Saturday, August 20, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Despite the terrible, terrible tragedy at the Indiana State Fair last weekend, we ventured out yesterday to experience it once again. Ben was so sad to miss it since he's now in school. We brought him a bag of kettle corn to make up for his loss.
Betsy, Bree, and Maggie enjoyed this little petting zoo barn full of miniature animals. Mini cows, goats, and pigs were so cute! Maggie even fed the cow from her hand.
Maggie & Kate pose in front of the 'cow' that they were feeding in the Pioneer Village.
Betsy shows off her new Pioneer hat.
Kate and Maggie got to drive the tractors for the vegetable harvest.
Hot and tired after about an hour and a half.
It was a quick visit to the fair, but well worth the effort!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
After a long summer of waiting, Maggie's gymnastics class finally started today. I think she really enjoyed it. One of the things she like the best is that her friend, Kate, is taking the class with her. Now that they aren't in daycare together, Maggie begs almost daily for a playdate with Kate. We're going to enjoy these 10 weeks of gymnastics, and then, hopefully, we'll try soccer during the winter session.
Monday, August 08, 2011
July 30-August 5, 2011
Maggie could have played in the sand forever!
Dan actually hooked a 6-8 foot shark! After wrestling it for FOUR hours,
the line finally snapped, and it got away. Those four hours were SO exciting!
What's a trip to the beach without some kite-flying?
Ben was so proud that he could ride "Whitey" by himself!
Since the twins can't walk on their own yet, we spent a lot of time pushing their strollers.
On the beach, in the house, everywhere!
The big shark-fishing trip. Ben actually caught TWO sharks!
at the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
The water was so clear that you could see rays, jellies, and all kinds of little fish.
Above, the kids are examining the jelly fish they netted.
Grandma Linda and Betsy