Thursday, July 24, 2014


Heather's family has an annual trip to Adventureland and this year was no different!  Rob and Erin were back in the states for a couple months, so we scheduled our outing while they were here!  First stop, the Ferris Wheel!  Trigg loves the Ferris Wheel!
Heather, Nathan and Aaron were all smiles...while Garrett wasn't too sure about it.
The other bucket had the rest of the crew.
Uncle Rob, Tody, Karys, Trigg and I jumped on the Gallion!
After that, we rode the tea cups!
Lots of laughs and giggles as we spun around!
Trigg and Camille driving the Ladybugs around the track.
Then it was on to the balloons, Trigg was excited for them to start spinning!
Gracie and Heather were on the other side of the basket!
Then it was onto the airplanes...
...and then the Frog Hopper.  Trigg loved the Frog Hopper!
Garrett managed to squeeze in a nap!
Next stop for Trigg, the Big Rigs.
One of our favorites
Then onto the motorcycles!
Camille took a spin on the pink motorcycle
With Nathan and Aaron ridin' on the orange bikes!
Trigg manned the fire truck!
Waiting patiently for a boat ride on the infant ocean!
Trigg picked the blue boat with Gracie and Karys following behind in the pink boat
Nathan, Aaron and Toby in the orange
Addy and Camille riding in style in the purple boat
Having fun on the water!
We had a great time with the family at Adventureland, we always do, and the boys quickly fell asleep in the car ride home!  It was a successful day at the park!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On Stage!

Today, Trigg decided to put on a show...well 4 or 5 of them once the day ended, but who's counting.  He got out his instruments and climbed up "on stage"
 He warmed up with the harmonica
 Then it was onto the drums
 Next the recorder, or flute if you ask Trigg.
 ...then with a little style!
 Lastly the guitar...
 and he sang out his song!
 Once he was finished, he packed up his "gear" into the church trailer.  Piecing this together, I played on worship team this weekend at church.  Currently Hope - Johnston-Grimes branch meets at Summit Middle School and once church is over, we have to pack up all the gear into the church trailer.  Just goes to show that kids pay way more attention then I give them credit for!
And lastly, I recorded his song and tossed it on YouTube...enjoy Trigg's rendition of "Jesus Loves Me"!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Fun!

Time flies when having fun and we have been doing just that this summer.  Here is a little recap of the last 2 months and what we have been up to!
Garrett, being awesome and smiley!
 May ended with cool weather and Trigg sporting a hoodie and pants at the park...but even in cool weather, dinosaurs need to be ridden!
 We are continuing to work on house projects, and Trigg usually has his tool belt with in reach!
 This summer also is our summer to learn how to ride a bike!
 Trigg is getting it figured out pretty quickly...
 ...and having fun on 2 wheels (technically 4 with the training wheels)
 We have made several trips to Van Dee's, the local ice cream shop
 ...Trigg loves a good twist cone!
 June was also one of the wettest's June's in Iowa's we got some good use out of our rain boots!
 We also found out our driveway makes a great runway for the swivel scooter!
 Racing down the drive!
 Trigg has found his love for climbing trees...although he needs a ladder to get started!
 The two dudes being dudes!
 We set up a truck wash in the front yard...
 Once the truck is clean...we did some tailgating!
 Having fun at the dinner table!
 The dudes!
 One Saturday, after a morning of playing hard, I went in to wake up Trigg from his nap...he didn't want to wake chipmunk decided to climb up on Trigg's head....
 Chipmunk didn't do the the whole gang jumped on...needless to say, I let him sleep a little longer!
 Mr. Mike up the street brought out his trampoline, it's one of Trigg's favorite spots to stop!
 Garrett and I watching Trigg and Mom jump on the trampoline!
 We had fun celebrating Johnston Green Days, they brought out big John Deere tractors to the library lawn!
 Trigg loved them!
 More rain...and more splashing!
 and splashing!
 Watching the parade!
 and catching candy during Johnston Green Days!
 Mom and her two dudes...enjoying an evening out on the deck.
 Like father, like son, Trigg does a great job helping me mow the lawn!
...and there you go!  That been our summer so far, lots of fun and adventures...and we are only about halfway through...
Adventure is out there...let's go find it!