Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Park It!

We are so blessed to have so many things to do that are so near to us. Yesterday it was so nice and we had not been to this particular park yet this summer, so it seemed like a good thing to do.

The boys climbed the spider web. Hard for me to is pretty high. Davis wanted to get to the top so I could get a picture of all of them at the top. Thank heavens he decided to stay lower and let me take a picture of him there!

They cooled off in the splash park and rode their scooters. We went for a walk around a little pond area and saw some sort of a crane, muskrat, fish and ducks. The boys love to walk and look at nature. At first Carson did not want to go on the walk because he said, "Mom, you will find a pretty plant you like and want us to take a picture by it!" Oh he knows his momma!!

Connor did not want to go at first, but as you can tell from the pictures I think he had a pretty good time! If you notice he did not even want to bring his swimming suit. He was just going to sit and read his book...right!!! He did not even open the book. Just likes to make things difficult for him mom sometimes!
We have had a great summer. I have truly enjoyed being able to share all of these experiences with them!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lake Fun

Yesterday we went to the lake house of some friends. The boys had such a good time. They got to swim, ride in the boat, ride on the tube and ride on the wave runner. The water was a little too rough for fishing. They were all exhausted by the time we got home.

Thanks Metzger's for a great time at the lake! The boys now think we need a place at the lake...boy wouldn't that be nice!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Day at the Creek

One of our friends called and invited to join them at a creek they had discovered. When I asked the boys if they would want to go to a creek they excitedly said "YESSSS!" So off we went with swim trucks, crocs and buckets it hand! Let the exploring begin!

For three full hours we were there. The boys and Addison found water bugs, craw dads, baby cat fish (very little), minnows, saw a snake sunning himself, and saw a big frog that I am sure they would of caught if they could have gotten to him! They tried to build a dam and got pretty muddy doing it!

What fun for the boys to play and wade in the creek and discover all the excitement that a creek can offer! The best thing of all is that it did not cost us a dime and they cannot wait to go back!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New York

For my mom's 60th birthday, my sister and I wanted to take her somewhere she would never go herself. The location of choice was New York City! We had a blast. While there, we saw two Broadway shows, Mary Poppins, which was spectacular, and Mama Mia!, cannot go wrong with that one! If I lived close to NY and had money I think I would go see a show every weekend. There is truly something magical about a Broadway production.

We took a ferry boat out by Ellis Island to see the Statute of Liberty. Took a lot of pictures, just too bad it was an overcast day!
This is a picture of us in Central Park.

This is a memorial at a little church that was right next to Ground Zero. There were memorials for the fire fighters, memorials for the loved ones lost, flags with the name of all the victims, signs sent by children that were hung up in the church soon after the attack and are still hanging up. Very, very emotional. A must see if you are in New York.

John Lennon Imagine memorial in Central Park. Could not get the song out of my head!

Not a place I would ever want to live, but truly a fun place to visit! And a long weekend is plenty of time! Just take your walking shoes and money to spend!
Happy Belated Birthday Mom! I know it will be one none of us will forget!