Catching Up

I have a lot of catching up to do.  This has been such a busy summer.  I just feel like I can't catch up with anything. We had such a fun 4th of July that I wanted to post some pictures - better late than never right??!!

We had lots of family visit our lake house in Hot Springs. We all had so much fun and hope to do it again next year :)
Grandpa and Ava are ready for a boat ride
We didn't pull anyone on this, but the kids loved to sit on it when we stopped to swim.
Group picture (Aunt Linda was taking the picture).  Love how James and his dad are in the background!
Sam jumping to Aunt Susan
Love this picture (and this boy) as you can tell!!
I tried so hard again to get a good 4th of July picture, but this is the best we could manage - ha!!
We let Ava stay up and watch fireworks .  Words cannot express how much she loved it.  She screamed and giggled for two days after.
Brayden, Sam, and Ava.  Love the look of pure concentration on Sam's face :)  And does Sam not look like he is Ava's age here?  He is just three months older than Brayden.  Why is my baby growing so fast (sniff)?

Uncle Alan, Ava, and Russell