yesterday after church and naps we got out the sprinkler. well, okay technically we got out every water toy we owned and had to try each on - several times. evidently we needed a little variety to our afternoon of sprinklers. the three big kids had a great time. i seriously think the wiggly water one was the favorite though.
|run boys run|
|here comes the water|
|not too sure yet|
|but asher's in with both feet|
|yet another spraying water toy|
ethan was not too sure about this cold water thing.
he much preferred the lawnmower.
after a quick dinner it was off to hear grandma and grandpa sing. their church choir was putting on a concert. we managed to sit in the top row of the balcony. i thought we were pretty safe. long pew, plenty of wiggle room, space to move around and away from most people. almost. we made it through a little over half of the hour long show before ethan was done. it's just too hard for him to sit still anymore. we are definitely out of the snuggly stage and completely into the wiggle, move, explore stage. so out into the foyer we went. we could still see and hear and we still got to hear grandma's solo. beautiful! then it was time for ice cream. oh were there tired children after that. tired children on sugar. but a good night.
today we headed to the zoo in the next town over. mana and papa got mia a family pass for her birthday so actually it's the second time we have been. the kids knew what to expect so mia came ready with her purse full of quarters to feed the goats and to get a stick covered in birdseed for the aviary. they love getting to "hold" the birds on the stick while the birds eat the birdseed.
|checking out the otters as they swim overhead|