Saturday, September 3, 2011

Last 2 months in pictures

I am warning you, this post is PIC HEAVY, but here is a little glimse at the last 2 months for us...

*click on any pictures to enlarge*
Here are the chicklets checking out the fireworks we bought....
Josh was very unsure about the whole thing (and after the first ka-boom, high tailed it for the front door)

The girls had fun lighting some fireworks this year

But still spent a lot of time like this...

We suprised them by taking them to a 4th of July parade this day (their first parade ever)...

They were amazed at the crowds

I felt so bad for these 'seasoned' gentleman. It was slightly less hot than the surface of the sun and they had to walk the .7 mile parade route wearing 10 pounds of clothes!

They also decided to shoot their rifles off right in front of us. I think I lost 50% of my hearing that day, what with that and the fire trucks and amulances deciding that our little piece of real estate was the PERFECT place to let loose with their sirens. Lovely. I dont think Destroy Boy will EVER want to go to a parade again, he was slightly fascinated and majorly tramatized by the whole thing.

The girls LOVED these. They saw them and quickly dubbed the drivers 'Mario and Luigi'
These were also a big hit

I also learned this day that our city has roller derby league. Interesting.
And if you want to advertise effectively for your gym. Have a spinning class take place. On a float.

The girls could NOT believe all the candy that was thrown to them. I had to go thru it and try to find the 'yucky' ones as it was quite apparent that some of it was left over from last Halloween. Classy.

We have been going to the library quite often on friday afternoons

See that red thing on the wall? Yeah. We almost had an incident involving THAT, and that little boy in the blue.

We found about 10 of these guys in our garden last month and brought them, and a boat load of dill inside. After we were inundated with sniffly noses and itchy eyes, the 'pillars and thier abundance of dill went back out to the garden. I dont know where they scootched to as we didnt see even one coccoon!

Random playdoh creation by daughter #3.

Random playdoh creation by daugther #2 (this is suppose to be Susan from Chronicles of Narnia whic has been a bit of an obsession here lately)

They went to their first carnival this past month too. I have not been to a carnival in a sweet forever and my jaw hit the floor when I saw the prices. THREE dollars to ride the ferris wheel?? And i think I may have vicariously smoked a pack of cigarettes while there. Bleh.

I told you the whole 4th of July thing traumatized this boy. This is how he spent a lot of time at the carnival

He gave his hands a rest though to ride on this little kiddie train. He was in HEAVEN.

I also ran another race on Aug 27, you can read about it more HERE on my fitness blog

What's that?? Could it BE??

Yep. I won an age group award!! Must not have been many 30-34 year olds out there that day....
I pulled out the stamping supplies a few weeks ago and let the girls go to town. They LOVE doing this. The anti-messy part of me cringes everytime.

This is my posse measuring Noah's ark on our street for school. You can see big sis there (in the helmet) wearing my Garmin for measuring purposes. It's multi-talented, that watch!

We like to throw a little school in every now and then for good measure =)

My oldest had 'Narnia schoool' one day and she printed out a Narnia coloring page and read a Narnia book to them. I think she may have had a worksheet or something for them to do too. Too funny.And THIS is how I have discovered I can cut my onions up without crying. Dont be hatin'. Not everyone can rock Ariel the Mermaid goggles QUITE like an Asian.