24 June 2010

A little afternoon "Girl time"

The older the babies are getting, (and yes...I know they really aren't babies anymore) the more I am realizing the importance of individual one-on-one time with each of them. Addison is getting to the age where she really enjoys crafts, and can play with toys that have really small parts. Quenton on the other hand, is not quite there yet! So, we save all of the big girl things to do while brother is sleeping.

Today's girly time was to make a homemade bird feeder, which she had seen on Special Agent Oso on Disney. So, the last couple of weeks we have been hunting for pine cones. Apparently, Huntsville doesn't have too many of them.

I loaded up the peanut butter all over the pine cone, and Addison rolled them around in bird food. She was SO excited!!! She has been waiting to do this for about 2 weeks...poor kid. We hung them in the backyard, and she checks on them every day to see if the birds are "liking them".

Gotta love her...

Little stinker...sneaking some licks of peanut butter. Good thing Addison is the only one that eats the creamy peanut butter!

23 June 2010

Vacation Bible School

Addison has been in DESPERATE need of some structured playtime now that pre-school is out for the summer. So, this week she is attending Vacation Bible School with a couple of her friends, and then, the next two weeks she will be going to her pre-school's Summer Fun program, which is actually the exact same thing as VBS, but spread out into 3 weeks of two days a week. She was SO excited to go Monday!!!

Too bad her brother threw-up EVERYWHERE when I went in to pick her up Monday afternoon. Ugghhh.

22 June 2010

What a weekend...

So, aside from the big movie theater opening on Friday (which, YES, we did take the kids to see Toy Story 3) we had quite the eventful weekend! Saturday was Jae's 28th birthday, as well as his brother's. We went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse with some friends to celebrate, and left the kids with a babysitter. Then, Sunday was Father's Day, and Jae's Dad's birthday. Jae chose to spend father's day laying low, relaxing, and playing with the kids. We played in the beach ball sprinkler, and then Jae and Addison rode their bikes around the neighborhood.

A picture of the "old man" as Addison so affectionately calls him, on our way to eat dinner for his birthday...

This is what happens when the kids are too hot, and stuck in the back yard...LET ME OUT!

Seriously...no wonder he can only be outside for 10 minutes at a time...look at those calves and arms...chubby-chunkers!

19 June 2010

A new obsession for the babies...


Every time we go to visit my parents, my dad has taken Addison to the Aviation Museum at Robins Air Force Base. Now, on her 4th trip, her baby brother was able to join them.

I really thought Addison would still just be interested in looking at the big planes...but this time, she wanted to see EVERYTHING. The seats, the uniforms, the flags, the gear, the guns, everything! She was so excited. She was literally running from one thing to the next.

And, Quenton...well he walked through the entire museum screaming and making his "surprised" face. He truly LOVED the planes. It is so fun to see our babies with our parents. Something about the genuine happiness they have when they are with them, and almost having a glimpse into your own childhood.

Notice there are only 48 stars on this flag???

18 June 2010

Shady play...

I always seem to forget JUST how HOT it is in the summer. And, it's even worse in South Georgia! Ughhhh! Needless to say, I was trying to find somewhere shady to play with the babies while at my parents house. We found a playground that was completely shaded by trees. LOVE it! My kids LOVE playing outside, but they take after Jae and I, and you can totally tell when they are heating up...they are like little red tomatoes! Cracks me up.