Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sculptures and Picnics

Loveland has a beautiful sculpture park.  I hadn't been since Kaiden was in a stroller, so loaded the boys up, picked up my sister and we went to the park for a picnic.

The boys tried sitting on the crocodile behind but it was too hot from the sun, so they conquered it instead.

Trevin wasn't too happy with the park because there were no swings or slides.

The saddle was in the shade, so they were able to sit on it.  
Catch of the day.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Car Wash

I had the boys help me clean my car which needed it badly.

Trevin cleaned up a spill in the back and then wiped down the dash and cup holders.  He did an excellent job!
Kaiden vacuumed the car.  He told me the biggest mess was on the driver's side!
They worked together to clean the windows
Trevin sprayed cleaner and Kaiden wiped.  My car hasn't been this clean in a long time.

They even helped me clear a spot in the garage so I could put it in out of the rain.

I rewarded them with ice cream sundaes and $$$

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ten Months

Gavin is 10 months old today.  He is such a happy little boy.  About the only time he is unhappy is when he is hungry.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enthususiastic Eater

Gavin is an enthusiastic eater.  When he sees his bottle or his spoon, he is ready!

He is ready for each bite,
and he enjoys each one,
and will let you know if you are being too slow.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting III

One of the other things I do with the boys is take them places, we try to go to the library once a week, we went to Rocky Mountain National Park one day, we go to the park.  In June we went to The Museum of Nature and Science.  There is a special exhibit, Nature's Amazing Machines. We went on members preview day.  

But we also had to visit the Discovery Zone where there are numerous activities for kids, but the boys like the water area the most.

Gavin loved it also.

The boys at on of the interactive exhibits.
And we always have a picnic and play in the splash park afterwards.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting II

Another thing I do with the boys is cook.  They always help with making their lunches, but I try to do something special each week.  We have made cookies, pigs in a blanket, pancakes which they decorate with bananas, coconut, chocolate chips, granola.  This day we made skewers for lunch.

We had cheese, sausage, ham and pickles for our main course and melon, strawberries and grapes for dessert.

They want to make them again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Adventures in Babysitting I

I try my best to keep the boys active and not sitting in front of the TV or their tablets all day long.  I have them doing puzzles, reading books, playing board games and doing art projects.  We have finished 5 puzzles so far this summer, have played Bingo, dominoes, Chinese Checkers, Sorry and several card games.  We have made Father's Day cards, created our own flags for Flag Day and made up mythical creatures.

One thing we try to do is take a walk first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.  We go different ways and try to find interesting things along the way.

This day we took bubbles which delighted Gavin.  He kept trying to hold them.

We also came to a greenbelt area that had just been watered, so there was standing water to splash in.  
Some days the boys walk, but they usually ride their scooters or bikes.  

Wake Up Tito

I am pretty sure we have a picture of each of the boys trying to wake Tito.

Gavin was pulling on his nose, his hair and his dog tags.

But nothing worked.

Friday, July 14, 2017

9 Months

This was set to publish on 6/20, but something happened, so it is a little late.