Our first week off from school, Natalie had track camp. She did really well at everything and it was actually a little too easy for her but still a good experience and she learned some new things. A chilly start to summer break though.
We celebrated Father's Day as well. We have so much to be thankful for. Jordan is just the best! What other dad goes through the trouble to make his family (and the neighbor kids!) Harry Potter's Butterbeer? I love that Jordan is still a big kid himself. He reads Harry Potter with the kids at bedtime, he shares the remote and watches cartoons - our family's favorite cartoon is 'My Little Pony', Jordan's and mine included! Jordan is what you would call a 'brony' (a male fan of 'My Little Pony'); Rainbow Dash and Pinky Pie are his favorites :) He plays and cuddles and spoils and disciplines and hugs and loves our children and I am so thankful for him!!
Charlie learned to ride a bike without training wheels this month! And he's put on 100 miles since. Ok, maybe not that much but he does 3 and 4 mile bike rides with the family, no sweat. That boy is strong. He has abs of steel, a 6-pack like none other! He's been riding his balance bike down our hill for a long time so it only took a few minutes with his training wheels off and he was all over the place. He was so proud and all of the neighbor kids were cheering for him. Gage also learned to ride without so it's the cutest thing seeing these little boys pedaling as fast as they can! Jordan found a dirt bike (or roller scooter as Charlie calls all motorcycles!) and though it's a little big for Charlie, he rides it because he knows he's the envy of all of his peers!
And to wrap up June, Natalie turned 7!! Whoa! She seems to get taller everyday! And more mature! She still loves to act like an animal occasionally! She still loves Merida from Brave (which is what her birthday party theme was). She loves her cousins (Briella is her best friend and she loves it when we have Anna from White Hall stay with us) and she has many neighborhood friends. She loves to be with me during the day and do whatever I'm doing. Which usually means that we're in the garden together or the kitchen. I am going to miss that when summer in through. Natalie has such a heart for others. I'm thankful for her everyday!
Allergies and strawberries