Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
That last one is Luke and Ben in the deflated bouncy castle.
And the winner is . . . . . Sam! Mandy was a close second. I guess some of the shirts were a little too frozen. Next year I'll know better.
A couple of weeks ago I visited Descanso Gardens near Pasadena. Charlie came with me. It was nice, but I'll definitely have to go back in the Spring when something is actually in bloom. We did see a lot of wildlife (a toad, dragonflies, butterflies, big huge fish, turtles).
Can you find the toad in that picture (above)?And the turtle in that one?
This one of Charlie walking across the grass reminded us of something from Calvin and Hobbes.
Cutest baby ever.
Weirdest picture of me ever. Charlie is still cute, though. This was in the parking lot right by our car, but the yellow flowers were the most colorful we saw the whole time. Ryan wants to make sure I explain why I look so uncomfortable. I wanted to make sure we got the flowers in the shot, and both of us, and I was trying to keep Charlie from grabbing the camera. This was my best attempt.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This was a little roller coaster. This ride is for kids only, no adults, and I was curious how Benjamin would do. He made it through the first lap around, but wasn't expecting it to go around again and he kind of lost it. Our neighbor Paul (riding behind Alex) wasn't expecting that second lap either, and he ducked his head way down in his seat. I couldn't get a good picture of the aftermath, but this is before it started.
We spent the most time (because it was shaded) in a little play area with lots of little foam balls that could be vacuumed up or shot out of air guns, etc. Charlie kept feeding balls into this tube for a about a half an hour. I was a little miserable from the heat, but the kids did great. They were trying to figure out where the actual "mountain" was and why it was "magic".