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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Firefly fun

I got the idea to have the kids catch firefly's one night while we were on vacation.  

I made little firefly catchers out of mason jars. I think the kids had lots of fun. But it was super hot outside. So it wasn't like we could capture them all night. We did also let them go once we captured them.  My son was pretty good at catching them.   I decided I will probably make our trip into a few posts since I've got a few fun things photographed. 

It was my niece's birthday the week we went and she wore her little birthday girl tiara everywhere it was too cute. Look at that attitude.

The kids just look sweaty to me. It was really super hot. Like super humid and hot and sticky yuck.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Carson's Birthday!! Home Sweet Kentucky Home

Last month we celebrated Carson's 5th Birthday!

I made this little electronic Invite for his birthday. Not perfect but I think it's cute!!

My little soon to be Kindergartener. Which reminds me we got a letter in the mail from Carson's new school and will be attending Kindergarten Orientation this month. Carson is so excited to meet his teacher and see his new school.

 I will probably be the only parent crying..I should just let it all go...I probably will....

so glad I don't really know any parents there yet, but I will probably be labeled "that mom"....whoever "that mom" is? You know, the one that cries all the time. I never ball but my eyes get misty...you could say. When my son blocks a ball from the soccer goal..when he kicks the ball, when I see just complete happiness, and even when we all sang happy birthday to him.  I am "that mom".

I can't help it, I am emotional. I remember my boss telling me that, where I worked years ago. "You're too emotional". Well I am get over it. Would you rather I didn't have a heart? Or rather, I wish at times I didn't wear it on my sleeve...literally it's right there beating.. Just kidding.

So onto photos....
We LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting family and friends. We wish we could go every month. Luckily we're just close enough we can visit as much as we do.

I think for all of Carson's birthdays except #3, we've been able to visit family and have his birthday party. I feel bad we never get to travel for my families birthdays, but I try to make it more about family get together and then just have cake and have fun for Carson's birthday.  We're just thankful family came!

So the party was super hot. Geez there was no shade at the park we went to. Thankfully my Mother In Law bought a pop up awning or whatever they are called to shade us and we grabbed a table real close to the splash pad.

It's kind of funny because I hate wearing a bathing suit and stuff but if it's hot outside I don't even care I'm like this guy.
He's got the idea. Little creepy but he's got the idea.

 Our cheap walmart Cake we put a cookie my friend made (Charismatic Cakes) on the cake! Perfect.  Check her out, she isn't local but she shipped these and they all came in tact and perfect!

 It was funny how my little Clara instantly clicked with Gabby. We don't get to see them often but they were like two peas in a pod.


 SHawn feeling up his wife! Love them.
 Carson loves his cousin Liam. I caught this moment. Liam trying get him under the water. So cute.

 See misty eyes.

We went a little earlier in the month to take pictures for Carson to remember his 5th year.

We stayed with my in-laws but on Sunday it was fathers day and I thought it would be fun to surprise my dad and visit him. So we did and Carson played in the water and these are a few of the pics I got.
 Dad turning on the sprinkler trying to get them wet.

It was perfect timing when we got there because my dad had just finished mowing the lawn and was in the backyard putting it up in the shed. He had those headphones on and then under that earplugs for his music so he had no idea I was running up behind him. Good thing I didn't give him a heart attack, but it was funny. 

Good times! Good times!


Cedar Point Fun

This post is a little late, but I'm trying to catch up...In June we were able to go to Cedar Point with my husbands work. We got in free otherwise we probably wouldn't have gone.
I'm glad we ended up going because originally we weren't going to. Carson had so much fun riding rides. Clara finally started riding the rides when it was time to go. It takes her a lot longer to warm up to things, poor thing.  My son and I got to ride the scrambler which used to be one of my favorites but as I get older it was a little annoying how many times that thing goes around and around....Carson screaming with delight every time!  It made it all worth it.

We thought we were clever and bought these key rings and wrote our # and their address on them in case they got lost, that's why it's blacked out for photos, but it all rubbed off even with a sharpe marker. I'm going to have to look into something else. 

Posing for Pictures! It was freezing when we first got there, hence the mittens and vest and probably an hour later it was hot!

One of the first rides for Carson.

Little miss being miss attitude.

Love how this kid always makes the best of everything.


Mommy And Carson on the Scrambler, it's funny how many compliments I got that day on that top. It is a great top though!

Daddy and Carson got to go on these things. I wanted to go :( 

We had to try the games. We saw the despicable me booth and we originally wanted the unicorn and the minion for both Carson and Clara but you have to win like 2 times in order to get it and that was a lot of money luckily Clara wasn't throwing a tantrum over the unicorn so we said not today.

Twirly cups...this ride Rob could barely fit on. 

Fun I edited this for Carson's 5 year birthday photo. The actual number on the ride was 7 but I thought it would be cute to change it.  LOVE

Later When Clara finally warmed up to the rides....having fun
So there is also a beach on Cedar point. We didn't make it down to see if we could actually get on the beach but I snapped this photo. I could go back there! 

After our long day we were so pooped we didn't make it to Kelly's Island which since we were up there we wanted to check it out. We've always wanted to go. Except we were pooped. The kids were pooped and ready for home.

We got to eat at Friendly's before we left which was so nostalgic for me eating there as a kid. It was fun to be able to share it with my kids.  Come to find out there is one about 20 min from where we live and never knew about it. SCORE.