We are having another… BOY!

In November, we will be welcoming another bouncing boy into our family! We are so excited! Max is so great, he has begun suggesting names and likes to talk to his brother through my tummy. Gwenyth’s love for babies has not dwindled in the least and we know she will be so happy to finally be able to hold a baby on a daily basis.

Summer always seems to go by so fast and it is hard to believe that we are already past the 4th of July. We have kept very busy with many outdoor activities including a few trips to the splash park, bike riding, farm trips, and visits to many local parks.

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My three loves at the fireworks; blurry but the only one I got!

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Gwenyth at the splash pad!

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Arriving to the splash pad in style.

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Making the big leap!

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Big boy on a big bike!

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Mommy, Gwenyth, (and baby boy!) at the parade!

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Zoo train selfie.

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Enjoying a frosty on a summer afternoon.

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Visiting the animals at Grandma Karen’s.

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When it gets too hot, you can find us at the library!

 

This year, my hands are very full whenever we visit parks. Max is so great at trying new things and enjoys climbing and jumping. Gwenyth enjoys doing whatever big brother does, so this means I am constantly walking around with my hands up in the air ready to give a boost or catch when needed.

Here are the two of them going down some slides.

We are looking forward to the rest of what summer brings and then will welcome the fall wholeheartedly as it means we get to meet our new little guy!

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The Zoo

We went to the zoo today and wow! Max was so pumped! I realized we never went last year because I was pregnant with Gwenyth and I didn’t feel like walking around in the heat. So he hadn’t been there since he was a little guy! What a different experience!

What a wonderful day with friends! The highlight for Max was riding the train and going through the tunnel! So blessed to have such great company at the zoo!

Playing Around

Iowa weather is crazy! One day it is 40 degrees and the next day almost 80! Regardless of the weather or the location though, these Rude kids love to play!

Max with all of his planes, trains, and automobiles on his track.

Gwenyth wanted to play too!

These two cuties are truly a “treasure” 🙂

Such a sweetie! She is thinking that her daddy makes a much better knight in shining armor!

Max at a music class that we go to on Mondays. He really enjoys the songs and running around with the other kids.

Gwenyth’s first time in a cart like a big girl! So pleased to be sitting next to Max.

Our little sweetheart!

Sometimes, your brother puts a blanket on your head.

Crazy, sweet kids!

They have such a great relationship!

Exploring the great outdoors with cousins Brody and Hailee.

More exploring.

Ready to go to the park!

Max is so brave at the park. He climbs on everything and is great at making new friends.

Sunbathing on an 80 degree April day!

Just a total sweetheart!

He played with water for such a long time! Moving it from one bucket to the other.

Who wouldn’t sneak a drink on a hot sunny day?

G has a lot of spunk! We love seeing her personality develop!