august was packed full of fun. we had to make sure we did all the last 'summer-ish' things before school started for flether and our days weren't so open.
one day in early august, adam's dad was up doing some things to the house (we were still moving at this point) and he heard some music in the distance. when he caught sight of what it was, he came inside to see if the kids could have ice cream. this is a very rare occasion so all three of us joined him outside to get a treat.
in the middle of the month, my parents had my niece and nephew (brother's kids) for a few weeks. they decided to make a trip to the omaha zoo and the kids and i were asked if we wanted to tag along. since adam was out of town (big surprise), we did. we were only gone for one 30 hours, but we were on the go. we headed to the air and space museum to check out all the old planes...four kids and two adult females were bored out of our minds, but my dad sure enjoyed it.
when we left the museum, we drove next door to mahoney state park where we were staying at the lodge, checked in and then thought we would go to the water park for a bit. this was a major hit.
checking out the map of the grounds. there is so much to do that they want to come back.
the following morning, we got the crew ready for a day at the zoo.
the iowa state fair starts the second thursday and goes for the next 10 days. it's kind of tradition for us to go and do certain things every year. the kids are getting older and having more fun seeing the animals and doing some of the activities
camping at camp pops and nana's
my grandpa's 89th birthday. we had a family party for him and all of his kids, grandkids and greats were in attendance.
grandma and grandpa with the greats. seven kids, nine and under...oh, the joys.