InstaFriday…..Two Popular Hangouts This Summer

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Happy Friday Everyone!!
I’m so glad its *almost* the weekend! I haven’t done an InstaFriday post in a couple weeks and I have all kinds of new photos accumulating in my phone, just waiting to be shared! So, I thought I would do a little recap of the past couple weeks if that’s alright with you guys?!
Looking through my camera photo album, it seems that there are two places that we’ve been spending most of our time the past couple of weeks …..
The first place being, the ball fields…..
Parker has just a few weeks left of tee ball & I’ve really enjoyed watching him play! It’s fun to see him & the other kids making progress week after week!
 They have been pitching to the kids a lot more lately instead of using the tee & many of them have turned into great batters! One of the most entertaining parts of tee ball?! Watching a bunch of four year olds trying to slide into home plate! Seriously, HILARIOUS and too, too cute!
In addition to the ball field we’ve also been spending a lot of time here….
My parents bought a pontoon boat earlier this spring & we’ve been taking full advantage!! We have a large lake here in our hometown & have really enjoyed spending our time cruising around, swimming, & soaking up the sun! My sister, Cortney, was in town visiting a couple weeks ago & she was able to join us for our first trip out….
 It was so fun getting to hang out with her since we don’t get to see her too often! She lives about 5 hours north of us & only gets down every 3-4 months to visit. She stayed for an entire week this last trip & she was able to spend a lot of time with the kiddos & even got to watch Parker play tee ball! Parker LOVED getting to spend time with his Aunt CeeCee! 🙂
 When we took the boat out for the first time, we decided to leave Griffin with my mother-in-law. We were going out during his usual nap time & I just knew I would be asking for trouble if I took him out on the lake instead of letting him sleep! The child NEEDS his naps! Since Griffin wasn’t there, Parker was center of attention & I think he was pretty much LOVING it! 
Hangin’ with mommy….
Driving the boat with Grandpa….
And one of his most favorite things to do……
Jumping off the side of the boat…..over, and over, and over again! 🙂
Man….I wish I had some of his energy!!
The day after our first trip to the lake, my dad was itching to take the boat out again! Except this time, he wanted Griffin to join us! We were going out during nap time again, and I just knew this was a bad, BAD idea! But, against my better judgement, I said “okay!”
The kids aren’t even allowed to be on the boat without having a life jacket on. Its against the law here in Illinois & I thought for sure that the life jacket was gonna be an issue with Griffin! Let’s be honest, they are big & bulky & UNCOMFORTABLE! I wouldn’t want to wear one the entire time either! And although he really did NOT want to put it on…..once we got it on him, he was good as gold! 
In fact, I’m pretty sure Griffin LOVES the new boat too! 🙂
He’s not a huge fan of the water, but let him pretend to drive the boat, keep him in the shade, & load him up with snacks…..the child couldn’t be happier!
What a Relief!!
We did go out again this past weekend for Memorial Day & I was able to snap a few more photos….
Me & my honey….
Parker & Griffin swimming with Grandpa…..
Griffin did start to enjoy the water a little bit more during our last trip! 
Maybe there will be more lake swimming in his future! 🙂
Another activity that the boys loved doing this past weekend was feeding the geese. We had taken stuff to make sandwiches on the boat & I let them use some of the leftover bread to feed to the geese & their babies when we got back to the shore!
I have a feeling we will be doing this after EVERY boat ride from now on!! 
What do your summer’s consist of?!
Spending a lot of time at the ball field like me?!
Hanging by the pool?!
I would LOVE to hear about your favorite hangouts this summer!
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  1. Looks like so much fun! I remember those ballfield days as a kid. And my parents have talked about buying a pontoon boat for years now…after seeing your pics, I think I’m going to see if I can talk them into going ahead. Thanks for sharing your family fun!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  2. Wow it looks you had lots of fun this week, isn’t it?
    Greetings from a Brazilian reader!

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