Monday, August 20, 2012

Splashin' in the rain

Yesterday, the kids were bored inside and Grey was getting fussy, so we put on our rain gear and headed outside to splash in some puddles.  The kids were super excited, and it was warm outside and drizzly, so not too bad to be outside. 

 There weren't huge puddles, so the kids walked around the cul-de-sac splashing on the curb. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cookie Decorating Party

Down the street from Nikki's house is a cute little cupcake eatery that hosts little cookie/cupcake decorating parties for kids.  Nikki signed up the kids for one afternoon while Skylar was staying with them and we joined in on the fun as well.  It was super cute, super cheap, and fun for all.  Except that I didn't get any cookies out of the deal… 
 The bobsey twins.  One great thing about Skylar hanging out with Izzy so much is that she now lets me do her hair! 
 Wes was happy chillin' out in the stroller for a while. 
 Love this kid! When he's happy, he's happy. 
 Austin demonstrating how to stir up the frosting. 
 There was a little peaking going on around the table!

 And a little sneaking… 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer fun: Swimming!

When we haven't been hanging out with Nik and her gang, we've been hanging out at the pool. I'm pretty sure that the kids could stay in the pool all day, everyday, if we let them.  We've been hanging out with my mom and cousin Devon, who is 10 and is great with Skylar and Grey.  

Last week Skylar went to spend a few days with Izzy and Grey took full advantage of her absence both at home and at the pool.  He learned how to swim with his floaties (before he just wanted you to hold him in the water) and even jump off the side without someone there to catch him.  

 Grey has learned that break times are good opportunities for icee's and spongebob on Netflix. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Fun: NC Science Center

This summer we have been going, going, going, constantly.  Its been great!  We've been to the Science Center a few times with Nik and her gang and Skylar and Grey love to hang out with Austin, Jaxon, Izzy, and Michael.  

I love this shot of one of the gibbons at the SC.  This guy just came over to hang out with us… for awhile.  I took this shot straight on without bending down or anything.  Just imagine what all those littles saw… 
 All together there are 9 of us.  Here they all are lined up watching the animals. 
 Here's Austin and Grey.  Every mom needs an Austin.  He constantly watches over Grey and the other littles as they meander around, sometimes away.  He's great!
 They've got to pet lots of snakes, bearded dragons, rabbits, etc. 

 And although Wes has not been fond of staying in his carseat in the snap'n go stroller, he has appreciated the extra attention.  He's got lots to say ya'll!
 I love this kid!  I'll look over at Michael randomly and will see this exact pose and look on his face. Priceless!
 Skylar and Izzy have been fast friends.  They giggle, hold hands, and do all the little girly things with each other. 

 The littlest philosopher. 
 This is Grey's, "mom, I don't want to wait any longer for you to take any more pictures" face.