Again, I have let myself get totally behind on blogging, so my goal is to put the first three weeks of August in a nut shell for you :)
*I started off the month with my girls trip to the Great Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. The most frustrating part was trying to get my house situated for mommy to be gone for five days. Once that was done, and we were on the road, it was relaxation all the way! It's amazing how a 10 hour drive is NOTHING when there are no kids in the car. LOL! We took our time, stopped whenever and wherever we wanted to stop. No schedules! It was dreamy :)
We stopped in Metropolis on the way! Kai was very excited that I met Superman :)
We did the normal stuff, you know, hung with Forest Gump....
Fought crime with the Men In Black....
And fired Donald Trump :)
Sarah and Jamillah on the Obertram
View from our deck
*After getting back from TN, we were off as a family to the Lake of the Ozarks for the annual Rader Family Reunion. Again, another excellent long weekend. It was great seeing the family, playing games, and getting to spend my dad's 50th birthday with him. Happy birthday dad, you don't look a day older than 40 :) Malakai, Kiera, and Leila were the center of every ones attention. My grandpa (Malakai's Great-Grandpa) was getting their poles ready for fishing and it was so cute listening to Malakai and Kiera talk to him. One calling him Poppy and the other one calling him Great-poppy! So cute!! They enjoyed fishing, go karts, playing at the park, and swimming. It was definitely good times had by all. Can't wait for next year ;)
I know it looks uncomfortable but she loves it!
Best thing since I last blogged: Josh having TWO count them TWO weekends off this month!! AMAZING!!
Worst thing since I last blogged: Missing the birth of my brand new nephew, Alexander Clay Rader, born on August 14th. I can't wait to see him in October.