Thursday, September 30, 2010

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

We are enjoying the cooler temperatures by spending a lot of time outside. 
Last Friday we went on a picnic with some of my friends from high school.  Patrick was ready to eat.
 Janie should know better.  I am going to post her picture on the blog, so wouldn't it be better if her hand wasn't covering her face?
 Kathleen knows how to pose!
 Sara also knows better than to cover her face.
 My smiley guy:
 Sara's dog, Herzog, didn't want to miss out on the fun.
 After lunch, the kids enjoyed playing on the playground while the moms visited with each other.

  Climbing on Mommy is always fun!
 Lily loves her little brother.  I think William is still not so sure of her, though.
 Jack pushed Patrick on the swings.

On Saturday, we went to a farm that belongs to one of Jim's co-workers.  We had a good time, and enjoyed this horse-drawn ride.

Jack played with this ball.  I am not sure what he is doing here, but he also enjoyed kicking it back and forth with a couple other kids.
I tried to get a couple fall-themed photos.

 Sometimes they crack each other up!
On Monday, we met our friends' new baby, Evan.  His big brother, Andrew, is very proud!
Yesterday, Jack's friends came over to play in the afternoon.
 Later, we went to Mimi's last tennis match.  Aunt Margaret was there, too!
 Patrick's gentle "fives" were cracking Aunt Margaret up.

 After the match, I took some pictures before we left the park.  They are mostly of Patrick because I needed a picture to put on his birthday party invitation.  I can't believe he will be ONE in 3 weeks!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tour of Fire Department

On Monday, we went to a playgroup that toured a Fire Station!
 The firefighters were nice and explained all the parts of the fire trucks to the kids.  The kids were mostly just interested in the truck (and not so interested in the tour of the kitchen and living area of the fire house).

 Jack was interested in what the firefighters had to say.
 Our friend William was there!

 Jack got a cool hat!
 After the fire station, we met some friends at a park.
 Patrick loves the swings!

 After the playground, we went to my parents' house.  Jack and I were laying on the floor like this and he said that we should get a picture.  Funny!  So, we did!
 This boy can't get enough of trains!

Magic House

We went to the Magic House twice a couple weeks ago during Membership Appreciation Week.  I only brought my camera one day, though.  We had a lot of fun.  On Wednesday, we practically had the place to ourselves.  Friday was a lot more crowded.

Patrick really enjoyed crawling through all the tunnels.

Jack and Patrick both liked looking in this little mouse house.

The mouse house lightswitch was the perfect height for Patrick to turn it off and on.

I think Jack would have stayed at the water table the entire time if I let him.

Patrick made a friend at the water table.