Thursday, June 30, 2011

Zoo Day...


Hmmm... Its 95+ degrees in Memphis, what should we do??
Since we have a membership to the zoo, I thought it would be fun to just pop in. Some areas where really hot, but for the most part, it felt nice. And the animals were out and being really playful!  We had a lot of fun and stayed for about 2 hours, just enough to wear you out for a change. 

Your eyes were glued to the animals!

We feed the birds at the "birds and bees" exhibit! 

Allie Ruth was a little unsure, of course. You did well until the birds would fly off!

Landon loved it!

The birds were really fun, but I missed the butterflies!

and the day is not complete...

without ice cream!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A morning at Meme's!

We went over to Meme's for a visit yesterday morning. The kids love to see Meme and love on their cat that they have named Butterfly.

We picked blueberries. Meme has a huge row of blueberry bushes that are filled with berries.

Allie Ruth picked a few green ones!

Landon picked some of his tomatoes! 

Thanks Meme!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three Musketeers!

 We have been spending a lot of time together at the river, every morning Landon would say "we are like the three musketeers, right Momma?" We are having fun, but the other two musketeers are wearing me out!   Some of the things we have been up to are...

Boat rides and swimming in the river and at the community center...

Eating yummy food and having picnics...

Playing at the park...

A little fussiness...

But lots of sweetness!! 

Looking for fossils and...

resting and relaxing!

It must be rough!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

We spent Father's Day at the River with Anna and Dee and some friends. We tried to surprise Kelly with his gift, but Landon was a little over the top about it and Kelly caught on! He still loved his surprise. The best was the card that Landon filled out at school about Kelly! Kelly spent the morning working around the  cabin and then we went out on the boat. The kids love playing with him in the water. Landon's favorite is when Dad throws him  up in the air and he flips into the water.

We hope Kelly had a great day! He is a wonderful Dad and we are so lucky to have him!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Water slide Day!

One of the things that I really like love about Kelly is that he has always come up with really fun things to do... and then we actually do them! Well, Kelly had a great idea one morning to order a water slide and have family and friends over. The next morning the slide was in our front yard...

At times I wondered, who was more excited? Me or Landon?! The slide ended up being a little bigger than we thought, but was perfect for wearing them out! By the end of the day, I was really sore! Not as young as I think I am!

This slide went fast! Allie Ruth went down it once with me and she did pretty good but I could tell that we did not need to go for a second ride! That's okay, she had plenty of sweet friends to play with!

What a great summer day!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Adventures!

Our summer adventures are not risky. Our summer adventures only involve doing something exciting and new that we have never done before. We try to do this once a day. After we have done the regular slow waking up to no alarm, watched a little t.v. in bed, and decided whats for breakfast... we venture outside for a baseball game in the shade or a bike race up and down the drive way. Today for our new venture we went to Jerry's Sno Cones.  I have heard a lot about this place from several friends and seen a couple of pro photographers do photo shoots here. Its really not all that far from our house, so it was a good little afternoon outing. It fit perfectly into our schedule, after we all napped at the same time, which doesn't happen everyday.

Landon wanted Rainbow and Allie Ruth was just along for the ride, so she got raspberry. Good choice from Mom. I had strawberry with ice cream mixed in. Whoever came up with the idea to mix ice cream with a sno cone is a genius! It was so good! Its a pretty good thing I did not venture to this place while I was pregnant!

I highly recommend venturing to Jerry's. Lot of fun and so good! We are loving every minute of summer and its only the beginning. This is truly the most wonderful time of the year!