Saturday, July 25, 2009

Margaret Louise Park and Birthdays

Ok, it has been a long time since I have written in my blog… and there is a lot to share... so there will be many posts dating back to early spring this year. Here is the first of many...

I had the Richards kids over for a few hours. They played out in the backyard where we have a small stream and nature path. They caught snakes, saw frogs, turtles and even saw a small beaver. After they played for a while catching snakes, I took all the kids including a few neighbors down the nature trail which leads to Margaret Louise park. Here are a few highlights from the trip:Grant holding the snake with Jack and Monte
Lilly and Lydia
Boys with sticks!

Elise, Emma, Erin, Lydia, Grant, Lilly, Monte and Jack.... here they are looking at turtles.

Comming back from the walk.

Emily Turned 1!

Emily’s birthday was a low key birthday we didn’t have a party or get together just simple cake and ice cream with Dad when he got home from work. We opened a few presents which included a couple of very pretty dresses from Grandma and a couple of outfits from mom.

Here is my 1-year-old eating her cake!

She took her first steps about a month after she turned 1!

Jack’s 7th and his Surprise!
I told Jack this year that he wasn’t going to get a birthday party, so his birthday came and went with just cake and ice cream and a few presents. He got some new roller blades and clothes and as an extra special gift I told him that we would go to adventure speedway one Saturday. So, two weeks later, on weekend where John would be home on a Saturday, we had all of his friends gather at Adventure Speedway to surprise him and the boys got to ride go carts and bumper boats, they all had a blast. Needless to say it was Jack's best birthday ever!


brittanimae said...

What a great idea--surprises are the best!!! Theo got roller-blades this year too, and basically hasn't taken them off. Too bad our boys can't roller-blade around together!! said...

My kids had a blast going to the park with you!