July seems like an eternity ago, but here was our recap. On July 2nd Phoebe had her last day of school and to party it up we went down to liberty park with her cousins to swim and play.
In the evening we returned home where we again did more yard work and then camped out on the front yard and watched all the cool fireworks all around us.
The next day all the Fergys went up to Wheeler bay to swim the hot day away.
In July Cory and I finally got to got out to Texas de Brazil, a pretty expensive Brazilian steak house we had been really wanting to try. Luckily in the month of July they had 1/2 off all meals which made it slightly more affordable. It was DELICIOUS! The best meat of any of the Brazilian restaurants we have been to. After dinner we wondered around city creek mall. I loved this relaxing date, it was something we had been looking forward to for a while and some day I would love to do it again!
The end of July in our home means birthday time for Cory! This year we celebrated by having an overnight camp-out in the backyard and then breakfast all together.
It was an incredibly warm night with lows still in the mid 80s so many of us did not sleep that well as my nephew demonstrated well while swinging the next morning.
After breakfast we had a childrens parade where the kiddos dressed up mainly in pioneer clothing and got their makeup done by the older cousins. The makeup jobs done on my girls was super special as you can see, but they LOVED it and though they looked beautiful.
For Cory real b-day dinner we went to our neighborhood's 1st annual circle of fire, i.e. we all gather in a cult-de-sac and have big potluck dinner and watch fun a firework show. A couple days later we celebrated with a peanut butter ice cream cake and just our family.
I am not sure what this swim suit pic is, but they cuties were ready to got swimming somewhere.
At the very end of July I finally got around to making our dinning room some curtains with supplies I had actually gotten long ago. I think they turned out pretty perfectly and I love being able to have a little privacy again!
On the last day we took a surprise swim day. We were suppose to play at the park, but under another mom's watch the kids went swimming instead. NUT BALLS! we later found out that just to the north of us there was a no swimming sign posted, but as you can see it is widely ignored.
July was one of the busiest months of my whole life since almost every second was filled with hard manual yard labor or kiddos activities. I fell into bed almost every night exhausted and couldn't;t remember what it was like to have a minute to sit down and relax. I am glad we worked so hard then, because now we are back to our slower pace one again.