Fun Times with the Kiddos

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I've been lucky enough to spend the last 2 weekends with my brother and my niece and nephew. I took a ton of pics with my digital camera, and finally got around to downloading and editing them. I promised mi familia that I would post, so here we go. Get ready for a photo dump :) 
 
The first set of pics was taken on Memorial Day. My mom, dad, brother, niece and nephew came for a cookout. We enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and brauts for lunch and then had some fun with the kiddos as our afternoon entertainment.
 
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I just love this pic of Izzie. She is really starting to become a ham for the camera.
 
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Jack has always been a ham, but he looks downright ornery with his front teeth missing.
 
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Unkey Ricky showed the kids how to roast marshmallows.
 
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And then of course they had to do it themselves.
 
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We then took a walk to find some ducks and geese.
 
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I think they thought the geese were kinda cool, but were a little nervous to get too close.
 
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We watched them waddle down to the pond.
 
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{ Izzie and Daddy }
 
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{ Jack and Daddy }
 
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Such hams...all 3 of them!
 
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Then last weekend they came to visit for the whole weekend. My bro showed up with the kiddos Friday afternoon. We had some buffalo chicken enchiladas (which I just have to post the recipe for soon!). Friday night we spent time down at the dog park and then settled in to watch Ice Age 4.
 
Then on Saturday, my Mom came to visit and we headed on over to Highbanks Park (which is about a mile or so down the road from us), and had some fun on the playground equipment.
 
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I loved watching my brother helping the kids on the more advanced parts of the playground. So sweet.
 
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Of course they LOVED the slide. Kids just love slides.
 
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Hey Aunt Jenny!
 
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My bro only had to show her how to do this once, and then she was all about doing it herself. I'll be honest she scared me climbing up this by herself...but she did it just fine.
 
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The kiddos and I might have had some races down the slide. They might have also beat me every time. These slides were not built for us big kids!
 
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Then of course they had to race each other.
 
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Kids love swings also.
 
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So after playing on the playground for a bit, we decided to go exploring. We found this little trail that took us down to a stream. After walking for about 3 mins Izzie decided her legs were broken and needed to be carried. Fortunately for her, once we got back to the playground equipment, they were suddenly unbroken...a miracle!
 
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The kids had fun throwing things into the stream.
 
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And daddy showed them how to skip rocks. Jack picked up on it pretty quickly.
 
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There was this big tree that we just had to use as a photo op. The kids were a little afraid of being up there, so we had to quickly get their pic.
 
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Then daddy stepped in to save the day and they were a little more comfortable sitting in the tree.
 
It was an awesome weekend, and I can't wait until they move closer so we can have more fun weekends like this. Next weekend is the big move back, and we can't wait!
 
Linking up today with Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesday.
 
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1 comment:

  1. So fun! Looks like two great weekends of family time. And ps- looking forward to you posting that recipe. Sounds delicious!

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