Ledger's cousins Jonas (4), Ronan (2... almost 3), and Brogan (3 months) were here to visit for the entire month of July. We spent a lot of time at the lake together, including 4th of July. Jonas and Ronan both brought awesome toys -- trains and Cars toys which automatically made them the "cool" cousins. Since it's been such a hot month, the only way for us to really enjoy any time together was at Great-Grammie's pool in Lindsborg. And BOY did we have fun! Jonas and Ronan are "no fear" swimmers -- they just jump in and go. Ledger is a little more hesitant, especially about "jumping in". But once you put on his water wings, he wants to try to keep up with the big kids! And, of course, each swimming session has to end with a popsicle! :)
Poker Run with Perkins'
July 23rd marked the annual Central Kansas Yacht Club Poker Run. For the second year in a row, the Perkins and Michel families were a boat stop and had a good time. We were having such a good time that we pretty much forgot to take any pictures. Go figure. Emily's little pregnant belly has finally popped out and we found out that she will be having a GIRL!! My first niece!! We keep trying to explain to Ledger about the baby in aunt Emmy's belly and he seems to be catching on.
Grandpa Steve's Birthday
As in previous years, we dressed Ledger up in a plaid, short-sleeved, button-down shirt just like his Grandpa Steve wears in celebration of his birthday. This year we ate at Daimaru steak house and even followed-up with dessert at Braums. YUMM!!
Phew! I'm tired from just putting the photos in this blog. It's been a very busy month. We ended the month with a big Powell-family vacation to Hot Springs Village in Arkansas. I promise that my next blog post will be all about our excellent vacation and include some pictures. If you can't wait, you can check out the pictures here.