|Hoboken, baby! :)|
|Father's Day at Eisenhower Park|
|Uncle Matt builds a castle for K!|
2. Playdate with Maddox and Dominic- Two checks so far!! :) The boys got to go over to Maddox and Dominic's house and beat the heat in their super cool water slide inflatable pool! Next up, we invited Maddox and Dominic to come to the local lake with us... of course, it was unseasonably cool that day (75 degrees... strong sun, but chilly wind... especially when you're wet!). They all had a blast, though, in spite of the chill and were kicking and screaming when it was time to go!
3. See Ms. McCullor- Several checks so far... Mommy's friend and Patrick's FAVORITE first grade teacher is looking to catch some rays before her wedding and mommy can always use a hand, especially at the lake (and when we brought Maddox and Dominic with us)... plus she is LOADS of fun and we just plain enjoy her company. She has brought Ryan some handmade books (about things he LOVES and right on his level) as well as FISHING nets in the hopes that we can catch some lake fish. We are thinking of doing some field trips later in the summer... stay tuned!
4. Go to the lake - since our summer starts off quiet (and ends with a BANG!), we have gotten many checks by making several trips a week to Lake Montclair. The kids (Katy, too!) LOVE the water. Patrick and Ryan have already made insane gains in "swimming"... very comfortably floating and starting to dive under and kick. We have LOVED the fishing nets that Ms. McCullor bought us. We have tried (mommy and Ms. McCullor, too!) in vain to catch a blinkin' fish! However, we met a cool middle school big boy, who would like to be a Marine Biologist one day, and he used one of our nets to catch over 10 fish... each time bringing them to our buckets of water. Only problem? Those slippery little suckers would hop right out and swim (the buckets were in the shore line) for their little lives! When it was time to go, we only had one fish left and we gave him some freedom-- although the boys are now determined to get a pet fish... we're not too sure about that... we'll have to see... certainly more likely than a pet dog, but, honestly, that really isn't saying much! ;)
|Mommy is no dummy...|
|Katy is quite impressed!|
|Adding the states alphabetically, day by day|
Hope this finds our faithful followers well and having a fun-filled, action-packed summer, too!!
Lots of love!
:) K, J, the Two Boys, and, of course, the Little Rose
P.S. The picky eater, by nature, is Patrick... The one by nurture, who has to do EVERYTHING like his big brother, is Ryan... And, in case you were wondering, the little Rose is a ravenous little thing who is always ready, willing, and able to eat anything and everything that we put before her... we are hoping to continue that and see if we can't nurture Ryan the other way!! :)