Sunday, July 17, 2011

Splashing in the rain

We went for a walk in the rain and Tara decided to show the kids how to enjoy one of the simple pleasures of life.




Needless to say, everyone got soaked. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Enchanted Forest

FAMILY SHOT
Every year we're missing one person because they have to work. Last year it was Scott, this year it was Derek.


SHOE SLIDE
Tara & Aria (Age 3)

Kari & Audrey (Age 5)


WITCH'S SHOE SLIDE
Whitney (age 17 months)


EXHIBITS
Audrey, Dwight, Aria, Scott, Zade & Connie

Connie & Zade


CROOKED MAN & HIS CROOKED HOUSE


BUMPER BOATS
Audrey, Aria, & Dwight

Dwight spinning in circles until Aria attacks :)
video

HOPPER
Tara & Aria

Audrey & Aria


RAINBOW TRAIN
Aria, Zade & Tara

Gena & Whitney


LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
The best part of the whole park is the live theater they have. This year they had a great version of "Little Red Riding Hood". Unfortunately, Zade found the wolf more scary than funny.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

De Ja Vu: 3 Cousins in a chair (3 years later)


Playing at Papa's Pizza:



And here's the little Piano Man:





Playing in the rain near the river:





Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun with the fam

Here's a pic of the cousins together


Here we are at the annual 4th of July neighborhood fest


Dinosaur Aria on the prowl



The kids have been having fun on the swings, but since there aren't that many swings, there have been many wars over who's turn it is, and whether taking turns is even necessary. :)


Hanging out in the backyard.


Grandpa's pop-up books have been a hit with Aria.


Two 1 year olds playing in the kitchen.


Here's the crew chowing down on Pizza with Ryan & Martina's family.

Bath time with the cousins

We've been hanging out with my sister Annette and her kids. Here are our little monkeys playing together in the tub. The natural lighting in the bathroom generated some pretty neat pictures.



Arizona Summer

Now that it's regularly over 100 degrees again, the kids are finding ways to beat the heat. Outdoors, popsicles or the pool have become mandatory.


Indoors, dumpster diving is a popular choice.