Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It's a good day when the kids and I can discover a new park WITH a splash pad. The landscape around us was so surreal. We'll be going back for more.
Then during lunch Nana calls us from our backyard... she rode Flash over for us to ride. These kids have the life.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Olivia and I just got back from our trip to St. Paul. Why go to Minnesota you ask?
For these guys:
|this little guy (James was born the same day as Olivia)|
|this little cutie (and her old lady impression)|
|these girls might be the most photogenic people I know.|
Amy and I have been friends forever. Since before we can even remember. We've always felt like family, then after meeting her cousin and marrying him we really became family. I haven't seen enough of her and her family that's been all over for Rudy, her husband, who is finishing his Residency in Minneapolis. Olivia and I jumped at the chance to go see them for 4 days and I'm soooooo glad we did.
|At the Mall of America. It's as amazing as you've heard.|
|mmmmm... the raspberries.|
|Livi's first ride on a carousel.|
|at the beach? No, at the lake. One of the 10,000.|
|surprisingly warm. playground right there. I kind of get why people love this place.|
|Even more raspberries. You can imagine the diapers. So amazing fresh picked.|
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|Micah works 6 days a week all summer long, so when he get's 4th of July off we celebrate. I think it's becoming our favorite holiday. We had a few family firework shows. I love Taj cheering- he get's into it.|
|The first party we went to was a pool party at the Hartley's. Micah's not hiding from the camera, he's just not used to the sun.|
|Eden asked why red, white and blue get a birthday. This was a fun year for her, as a 3 year old she's starting to really think about things and figure out why we do what we do.|
At party number two we had the traditional release of the ladybugs- freedom! All the kids squeeled while Taj and Eden watched and adored the little critters.
|I'm telling you, the boy loves fireworks. This year he was caught several times testing limits and saying things like "I was just burning the weeds". Yikes.|
|Olivia was seen nursing corn all night long. Along with fireworks, she discovered corn this year.|
|Eden said, "we should have only done one party." She was super tired by the end. We all were. We packed in the fun and the Micah time. The drive home from Park City was amazing... there were fireworks going off everywhere we looked.|