Monday, July 27, 2009

The Air Show

This weekend was the Sioux Falls Air Show. We've been looking forward to it all summer and after watching them all practice earlier in the week the boys were excited too. We took a leap and went knowing we would be skipping nap time, something that is rarely done in our house. But the boys has a blast and so did Trevor and I. Being there makes you so proud to be an American. We do live in the best country....God Bless America.

I don't know who was more excited....Carson because there were alot of planes to look at or Trevor because he got to tell him all about them. :-)

Love the hand in his pocket.

Watching the F-16.

Carson thought it was too loud.


The F-22 and P-38 Raptor.

Why use a double stroller when you can stuff one kid in the basket.

Fat Albert. He helps carry all the crew members for the Blue Angels.

The Blue Angels.

Flying upside...makes me sick just looking at it.

After wards Carson went through the bounce houses....

While Declan slept....he may be a little too big for the stroller.

Video of the F-22

Video of the Blue Angels.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Spray Park

This morning we visited the spray park in town. Of course one must always have their "unda wadder googles" and dives sticks at the spray park. You know for all that "unda wadder" swimming that goes on there.

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The Boys Had A Blast!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh how we've missed the pool

It's been almost 2 weeks since we've been at the pool. This weird summer weather is putting a damper on our pool visits! But alas it was warm enough yesterday so we celebrated in a big way.

Carson worked on his tan.

Declan donned his "unda wadda goggles"

And we all ate pizza poolside!

Family Reunion

It was the Lee Family Reunion this weekend. Despite the really cold weather much fun was had by all.

Plus we spent some time relaxing at grandma's.

And of course....

riding the "fowa wheeder"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A New Family Member..

No I didn't have the baby. Instead I was sucked into getting a dog! Isn't she cute?

Trevor and I have always talked about getting a dog. I always thought I was a dog person, not a cat person. Then I saw Miss Jenna when she was just weeks old and I was suckered in there too. Then I realized just how easy cats are and so getting a dog always took a back seat. To you know, things like having a baby, having another baby, moving, moving again, moving get the point. But we were always sort of looking and talking. Trevor and I tended to disagree on the type of dog we wanted. He wanted a hunting dog while I wanted something smaller, like a Beagle. Well last week this cute little girl showed up on the Second Chance Rescue Center website and those big fluffy ears were enough to sucker me into going to look at her. They opened her kennel and she literally flopped at our feet for pets.....we were sold! Although it took most of the day to convince ourselves of it. Funny how adding a 3rd child to our family was an easier decision than adding a dog.

Carson loves her and adores her. It's been fun watching him get to know her.

Declan's not so sure. He likes to keep his distance (i.e the screen door). But he's coming around. He's so much shorter then Carson that I think her size intimidates him a little.

Her original name when we got her was Cleo. But all Trevor could think of was Miss Cleo, the Psychic. So he wanted to change her name. We talked about it for a few days and then Carson asked me if we could name her Emily. We were both suprised he came up with a name all on his own....and it was a name that didn't involve some sort of Transformer. So we said Yes!!

Miss Emily is a 1 year old Springer Spaniel. We have no idea if she is purebred. Her previous owners were not so good. Trevor's hoping to get her to be his hunting dog. I'm just hoping she doesn't make my house smell like dog!

And what will happen when there is 3 car seats in the car....I have no idea. Anyone want to buy me a suburban?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Future Soccer Star

A few pregame stretches.

Learning to roll it off the bottom of his foot.

And Declan thought it was fun to wear my shoes while I watched Carson.

A cute video of Carson trying to figure out how to bounce it off his knee.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Backyard Campfire

Roasting marshmallows like a pro.

Nothing better then marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summertime at Grandma's

We're at Grandma and Papa's this week and it's been busy.

We went to the zoo where we mostly climbed on rocks and played on the playground.

Declan also rode the VERY fast carousel. Somehow Papa got chosen to ride on it, seeing how he and I have the weak stomach I'm not sure how that happened. But he was a trooper and rode not once, but twice. Seems Declan has the ability to ride things like that without feeling sick for hours after wards. Carson, I'm afraid to say, has mine and Papa's tummy.

We visited another park where we found a clown making balloon animals. Carson requested a red puppy and Declan in his indecisive ways first asked for a turtle, didn't like it since it was for his wrist, so he then requested a teddy bear. And he would go no where near the clown for a picture but he did say thank you.

They also had a bounce house at the park. The boys played so long they got kicked out.

And then we went swimming.

Where Carson had a blast with all the fountains.

Tomorrow its time to go back home. We're all anxious to see daddy and hopefully enjoy some more summertime activities.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!
We had a fun and busy day.

First we hit the parade!

Then we hit Falls Park (along with several other people)

Took the elevator to the top of the tower at Falls Park.

Enjoyed some free ice cream....

before we ate can do that sometimes!

Climbed the rocks.

Went to a friends house for a BBQ.

And watched the daddies blow off some fireworks.

Then went to a field where we watched a bunch of fireworks.

And stayed up way too late (it was midnightwhen they went to bed)but had a blast doing it anyway!