In an effort to stay out of a house filled with boxes and give Patrick some quiet time to study --- we have been getting out to parks in the evening as much as possible!
Both boys are getting so much more adventurous and I love it!
Isaac is getting great at ladders, including ones that are not baby proof (like the attic ladder!)
This are just two rungs to get up to the monkey bars, which thankfully he can't reach, but he is super proud of himself. Check out the big boy shoes - I think they make him look even more solid :)
Sometimes the same old park gets old - so why not make it more of a challenge to get up the stairs!
He did this to himself and was not stuck --- just chose to get up that first stair a new way.
Patrick went to FDL for a few days to study. Much easier to have a quiet, furnished place with two loving parents to cook for you vs. our place a week before moving!
Thanks again Ted and Carol!
I don't know who missed Patrick more --- me or the boys, but we were all thrilled to have him back!
(excited for new furniture at the new house too!)
Met some friends at a "new to us" park in Cottage Grove --- lots of new things to explore.
This thing made me dizzy just standing next to it.
The park had a sand box that 'sadly' was filled with sand covered fruit snacks by the time we left - we also managed to take a lot of the sand with us too - in clothes, in mouths, stuck to milk cups, and in all of our shoes - yuck!
(Have I mentioned I really do not care for sand, unless there is a lake right next to it to clean off after?!?)
Really cool kid art at this park...
Asked the boys to hug in front of it --- not looking at the camera, but still pretty cute!
Friday we met some of the cousins at the zoo for the morning. Despite the fact that it was cloudy and a little cool, we had a great time!
Jimmy and Jack with some of the animals!
Checking out the penguins - Jack was super pumped that they were out!
The grizzlies were up close and personal --- I think he liked Landon's bright coat!
And check out the tiger! So often we hear him but never see him --- not today!