Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Our last afternoon and evening with Melissa, John, and Kieran we spent at their campground. We went over and had a little grill out and then went swimming. Alan and I decided we will not ba camping with our 3 anytime soon. At home they go 3 different directions but they are usually confined to something. Not so much out in the woods. I was exhausted when we got home!

Also trying to keep 4 1 year olds on a blanket to eat dinner was a huge challenge just in of itself!

We had so much fun with Melissa, John, and Kieran. I really wished they lived closer so we could see them more often! I can't wait till we get to see them again. By then they will have an adorable little girl as well as Kieran! I also need to get together with Liss, Chris, and Silas. Some day soon I hope!

Sesame Place

Back in July we took the kids to Sesame Place with Melissa, John, and Kieran. We decided to do the dry stuff first and went to the rides. The first thing we decided to do was the carousel. Well when the kids rode the carousel at Giggleberry fair Levi was the only one who liked it. So we decided that Alan would just take Levi and I would wait with the other 2 off to the side. Well Levi freaked out. He screamed and carried on throughout the whole ride. I felt so bad for Levi and for Alan.

After the carousel we went to a little playground and let them run around. From there we went to a little bounce area with big foam blocks. They really enjoyed running around and playing there with the other kids. Next we went to Big Birds balloon race. Basically just "hot air balloons" that you ride up and down in. Alan was still remembering the last ride so I took Nathan on the ride. He seemed iffy but never voiced his opinion. He was too short to really see anything though which I think made a difference.

Next we went to meet some characters. We got our picture taken with Big Bird! Elmo was out too but of course as we came around he went in for a break. We waited to Kieran could see him since he is fond of Elmo. Then was dinner. After dinner we went on one more ride so Paige could have a turn. We decided on Elmo's flying fish. Well Paige loved it! After she wanted to go on the swings. I told her when she was older.

Then we donned our suits to go play in the water part of the park. They had a blast! I need to still get my pics developed from the waterpark. I took a waterproof camera in with us to there. Some day when I remember to take it in I will get those pics back. All in all we had a great time. We went around 4pm and left around 8pm. I think it worked out really well for us. Wasn't too hot and the kids had a nap beforehand. Win win!

Levi before the carousel started to move....kinda iffy about it.

Paige and Nathan watching the carousel with Mommy.

John playing in the playground with the kids!

Bouncing along.

Paige playing with the blocks.

2 kids laying down? yea those are my boys. They ran into each other and then ended up laying down laughing.

Big Bird!


Paige and I on the flying fish.

Getting ready to go.

Yay Sesame Place! Funny story. When I was taking this picture as we were leaving people stopped to watch and this one couple came up to me and told me that their picture should be in the Sesame Place calender. haha.

We had a great time. Not sure we will ever get back there since it will cost us too much money once they are 2. This year they were free which didn't make it too bad. Maybe some day we will make it back there. We shall see. We had a great time and I would highly recommend taking a trip there! I can still remember going there as a kid and it was still fun even being an adult!

Friday, September 23, 2011

I have lost my mojo

And I have no clue where to find it! I haven't really been in the mood to post on top of the fact that I have been really busy. I am not sure exactly what the problem is but I have been somewhat avoiding my blog. I am not sure if it is time, or I got so far behind that I will never catch up, or part of me is kinda iffy about the new look. I just need a swift kick in tha pants! Which I guess I kinda got since I had 2 people wanting to know why I hadn't blogged in 22 days. Wow who knew it had been that long!?! So I am going to attempt once again to get caught up and post more pics and such. And just to sweeten you up a little since it has been a while I will post a pic just for you!

This is my 3 getting themselves in trouble. My main trouble maker is Levi with Nathan pulling in close second since he wants to do what Levi does. I swear they are in cahoots with one another! Paige and I were reading books in the living room and I heard screaming coming from the playroom. Now screaming is not uncommon in this household but Paige and I decided to go check and see what was going on. This is what we walked in on......

Nathan is happily swinging his legs on top of the shelf. Levi however somehow got himself pinned between the shelf and the sliding glass doors. And like any good mother I grabbed my camera to get a picture! Ah toddlers. They are so much fun!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Daddy Cam

On Sunday Melissa and her little family went to Philadelphia for the day. I had a festival I was going to for work so that left the kids home with Daddy. They had lots of fun playing outside and going for a walk. Here are some Daddy cam pics!

My parents got us this bench to partition off our half of the front porch. Our neighbor has many fun things on his porch the kids like to get into.