Sunday, May 31, 2009

Makin' a Splash!!

We went to the Eglin Splash pad for the first time this evening and had a blast! It's our favorite of the splash parks in this area, so we're so excited that it's up and running again!

Woohoo!

Moriah checking it all out

Running through the spraying rings

Pretzel break

Keenan couldn't drag his eyes away from all the action to look at the camera

I caught her sucking her thumb!

"Hey Mowiah!"

I brought our beach umbrella, which worked really well to shade our seats!

Much happier with no clothes on!

He was quite pleased with himself for "holding the spray down"

Oops! He let go!

Philip went in to work for a while, and met us at the park when he was done...

This picture courtesy of Keenan =)

... as well as this one, LOL!

Philip took Keenan over to the playground to play for a bit before we left... I didn't want to because there is NO shade, the playground is all wooden, and it's always so Hot it makes me cranky! =)

Practicing his balance

Okay folks, let's wrap it up, anybody else ready for a nap?

Ready to go

The kids and I got some super great naps when we got home... which was desperately needed (on my part), since they have both been waking up at 6 or before lately. Any tips on how to get toddlers to sleep longer in the morning, or should I just have him play quietly in his room for a while?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Morning with Chloe/MOPS Picnic

Moriah had her first friend over to play this morning! We got to watch Chloe while Andrea, Erik and Jonathan went to a water park. =)

It was the perfect opportunity to take some fun pictures of the two baby girls together!

It was sooo cute to watch them together!

Chloe was very excited to see Moriah and wanted to touch her and "play" when I put them in this chair together, but Moriah was either cranky or she was feeling a little jealous because she wasn't all that excited about the idea! =)

How cute are they in their matching outfits??

I put Chloe's arm around Moriah and she pulled her over for a big smooch! =)

What a cutie

Four cute feet!

Sweet little fairy

"Hey... what do you think, should we be trying harder to grow hair?"

Girl fight! =0)

"Look Moriah, no hands!"

Yo!

I caught them holding hands!

Love this one

Keenan was quite taken with Chloe and wanted his picture taken with her

"Hey Keenan, how did you grow these curls???"

After Andrea, Erik and Jonathan got back, we all headed over to Lincoln Park for the MOPS end of the year picnic! What a Gorgeous day to be outside with good food and good friends!

Some of the people at the picnic

Philip helping Keenan on the playground

Our two Amazing MOPS coordinators, Amanda and Vanessa!

The three of us relaxing on the beach while Keenan played in the water

Everybody had so much fun!

Wet boy on the run!

Keenan played soo long and so hard in the water that he was shivering, (and starting to get wrinkly), but he did NOT want to get out of the water! He is Fearless in the water and acts like he knows how to swim (I totally thought he was drowning a couple times, but he got back up and did it again!)

Air Force guys chattin' it up

After we Finally convinced him it was time to go home!

All bundled up into his car seat

Snuggled up, post bath, reading books with Daddy while he got warmed up!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Horses, Hydrangeas and Hydration

I've driven past the stables on base countless times, and the other day thought, It would be really cool to take the kids there and let Keenan look at all the horses, I wonder if we're allowed to do that?

Well, today, I called to find out. Technically, you're not really supposed to be there if you're not a member, but the woman I talked to in the membership department said that it was okay as long as we didn't touch any of the horses or try to feed them (I had no plans to do this anyway).

There are a Lot more horses there than I would have thought! It's a really pretty area, with lots of big, shady trees, and a river runs along the back of the property! The stables are not like others I've seen, but are more like separate little "houses" for the horses. Each owner sort of decorates their space as they like.

Aren't they cute?

Believe me, I took a LOT more pictures of horses than I posted here, these are just my favorites...

This one's name is Major, isn't he gorgeous???

Keenan and Mickey
(He wasn't too sure about turning his back on the horse for a picture) =)

Some cute dogs we met (some type of miniature Greyhound?)

Keeping a close eye on us

This one was Huge!

I like the unique coloring of this one (the sun on it's mane makes it look like it dyes it's hair!) =)

Isn't this one pretty?

Another horse and boy picture

Pretty whispy, fuzzy flowers

This one looks a little weirded out by us!

Major again

Peekaboo!

While we were there, we had a couple people approach us and politely ask what we were up to (I realized when we arrived that, despite what the woman on the phone said, the signs specifically said "Members Only"). When I told them that we had called and talked to the woman, and that, like she said, we weren't touching Anyone or anything, they seemed fine with us being there. *For the record though, I don't think we'll go back, and to anyone reading this who thinks this was a good idea - Please call for yourself, I don't want to give the impression that they allow open to the public touring for everyone*

After about 45 minutes, we still hadn't seen them all, but we were hot, tired and sandy, so we decided to head for home...

Right up there with the garbage truck... Keenan Loves this truck that picks up lawn debris, and was thrilled that they were on our street when we got home!

The heat and walking at the horse stables tired Keenan out, so we all took an hour and a half nap this morning before lunch. Woohoo!

After lunch, (since I had noticed that Myrtles hydrangeas were in beautiful bloom when I stopped by last night), we headed over this afternoon to take some pictures.

Keenan was Thrilled that I let him push the little stroller over there with Moriah in it!

So proud of himself... =)

Cute couple

Moriah paying attention...

...and then Keenan (not both at once) =)

Pretty girl lounging on the grass

Sweet grin

Love that drool!

I was amazed at the variety of colors that Myrtle has - what a gorgeous sight in her back yard!!

Pretty two tone pink and yellow

Pink

Blue

Violet

Red/Fuchsia?

Giving it a sniff

I LOVE this picture!

Moriah fills up Myrtle's lap more every time we visit! =)

So sweet...

Moriah was getting hot and sleepy, so I took off her dress and adjusted the stroller so she could lie down

I love how the car in motion makes everything in the background a blur

Me

Me 'n' the cute boy =)

"I'm man enough to pose with flowers"

Taking a nap in the wee stroller

She stayed asleep on the way home, too!

We were all quite hot from our time outside at Myrtle's, so I decided it was a prime opportunity to get out the pool again!

Swimming pals

Her first time spending more than a few seconds in the pool!

Chillin' with the kids

Relaxing

This is fun! (When Keenan doesn't splash me in the face)

Our feet underwater

Floaty boy

Peeking out from behind the bush on the deck

All dried off and content to watch Keenan make big splashes