Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Swim time

When I last posted I was talking about our wonderful visit with Melissa and her family at the beginning of July. That Saturday morning we went to Ringing Rocks and had a great time. After nap time we went to my parents house for a little swim party and pizza. It was nice to let the kids run around outside and just hang out. Kieran is quite the little fish!

Paige and Daddy

Nathan swimming with Grammy

Levi and Pop-pop



Heeeeee yaaaaaa with this Daddy!

It's a Levi monster!

What's this cool looking thing?

After swimming we played outside a bit. Kieran's favorite thing was the play house. We could barely pry him out of it so he could eat!

Swings!

Mmmmmmm Pizza!

Time is escaping me yet again

Ok it is time to catch up and stay on top of the blog. I am over a month behind and it's not pretty! So be prepared for several new posts the next few days or so. I plan to catch up and then hopefully stay on top of it! So here goes nothing! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ringing Rocks

The day after our play date with Kieran, Melissa and John wanted to go see Ringing Rocks. I was all for except one minor detail. How the heck would I take 3 toddlers to Ringing Rocks!?! For those of you that don't know Ringing Rocks is a park in my area that has basically a huge field full of boulders or "rocks" if you will. If you bring a hammer and go out into the boulder field and hit the rocks you can get different tones of of the rocks and make them ring. It is very neat! There is also a hiking path that leads up to waterfalls. So again I as myself how would I take 3 toddlers? Even with Alan there they still outnumber us. Until they are much older I think we will be coming across this problem more and more.

So I decided to meet Melissa, John, and Kieran at Ringing Rocks and bring along Levi. He is more adventurous of the 3 and I thought he would have a blast. I was right! He loved walking around and climbing on the rocks. When we were walking back Kieran decided to make it his goal to sit on every rock we came upon! Haha. Levi and I were up ahead and Levi kept saying go go! Too funny!

Kieran is trying to "ring" some rocks. Levi is climbing around!

Kieran and John ringing some rocks.

Levi ringing some rocks.

Levi is my anti stranger kid. I handed him to Melissa to put him on a rock with Kieran so we could take a picture. Well Levi was less than thrilled to be picked up by someone he didn't know! Poor kid! :) I also love how Kieran is looking at him like what is wrong with you?

Levi on the rocks a little miffed cause of the previous picture. Haha.

Levi climbed onto this rock on his own so we plunked Kieran next to him real quick so we could get a picture!

We hiked down to the falls. Here are the falls with John taking a picture of the falls. This is a close as I could get safely with Levi. :)

We had an awesome time and I can't wait till my trio is old enough to take all 3 together. They will have so much fun!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tea party anyone?

Back in July I got to meet an awesome lady and her sweet family! I frequent Mama boards and I met Melissa on The Bump and then we both made the jump over to a more private forum called Snotty Kisses. We have been chatting for over a year. I have become extremely close to her and another Melissa (Liss) through these forums. They are both from Canada and both have a son around the age of my trio. Well Melissa, John, and their son Kieran came down and spent a week with us! They decided to take their family vacation down here and see the sights and meet us at the same time. I was thrilled that they came down to visit and I really wished that they lived closer so I could see them all the time! Now I just need to figure out how we can meet Liss, Chris, and her son Silas! Passports anyone?

Melissa arrived in town on a Thursday. They were camping and we went to meet them at their campsite. The kids had a blast playing with the rocks and dirt. The next day they came over our house to play. Kieran fit right in and the kids looked like they were having a blast!

They all actually sat themselves nicely at the table and had a little tea party! They played so nicely together I was so happy. He just fits right in. :)