Friday, August 15, 2014

Last days of summer

Summer is coming to an end!  Isaac started daycare on Monday (Aug. 11th) and Mom goes back to work in less than 2 weeks to begin the school year teaching again.

Fun at the neighborhood pool
Even Isaac gets mad sometimes!
Kate joined Isaac on his playmat
She likes to paint!
The many faces of Isaac...

Enjoying a snack at Starbucks after storytime at the library

Freshly bathed baby
FaceTime with Van Hook grandparents

Isaac's first day at daycare!  He's doing great there.
Giving back Isaac's toy
Outside with one of Isaac's teachers
One of his favorite sleeping positions
Playing with soap bubbles at school

Family reunion July 31 - Aug 3

We took another road trip to Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, IL for a family reunion with Emily's mom's side of the family.  This tradition started 27 years ago with Emily's grandfather Roger, his brother Owen, sister Ruth, and their children and grandchildren.  We've been meeting every 2-3 years since then, gathering from all over the country to be together for a few days in the summer.

Taking a break on our drive
Kate passed the time in the car with lots and lots of coloring!
Matt enjoyed some fishing
Grandpa and Isaac at the park
Kate organized the sugar packets while we waited for lunch
Aunt Karie and Isaac ready for a walk!
Smiling at Grandma
Fun at the pool
Grandma putting new bows in Katherine's hair
Kate enjoyed the giant chess set
Sunday morning gathering
Playing with 1-year-old Paisley
Isaac meeting his Great Uncle David
Another view of the Sunday morning gathering
Matt, Isaac, Emily, Kate, David, Mary, David, and Karie
A rare photo of all four Van Hooks together!
Karie and David fishing
All tired out for the drive home!