Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Will's Birthday

Will and Jadon enjoying one of Will's birthday books from his grandparents.

The library happened to have a robot come visit on Will's birthday, so he got to drive this robot later, which was super cool for him (he loves robots)!

Opening his gift from Mom and Dad.  He was pretty excited about this umbrella...

but even MORE excited about this Bumblebee Transformer.

He really likes Transformers, as he has a few smaller ones and has read some books about them.  

Here's the aftermath of the pinata bursting.  :)

Lighting the cake proved harder than we thought on this breezy day!  He chose to have mommy try her hand at making a "Chase" birthday cake (from Paw Patrol), and then we had a just a round cake for extra.  He didn't want to put holes in Chase's face for the candles.  It was a fun day with some friends that we will soon be leaving for a new location.  It was so precious to be able to make those memories with them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Airport Field Trip

Earlier this summer we went with our homeschool co-op on an airport field trip.  The children were pretty excited.  They all love airplanes, and to see some small ones up close was pretty fun.  We even saw a few helicopters.  I wasn't able to snap many photos, but here are a few I did get.  :)

The children were so super excited to be able to sit in the cockpit of this plane.  For some reason Hannah REALLY wanted to go in the backseat, and I could not get her to turn away from looking at it during her time in there.  :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Camping in the White Mountains

We recently took a couple of nights to go camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  We had a wonderful time relaxing as a family, and enjoyed the amazing weather!  Since we increased our elevation, it was absolutely lovely, and cooler than at our house during that time.

We went on an easy trail hike up to these gorgeous waterfalls.  There were three that ran into each other.  

Daddy and the children resting at the top of the falls.

Another location we went to  that had many, many pools and rapids that you could "ride" down, or slide down the rocks.  It was packed!

Will found a huge rock to climb, as usual.  ;)

Here was our little spot in the "rapids" we found.  It was so lovely!

Daddy and Will went out to ride the easy rapids.  

Reading break in the tent.  Will reading his book to Daddy.

One of our essential pieces of camping equipment...the coffee percolator.  :)  

More favorites...mountain pie makers and melted hershey bar in a warmed banana!  Yum.

Our campground also had this lovely little river spot to play in.

The splash in the water behind Hannah is Will going in the water from the rope swing.  :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Track and Field

This year the boys took part in track and field with our local parks and recreation.  They loved it!

Long jump

Javelin throw


They also did shot put and a short race.  We'll definitely be participating in track and field in the future, when we find it available!

Oh, and here is much of what Hannah was doing during the track and field time.  :D

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Beach Day!

We've been trying to take advantage of our location near the gorgeous Maine beaches during our last summer here.  Here's a few pics from a lovely beach day the other week.
Terrible lighting, but hey, it's a family pic!  :)

Isn't a sandy feet pic obligatory?  ;) 

She's shouting "Cheeeeeeese!". 

The "men" hard at work.

Will loves to climb to the top of any rocks he can find.

Daddy found a dead crab.