Friday, September 30, 2011

Summer's End!



A definite sign that summer is OVER is the closing of the pool for which Andy does maintenance and daily upkeep! We knew that Friday (the 30th and official closing) was going to be REALLY cold...so the boys took advantage of a little less colder weather and hopped in the pool for one last dip on Thursday night!






Yeah, you won't see me in the water...I was freezing just taking pictures! They kept saying the water was warm.




But...even if the water was warm...the air surely wasn't when it was time to get out!




But it's a fun tradition we started several years ago...on a Sept. 30 that was a little bit warmer!

More Zoopendous Days!

Last week my sister-in-law asked if I could watch Nia for the day so she could go on a field trip with Lucas. We took advantage of a BEAUTIFUL fall day and headed to the zoo! Gosh I love the zoo pass!

I was asked several times if they were twins!





If one was smiling for the camera...the other wasn't!



We stopped in Africa and had a picnic lunch right next to the giraffes!




Then...of course we had to feed the giraffe's their lunch too!


And then...we loved on some goats!




It was a fabulous day...except for having to pull both of them in the wagon! Felt like I got my workout in for the day!


They were both sacked out on the way home! It's hard work running through the zoo!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Our litte triathlete!

A few weeks ago Seth came home with a sheet about a triathlon being held at the school natatorium. He was excited and very interested in doing it! We chose to support him...did very minimal training and today was the big day!
We got there (right after his morning soccer game) and got him all checked in!
He had his only little staging area for his bike and shoes.
And even looked really official with his number on his arms and neck...YEAH #57

Then into the natatorium for staging. He was with 6-8 year olds...and they separated them by kids who were on swim teams and those who weren't. The swimmers started off first! WOW!




Seth swam the 75 yards (3 laps of the pool) He did choose to grab a kick board pretty early on. We had practiced and he could have done 2 on his own for sure...but I think he got nervous...and just happened to pass a lifeguard with one right off the bat.




Then...he runs out of the natatorium (must have been bright) to his staging area! The parents are all roped off and can't help!





He had a little trouble with his shoes...he got them on the wrong foot...and finally with the help of 2 adult helpers...he was ready to go! He was off on a 2 mile bike ride around the high school campus...we weren't able to see him for most of it!





Then...finally he came back and hopped off his bike for 1/2 mile run!

He ran the whole time....


and completed it all! I'm one proud mama!






We learned a lot this year...some of those kids are "into" it. But the most important thing is that he had fun...and he did.


But it's surreal for this momma...he's growing up and doing things all on his own! So proud...but still...he's just growing up, and that makes me kinda sad!

Another zoopendous day!

Fall days at the zoo are GLORIOUS! They are probably my favorite time to go...especially when there is NO ONE around. Grant and I packed our picnic lunch and headed there on Friday. He loves it...and it's so nice when it's not crowded and he can just run and play all he wants.

We ventured into the goats today...I usually avoid them...but they turned out to be a huge hit!




He decided to try on all the gear in the Rainforest play area!





And one of the giraffe's was staring him down!










It was a great day...just the two of us!

Some have it...some don't (yet)

Some have style...


Some...well don't have it yet...

Some have it....



Some don't...




But either way....




They are just plain stinkin' cute!



Just havin' fun with the slip n slide on a HOT HOT September day!