Friday, June 26, 2009

Most of you know the last few weeks have been a little rainy. But that did not stop Nathan from having the great idea of going on a hike a few weeks ago. Which then inspired us to make a goal to go hiking every Tuesday. The next tuesday I brought the camera along to document. This Tuesday we were plagued with the flu. Hopefully we will be out there again every Tuesday for the rest of the summer. Honestly it is so beautiful and Parker loves it.I think Parker loves it so much because he gets to throw rocks in the river. I guess we will be on the look out for hikes with rivers passing by them.

Nixon is getting to the age where he want to be down and crawling. This should make my summer vacations very dirty!
I love my boys!
Parker told me to be careful as we got closer to the river! He is so sweet. He also tells me to watch out for cars while I am driving. It cracks me up.
What a cute view!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Art City Days!

We took Parker and Nixon to Art city days a few days this week. The first night we went to have a scone but once Parker saw the rides we had to promise to bring him back the next day. We LOVE the scones!!! The second day we didn't make it to the scone shack in time so we had to get a funnel cake-sorry Ryan and Jayna I hope you make it there sometime this weekend. On our way to the carnival it started to rain so we waited for it stop. By the time we got down there all the good parents had their kids in bed so Parker rode each ride all by himself. And I'm pretty sure they let him ride twice as long.
My pictures just uploaded backwards and I know how to fix them but I'm too lazy tonight. The "dragon train" was our grand finale. The worker must have let us go around 20 times . I thought it was nice but it was such a small track that I thought I was going to die around every corner. Plus my parents always told me that these carnival rides weren't as safe as big amusement Park rides so I hadn't been on one in 20 years!
Parker didn't want to sit in the first seat because the dragon was "scary". He loved every minute of the ride.
Parker wanted me to ride on the other horse but I always think of the rattlesnake in the carousel story so I wanted to watch him closely. I know I'm a nerd.
Nixon braved the cold while his brother got to enjoy all the rides. It was past his bed time so I thought he would fall asleep on the walk over but he stayed awake almost until we were home.

On the mermaid/duck ride Parker would look away from the ride operator every time he would come around to him. Once I figured out what he was doing it was funny to watch him look out of the corner of his eye to see if the guy had passed yet. I moved away from the operator so I could convince him to waive at me. Parker doesn't smile in pictures right now but I promise he was having a good time. He was just too busy concentrating on driving the carts.

PS If you went to the carnival, what do you think of the new location? We LOVED it! but don't let that influence you, I really want to know your own opinion.

PPS We really go just for the scones. If we could we would sneak in and out with only participating in eating the scone. I promise we aren't super ghetto. But hey we have kids and we have to keep them happy! And we made sure to bring the purel to disinfect when we were done