnant mommy. All that said, we are happy for the break in busyness as we gear up for soccer and school starting back in just about a month. Maybe we'll go to the library today :). Here some pictures of a few of the things we've done to entertain ourselves.

The most monumental event is that Noah finally learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He just decided to do it one day and basically taught himself. He is very proud and rides all over the neighborhood like a pro already.

Noah has been begging to make slime for quite a while, so we finally made some the other night. As usual, Duane took it a little too far for a good laugh :) And as usual, Noah was happy to play along.

Last night we made chocolate covered bananas. Micah was delighted. Fruit had never tasted so good! (Duane on the other hand had a problem with the conflicting textures).

Hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we are!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Beach Babies

We just returned from our annual trip to the beach with our family. This year my grandmother, NaNa, joined us along with my Aunt Karen, cousin Sarah and her husband Houston. The only one missing was brother John, who had to stay behind and work :( . The boys had a great time. Noah loved the beach and pool as usual and Micah developed a love for both as well. As I expected, he had very little fear of either! All of the extra adult hands were great to have around! The boys were able to spend some q.t. with their cousins Ty and Ansley and all were spoiled royally by their Nana and Grandy. A big thanks goes out to mom and dad for making the trip possible.
check out what angels the boys were in the car. micah even fell asleep with his bible :)

the annual trip to Dawson's Ice Cream

Sweet baby Ansley soaking up the shade

Ty decided it would be fun to coat himself with sand

Noah being goofy, big shocker!

Look out David Hasselhoff!

Noah did a great job burying his daddy in the sand

The ladies of Seaside