Monday, November 21, 2016

Update - Summer to Fall

I took 2 and 1/2 weeks off to help us all adjust to being a family of 5.  We had lots of adventures during this time!  
Trigg and I set up a zip line for his Lego creations!
We set up an obstacle course in the backyard
We to storytime at the library...two of our favorite book characters, Piggy and Gerald!
For some practice with the hammer, I froze Lego men into ice blocks...
...and the boys had to hammer them out!
G is very fond of his little sister and they had plenty of "chats"!
Trigg is a great big brother and he got plenty of chat time with his sister too!
Of course, there was also lots of reading!
We also had a week of "science experiments"!  First off was the baking soda and vinegar volcano!
We also tested out reactions by putting gummy bears in various liquids.
Inspired by our library books, the boys turned into ninjas!
Blythe got in plenty of naps!
We also had dinosaurs roaming our house this summer, a green one...
and a blue one!
And it wouldn't be summer without a trip to watch the I-Cubs play baseball!
We had plenty of puddle jumping this summer...
...and even a small stream in our backyard!
We had Blythe's baptism this summer
Looking cute in her denim outfit!
She keeps growin!
Trigg wanted to celebrate his birthday with a camp out! He got a new headlamp for his birthday and camp pots and pans!
So we loaded up the Jeep and the boys and headed out to Jasper State Park for a night under the stars.  The gals joined us for the camp fire, hot dogs and s'mores but they didn't stay all night!
Garrett also changed his mind with the gals headed home, but that's ok...Trigg and I enjoyed the tent.
The temperature dropped down to 41 that night, but we were bundled up and stayed warm and cozy!
and we still smiling when the sun came up in the morning!
Heather did an awesome job for his "camping" party...including a camp fire cake with toasted marshmallows!
Garrett picked out a new snuggly for Trigg for his birthday...a new pup named "Barky"...I think it was a good pick!
Fall rolled around and we headed to the Center Grove apple orchard and pumpkin patch!
The corn pool was a big hit
The gals enjoying the corn pool!
Center Grove has a big bounce pillow...the boys loved it!
And the giant slide!
They even turned a combine into a slide!
We played outside a lot this fall, Blythe loves swinging on the swing!
Trigg rigged up a system to tow Barky on the skateboard behind his bike...very inventive
and this peanut keeps growing and getting bigger!
We are finishing up a bathroom remodel in the basement and I had plenty of help!
We also celebrated Uncle Chad's birthday...
...his 40th birthday!!!!
We played in the leaves...
...buried each other in the leaves...
...and had a leaf fight!
It wouldn't be fall without carving pumpkins!
Trigg did an awesome job of hollowing out...
and carving his own pumpkin this year...
the face was his own design, two big eyes, triangle nose, mouth with 2 big teeth and small circle ears!
The boys were robots this year...
...the made the gadgets for the front of their costumes!
We also had a "spooky" Halloween supper with mummy roll ups...
and ghostly strawberries!
Two cool kids riding an alligator!
Trigg wanted some practice using the drill, so we hooked together some scrape 2x4's, he's getting pretty good at it!
He got some MagnaTiles for his birthday, so we built him a light box, it turned out pretty good!
...and that was our fall!
More updates to come...

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