We had a little less than two weeks between our trips. Here’s what we did in those two weeks….
The kids got a tool bench, which they love, and they played “builders” a lot.
We chased a lot of bugs…. Swarms of ants are always fascinating. And Roly Polys are great bugs to put in the bug kit. After catching Roly Polys, the kids FaceTimed with Grandma and Grandpa to show off our new creatures.
I had a lot to do between trips, so I tried to get the kids to watch TV and play on iPads a bit. Luke’s mildly interested in the iPad. It’s more a novelty that he likes to play with intently for about 5 minutes. But I can get a lot done in 5 minutes!
We played in a pool at Jack’s house. And then played Coffee Shop with Ella and Baby Max (really fun!).
We attempted an IronPigs game, but as we were grabbing our shoes, Luke fell asleep on the couch. We let him nap and headed to the game late, but Jace fell asleep in the car on the drive over. Soooooo, we got Frostys and went home. We’ll try to catch a game in early September.
The kids and I went on several walks/bike/trike rides. And we explored the Wungle (Weis Jungle). We visited the lobsters and said hi to some of the neighborhood dogs.
We had a lot of events over the past two weeks. We went to National Night Out (Adam has most of the pictures, but I did have this one of the kids in the front of the cop car). We went to Kids Workshop (really fun this month – it was a cool truck AND they had cupcakes!). We went peach picking (again, Adam has most of the pictures….). We went to PBS Story Time and gave TeleBear high fives. We drained the battery to the car and had to wait for AAA to come rescue us (oops), then headed to Rita’s for a treat with Adam while the car idled/recharged.
We had fun at the house – and on the back deck. The kids did several “car washes” for their construction vehicles (I think they just liked playing with the foam soap). We had popsicles, Jace used his firetruck to rescue Astronauts Casey and Bailey, and the kids played with Alpha Bots and Optimus Prime on the driveway.
The kids love playing with my shoes. The like to put on my boots and run around being “cowboys” – then they kick the boots off and see how far they can make them fly. Ha! We got a new stroller (since our current double stroller doesn’t fit in the car and our current single stroller caught on fire!). The stroller seems great. I left the box laying on the side on the floor and the kids were all over it. I heard giggling and figured one of the kids was in the box. Nope, BOTH kids were in the box! It was funny. The last two pictures in this group are Jace originals. I love his artwork! The first is jumbo chalk on the driveway. The second is bath crayons on the shower wall!
We had some nice weather, so Adam played with the kids in the backyard. They LOVED it.
Pictures of the pets! The cats have been loving the stroller lately (sometimes it’s hard to figure out where one cat ends and the next starts). And Cuervo’s such a pretty dog and he’s so happy outside in the yard!
And lastly, our plants! Our herb garden is doing well. Jace likes to open the window and pick little pieces of each herb for us to share as snack. It’s fun. We had a hail storm that filled my herb garden with ice and tore a bunch of holes in the sunflower leaves (so sad!), but things seem to have recovered.
AND CHECK OUT THESE SUNFLOWER PICTURES! I’m so impressed with the sunflowers. Jace planted these from seeds in preschool. And now they’re 6′ tall! They haven’t flowered yet, but they’re pretty close. Adam has been sending us daily picture updates while we’re away. Jace is so excited about his sunflowers. As he should be. They’re awesome!