Last Saturday we took the kids to Cultus Lake for the afternoon.
I was surprised that the kids actually got right into the frigid water!
Even I got used to the water after a few minutes of floating on the air mattress. I could've lounged out there all day and left Erik on the beach to deal with the kids... but before long they were calling me back :(
Anyway, it was fun to be out enjoying the summer and hopefully we'll take more opportunities to do those kinds of outings since I doubt we'll get any camping in this summer.
On Tuesday we celebrated Caleb's 2nd birthday with some good food and some swimming in Doug & Elissa's pool.
Here's the birthday boy:
Micah and Keziah were more than eager to help with gift-opening and candle-blowing. Thankfully Caleb didn't seem to mind their help, though I don't expect him to be as courteous next year :)
Last weekend we went to Ikea to get a shelf we've had our eye on. For the kids, going to Ikea is just about as exciting as it gets - I think it's mostly for reasons that are edible (namely hot dogs, cinnamon buns, macaroni and cheese and frozen yogurt!).
Here are the kids enjoying the many compartments of the new shelf:
We're really happy with the purchase since it tidies up the awkward toy area quite a bit.
I made my first purchase from Etsy this week: a handmade diaper bag. My previous diaper bag has seen quite a bit of wear and tear over the last 4 and a half years and I really wanted something totally different. I've been looking online for awhile already and wanted something that looked nice but was still practical. I found several that I loved but a lot of them seemed hard to keep clean. This one is not only super-cute on the outside, but is lined with vinyl on the inside for easy wiping! I also like that it doesn't have a flap opening (like my old one) and has pockets inside. I'm really excited for it to arrive!
That's all for tonight. Right now I'm enjoying a cool breeze coming in from our patio after some nice thunder showers this evening. Now we're gearing up for a hot week - with the humidex in the mid-forties! Yikes.