Thursday, August 1, 2013

one more try...

We went back to the planetarium today WITH tickets this time ;) It was great! We watched a show about how the earth was formed and the various stages of the continents. They also showed the night sky and constellations at the end- everyone really loved that part. 

Before the movie started, we visited with our new friends again. 

Brave and fearless!

Adam, his sister, and their mommy came along. Here we all are getting ready for our first planetarium experience. 

Tonight, my sweet girl helped me make cookies. She is actually super helpful in the kitchen now. I need to consciously remember to include her more often- and especially when she asks. For so long I felt as if I was trying to keep all little hands OUT of the food... Now, we get to cook together :)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last minute fun night

We found out this afternoon that they were giving away free backpacks and crayons to military kiddos tonight on post. Add in a bounce house some snacks and you have one fun evening!

Salon firsts

The kids had their back-to-school haircuts today (they start back on aug 19) and Clara and Alice were treated to their first ever salon shampoo! They were in heaven- Clara told me she felt like a movie star ;)


We also had to run a few errands today- Clara insisted she have a photo taken with Ariel... Two pretty princesses for sure!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A trip to the planetarium... almost

We tried to see a show at the planetarium today... Unfortunately, tickets were sold out but we were able to see lots of neat things in their little museum. Adam, Lincoln's buddy from down the street, joined us :)
Such pretty colors

Adam was the only brave one.

Goofballs in a shark's mouth

This guy was so cool!

Because the show was sold out, we figured a little Rita's couldn't hurt ;)

We DID get tickets for Thursday's show- cant wait!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Funday!

We took a ride out to visit our good friends today- it has been so awesome living close to the Carr family again. :) Kayla turned 6 yesterday, so we were able to celebrate with some pool time, some play time, and some cake... Yummy, yummy cake! Clara just adores Kayla- what sweet girls they are together. 
Here are all the kiddos singing happy birthday to the star of the day- who says you need a party of 20 to make it special??? :) Thanks for another great visit Julie and family- can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Another visit with friends!

Last Friday, Pam was kind enough to drive her boys, Zachary and Brady, down for the day to visit. We had a great time and the kids really enjoyed playing with their friends. We have had such a full and fun summer!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

family summer vacation 2013- OCNJ!

what a fun vacation we had this year! it started off a little rocky with the kids all sick as could be...  we actually contemplated just heading home because everyone felt so miserable.  thankfully, after a much needed down day, everyone perked up and the rest of the trip was just perfect!

here is daddy laying down the ground rules before exploring the boardwalk for the first time...

my beach baby- she was in her element for sure.
clara is my thrill seeker- just like daddy...  linc and alice are a little more reserved (aka: scardycats) just like mommy ;)
almost 20 years (and 3 children) ago, i called this place home for one awesome summer :)
my life- my loves
see what i mean about clara?  she is a natural!
nana came for a visit- super fun!
this was really alice's first experience with the beach...  she had been once before at around 9-10 months.  it was so fun to watch her take it all in.
cousins annie, ellie, and ben made it down for a day visit.
my handsome guys a a dinner out
loving it!
ahhh....  already looking forward to our next trip!
linc finished up swim lessons the week before our trip and i am soooo glad we did them this summer.  he is swimming on his own and did amazing in the ocean!
sigh...  brings back such great memories of my own childhood- and i am thrilled that we get to share the same with our children.

we were also able to visit with cousin MJ- what a cutie pie!
clara giving her some love :)