June Adventures!

This month is almost over!  And we just finished our third week of summer!  It has not been boring yet!  We've been packing our days and weeks with a lot of fun!
 This sweet girl is getting too big!  She loves being on her belly, pushing up on her arms and rolling over and over!!
 Piper is such an awesome big sister!  Emerson is a bit heavy for Piper to lug around but she wants to love on her and carry her around a lot!

 Emerson is using the high chair for three meals a day now!  She really does not love her high chair but if I break up some crackers to let her play with and attempt to eat, she stays happy for a good twenty minutes!
 Piper lost her third tooth this month.  Many of her friends have lost several more than her but our pediatrician's theory is she'll have better last teeth as an older adult since she's losing them at a slower pace!  Piper pulled this tooth out all by herself!  That little fact is a big deal!!!

Piper has been loving the pool this summer.  Both kids have actually!  She and her friend Campbell have had fun together!
Piper was the very first person to ever go down the new slide!  It needed some more waxing because it was extremely S-L-O-W.  I think it's still slow even after a few weeks!  The kids aren't complaining though!
 Briggs has been so much more in love with swimming this summer!  He loves the slide as long as Michael is nearby.  But he goes belly down, swims a short distance to Michael. Michael catches him and pushes him towards the ladder, then Briggs swims there and gets out.  Then he repeats!
 Michael hung the baby swing.  Emerson loves it!
 Piper decided all on her own to make breakfast for Father's Day!  She needed minimal help and was actually annoyed if I tried to help!  I couldn't resist helping her when she was about to put a half of a stick of butter in the skillet with 3 eggs!  I was looking out for Michael's arteries...and his taste buds. Piper has really been displaying a desire to serve others this way lately!  Maybe me being in the kitchen so much is rubbing off on her!

 Speaking of serving, we just completed a service project with a group of kids last week.  We participated in taking Meals on Wheels to shut-in senior adults in Oak Cliff.  We rode on a bus to the location to deliver the meals.  Unfortunately, out of the four meals we were to serve, only one person was home. And halfway through the experience, Piper started getting easily upset and sensitive.  Lo and behold, she was running a fever after we got home!  So it was a fun experience with a few bumps along the way, but I hope we can do this again!
 We enjoyed doing it with our friends!
We're actually purposely serving others this summer with a group from church called "Hands and Feet Service Projects."  There are weekly projects to do as a big group or just with your individual families.  The Meals on Wheels was a group project, but the kids also completed a project of collecting canned goods to take to a local food bank.  We made flyers and Piper put them in every mailbox on our street and we emailed a few family members and friends.  Together, we collected over seventy-eight pounds of food!  It was neat to drop the food off and see the facility.  The kids have never done anything like that!
 Piper and Briggs had a sleepover together in our bedroom last Friday as a reward for learning their bible verse.  They did good and it was fun!

 And this guy...well, he keeps me laughing!  He loves being the family clown!
Below, I think he looks like Wolverine from X-Men!  I instructed him to make a mean face but he could not quit smiling!  Ha!

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