Monday, May 30, 2011

Playing at Grammy and Grandpa Bob's...

Jason caught a dragonfly

Our dragonfly!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Here's our family crafting night.

And our crafts...

I babysat our friend's kids. Verra wanted in her Beco, so Sophie wanted in her Beco.

Here's Sophie and Verra playing store.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Postcards around the states...

Jason is big into geography and especially the states. We've decided to do a little project: see if we can manage to get a postcard sent to us from all 50 states. If you live in a state... and are willing to send a post card to us... please check our list below and contact me at robinlaroy (at) if you need our address. I'll fill in the list when we've received that state or know it's coming. In return, we are sending post cards to everyone that sends us a new state, so include your return address!

  • Alabama- **received**
  • Alaska- **received**
  • Arizona-**received**
  • Arkansas- **received**
  • California- **received**
  • Colorado- **received**
  • Connecticut-**received**
  • Delaware-**received**
  • Florida- **received**
  • Georgia- **received**
  • Hawaii- **received**
  • Idaho- **received**
  • Illinois- **received**
  • Indiana- **received**
  • Iowa-**received**
  • Kansas-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LAST ONE!!!
  • Kentucky- **received**
  • Louisiana-**received**
  • Maine-**received**
  • Maryland- **received**
  • Massachusetts- **received**
  • Michigan-**received**
  • Minnesota- **received**
  • Mississippi- **received**
  • Missouri- **received**
  • Montana-**received**
  • Nebraska- **received**
  • Nevada-**received**
  • New Hampshire- **received**
  • New Jersey- **received**
  • New Mexico- **received**
  • New York- **received**
  • North Carolina-**received**
  • North Dakota- **received**
  • Ohio- **received**
  • Oklahoma-**received**
  • Oregon- **received**
  • Pennsylvania-**received**
  • Rhode Island- **received**
  • South Carolina- **received**
  • South Dakota-**received**
  • Tennessee- **received**
  • Texas- **received**
  • Utah- **received**
  • Vermont- **received**
  • Virginia- **received**
  • Washington- **received**
  • Washington DC- **received*
  • West Virginia-**received**
  • Wisconsin-**received**
  • Wyoming- **received**
To see pictures, click here and here and here and here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

We finally had a chance to plant our sunflower house!!

We planted a lot more sunflowers than last year for what hopefully turns out to be thicker walls... if only we can keep the deer away....

Friday, May 20, 2011

We had a great time on our trip. Here's all four kids looking at stickers as the moms get us ready to go home.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Here are our independent swimmers.

We love our goggles!

And the water slides! Here's Sophie...

And Jason!

We bought a water camera in Kalahari. Here are some of our pictures.

Jason in the wave pool.

Daddy, Jason and Sophie swimming around.

Sophie enjoying the waves, too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kalahari also has an indoor climber, like Java Jungle back home.

Here are Daddy and Jason on the slides.

Jason liked to play the drums on the 3rd level.

Sophie liked the pretend water slide.

And we got to feed the porcupines their morning meal of apples and carrots.

Jason's favorite was the warthog, Carlos.

And Sophie liked him, too.

Here we are taking him on a walk.

The bird cage was incredible. The birds were amazingly tame.

Here's Jason feeding one.

And Daddy, too.

And Sophie just had to feed a yellow one.

And here is a bunch of them eating out of my hand.

Jason and I participated in the Safari Zoo's Jr. Zoo Keeper program. It was amazing!

Here is Jason feeding the camel crackers.

And giving the baby warthog his veggies.

The baby goats get their bottles of milk.

And being up close and personal with kangaroos was amazing!

I got to feed the bongo.

I was trying to show Sophie a bunny and the camel kept nosing his way in.

Here is Sophie, finally petting a bunny.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our trip to Kalahari. All four kids having a snack in our suite.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jason's first Gymnastics recital!

Here he is on the bars!

And the beam!

And his group of 4 year olds!

And finishing his floor routine/obstacle course!

Sophie playing in the yard.

Our amazing dandelion lemonade!