Thursday, September 27, 2012
Googa stayed on his perch for hours... until around noon we realized he was gone! He was hanging out on a grocery bag by the door, and we took that as our sign that he was ready to spread his wings and fly away. We opened the door and Will said goodbye to him as his slowly made his way into the world. It took him a few tries before he fluttered away.
Since then, Will claims to have seen Googa at the park on two different occasions. Both time he told me that Googa was busy playing with his friends.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Last night was Will's Back to School Picnic and we all had a blast. The highlight was the butterfly tent where the kids could go and see and try to hold the butterflies. We also bought a butterfly chrysalis so we will have a butterfly in just a few days! When they come out of their chrysalis they are still for a while to let their wings dry so Will and Katie will have a chance to hold it! It should be fun!
In the butterfly tent - trying to hold a monarch!
Checking out our butterfly in the chrysalis - Will named him Googa.
Katie and Will stare at the chrysalis
Eating while tree climbing
Katie's attempt at climbing
Rockin' the party favor
She shares my excitement for sweets!
The picnic at sunset
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
This is really the only true alone time I have with Katie these days. I treasure it. When Will is around, we talk constantly and Katie doesn't get much one-on-one attention. On Saturday mornings, I usually try to take her somewhere to play and she just loves the attention. She will look at me, smile and then run so I will chase her - looking back to ensure I am there. I am not sure which of the two of us has more fun.
When she hears an airplane or some other far away sound, she puts her finger in her ear instead of behind her ear.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Katie and Andrew had a great time swinging and sliding together. It was fun to see Katie in her element. Loli takes the kids to this park every day, so she is so comfortable climbing and running around everywhere. She was just so happy to be there!
How cute is this guy!
in the tunnel
on the go
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Monday, September 10, 2012
So we headed out on Thursday and had a really uneventful flight. Will and Katie enjoyed the process of getting there - plane, airport, cab - and then loved arriving at Demi's house... that just so happens to 2 parks super close to her house.
It was so fun to spend time with Demi and meet Elise! She is such a cute baby and I have loved looking at her pictures, and I have to say she is even cuter in person... if that is possible.
When we arrived we went to one of the parks where there was the largest sandbox I have ever seen! There were lots of kids out playing in the gorgeous 75 degree weather. It was great!
Friday, Will took Chad to the Science and Industry Museum while Demi, Elise, Katie and I went shopping and then to an open play place that Katie really enjoyed. Why don't we have these in Dallas???
Saturday, Jeff took Will to a metal scrap yard (there is probably a better name for this). It was really awesome - I actually enjoyed it just as much as the boys! We then got together with Liz, Brian and Dylan for a trip to the zoo and some street tee-ball.
It was a fabulous trip and I think we will definitely be taking the kids back again soon! There are so many things to do and for me, it is just so great to spend time with my college girls!
On the see saw
Will and the U-Boat (guest photographer Chad Forsberg)
At Open Play - she loved this little house
In the rice box
Love the zoo! Check out this view! What a great place - easily could have spent more time here!
Katie and Liz
Will, Katie, Elise and Dylan. Will was not interested in taking a picture.
Climbing Trees (guest photographer Chad Forsberg)
Hat on. Ready to see machines crushing metal.
Jeff and Will peeking through the barriers
Check out this magnet
Souvenir from the metal scrap yard
Dumping the bin
Dylan, tee ball super star
Brian coaching Will
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