Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gram and Poppy Time

The kids and I spent several days in Kansas with Gram and Poppy. We of course stayed very busy!  I'll let the pictures tell the story for this trip. 
Poppy and Gram bought a BB gun and a bow and arrows for the kids. Both of them enjoyed aiming for the target, and became quite good at it too. Unkie got in on the fun later in the weekend with Landon. 
Of course we did some fishing!  Like Landon's hat?  It was his first thrift shop buy. 
Twilight on the pond.  Gram and Landon accomplished a feat never before seen; they both caught the same fish at the same time!  
We visited the Rolling Hills zoo and museum. The museum had life-size animals from different regions. It was quite impressive!
There were also penguins at the zoo!  And not just these two cuties!
We went to the county fair too. Watched some sheep, rode some rides and the kids enjoyed their first rodeo...in the rain. They didn't care, they had new cowboy hats to keep them dry!
The cousins came out to visit too. The kids played in the pool among other things. Love this pic!

End of the Summer

Our last few summer days were filled with fun with friends, and a little family time too. Landon is getting ready to start football practice with pads. Scary!!!  But he's excited. Claire had a swim party to get to know all the members of her new dance team. They all bonded and the moms did too!  Our family enjoyed a day at the fair with a couple neighbor friends. This worked out well...Geoff and I didn't have to ride the rides!  The kids and I played some mini golf one of the days it was unseasonably cool. And our family enjoyed Frozen Tung (snocones) and a trip to see the "Bucky Ball" at the Crystal Bridges art museum one evening.  We have started back to school (that's another post) and are ready for the schedules to begin!
Landon in his football gear
Dance Company
Tilt a whirl with the neighbors
Playing miniature golf. 
The Bucky ball
Self portrait at the Bucky Ball.