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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day

We hung out around our house for Memorial Day. Darrin's parents and his sister & her family came to spend the day with us. It was a beautiful day. It was hot but breezy, which made it perfect. Our day consisted of playing in the backyard, grilling hamburgers & hot dogs, eating watermelon, playing 9 holes of disc golf and enjoying lots of sun. Here are the pictures to prove it.
















Hope you had a great weekend too.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sticky Mess

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Catch Up

Time to catch up. I've taken a lot of pictures lately...not b/c there's been anything that important going on...instead it's just beautiful outside which makes me want to take pictures.

Miles got the lawnmower toy that blows bubbles & he LOVES it. It makes me laugh to see him walk around the yard with it b/c every time someone says "before you know it he'll be..." (in reference to how fast kids grow up), Darrin's response is "cutting the grass".

"Working on the lawnmower"...notice the dirt on his leg from all his hard work...


Yesterday I bought this pool at a neighbor's yard sale to give us something else to do around the house. While Darrin was grilling dinner, Miles had an impromptu play time with the hose & the new pool.

Darrin tried to teach him how to drink out of the water hose....it's going to take some time...

After the suggestion of his Daddy, he decided to get his hair wet and learned that the water was very cold...


On a side note, he also wore his sunglasses for a large part of the day, including when he was playing inside.

Today, we went to church and then went out to lunch with some friends. Miles only took at 45 minute nap and woke up crying hysterically. Not sure what that was all about, but we are guessing a stomach ache. Usually he sleeps 2-4 hours on Sunday afternoon, so we had more time than usual to play outside today.

We decided to wash both cars & clean out the garage. Both were much needed and I am so glad to have them finished. I thought Miles would enjoy helping us and just being outside around the water. He helped for about five minutes, and then he was over it.

He did not like even the mist from the hose. He would say "No Daddy" repeatedly meaning that he didn't want Darrin to spray him.

He sure was a cute helper...



I was afraid he was getting sunburned despite the sunscreen, but he was just hot.

We finished off the day with some play time with Ansley....

It's been a busy, but good weekend so far. Looking forward to more fun tomorrow with Darrin's family.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Safari Park

We took Miles to Safari Park with Darrin's parents today. Safari Park is a drive thru zoo and also has a section that you can walk through. I had heard mixed reviews it, but everyone said it was worth the trip. We had a great time. There were only three other families there the entire two hours we were there. The animals were active and very close to you, as you will see from the pictures. For a child as young as Miles, it might actually have been better than a regular zoo. Sometimes those animals are so far away that he can't see them.

Clearly he had Granny & Pa's attention the entire day. This was on the drive there. Granny bought Miles tons of new books for the drive.

There were no shortage of emus. They were scary and we always rolled our windows up when we got near one, along with the ostriches. Darrin's dad was the only one brave enough to feed an emu...which he lived to regret. Miles didn't even like them pecking on the window for food.

Miles was obsessed with feeding the animals, but his version was throwing it out the window only after he dropped half of it in the car.


Just Miles & Mommy....and an emu...

This was a little creepy....the bull was rubbing his head on the passenger mirror. We finally drove off before he dented the car.

This guy wanted to ride with us. I finally had to push his head out of the window so we could move on.




Nice family pic in the middle of a toddler fit....

This giraffe was so pretty. Miles got nervous when it got too close and ended up throwing the carrot at him.

Miles has really gotten into Sesame Street lately...mostly Elmo, but Big Bird makes him happy too. He has never liked these little rides before, but he was very excited about this one...

A hug for Big Bird...


You are not supposed to get out of the car but this area seemed very safe. Miles loved the zebras...


What a fun day! We highly recommend Safari Park. We stopped at Pizza Hut on the way home. Then, we kept the party rolling with a round of disc golf. Darrin has been wanting me to play but it's hard b/c Miles can't go with us. So, Granny watched him while Darrin, his Dad, and I went to play. We met another friend and scrambled on teams of two. I have a lot of work to do before turning pro, but it was really fun. We came home and played out in the front yard with Miles for a while. Now, Darrin is running a fever (also ran one in the middle of the night last night but woke up fine) and I feel like I've been beaten. It has been an action packed day. One for the books...for sure.