My boys are always goofing around and being silly these days, but this surprised even me. I had walked outside to carry something to the car and when I came back I saw Malachi and Elliott doing this through the sliding door. They were so amused they continued even when I came in and picked up the camera to video them!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Before ending our vacation and coming back to reality we decided to stop in Tennessee at Yaya and 'Buelo's and enjoy a day on the lake. It was worth it!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Ahh, my favorite part of vacation: the beach! We spent every morning (except when we went to the waterpark) and a couple afternoons at the beach. The boys had so much fun digging holes in the sand, building sandcastles, jumping in the waves, looking for sand dollars, flying kites and just playing. It was so much fun!
Jonas wasn't sure about the sand and saltwater the first day, but he warmed up and by the end of the week was all over the place.
Everyone had to help a little
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located on Jekyll so we decided to spend one afternoon and take the boys to see it. We visited the museum, which was very well done and had lots of hands-on activities for the kids, and also the turtle hospital. At the hospital we got to see two of the turtles being fed and lots of others swimming around in their tanks. Right before we left we saw one of the turtles being operated on. The boys loved it all. I think we'll try to do one of the "turtle walks" next time to learn more about their nests and try to see some of the new hatchlings.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The boys could not wait to visit the waterpark at Jekyll, and Grandpa Gene was nice enough to get us some free tickets courtesy of his job at the golf course, so we spent Tuesday at Summer Waves. Malachi was tall enough to ride three of the six big slides and also loved the wave pool. Elliott was more than happy to camp out in the kiddie area and ride the small slide over...and over...and over!
The boys talked about the big bucket that dumped water a lot before coming. Elliott ended up being scared of it and Malachi got knocked down when he stood under it!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I love playing putt-putt so one of our first evening activities on vacation was to go play a round at the mini-golf course on the island. The boys loved it and were fun to watch. Thanks to Grandma Alice for pushing Jonas around in the stroller and even getting him to take a quick nap!
Monday, July 23, 2012
We just got back from our wonderful vacation on Jekyll Island. Yaya and 'Buelo came with us and we all stayed at Grandma Alice and Grandpa Gene's house. The boys were great all week and we all had a great time together and made lots of fun memories. A HUGE thank you to Grandma Alice and Grandpa Gene for opening their house to our chaos and for being such wonderful hosts. We loved spending the week with you all and are so thankful to have been able to visit!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Before I get to posts about our awesome vacation that isn't even over quite yet, I thought I would get back into the swing of things with the blog and post about something from last month. In June Malachi participated in Kids in College, a summer enrichment program sponsored by Ohio University-Chillicothe and Chillicothe City Schools. He and his friend, Isaac, took two classes - Ooey, Gooey Science and Sponge Bob Science. They both loved the classes and I've heard so many stories and facts about what they learned. He's also been busy recreating all the experiments they practiced in class. He's still fascinated by this one:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We have been incredibly busy over the past few weeks and I seriously cannot believe June is over! As I was looking through pictures for a post about 4th of July, I realized I hadn't even posted pictures from the last holiday - Memorial Day. Whew! I've got to get back on track so here are lots of pictures to catch you up!
Annual Memorial Day Fly-In at Haas Airport
Elliott insisted on playing with the big kids at the party. I love how he wants to be just like his daddy!
After that was out of the way we welcomed Yaya, Aunt Cindy and Aunt Jennifer for a fun visit.
In the midst of our hectic schedule, our littlest guy turned 9 months old. He's still very picky about food and doesn't sleep very well, but he's a very happy boy. He's scooting/crawling everywhere, pulling up and jabbering away (da-da and ma-ma mostly) these days.