Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ice Cream Festival

For our GA activity this weekend, we headed downtown for the day.  First we went to Nick's new office.  The boys LOVED looking out the windows and pointing out things they could see.  I enjoyed seeing where Nick goes to work and was impressed by the very nice and completely new office.  Afterwards, we headed to Piedmont Park for the Ice Cream Festival.  The boys enjoyed jumping on a blow up obstacle course and riding a little train around the park.  Then, we went to enjoy the real reason for the festival...

As typical with their personalities, Lincoln sat right in the grass and ate his ice cream as fast as he could and wanted to taste any flavor we'd let him...

And made sure to drink every last sip.

On the other hand, Ben sat in the stroller, carefully ate his vanilla ice cream and asked for a napkin when one drop fell on his lap.  

Love these.

DeKalb Peachtree Airport

Monday and Tuesday, the boys and I were pretty much stuck in the house while the boys' rooms were painted.  Sooo, on Wednesday, we were ready to go find something fun to do!  We went to DeKalb Peachtree Airport (a small airport in Atlanta) where a genius designed a park/playground pretty much IN the airport.  There was essentially one easy-to-see-through fence between us an TONs of planes landing and taking off.  We sat in the observation area, played on the playground and had lunch (Lincoln's favorite - "bur-ger-ger" and "eyes") at a restaurant over looking the runways.

GA Aquarium

Last weekend, we had our first full free family weekend in GA and we decided to start with one of the main Atlanta attractions for kids: the GA Aquarium.  The boys loved it and while we were there for a few hours, we didn't see everything.....making a return visit necessary in the near future!  

The highlight of the trip was a dolphin show - similar to something you'd see at Sea World but it was indoors.  We weren't allowed to take pictures or videos so nothing is pictured here. The boys both loved the show.  Lincoln was all smiles and clapping and has been saying the best part was the "HIGH!" (meaning when the dolphins jumped high in the air) all week.  Ben was excited in his own way.  A little smirk and a consistent nod when asked if he was having fun.  I think he was a little weirded out at how excited I was and kept grabbing his leg during the show.  He reacted by informing me he "was not scared and I didn't have to hold his leg when there were loud noises!"  I guess he misinterpreted my squeezes.

When we left the aquarium, it was POURING rain.  So sorry Nick's not pictured here, but I had full intentions of taking a picture of the three of them outside of the aquarium.  I didn't realize the weather change that had occurred while we were inside!

Linc was waving to the diver inside the tank.  So cute.

Both boys were glued to the glass.  (I couldn't quite figure out the camera with the lighting in there.  The boys showed up clearer when using the flash, but they I basically captured nothing else in the room.)

The day ended with the four of us playing some games in the family room (Cars Memory game, Candyland and Zingo) while it rained and we waited for our pizza.  It was a very very fun family day!

Alpharetta Firefighter

New home, same love of firemen. :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fun in GA rain

They boys were playing outside for a few minutes when we got one of our afternoon rain showers.  It didn't stop them from enjoying their time outside!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lots of time in the new house....

...because it's been raining nonstop for days.  That doesn't stop us from having fun!  The boys have a new spot to sit when one of us is cooking...

And a new favorite (summer) side dish!

First fort (or just pile of pillows) at the new house...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Our backyard playground.

Thank you to Jen for coming to visit our new home on day 3 of us being here!  You were an amazing help and we are going to miss you tomorrow morning. :(  

On Jen's last morning, we finally showed her the backyard and the boys' swing set. 

Ben announced that he "LOVES bugs" and enjoyed every slug he could find.