Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Rock Ranch Watermelon Canyon

The Rock Ranch

We were introduced to this AWESOME Christian Rock Ranch. Michelle took us there and we had a blast. We went on a very hot Georgia day so we took things kind of slow. We started with the little cow train for Logan and then went to a slide that used potatoe sacks to go down. From there we headed to the paddle carts and then onto this adorable tiny village that had about 12 houses decorated in different themes and were child like small. The best part was that adults could fit through the door and each "house" was air conditioned. The kids loved this and we had to pry them away to go watch the Watermelon Canon. (See next post) From there we headed to the Pony rides, Big wheel races, and finally the train ride. By this time we had been there for over 3 hours and it was 7 PM. So we quickly grabbed a chick fillet sandwich and headed to the Corn Kernels play area (giant pool of corn kernel's to play in) and back to the little houses before we headed to the pet zoo. The finale for the night was a awesome firework display and a very nice Christian Rock Band. It was a awesome day that I really really look forward to bring Matt and maybe even out of state guests. (The best time is Fall to go to the Rock Ranch

July's Family Fun Magazine

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Family Fun Magazine. My parents have sent me their copy of the magazine a few times and after reading (pages are worn out from using July's so much) I had to get a subsciption.

This month we did quite a few of the crafts and recipes. For Father's Day we made Daddy home made Tape Measures and presented them with Father's day Cupcakes made to look like barbecue grills with candy food on them. And for the 4th of July we are doing many of the crafts. Michelle and I did the Patriotic Robot multipurpose Table Decorations ( We will put cookies in the large clear pail and silverware in the red pail on top). And I made so fun lawn darts using duct tape and sand that the kids will use while we are camping. We will also be doing some other fun mason jar recipes that are done over a campfire this next week. Stay tuned for more pics:)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Swim Lessons

Emma started swimming lessons this year and has done a incredible job. She really learned how to put her head under water and dog paddle. She is even adventurous and will jump of the side of the pool without floaters on.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vacation Bible School Vocals

Last week at the conclusion of VBS Emma was telling me that she was going to sing on stage. And I just thought to myself of course you are, and all the other kids. Well, I did not realize she would be the only singing into a microphone on the next step up. I am so proud of her!!

Father's Day 2010

This year we were super lucky to have Daddy home to celebrate with him. The kids made him home made "tape measures" and picked out fun special cards. After church we went to Mexican food and enjoyed a nice relaxing afternoon with the kids and Daddy at home!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yummy watermelon

We enjoyed another beautiful sunny day at the lake. Michelle and Paul bought this giant island water toy that we all enjoyed. This will provide hours of relaxing at the lake while the kids can climb in and go down the slide on the back. We rounded the afternoon off with some yummy fresh watermelon:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Water Balloon Fun!!

We are so lucky to have great friends that have welcomed us with open arms. Michelle and Tyler came over to use the slide and enjoy a little sun. The heat index was a 105 and Michelle and I found the best way to keep us cool was to have the hose nearby. SO we took that chance and did up a TON of water balloons for the kids:)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Community Appreciation Night

Our housing area put on a Community Appreciation Night that included a giant waterslide and FREE treats. The kids enjoyed cotton candy and shaved ice in between trips down the slide. And we ended the evening with some time at the Splash Park.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

friend's pool fun

This last week we had to take Daddy to the Airport for 2 weeks of TDY at Fort Drum. To distract us my good friends invited us to her pool a the kids had a BLAST!! Emma learned how to put her head under water and Logan realized he can jump into the water all by himself with arm floaters and a tube around him.

Monday, June 7, 2010

1st dinner outside in Georgia

We finally dug out the table top of our outside table and fired up the grill for some stuffed pork chops tonight. We decorated the table with our "Congrats on the New Home" flowers and enjoyed a meal outside before the flies began to land on our food and we had to quickly finish up, he he.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

At the Lake

We had another chance to join Michelle and Paul at the Lake with their SeaDo's. This time they took us to the place we will be camping for the 4th of July so we could get a feel for the area and what we will be able to have. Michelle has reserved the entire Island area with 8 spots for all our friends. We will have the SeaDo's and plenty of child friendly activities, we are soo excited:)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hair cuts and pedicures:)

This afternoon we took Logan to have his hair cut super short. (like daddies) he was so excited to have it cut off, I will assume because it will be so much cooler now!!

Then Emma and I headed out for her first pedicure. She had so much fun. They even had the perfect little chair for kids and the lady did pink with while polka dots for her. We will definitely do it again!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Super Water Slide

Matt and I splurged and got the kids this giant bouncy house water slide. They had a blast on it!! It will be a perfect back yard toy this summer:)