Friday, August 30, 2013

Peeking at Baby

Today, Andrew and I got to peek in on baby.  Everything looked good.  I can't believe how big baby was compared to the last time.  We even got to find out if it is a boy or a girl.  



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It's a BOY!  


Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Enchanted Forest Part 2

This is the second half of they day that I posted about yesterday (jungle gyms and high ropes) The Enchanted Forest Walk was also very fun.  It's a forest walk through all the fairy tale and nursery tale people and their homes.  What could be more fun for Hannah and Ethan then to get to play and explore through tiny furnished homes.  hehehehe 

Have a look:




























Wednesday, August 28, 2013

High Ropes and Jungle Gyms

While on our holidays we all went to the Enchanted Forest for the day.  It's broken into 2 parts a high ropes course/ kids jungle gym area and the actual Enchanted Forest.  Here are some of the pictures from the first part.  Hannah and Ethan LOVED the suspended Jungle Gym.  The first time through they were pretty cautious but they eventually got the hang of it.  Andrew's parents went through with them as well as Shawn's girlfriend Kristin.  Hannah loved going through with Kristin.  By the end Hannah and Ethan were going through all by themselves.
 
Look how high up it was in the trees.


This part was pretty tricky because the wooden steps shook from side to side and they couldn't reach the sides of the netting.

Over the camel hump with Grandma!

Climbing across beams and through hoops.


Grandpa following behind.
 
Almost at the end.

Ethan flying doing the zip-line.

Hannah zipping all the way across.

One happy girl.

While the kids were on the jungle gym Andrew and his brother went on the high ropes course.  
Shawn

Andrew

Ethan watching Andrew and Shawn (I love the helmet).


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Birthday Love

I had a wonderful day yesterday with Andrew, the kids, and my family celebrating my birthday.  It was a pretty low key kind of day.  My mom and dad took Hannah and Ethan for a sleepover the night before so I was able to have a wonderful uninterrupted sleep-in. Andrew and I joined my family for dinner at my Mom and Dad's house for dinner.  It was wonderful from start to finish.

Two of my favorite blessings!

My birthday cake made by mom, Hannah, and Ethan.


It's no secret that I love all things made by my kids but cards are among my favorite.  I get a kick out of the things they make.  Here are the birthday cards that they made.
Hannah-  It says "Snowflakes are Everywhere".  She dictated to Andrew who wrote it out for here.
Inside the card is filled with snowflake stickers.  Silly girl it's summer time.  Although I could do with a few snowflakes right now. Perhaps she's onto something.

Ethan- His card says"Your love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me!"   This cracked me up because it is the lyrics of a song called "One Thing Remains".  Very sweet too. 



Friday, August 23, 2013

The Othello Tunnels

We just got back from our week away and while we are glad to be home we had a fabulous time.  We went out to visit Andrew's parents and while we were there we also got to spend lots of time with Andrew's brother.  The drive out to their house is a bit of drive and on the way we decided to stop at the Othello Tunnels in Hope.  This was all Andrew's idea but I am so glad that we stopped.  It was beautiful and the kids had a lot of fun too.

Setting out!


We found a cave and Hannah and Ethan wanted to see what was inside.  
Thankfully nothing!



I have never met two kids who love climbing as much as Hannah and Ethan.  



The first tunnel.  Inside the tunnels were so cool compared to the heat outside.

The tunnels all look quite a bit different from each other. This is the second tunnel.


The view from the top between the tunnels was so beautiful!




The water was so clear and sparkly.

The Boys!


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