In the afternoons after lunch and rest, out comes the slip and slide for more water fun, usually with neighbor friends joining in:)
The big kids also spent a day at Nature Camp at the nature center we frequent. Joel and I were talking yesterday, and we agreed that we have never been disappointed by a program or class we have attended there (and we are usually there for a class or activity about once a week). You guys, this is huge for our fam! The twins are little naturalists and as their "learning guide", having this place where they can go and learn and grow in what they are passionate about is such a gift. So, no, we don't have the beauty and outdoor culture of Utah anymore, and we miss that a ton, but finding ways to grow and remain excited about the natural world has been much easier than anticipated. They can't wait for this week's camp!
...and here they are watching a caterpillar...to their delight, they frequently find caterpillars, frogs, turtles, beetles, etc. in our yard, And yes, I know snakes are here too, and I'm not happy about that. Ack!
And lastly, we gathered eggs and picked tomatoes and played with dogs while our neighbors were out of town, and for payment they gave the kids enormous lollipops from Disney. Amelia's dream come true!! haha But even an enormous lollipop can't make everyone happy. Oh Ollie, this picture:)
That's all for now folks. We are getting ready for vacation ourselves--to Colorado, yippie!! To the mountains we go! Jen