Monday, 27 May 2013

27 May -- Happy Memorial Day and Charlie's Birthday

Today Charlie turned 7!  Anna made him special fun-fetti style pancakes.

 Charlie waiting nicely for his present.

 Drumroll please...

 Yes, he is only 7, but he absolutely devours books!

 I ran to the store to get some corn for dinner and came back to this, which I think might be the new norm for the summer.

 Charlie getting serenaded by his grandparents.

 Charlie asked for a castle cake.

 The cake is made out of ice cream bars.

 Charlie keeps a close eye on Henry since Henry kept blowing out Jane's candles during her birthday.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

26 May -- A New Pool!!

So...we bought a 12' wide by 30" tall temporary pool for the backyard...and it is AWESOME!!

 The kids could not be more happier...

 ...although the thrill is gone very quickly for Henry.

 Henry and his "steel blue" eyes.

Even on such an exciting day as today, there is always time to stop and smell the flowers.

25 May -- Friend's Birthday Party

One of our friends, the Curtis', had their birthday party for their daughter at a tumbling center.  It was a blast!

 After the tumbling there was pizza and cupcakes!

When we got home, we played with the red bucket in the backyard.

Friday, 24 May 2013

24 May -- Butterfly Trail on Mt Lemmon

With Memorial Weekend starting soon, we went up to Mt Lemmon on Friday morning to beat the rush!  We hiked about 2.5 miles along the Butterfly Trail.

 It is a beautiful drive.

 We started hiking at 9:20...

 ...on the Butterfly Trail.  Jane could not have been more excited.

 The trail elevation is at 7,700 feet!

 Jane finds a caterpillar...

 ...gets it on her stick...

 ...and brings it in for a closer examination.

  After about 50 minutes, we stopped for a snack of Ritz, cheese and pepperoni.

 We have a new found appreciation for mountain goats.

 The caterpillars were everywhere!

 Henry was quite the trooper with his little legs.

 Everybody took a bath/shower upon getting home.

 Henry spots Anna's car.