Friday, May 29, 2009
On Memorial Day Mark, Bill and Jeff went up to our house
to finish the roofing over the dining room. They got it done in a few short hours and
we headed off to meet everyone else at the zoo.
Yilly! and Keira
This is Oliver holding his first Cheeto
The aftermath of the cheeto...
Grandpa tickling Oliver
Smashed pennies! I wonder how many we have from the Milwaukee Co. Zoo alone
This was hysterical! There was a test to see how strong you were in comparison to a gorilla.
The girls didn't do very well, so the boys tried and all three got the top strength (I think 100 lbs)...
Afterwards they stood around and watched other men try and fail. There chests were just a little puffed out for the rest of the day.
Oliver was leaning in for a hug:)
Mold-A-Rama! Another favorite.
Oliver got a gorilla.
We had a fun day and very busy weekend. If finally caught up to the guys on the way home.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
On Sunday afternoon we got together with Mark's Family to have a picnic.
Look at that arm!
Mark's car was horribly dirty so we decided to drive through the car-wash, thinking that Oliver would enjoy it. Wrong-o!
This picture was taken about 7.5 seconds before he started screaming and crying. We felt terrible. I'm sure he'll like them more once he's older and can understand that our car isn't being bombed.
Our family loves watermelon! On average we get two a week while they're in season.
I have a methodical way of cutting it each time and neatly putting the pieces (that I don't eat while I'm cutting) in containers.....half an hour later they're empty.
I thought it so appropriate when I cut into one recently to reveal this heart.
Incase anyone is interested I found a watermelon diet that I've posted below:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
My Grandma Suzie is visiting for the next week or two, so her, my mom, and the kids (minus Pat) came up to the house to visit.
We went to Grant Park near our house. It's awesome! It's right by the lake (but we didn't go that far this particular day).
Rumor is that it's haunted. http://www.milwaukeeparanormal.com/Haunted-Places-In-Milwaukee.html
Oliver has only played in sand a couple times, but he already loves it. Surprisingly, he has only tried to eat it once.
This part of the park has several different tools and activity tables just for sand. Brooke was not supposed to be sitting in the bowl.
I just want to make a note regarding this picture: I had been painting all morning, hadn't done my hair or makeup and it was windy.
"She flies through the air with the greatest of ease. Look at the girl on the flying trapeze..."
Perhaps I'm a little out of touch with the sudden advances in Park architecture, but I've never seen anything like the ground/floor here. It's a recycled rubber mat covering the grounds. After about 2 minutes of being there one of the kids fell and bounced right back on his feet.
What a fun way to spend our afternoon! Thanks for coming to visit guys!