That's right, this is the shovel end on a giant snow plow. It's bigger than
we are. We saw it at the "Big machine petting zoo".
We also had the chance to drive a couple super-sized lawn mowers. Hopefully Daddy will get one of this in the next 12 years so our chores will be easier.
We were a bit surprised to find ourselves in hair-cutting chairs the other day at the mall. We're getting much better at dealing with this inevitable fact of life (at least for now).
But we really don't like the spray bottles. It just shouldn't be raining inside.
Mommy did let us pick out our own suckers at the sucker store so all was well.
This time, for the first time, we had our hair cut at the same time.
KICKBALL! Check it out, we learned how to play kickball today at the YMCA.
Our awesome teacher Jamie taught us how to play. We pitched the ball . . .
. . . kicked the ball . . .
. . . and then, our favorite part, we ran around the bases. Every kick was a home run.
At the end, we all came together, put our hands in and yelled, "WE LOVE KICKBALL!"
Our neighbors who hosted the neighborhood barbecue had the biggest swing we'd ever seen.
It reached all the way to a branch that had to be more than 100-feet in the air.
It was kind of fun get in the way and bump into who ever was on the swing.
On second thought, maybe it wasn't that fun.
It was definitely fun to swing up over Mommy's head and let her tickle our feet.
We have some neighbors who are very neighborly. They invited the whole neighborhood over to their house for a summer barbecue.
We did our best to pitch in by helping Ryan with the grilling. Be afraid flare-ups, be very afraid.
Grandma met us at a park this morning. There was this whole system of ropes, pulleys, scoopers and tubes to aid in the scooping and dumping of sand.
It was pretty awesome, but it took teamwork to make it work. One to scoop and sometimes two to work the ropes and do the dumping.
The best part, though, is trying to catch the sand as it comes rushing out of one of the tubes.
We're about to graduate to big boy swings. Check out our high flying abilities.
Swinging is definitely, hands down, the best part about going to the park and it's only getting better.
We loving picnicking too, but we're sometimes still a little short for a few of the larger tables.
As I was putting the boys to bed tonight, Charley started (and Jax joined in on) a new version of the ABCs, it went something like this:
HIJK uh-uh, oh-oh, Cookie...
Y and Cookie...
Now I know my AB Elmo...
Next time won't you sing with Cookie?
With a large grin following!
I have no idea why they started singing it like that, but I think it's pretty funny.
Today, after Charley woke up entirely too early from nap... and I had a horrible sinus headache, I was lying on the couch, and Charley wanted to read stories. So, I told him that I would read to him the next time the clock went ding-dong (15 minutes).
He picked out the new stories we got from our book giveaway at the ECFE Family picnic last night . . . stories we have yet to read.
He opens "The Little Penguin," and says, "The penguin jumped." And "jumps" the book up and down. Then turns the page to where they go in the water . . . "Splash. The Penguin splashed in the water." . . . Gets to the last page . . . "The end."
Then he opens "Frederick". A book about a mouse . . . who on the front page is holding a flower. He says. "Mouse book. Mouse has a flower." Turns to about the middle of the book where Frederick is standing without a flower. "Mouse has no flower." Turns to the last page where Frederick stands atop a rock. "Mouse JUMPS off the rock . . . The end . . . That was a FAST book!"
The sun actually came out today and it got a little warmer. So we headed to the park with Daddy and the doggies.
We pretty much just hung out, trying not to look down . . .
. . . all morning.
We had to let go eventually, there are too many thing to do other than hang around.
We have to do some serious jumping off the picnic table - the bench, not the table.
We took a few turns on the tube slide, but it's been so dry lately that the static was really bad.
Auntie Monica, Cousin Kinsey and Grandma came with us to one of our favorite parks this morning. Of course we rode the tire swing . . .
. . . and went down the giant silver slide.
It was all great until it was time to leave. Kinsey, Grandma and Monica had to go to their home and it was time for us to go to our home. As they say, all good things must come to an end.
. . . AWESOME!!!!!
We went to a giant indoor play place this morning because it was kind of cold and rainy. We'd never seen anything like the pit of balls. It was amazing, and packed. But it didn't matter . . .
. . . cause it was amazing.
Something was interesting today at the zoo. We thought we saw it while riding the tractor back from the farm, but we couldn't figure out which way to look.
The leopard thought he saw it too . . .
. . . even the prairie dogs came out to look.