Saturday, October 22, 2011

July 2011

We spent July 4th down at the shore.

Looking festive.


At the beach before dark to get a spot for fireworks. They loved them and had a really great day.

Someone is sleepy.

A few days later we hit the shore again. This time they had their first go at mini-golf. It was interesting to say the least. Cousin Hunter "teaching" them.

Ice cream afterwards on such a hot day was necessary.

It was one of those melted before you can even get it in your mouth kind of days.

Playground afterwards.

Then we went to our town fair. They had no rides this year, so it wasn't as exciting as in years past. They still got to ride a pony though.

We spent a lot of time at our development pool. They loved it. I saw them progress from being timid of the water to just jumping right in doing cannonballs by summer's end. They were still wearing a swim float this year. I hope to get them lessons next year and maybe ditch the swimmies. We'll see. This was the first year I was brave enough to take them to the pool myself too.

Trip to The Philadelphia Zoo

We took their first trip the zoo. We went to The Philadelphia Zoo. What I remember most is that it was a really hot day.


Crazy bear that just walked back and forth a million times. Poor guy.


Ry holding the map here. He became obsessed with knowing where we were on the map at all times.



Lunch. We got attacked by geese while eating here. Apparently they must have been fed at one point and now they are all over the place. The kids were not happy with this, and neither was I!

Prairie dogs

It was a nice time at the zoo!

Fourth Birthday

They turned 4 on May 30th. Hard to believe. I made Cinnamon muffins to celebrate on their actual birthday. They got scooters as their bigger gift. Ryan got a lot of Cars 2 toys and Kaylie got Princess stuff.

Listening to Happy Birthday sung by Mommy & Daddy.

Checking out her new scooter.

She likes it.

Where's your helmet buddy?

This was the day before their birthday. We went to the shore for the day. They also had another rendition of Happy Birthday sung to them. And add that to the birthday celebration at school.

Painting that fence again.

We had a small family party the following weekend. They got this bounce house from Grandma & Pop Pop. It was the hit of the party as everyone enjoyed it. Here they are jumping with Cousin Hunter.

Eating candy necklaces with the cousins.

Ry's oatmeal raisin cookie cake b/c he doesn't do cake.

Kaylie's Ariel cake

Yet another Happy Birthday song.

Did I forget to mention that Mommy & Daddy love this bounce house too? It can be used inside. So great for getting them tired on rainy and cold winter days!

My cute guy