The other night our good friends invited us over for some summertime heaven. The kids did a super quick change into their swimsuits (far faster than changing in the mornings) and were ready to rock and roll.

I was soaked from kneeling at the end of the Slip and Slide, but the view was amazing! Just love that tongue hanging out.

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This was Ruby's first time on one and she could not quite get the hang of running and sliding, so Ben just tossed her down.

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Even my baby was giving it a shot and giggling and giggling.

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Love that two-year-old belly. Why is it so cute when a big, chubby belly on me isn't nearly as nice?

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Now Malakai certainly has a belly too but isn't quite big enough to slip and slide so his dad gave him a bit of a workout.

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Isn't hearing a baby laugh just the best sound?

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Then it was time for a little grub...some heavenly salmon, melon, cornbread for the bigger people and some mashed up turkey dinner for the little guy.

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However, his big brother took pity on him and fed him some s'mores which was gratefully received.

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Here is the master, carefully evaluating states of roastiness.

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And a sweet Kiana dives in enthusiastically.

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And then there was Sahale, the perfect dog, who abides my boys' "love" immeasurably. Now I am not dog whisperer...but I got this shot but holding my own s'more over my head.

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What are your favorite things to do in the summer?

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