Thursday, June 20, 2013

My summer bucket list:

At the beginning of summer, I decided to make a little list (I'm the queen of list making), of fun summer activities to keep the kids busy and happy this summer! Since Logan only has seven more weeks of summer before school starts, I doubt most of them will get accomplished, but it will be fun to see how many we can check off the list!

Bowling (kids bowl free during the summer)
Spend some time at the lake
Have a picnic
Drive in movie (hoping that Monster's University will be playing soon!)
Busch Gardens
Strawberry picking
Story and craft time at the library
Go see $1 movie
Take the kids to the Home Depot or Lowe's Saturday workshops

So far we've been strawberry picking and planned our Busch Gardens trip. I signed the kids up for the summer library program, but we've the husband's been kind of slacking about actually taking them.

Here's a couple of pictures from our strawberry picking adventures:

(The end result-- yummy!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

a birthday for Brody

My little man turned two recently. I can't believe he is growing up so fast! I just want to slow down time and keep him a baby forever... well maybe not forever. Just a little while longer!

To celebrate Brody's birthday, we decided against doing our typical birthday party this year (which we are also not doing for Logan's birthday). Instead, for each boy's birthday, we decided to do somthing special with just them, one-on-one, and then keep things simple and have cake and presents at home.

For Brody's special day we decided to take him to the zoo, since he loves animals lately. He has so many (toy) animals at home that he carries around, and a board book full of animal pictures that he is learning all the names of! As expected, he LOVED the zoo. His favorites were the monkeys, the bears, and the giraffes. Here are some pictures from his special day!

I think he had an awesome day! I'm really glad we decided to change things up this year. Having the same old types of birthday parties every year is just getting old, and it was nice to be able to spend some one-on-one time with Brody.