Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monday Mugs - The Backyard

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Today's theme for Monday Mugs is: The Backyard

We spend a lot of time in our backyard! One of our most memorable times in the yard was the first summer that we had grass. The kids were outside every day! Our lot is situated so that in the early afternoon the backyard is completely shaded. Even on sweltering days there is a reprieve from the hot sun.

Playin' in the sprinkler.
One of kids' favorite pastimes was
to drive the pink jeep around the yard!

Bailey had a special talent for getting the jeep stuck.

Ashton was the best driver and would
always come to Bailey or Lily's rescue!

 If it's too hot for the grown-ups or we just need to get things done inside, there is a full-view of the backyard from the kitchen and family room.

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures taken in our backyard!
I should have more pictures of the sandbox
and super cool playland that DaddyO built!

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Next week's theme will be: Summer Review


Amy said...

I would have to put the picture of the boys in the barbie jeep in their senior yearbook! Bwahahaahahahah! And her with that duck umbrella is fantastic!

I don't have a post this week (don't hate me!!!) so I am just gonna enjoy your fabulous backyard!

Have a great week!!!

Kmama said...

Oh, I agree with Amy about putting that pic in their yearbook. So cute!!

Foursons said...

My childhood memories are filled with time in my backyard. Such a cool place to be. Love these shots.

Kim said...

Love the boys driving the pink truck and of them holding hands. this was a fun post to find pictures for! Have a great week!

Rachel said...

They are ADORABLE! I especially love that last shot...

Michelle Pixie said...

Awww so many great memories in the backyard! =)

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

I love the umbrella. So cute. Playing in the sprinklers is the best.

blueviolet said...

My daughter used to bring her umbrella out to the sprinklers too!

The kids are so cute!

Emmy said...

Yes, in AZ there were many days that were too hot for this mama but the kids liked it :)

Great pictures.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh how I love outdoor pictures of children playing. Just so joyful. They are adorable and those jeeps are so fun.

2003beachbunch said...

Looking forward to participating next week :-) Although I won't have their back to school pics from this year yet! Missed you while I was on vacation!