We've been busy this summer, so here is part 1 of our adventures staying at home, making everyone come to us.
Over Fourth of July weekend, Mom and Tom, known in certain elite circles as Nana and Papa, came to visit. There was much playing and interpretive dance. Even the dingo was at ease.
They came bearing gifts, like cars, a cool mat to play with them on, and some sweet shades.
And a Cars clock that lights up, which Alexander adores.
I'm pretty sure he feels his pad is almost complete. It needs some purple crayon on the walls, maybe, but otherwise, just right.
We spent some time at Reid Park, where Alexander gleefully stormed the jungle gym.
On Sunday, we went to Breaker's Water Park, and lo and behold! Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Linda from Georgia, and cousins Tom, Emily, and Brenna from Apache Junction just happened to be there at the same time. Look, here we are bumping into each other completely by coincidence after choosing the exact same place to stand. And someone who looked EXACTLY like my mom happened to snap a candid photo. Can you believe it?
We had a blast. It was really nice of them to drive down to meet us there. Brenna seemed to have a good time in the water and kicking back in the shade.
Alexander, it seems, really likes water parks. We'll definitely be taking him back.
Wait for it . . .
Coming soon (relatively), Alexander finds love, fireworks, and Aunt Christine and Uncle Jim's visit.