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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunshine and Summertime

Even though it's not officially summertime, I think summer has definitely begun at the Northcutt household!  We've been so busy over here getting our house updated and ready for Baby #2!!  (Who is still nameless - we're debating Luke!!!  I'd love name suggestions!!!)  There's a new playset in our backyard, we are currently getting a better fence, we fixed up some landscape issues, and of course, we're trying to get rooms ready!  These are all things on our summer to-do list!  Summer is my favorite season (Christmas is a VERY close second), and so we are really trying to enjoy the sunshine and summer activities!

Here’s a picture story of what we’ve been up to:

We went to the Thursday night Summer concert at the Arboretum with some friends – Annie and Sutton went with us.  Reid didn’t go to bed that night until 11 pm!!!  Did he sleep in the next morning??  Of course not!!!!


We had playgroup over at the house where the kids were able to break in the new playset.  (I didn’t get very many pictures of the kids on the actual playset – I was too busy chatting!)

I seriously love Reid’s little body!  He has a long, skinny body, but he has muscle!  So cute!!

Reid is enjoying some bubbles and relaxing time outside.  :)


It hasn’t been all fun and games though, we put our little munchkin to work outside – doesn’t he look like he really helped us out with our landscape?!


Reid, Porter, and Hudson are all doing a gymnastics class at ASI – go sign your child up right away!!!  We have been 3 times (first was a trial class, and the other 2 have been our class).  I love, love, love this class!!!  It is perfect for our little monkeys!!  It is so beneficial to them – they are learning how to follow directions, self control, body control, and fun “gymnast” moves!!  I am so impressed with Reid’s skills – and Porter’s and Hudson’s!  Can you tell how devoted I am??  We are planning on doing it for the summer, but I’m already hooked and don’t want him to stop!  Let me know if you want more information!!!

Reid is showing off one of the things he has learned -  a front roll!  He can now do a “real” somersault versus the side roll.  (I missed the “middle” part of the roll – and of course when you ask them to do it again, are they compliant??) :)

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the rodriguez crew said...

ok, YAY for the yellow rainboots because they just make a cute picture even CUTER! And Jagger loves to roll now too (since his lone gymnastics class that I need to get back in!?) ... what a great way to kickoff the summer, with all of that great outdoor fun! What's weird is that I can totally visualize Reid when he's older (I really did tell Cara and Tiffany that this weekend!), and he's going to be such a cute athlete, with that perfect tan all of the time! :)

Lovin' these updates, and oh yes, I can't WAIT to get the new brownie recipe you mentioned above!

the rodriguez crew said...

and umm, i leave the longest comments ever. I'll work on that thanks. :)

Tiffany said...

Oh, preschool gymnastics...I taught that in college & miss it so much! I'm counting down the days to enroll Reagan in the class (mainly so I can relive my glory days!).

Tiffany said...

What a fun-filled summer you have planned! Next thing you know...Reid will be doing a round-off back handspring across the yard!!!

And yes, we all agree...Reid will be quite the heartbreaker when he gets older :-)

The Leonard Four said...

i can totally see studly reid doing gymnastics! i bet those boys are loving that class! you guys are going to have such a fun summer!

and i'm going to have to agree with the other ladies...reid is going to be a total ladies man! he is just so stinkin' cute!!!

Following Him said...

SO CUTE...looks like you guys are having a great almost summer :)

The Wilson Family said...

Oh, what cute pictures of your little man!! He is seriously SO CUTE!!! And, I just love summer, too!! And, I love that our boys love being outside!! Maybe I will actually get a tan this summer. We can't wait to start gymnastics with you guys!!! Love ya!

B.E.A.L. said...

sounds like you guys kicked your summer off to a fabulous start! my favorite picture in this entire post it the one of him "investigating the bug" in his yellow boots! that is a framer!

and yes...can't wait for the brownie recipe...yumm-o!

Tiffany said...

Bummer! We live about 10 min from there, but are heading to Houston Thurs night. Let me know next time you go there though & we'd love to meet you! My e-mail is

Annie said...

Ok you have to post the original Arboretum pic- I still laugh thinking about it! What a fun night- let's do it again! I love that Reid is loving gymnastics- more tricks to show the ladies! Take him to the donut store to show off his front roll!!!