Gavin was upset one day after the trash and recycle was taken because in his words "the dump it truck left a beer can" it was actually a Pepsi can but it upset him because they were supposed to take everything.
We gave Gavin this garbage truck for his birthday or as he calls it a dump it truck. We also took him to the museum and had a picnic for his day out with just us. He rode all the way to and from with it on his lap and wanted to take it in.
All the boys had fun playing with it. A few weeks before his birthday we had gone to the City's Touch a Truck event and he was not happy with the dump it truck because it wasn't the same color as the one that comes to take his trash. Luckily this one is, but the trash can that came with it is yellow but his is green. He seems to be okay with that. He is obsessed with the garbage truck. We have to go and wait for it as soon as he hears it coming and he says Hi dump it truck when it comes to his house and waves to the driver who always waves back and sometimes toots his horn.
Trevin is all smiles feeding Rylan. He is a very loving child - always the first to say Hi Gram and Tito and give us hugs. Always runs to hug and say good-bye when we leave. He enjoys playing games and is very competitive (and usually wins). He draws wonderful pictures for us. He says school is boring but I think he really likes it - he is a good reader and a fantastic speller.
One of the programs at the library this summer was building a fort. They supplied blankets, boxes, etc and let the kids have fun. The boys fort came complete with front and back doors, shelves and a refrigerator with food (blocks of cheese).
Afterwards we went to a park and had a picnic. While we were there a day care center came for play time. One of the girls was from Kaiden's class and they were delighted to see each other.
Ever since school was out the boys would ask each morning "Are we going to the Museum today?" We go to the Museum of Nature and Science several times a year and they do not seem to tire of it. So we packed a lunch and went one warm day. They wore their swimming trunks with the hopes the splash park would be on (it was). They wanted to do the hunt for the elves that are hidden throughout the museum in different exhibits and painted into the diorama's. They have done this so many times they pretty much know exactly where to look but always have fun.
They stopped in the play area of the dinosaur exhibit and played with the puzzles and the puppets.
They found this chair on one of the floors and had quite a bit of fun with it. I sat in it and ended upside down and had to have a little bit of help getting out!
There was a free day at the Botanical Gardens so we packed a lunch and headed out. I wasn't sure if the boys would be as interested in the gardens that I was, but they did have a good time. There is a children's garden with rocks to climb and a stream to wade in that kept them entertained.
This was taken after lunch and Gavin was still eating.
The quality of some of the pictures is not very good. This was inside the greenhouse of tropical plants. The boys like the terrariums where the poisonous frogs were kept the best.
There were big hills that Kaiden and Trevin kept rolling down. Gavin couldn't quite figure out how to do that, so he crawled down backwards and had just as much fun as his brothers.