Friday, June 22, 2012

So far this summer

This is our first swim for the year..March 25th 2012.  This is how I expected to spend my summer - in the backyard. Last year and earlier this year the boys would slide down and into the pool for hours.
Our very first swim lesson of 2012 with our neighbor Ms. Sue.  The boys have come a long way from their first lesson with Ms. Sue and her son Matt.  The boys are confident in the water as long as they have their floaties on. Ian and Logan are my best swimmers.  Travis still freaks out a bit - but we are working on that.

Last weekend we went to the pool with Dad.  Here is Ian with no fear jumping to Dad.  All the boys were jumping to Dad, it got a little overwhelming at one point.

Tomorrow is a big day; it's the boys 4th birthday party.  This year it's going to be at a park so I can keep my house as messy as I want this weekend ;-)

Look out for a birthday post in the next few days!  I sometimes can't believe that they are going to be 4 years old next week!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

First summer outing of 2012

The first full week of summer is here. I was sick with what I would describe as the flu about 2 weeks ago and missed some end of year concerts for Lauren, but Dad was able to go in my place!  I'm back to normal and ready to get my summer on.

Today we went to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park.  It's a smaller aquarium that the one that is down town, but it's half the price too.

Here's Travis checking out the seahorses as we arrive.
 Logan, Travis, and Ian
 Here the kids are able to touch and pet the stingrays.  They were so friendly.  I went to the other side to take this picture and I looked down (because I was getting wet) and I saw a stingray flapping the water wanting to be petted - yeah I kindly declined and snapped this pic.

 There was an octopus in the nearby tank - although I couldn't find it.
This turtle has been in captivity since it was a youngen.  He apparently was found caught in a net and his right flipper had some damage to it as well his right "foot".  Lauren was sad - but I had to remind her that he was well taken care of here.  If you look closely there is a fish underneath him.  Every time he moved, the fish would move right along with was like the fish was helping him steer.

Look at this...a blog post on the same day as an outing!! 
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