Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Aquarium with friends

Last week we headed to the New Or.leans Aquarium with some friends....

All of the kiddos ready to explore

Sutton and his best bud

Sutton, Samantha and Kaisley watching fish in the big tank

Samantha helping Brookston and Ashlynn feed the birds

I'm not sure what it is about this frog, but we spent a good 15-20 minutes here, between sitting on the frog and a little game they had next to it!

Everyone has to take a picture here!

Ashlynn, Sutton and Brookston by the sharks

Monday, July 30, 2012

Posted a few updates

I'm not sure if anyone really follows anymore since I haven't done a lot of updating lately...but, I thought I'd let anyone out there know that I just did a bunch of posts and backdated them to when they happened...pretty much all from June.  You'll see a couple inbetween that I actually did post (from my phone), but if you go back to the beginning of June, you'll see a number of new ones too!  :)

All is well here...it's been a fun and busy summer.  Between a few weekend trips, a beach trip, soccer camp, two kindergarten camps, lots of Little Gym camp, dance class, karate class, swimming, and Mother's Day Out...we've stayed busy this summer! 

We are looking forward to the new school year!

The beach trip

The beach trip was almost a month ago now, but we've been having too much fun this summer and I haven't sat down and organized all of my pictures until now!  We went to a great resort style place in Florida that was right on the beach, but also had pools.  One of which I posted a lot of pictures below because it was PERFECT!  The water was only about 8-10 inches deep, so I didn't feel as stressed with 3 kids who need to either be assisted or watched like a hawk!

Pretty much every day was:  Wake up, go to the beach, go to the pools, eat lunch, nap.  Go back out to the beach, then back to the pools, dinner, bed.

  My friend goes to this resort almost every year and asked if we'd be interested in joining their family.  They have a 7 year old boy, almost 5 year old girl, and almost 2 year old boy.  They also brought their 3 nieces to help, since they are teenagers.  Everyone had a great time together and it was a perfect vacation!

Checking out a hermit crab they found

Sutton and mommy in the ocean...he LOVED jumping the waves

Mr. Chad playing in the sand with Sutton and Brookston

Kaisley enjoying her time at the ocean

Brookston burried his legs in the sand

Sutton loving the waves coming up to get him

Daddy and Mr. Chad with their big trenches they dug with the kids

Brookston, Kaisley and Ashlynn..they got along beautifully!

Jonathan, Brookston and Kaisley digging in the sand

The crew coming down the lazy river

Playing in one of the pools

Brookston going down the slide in the kid pool

Brookston and Kaisley in the kid pool

Kaisley doing her main pose in the kid pool

Ashlynn, Brookston, and Kaisley

Brookston, Ashlynn, and Kaisley...again!

Sutton loved this pool

Sutton playing in the dry area

Kaisley...posing again!!!

Brookston (notice he has his life jacket on, everywhere!  He never wanted it off!)

The kids in our condo!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stabilizers are gone

He's been asking for a while, so we finally took off Brookston's training wheels.  The kids like to call them stabilizers, thanks to their favorite TV show, "Pep.pa Pig".  So...we tried it.  I personally think he did really well.  Obviously we need to keep practicing, but he did great...and really enjoyed himself!