Josiah has had a fun and busy summer so far! The day after his last day of school I took him to Bass Pro to celebrate. They had a big pool set up so people could try out the kayaks. He had a blast and didn't even tip over! :) He also got to play on the boats, 4 wheelers, and gators, as well as play with the toys. His idea of a perfect day!
The next week (21st), we had Josiah's cousins Trent (6) and Bryan (16) stay with us for a night. Josiah had SO much fun playing with them. They drove around in his police car, climbed trees, and basically did as many boy things as they could think of. That night they went fishing in the back yard and then made s'mores.
1. Relax (it was a much needed break!)
2. Play on the playground and eat popsicles.
This is one of the kid rides, but they still love it!
A ride where you get a gun - not entirely sure Josiah didn't invent this one.
They even had stuff Levi could do!
Thankfully he didn't try to eat the balls!
The day we went was nice until the afternoon when we got drenched on a water ride, and then the weather quickly cooled off and it started raining. This is the kids trying to warm up when we got back!
4. National Tiger Sanctuary - this place was really cool. You are literally 3 feet away from these 600-750 pound cats. The pic below is one of the smaller tigers. They have about 10 tigers (some of them white), 1 lion, 1 panther, and 1 cougar. It was a little intimidating being that close to such powerful animals. Even the 70 lb panther - it can carry a 200 lb person 50 feet up a tree! All of these animals were born in captivity and rescued - a lot of them were being kept at people's homes as pets. Craziness!!
Since our Branson trip, we have also visited Grandma Regehr and made a trip to the pool. It is shaping up to be a fun summer!
Levi now has 4 teeth - two on top and two on bottom. He has more hair than Josiah had when he turned 2! He is 11 months old now and I have started weaning him, which he is not a fan of. It has been a little rough but he is starting to get used to the idea. He is not walking yet but I know it won't be too long. I love my little joyful baby!
Josiah is getting so big. He wears a lot of 7T shirts and he looks so much older than he is. He makes us laugh every day. He is still having some tummy issues, but seems to be doing a little better as of this post.
The heifers are doing great, and hopefully next year they will be moms!
We have officially been in our house for over a year now. It is hard to believe it has gone by so fast. It has been a very intense year of change and transition, but we are very thankful for everything God has done for us, not the least of which is surviving it all!