Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
We headed to the local dutch-y paradise for chilluns...Dutch Wonderland. Both our families have season passes, so it works out delightfully to just head down there after quiet time and spend the evening there. It's a great hotspot for kids 0-7. If they are older than that, it's a little lackluster, but still enjoyable....let me explain. Hudson is 4, and big enough to go on all the rides. Yes, all the rides. And he can go on most of them without an adult with him - so that tells you the 'thrill' factor.
Anna particulary likes the train ride (nice and calm) and the little ride that swings you around the end of an oval in a car. I can't think of what this is called, but here's picture, albeit a bit blurry from the action (just pretend I did that on purpose for artistic effect).
Hudson on the other hand loves the roller coaster, the flume water ride and anything that goes fast. We've yet to venture into the water park portion of the park, but I'm told it's great. Maybe next time.
Lucky for Anna, Sam and James are along the lines of her thrill-ventures right now....and they like slushees like she does. What a friendship made in heaven!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This mama has a new best friend. Yes, maybe not Beth as a person's best friend, but as a mama, oh my, this fits the bill. My kids are outdoor kids. A lot of people I know say their kids love the outside, too, but really, my kids love being outside. For instance, when it rains, Hudson says, "Mama, why does it rain in PA so much?!?!?!" My, I wish I knew - well, besides the fact is that the liquid sustenance makes this place beautifully lush, and green, and fills our well with deliciously clean and clear water.
My prince and princess love to be uncontained - four walls of a house can not squelch their love of the grass in their toes and the wind in their faces (except when Curious George is on...). Recently, my wonderful man and two friends constructed a new playset for the kids to play on. We've been missing the one from our backyard in AZ, and for Hudson's birthday, Grandmom treated H and A to this beauty. It doesn't look like much, but keep going. It's, oh, so worth it. Special thanks to Daryl, Kim and Chris ~ and their gorgeous wives for managing the children so it could be accomplished.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Gotta share the good when it comes along! :)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
After our fun photo session, we hit the town again and made our way to the "Naked Chocolate Cafe". The desserts were incredible, delectable, delicious. Chris is marveling here out the outstanding latte.
After we strolled the streets, we hit the hay for our big day celebrating Flag Day in Betsy Ross' hometown. On Saturday our highlights were seeing the Money in Motion exhibit near the US Mint. We also toured Betsy Ross' home and walked the street fair. What a wonderful time to be together, celebrating one another - it was relaxing and an incredible time to reconnect. Did I say my husband is incredible?
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Kids are invited to play 2 games, every day, all summer, FREE! You just have to sign up at the link above and pay shoe rental. How cool is that? It is good all around the country, just click on your state to see what bowling alleys are participating in your area...if they aren't, call them and ask them why they aren't, and maybe they'll hop on "alley" soon...Enjoy!