Monday, August 19, 2013

A trip to the local nature center

 The pictures are pretty self explanatory....the kids had fun checking out all the turtles and learning through observation.  We went with our friends from the neighborhood.  And even though it is August, the air was just chilly enough to want a sweatshirt!  

Looks like someone got the camera...

But this time it was James!  His perspective is....unique.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Brotherly Love

 Look at the camera John! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

All by myself!

John has successfully learned how to go up the steps, through the tunnel, and down the slide - all by himself!  

What a curly headed cutie!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Waterpark Day!

Every August, we venture out to a local waterpark with some friends.  This year, the big kids were old enough (aka not scared) to go in the wave pool.  It was a blast.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Some water fun

Outside one of our nearby Targets, there is a water play area.  It was hot, the kids were bored, we didn't have anywhere else to be....they got wet!

 The rocks were so much fun to pick up and move around.  There are little tiny water spouts in the middle of the big flat rock and depending on where you put the river rocks you could change the flow of water.  Rose enjoyed that a lot.

 We eventually gave up on the shorts.  They were big to begin with. Then the water started sagging them even more.  It must be nice to be a baby!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


 We took some family time at the BrickFair this weekend.  It was an entire convention hall set up with lego creations that people had built and brought to show off.  Of course there were also retailers, so our own lego collection grew quite a bit.

This is a piece of art, literally.  It was leaning on an easel and was somewhat 3-demensional.  Probably one of the coolest pieces I saw all day.

Friday, August 2, 2013