Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22

Growing up we had this awesome turtle sandbox in the backyard. It had a cover, but of course, rain and bugs always got in, but we didn't care. It was fun. This isn't exactly a huge sandbox, but it's a start. And they seem to enjoy it just fine for now. Who knows, maybe we'll get a big sandbox one day too.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21st - Corn on the Cob

She, she does love him! Lazy morning start today - that's what summer is for, right?
The Stop & Shop out by the mall is so much cooler/nicer/more amazing than the one by my house. Natalie had fun shopping in this little car today! Might be worth the trip out here more often to shop like this!
Christopher LOVED the corn on the cob I gave him for dinner -
Milestone Alert: First Corn on the Cob right here:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20th - Splash Park!

I needed to get out of the house today after our lazy day yesterday. My friend Dana had just told me about a splash park that was only 8 minutes away from my house, and I had never heard of it! I decided to head out and check it out and I can see myself spending quite a few days here this summer! Shade, sun, splash pad, swings, playground - it had it all and was easy to manage with both kids. Chris's cousin, Jessica, and her son, James, met up with us there and we had a nice time catching up!

Dinner and Ralph's Ice for dessert at night!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19th

 Lazy day recuperating from a bussssy last 3 days.

Chris found his Dopey costume from when he was in first grade, and he and Natalie decided to surprise me with a little dress-up!

Stepping in front of the camera for once

My dad snapped these after our day of play at Good Day Play Cafe - Just love these pics with my babies:

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Doing some backdating here - determined to keep a record of most days of the summer!

Friday June 16th: we spent the day of a cute play-space called "Good Day Play Cafe" in Bayside

On Saturday, 6/17, we had about 35 people at our home as we welcomed Natalie's entire Nursery School class and their families for an end of year party! It rained as people were arriving but the kids played in the rain and had an overall fabulous time, and I think the parents did too!

Chris and I were pooped after the party and had a lot to clean up so my parents took Natalie up to the festival for a few rides and of course, the balloon popping game which was her ultimate favorite:

Sunday 6/18 was Father's Day! We spent a relaxing day bbqing, playing in the pool, and going to the festival up the street from us at night. A super busy and super successful weekend!

First time on a ferris wheel for both kids!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Vacay Day 4

The St. Greg's Festival is back in town!! Last year we spent almost every day at this 10 day Festival! It's a lot of fun, and such a great way to kick off summer. I couldn't believe it, but as soon as we arrived, Natalie grabbed my hand and started walking toward where the train ride, saying "I want to go ride the train" - she remembered it from last year! I was shocked!

A little parade in our neighborhood kicks off the festival. The neighbor girls, whom Natalie loves, walk in the parade because they play on the sports team for the school, so we kind of just join in with them and walk the parade too when it comes to our house! (It's a very low-key, parade...)  Natalie loves it, and I can guarantee that for the next few weeks every time we leave our house Natalie will ask if we can go march in a parade:

First up, ride the train:

Then the fire-trucks!

Then, what turned into a private lesson on dart throwing! This woman was incredible!!! She spent a solid 10 minutes at least showing Natalie exactly how to hold a dart, how to throw, she gave her so many chances, she really helped her a lot and Natalie probably popped about 4 balloons and earned herself a paw patrol ball! I am so grateful for this woman and her patience:

I thought Baby Christopher would fall asleep in his stroller but nope - this kid walked the entire length of the festival and then some. with his Oma and Grandma!

and got in some dancing with them to boot!

And of course, zeppoles

Can't wait for more St. Greg's fun and memories this year!