Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jasper sick and pirates and princesses.

On Saturday the 27th, it was rainy out. I took the boys to the mall to play at the playground. The boys were having a great time; running, climbing, and playing with other kids.
All of a sudden, Jasper came over to me and sat next to me. Jacob was playing monsters with a little girl. They were chasing each other while Jasper rested his head on my lap.
Poor little guy got sick, I'm guessing from the waiting room at the doctors office earlier that week. There was one kid sick on the sick side of waiting room. Darn it.
I let Jacob play around with the little girl for awhile longer while Jasper and I sat.
When we came home, Jasper fell asleep on the couch.

Joy's brother had bought us all tickets for pirates and princesses at the zoo. Joy had gotten them pirate costumes.
I let Jacob play video games on the computer while Jasper slept.
When it was time to go to zoo, I don't think anyone wanted to go. Joy was gonna stay home with Jasper while Joy and I tried to convince Jacob to go with me.
I got dressed up and moods changed. Jacob was ready to go and by then, Jasper wanted to go.
So we all went. Joy and I took turns holding Jasper.
The events was awesome!! Very fun!! I wish Jasper felt better. They rebuilt the zoo and have a new bear exhibit. They have a giant slide that goes though the seal tank.
There was also bounce houses, which it was very difficult to get Jacob out of.
In the end there was a concert by robots. It was loud, the boys were in shock but really loved it. At the end they got to get a picture with the robots.
Thanks to Joy's brother taking us.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

3 year check up

On July 23rd, the boys had their 3 year check up at the doctors. The boys did great. They are tall! Healthy! Very wild and goofy!
The boys spent much of the time running in circles, dancing, goofing, and climbing up the chair and down my arm.
Their doctor was talking to us without missing a beat. I'm guessing she is used to that kind of thing.
They acted very well for the doctor. Didn't even panic when she was checking them. After she was done, they almost looked like they wanted more.
The best thing though, no shots!!!
We treated the boys to the playground in the mall. It was rainy that day.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Case Playground and Jasper's milestone

Jasper mastered the monkey bars. We have been going to the local elementary school playground. The playground is pretty great as it is just the right size for the boys. They are able to do plenty of climbing like the monkeys they are and if they fall, it is not far enough for them to get hurt. Jacob tried the monkey bars too but hung there. I am proud of them.

We back another time and a little girl was helping them do the monkey bars they were higher up. Jacob was in awe.

I'm really grateful we live close to so many playgrounds.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013


On July 11th, we had our first family camping experience. We stayed at Marblehead off Lake Erie. Joy's mom stayed over our house watching Ace.
We spent the afternoon at the beach. The water in Lake Erie looked a little iffy, so we mostly stayed on the beach in the sand. We made a lake, dam, and river in the sand
After we got to the camp site, I took the boys to the playground while Joy put the tent together.
The boys liked the playground but I thought it would be better.
After Joy put the tent together we went for a walk by the lake but the Mosquitos got bad so we headed back.
The boys spent most of the night after jumping in the bounce house which was our tent with an air mattress.
After dinner, I went to find a trash can and use the bathroom. When I came back it was dark. Joy and the boys were in the car. Joy said to me "they want to go home, convince them this is fun."
Afterwords we caught fireflies. They were having a lot of fun but then got too dark to catch them.
Joy brought out the glow sticks. They had fun with the glow sticks. We brought them in the tent. Then after some fussing with the glow sticks that were hanging, we tried to do bedtime.
Jacob was really upset I wasn't reading them a bedtime story. Which was my fault, I should have not tried bedtime without one. So I grabbed my nook and read to them. Eventually they fell asleep.
I was waiting for any minute to wake up crying and then us driving home. So I had a hard time sleeping. However we made it through the night!!
The moment we all woke up, we drove home. The boys were glad to be home.
I thought the camping trip was a mild success. I'm happy we made it through the night but not sure we will try camping again any time soon.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, we went to the Cleveland zoo with grandma and uncle John.

We ended up staying there for four hours. The boys went down the big slide and also went on the large spider web. We saw the dinosaurs. Uncle John got the boys lemonades and elephant straws. We also went to the rain forest.

The fireworks in Akron were really cool. We ended up in a children's hospital parking lot. Not very crowded, which was nice.

We showed up about an hour early after playing at the park and getting ice cream.

The boys played in the parking lot. Jasper was jumping from parking spot to spot then Jacob joined.

After they were getting wild, Jasper sat with grandma while Jacob and I watched a girl light of smoke bombs.

The fireworks were really amazing.

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Fireworks at Fairlawn

Last Sunday, we saw the fireworks in Fairlawn. We watched from a cemetery. The boys had glow sticks and loved throwing them and running after them.

Jacob was under the impression that Captain America was going to be there because I told him it was America's birthday.

When the fireworks started, Jacob got really close and say in my lap. He was a little scared but eventually started to wander a little.

Jasper was setting in front of Joy, directing the fireworks. He waving his arms to bring in the fireworks. Joy tried to scoot him in closer, but me moved further.

They loved the fireworks. After the fireworks, we walked and drove through the cemetery. The boys fell asleep in the car on the way home.

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