Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend 2010

This past weekend was pretty much perfect.
We thought about taking a mini vacation to a waterpark for a couple days but the weather was hot and sunny so we decided to stay home and enjoy it.  Matt had Monday off and took Friday off as well so we had 4 days of fun in the sun.  I really can't remember a Memorial weekend that has been as nice as this one.
Thank you weather for cooperating! :)

We spent tons of time outside swinging, blowing bubbles, riding bikes, walking and lots and lots of time in the pool.  Alexa has become quite the little fishy these days, she loves the water.  She has even been swimming under the water with her goggles on when we're at the beach or the pool.  Some mornings she wakes up and instead of getting dressed she will put on her swimsuit instead.

On Sunday we spent the day at this little beach by our house.  It is perfect for kids and I don't think many people know about it because whenever we go there are hardly any people there, sometimes we are the only ones.  Last year Braden was kind of young and we never usually stayed too long but this year we packed up lunch and toys and hung out for half the day, the kids loved it.  The water was surprisingly not too cold, although Braden and I spent much of the day on the shore playing in the sand. :)

On Monday we headed to a Fawn-Doe-Rosa which is a cute little Wildlife Education Park near my parents house.  They have all kinds of animals there that you can pet and feed.  Braden walked around most of the time chasing the animals yelling, "Ann-mal, ome ear!!" (Animal come here) 

Matt, my mom and the kids feeding the deer.

My sister Alaina and Alexa.

They also had pony rides.
Both kids loved it which was fun to see since the last couple times someone (ahem, Alexa) has wanted to ride the horsey somewhere we ended up wasting our money. :)  This time was no problem.  Alexa was smiling and giggling the whole time and Braden had to walk around to each of the horses after they were done to give them all hugs, so cute!

After we were done there we went back to my parents house and Alexa went boating and fishing with Grampa and Daddy.  She had so much fun and was pretty pumped to use her Dora fishing pole.  She was catching fish too, she loved it!  I was surprised to hear my little girly girl was actually petting the fish before she threw them back.

I was also amazed at the other little things she was petting...leeches!!
I'm not even kidding, she wanted to hold them and play with them and was even naming each of them.  This is the same girl who freaks out about a little ant.  I'm thinking she didn't totally get what they were.  Gross!  However I am happy that she is much braver than her Mommy. :)

I hope everyone else had a great holiday weekend!
Anyone do anything exciting??


Julie said...

What a blast. I am in awe of the deer. How fun for the kids!!! Great pictures.

Lourie said...

You had a much more exciting weekend than we did. We flew kites and had water gun fights. Fantastic pictures! Your kids are so adorable!

Sonya said...

looks like such a great weekend!! I had to work pretty much all weekend and when I wasn't working Brian was so we did absolutely nothing!

Jen said...

What a great weekend. So much going on!
I have said it before...but such cute kids!
I also have to say...I love your blog music. Sometimes I minimize and listen while I am doing all my morning computer stuff.
Have a great day!

Bethany said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the pool. My kids are dying for one of those. :)

*Shudder*...leaches? really? I need to talk to that girl. ;)

I'm so glad you had a chance to hang out as a family. After all that school you all sure earned it!

Kami said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe Alexa is turning into a little bit of a girly-tomboy? Nonetheless, she's adorable .. leech in hand and all! :)

carma said...

wow!! could you have possibly planned any more activities for the weekend. Looks like an incredibly fun few days. Oh, we went to the zoo - had a blast...

Tyler said...

The whole time I was reading this post.. I was thinking " awww what a perfect weekend! What great pics" THEN I got to the last pic *GASP* I cant believe she was holding I would have died.. YUCKO. So funny she can be so girlie and prissy then hold a leech. She is the best!

Glad yall had a wonderful weekend

blueviolet said...

You could not have had more fun, huh? I would so love a weekend like that. Everyone looks like they had the BEST time!

Stephanie said...

What a great weekend! We had horrible weather most of the time. It stormed and rained off and on all weekend long.

Looks like you have a fish on your hands-Allie is the same way :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

What a wonderful weekend! No wonder she wants to put on her bathing is so cute!

Great pics, your family is gorgeous!

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute pictures and your weekend sounded amazing and perfect. Gotta love when the weather cooperates and everyone is having fun! You are doing a great job with your new camera too. Love the close up of Braden. Adorable.

Jen said...

What a great way to spend the holiday weekend!!! I love the pics, looks like you are getting the hang of your new camera! What beautiful weather.

Slavik Royalty said...

So fun!!!! I went to Fawn Da Rosa as a kid!!!! I'm adding it to the list of places to go in the coming weeks! I can't wait! We went ALL the time! Love it there.