Wednesday, June 30, 2010

just more summer fun

Tuesday we decided on a whim after breakfast to head to the zoo for the day. The weather was a tad cooler than it has been and the zoo was not nearly as crowded as it has been. It was a great zoo day! The kiddos were most impressed by this dragonfly and wanted to make sure I got a picture of him.

Mirror images almost...
This alligator was following C.

Since the zoo was not super crowded the lorakeets were actually hungry enough to eat.

C was this excited because he was about to get splashed.

And here we are in soaked clothes for the 2nd day in a row!
Today we went to the free summer movies and saw "Aliens in the Attic". It was the first time that the kiddos sat through a non-animated movie. AP declared boredom a few times, but C loved it! He asked if we could go buy it. After the movies we ran a few errands then came back to the fountains to cool off.

AP found a friend to hunt butterflies with and she finally caught one!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

we heart summer because

we get to hang out with this sweet face, meet up with friends to ride our bikes,

stay out late to wait for the fireflies to show up,

go to new aquatic parks with friends,

ride in the street after bedtime,

and spend lazy Saturdays together as a family, sometimes at the Science Center!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

saturday in the park

Last Saturday both my cousins were nice enough to take us and our friends out on the lake. The temps here have been close to 100 degrees so it was a perfect way to try to beat the heat.
While we were waiting for the boats to put in the kiddos and their friends pretended to be pirates. The mommas and their girls

They got a new island that the kiddos LOVED, actually we all loved it. It was a great way to lay in the lake water without actually laying in the lake water :)
The big boys on noodles

This picture makes it look like they know what they're doing. They ended up being rescued after floating too far away.

We had a lot of fun playing on the lake with our friends. At least we were cool the first half of the day because after we dried off and grabbed a bite to eat we were off to a birthday party for one of C's teammates at Greer Stadium, home of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team. It was hoooooooot there. There were inflatables to jump on, but I only let the kiddos play a little because it was seriously way too hot.

By about the 6th inning it started to cool off a little bit.

There was a great fireworks show after the game!

It was a long fun day for sure!