Sunday, July 27, 2014

puppy dog twister

These silly dogs were just standing there like this staring at me, and of course I snapped a picture while laughing!  


Saturday, July 26, 2014

heading on down the river

Yesterday during our bike ride we decided to ride down to the dam near our home.

Once we got there we saw a boat, The ValleyGem, heading to the lock area of the dam.  It was going to pass through and we have never seen this happen before.

I have always been curious about how this works, so it was a great learning experience for all three of us!

We got to see the boat enter the lock area.

Then we saw the gates close and the water raising the boat up to exit the locking area.

This is the front of the boat as the water is rising to help the boat pass through to the other side of the dam.

Now the gate is opening to let the boat pass.

Bye Bye ValleyGem! 

Layla was excited to see the ValleyGem because she got to tour the boat during a 3rd grade field trip.  She got to drive the boat!

I was excited because I've always been curious about the whole, locking dam idea.  I never really understood how it worked.  It was really cool!

What a fun afternoon adventure here in Ohio!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hayden is 6!!

This little man is 6 today!

He chose blue cake and blue frosting for his cake this year!  And of course we had cake for breakfast!


Love my guys!

The kids had a fun morning playing drawing and playing cars on the driveway.

Hayden picked The Boathouse for his birthday dinner.  We had wonderful weather for a dinner outside!

I love my little family!

The kiddos ended their evening with an almond milk toast to Hayden!

Monday, July 21, 2014

we found a fun lake!

Gary was off today and so we decided to explore a new lake.

The kids loved playing in the sand and rolling in the waves.

Looks like a cool yoga pose, huh?!

The inflatable floating island was pretty fun too.

Hayden always takes monster trucks to play in the sand.  They roll and splash in the trails he makes for them and of course Layla builds castles for them to drive into.

Getting buried in the sand is the best part. We had a super fun beach day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

his early birthday gifts

Today when we visited dad at work we gave Hayden his helmet and motorcycle gear!  Even though he doesn't have a dirt bike he has been asking for a cool helmet for riding his bicycle.  Dad found one and a set of gloves too!  Hayden is thrilled and probably won't take his helmet off for quite some time.

There was a cool race car at the Honda shop and Hayden got to climb in.  He had the biggest smile on his face.  The boy loves cars and trucks and bikes and anything that goes.....

He's just like his daddy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

grass is not his friend

Hayden had his allergy testing today and it was not a fun time.

I was so sad for him, but luckily it was over fast and we found out he's very allergic to grass, although we already knew that.  I'm thankful it's over and I'm glad we have answers, but yuck yuck yuck.  That was torture.  Hayden was brave and after the testing he wanted Chic fil A, so off we went to make my sweet boy happy after a painful morning.