Saturday, July 31, 2010

Magic Show and Train Ride

Several weeks ago I took the girls to the local park for a magic show and a train ride.  They had lots of fun!  Of course they were super excited to see Rachel and Aubrey there.  Blakely was really into the magic show-she LOVED it!!  Lilly was a little hesitant and stayed more in the back.  They both loved riding the little train.  As you can tell it was HOT!!!  Not sure what they were thinking about having a show at 3:00 in July, but hey whatever works. 

I love this picture of them two-pure laughter!! Aubrey, Rachel and BlakelyIMG_1253

Not sure what to thinkIMG_1254

Aubrey and LillyIMG_1257

                                                          Happy to be on the train

Mommy and Daddy Trip

After July 4th Daniel and I took a trip with his Mom, Nana  and brother, Sam to Destin.  We had planned on going somewhere out of the country, but plans didn’t go the way we wanted so we decided to head to Destin.  My parents had already planned on watching the girls so they went with them for the week.  We had a great time!  It was just nice to be able to relax and not have to worry about anything.  I did miss the girls, but I must say it was nice to get away for several days.  Here are a few of our pictures from the week.

I took this the night Daniel and Sam were fishing on the other side of Destin HarborOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         We went on a Dolphin Sunset Cruise   We did see a few dolphins, but had a fun time on the boat

The View from our condoIMG_1233

Sam and Daniel getting ready to go fishing-Sam’s hat and Daniel’s Shirt are quite comical.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Nana and I  at Dewey DestinsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Daniel and I at Dewey Destin's




On our patioThe last night we got to see a sea turtle lay her eggs.  It was actually one of my highlights of the trip.  Just a few days before Nana and I were walking the beach and we saw some eggs that were being protected and I told her I would just love to see a sea turtle lay her eggs-who would have thought we would have been able to see it.P7100113


Saturday, July 17, 2010

4th of July

That night we went down to our local firework show.   Blakely has always loved fireworks.  Last year Lilly spent her past couple of years in the car.  This year Lilly was excited about them and didn’t cry at all-Yeah for her!!  We all had a fun time watching them and the girls just loved them-especially the pink ones!

All Smiles for The FireworksIMG_1194 Not really sure about thisIMG_1193With DaddyIMG_1197A fireman came around giving handouts about forest fires and Lilly took upon herself to read to all of us how to prevent forest fires.  hahaha…IMG_1200   Mommy and LillyIMG_1198

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th!

Blakely Swim Lessons 2010

The week before last Blakely took private swim lessons from Miss Courtney.  She had such a fun time and learned so much.   She is a our little swim bug for sure.  By the end of the week she was jumping off and swimming to the other side all by herself and swimming down to the bottom to get dive sticks.  We went swimming last week and now she thinks she doesn’t have to wear floaties.  I still make her if I’m not right beside her or if she can’t touch.   She still was a little uncomfortable going down the slide without floaties, even when I was there to catch her.  Hopefully she will get better with being more confident by the end of the summer.  She sure didn’t have a problem jumping in the deep end without her floaties and swimming back to the side.   Next year Lilly will take lessons and I’m sure Blakely will want to take them again too.   Love you little swim bug!!IMG_1153 IMG_1148 IMG_1150 IMG_1152

Chuck E Cheese

Sara and I took the kids to Chuck E Cheese a few weeks ago.  The girls have been begging to go.  They just love it there!  Luckily we had coins left over from our last trip this past winter.  Blakely is all about getting tickets and would just scream of excitement anytime she got them.  You would think I’ve never taken her there before.  Lilly loves just putting coins in, but by the end she wanted to get tickets too.  We ate lunch and also enjoyed a little show by the Chuck E Cheese band.  Lilly was having a fabulous time dancing to all the music.   I’m sure we will make another trip before the summer is over.Chuck E Cheese 1These girls were all about posing-sorry they are blurry-they were too cute not to put them on here.  Chuck E Cheese 2