Last week, our nature and science museum stayed open at night for members. We headed down after Andrew finished working to explore the newly redesigned discovery zone for kids. We had a great time and really enjoyed the new part.
Monday, July 28, 2014
My kids love our neighborhood pool. While their swimming skills have grown tremendously in the last few months, I still like to go with another adult around. Last week, we had temps in the 90s all week so we followed a neighbors lead and splurged on a "family pool" for our backyard (It was $25.)
It was a huge hit and I think we have already gotten our money's worth out of it.
Somehow the girls got to talking about Missy Franklin and soon Davey was requesting her swim cap and Naomi followed suit.
The girls love this little slide.
Miss Ham showing off her mermaid tail.
And from the back.
And here is Missy Franklin posing. She was making us laugh so hard pretending to be Missy.
Posted by Chrissy at 1:37 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I do not often wake up Naomi from naps but if she is sleeping when dinner rolls around, I have to! The other day, I snuck this picture in before I woke her.
Gotta love all of the chaos in her crib. About 3 weeks ago, she started wanting a "blankie" put on top of her (hello hot!) and to cover her dog a bit too. Last week she started sleeping with a mini pillow. And of course there is her best friend "Baba" (also known as her old sleep sack) and a few other toys and books.
Please note the giant bear that is wearing her goggles... this was our compromise because she wanted to wear them to bed. Also I should confess that just about 2 weeks shy of turning 2, I finally took her bottle away which has changed our nighttime routine a bit. Its a little bittersweet to have this sweet one growing up.
Posted by Chrissy at 2:10 PM
Friday, July 25, 2014
2 years old. I can hardly believe it.
She is our strong girl who makes strangers stop and smile. She loves her sisters, dogs, the moon, her baba, goggles, swimming and ice cream. She tests my patience and melts my heart with her sweetness daily (don't all 2-year-olds?). I am so blessed to call her my daughter.
We celebrated our littlest girl last week with Andrew's family in a combo party with Tess.
Initial attempts to get a picture of her... she was not cooperative.
We borrowed my neighbor's little bounce house for the kids.
Cousins swarming during present opening.
The birthday girls, Tess and Naomi
Blowing out their candles
Sipping on her water and being silly squinty.
At the top of the slide.
Happy Birthday Nomi!
Posted by Chrissy at 6:18 AM
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I am trying to get some school stuff done over the summer so that I can be more relaxed during the school year. In the last couple of weeks, we have done 2 art projects from the Atelier series.
The first was a turtle line drawing exercise.
The second was filling in a wandering black line with colors that they mixed.
Posted by Chrissy at 4:00 PM
Friday, July 18, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We did several hikes during our time in the mountains (I think this is my last post from that week!)
One of Andrew and I's favorite spots to take the girls is this boulder field (you take the ski lift up the mountain to get to it). It was fun to take the whole Wolgie family up this trip. The older kids all are really good at scrambling across the rocks.
Naomi and Tess. Almost exactly a year apart. Love seeing their relationship develop. They could be trouble together :)
Malia and Kendal coming down from the boulder field. There was a lot more snow up there than we have experienced in the past, but it didn't seem to bother the kids.
Not sure where this hiking pose came from?
On our way out of the mountains, the whole family got one last hike in.
Davey at the top of McCullough Gulch (again where is this hiking pose from?)
3 miles roundtrip - 1,000 feet elevation gain - 11,900 ft summit
Probably one of the hardest hikes I have ever done and we did it with 7 kids under 7!
Naomi was excited to explore at the top. That pink speck is her!
Malia and Graham with the lake behind them.
Naomi almost asleep in the backpack.
More hiking down.
Des posing by the cool roots of a tree that fell over.
Posted by Chrissy at 1:10 PM