Tuesday, July 28, 2015

First time "camper"

Wilson has waited almost 6 months to attend zoo camp. He was so excited when I registered him this winter for it. The big day approached and he was majorly let down. I think he was expecting some major animal encounters. More than deer, peacocks, rabbits and turtles. 

The camel ride was a highlight. As was the carousel ride. And he did get to watch the animals being fed and seemed to enjoy watching them go nuts for food. So that was a plus. 

He was a "camper" and endured the heat and boredom for the rest of the week. And is making bigger plans for next summer. ��

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Party Time!

Ninja party time! We had a small rain delay but by the time every one finished their pizza, the rain had cleared and the weather cooled off. It was the perfect night to swim. Wyatt and Ella had the best time celebrating their birthdays with friends and cousins. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

welcome to…

the dark side.  Wyatt loves a good villain.  And Darth is is fave!  Owning a Vader costume has been on his wish list for a very long time.  And the day finally arrived! Naturally, he suited up the second he finished unwrapping his gifts.  And not to be left out, Wilson needed to suit up.  Representing the good side, of course.  And a fun night of battles ensued.  The perfect ending to Wyatt’s birthday.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

the birthday boy’s day…

Chris woke up with a raging case of strep throat on Wyatt’s birthday.  So a few of our plans changed but I don’t think Wyatt noticed.  Pancakes with sprinkles for breakfast.  Lunch with Mimi and Poppy, and donuts.  And gifts!  Of course.  All Star Wars, of course.

Dinner of Wyatt’s choice, pizza.  And his long awaited Storm Trooper cake “with one oreo on top”. But the birthday boy was too busy with his gifts to enjoy cake.  And as I tucked in my newest five year old I promised him cake for breakfast the next day.  And he most definitely held me to my promise the next day!2015-07-07

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Five. Really?!

Wasn't he just a baby?!! 
The littlest turned five this week. Hard to believe. 
And keeping with family tradition we had waffles with sprinkles and a candle, of course. 
More details from our newest five year old's special day later...

Monday, June 29, 2015

the future is getting clearer

Wilson was only going to be happy if his new glasses were green.  Not a little green.  ALOT green.  After some googling we found out our eye place had these beauties already in stock.  And Mister Wilson was thrilled! His new specs suit him perfectly!  And the best news, they are indestructible!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

how high can W climb?

Chris and Will had an afternoon together….and the activity was rock climbing.  Given Will’s love of climbing trees lately this was perfect timing. 

Will had a BLAST! And as he reached the top of every climb he’d look down and say “take my picture”.  He couldn’t pick a favorite obstacle but I think where he “scaled large buildings” and jumped down was pretty high up on the list.  We may have to look into climbing camp next year!
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Friday, June 26, 2015

A Jurassic Fairy Garden

We decided the kids empty "digging" garden needed a face lift. The kids drew up plans and had ideas about what their new fairy garden/Jurassic world would look like. A few trips to the hardware store and we were ready for the fairy and dino invasion. Now that it's finished no one plays in it anymore ��
At least it looks pretty. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

say what? {another Wyatt funny}

This kid.  I had no response to his idea.  He keeps us in stitches lately.  I remember Will at this age came up with some pretty good quotes too.  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

{almost} night swimming

Poppy surprised the kids with a new addition to the dock. A slide! And they loved it!!! Even Wyatt, who normally takes a while to warm up to new things, was excited. We couldn't keep them off of it!

Between the slide and some night swimming and chasing fireflies. They had an awesome night!

Biggest fish ever!

Wyatt now holds the biggest dock fish record. At our house at least. He casted and (mostly) reeled it in on his own. We were all quite surprised when we saw what was on the end of his line! The kids were all impressed with his huge catfish!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Say What {Wyatt}

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dying to tie dye

Summer kick off for the kids at church....it involved some parental help. Turns out Chris was pretty handy with rubber bands. The kids had a blast and loved how their shirts turned out. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A new nickname?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Monday, June 08, 2015

a few of Wyatt's favorite books

Wyatt likes what he likes when it comes to books.  Firefighters, Trains, Cars and Construction are the reoccurring themes on his bookshelves these days. Actually, those have been the only themes to ever take up residence there.