Thursday, June 28, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday was the Yardley Canal Festival. We went last year when Ani Rose was just 2 months old. Its a small festival with music and just enough vendors to keep the kidlets entertained for a couple hours. Last year, Ani Rose slept through most of it while Norrin threw about a million rocks in the water. This year, Ani Rose dragged me up and down the path, screaming and pointing at every dog, dancing to the music that was played and being the main source of entertainment for the vendors sitting at the table. She stole the show. Everyone was impressed with how well she held up. So much walking on a hot day, but she was pleasant with smiles for everyone. Norrin just wanted to collect as much as he could. Catch bugs, get a balloon, get some bubbles, make some crafts. Todd's bank had a table where they decorated visors. Norrin put as many stickers on his hat as it could hold and he wore it proudly.
Customers Bank was one of the sponsors.
Customers Bank's fearless leader :) and my handsome husband.
Their table that was also our main camp. We made frequent stops for water, juice, snacks and candy.
The decorated ducks table.
This would be about the 20th walk to where they were playing music. It was bluegrass and Ani Rose loved it. I have to get the video of her dancing off of Todd's phone. She stole a million hearts with her fancy dance moves :).
Norrin...making one of his many demands of the day. This is when he wanted to find some kids to blow bubbles with because apparently, he believes that is a team sport. The little turtle in his hand is actually bubbles. The head pops off and that's where the wand is. Pretty cool.
The boat parade:
Banana split boat.
Popeye and Olive.
And this one was just cute to me :).
Convincing Norrin that it was time to go wasn't too hard at this point. We had visited every table five times and he had a balloon and bubbles.
I just had to throw Ani Rose on my back and gather up our stuff.
Pack mule mama.
It was a long walk back to the car because someone had to blow bubbles the entire way.
Ani Rose looks peppy here, but she actually passed out on my back and was sleeping when I slid her off my back and into her car seat. She slept for 3 and a half hours after this busy day.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Our backyard is a favorite play area. Ani Rose insists on at least one visit to the yard no matter what the weather. Norrin is very focused on garden maintenance and bug collection. Both the kids have managed to scab up the exact same knee because sometimes its tough be an adventurer in the concrete jungle.
Ani Rose likes to sample every bicycle, chair and riding toy in the yard.
She likes to check out this table and chairs at least once.
She can climb anything, including the box that holds our garden hose.
Norrin loves nature.
We got a little pool. We get a little pool every year since they're cheap, disposable little things and the kids love them. This one is the perfect height and we can just barely squish our little family into it. Ani Rose loves the pool. She likes to be tossed in the air. She likes the weightless feeling that comes with running around in the chest high water. Even when her head goes under or she gets a little water up her nose, she coughs it out and just keeps going. Norrin likes to show me how he can skim the water for bugs, hold his breath under water and float on his back (which really is just him lying on his back with his arms touching the bottom of the pool for support). Nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day :).
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
It was a truly perfect day for a beach trip. We were all sitting around watching cartoons when Todd asked which beach we should go to :). Norrin has horrible listening skills, but when he heard the word beach come out of Da's mouth, his face lit up like a Christmas tree. In about an hour, we had gathered all necessary equipment and were on our way. We got to Stone Harbor around noon. We were going to try a different beach, but the location is so perfect with parking, short walk to the ocean and a playground. The weather was hot, but there was a nice breeze that cooled us off and didn't bury our stuff in sand. The ocean temperature was also perfect. Cool, refreshing and not too rough.
First things first, the kids played in the sand. I was in charge of fetching water and we only have one big bucket. We have to get another.