Monday, June 04, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

 I love my May flowers!  Gerber daisies are my favorite and when these finally are in full bloom in my front planter, it makes me happy every time I step outside.

 Joseph took Will to his very first Fathers and Sons outing.  They just went up for the evening because Joseph wasn't ready to try sleeping in a tent with William, but it was the perfect amount of time for them and they had a blast.

 He said Will was mesmerized by the fire and loved throwing a ball around and watching all the big guys do stuff.

We took a fun, quick trip to Monterey to visit Uncle Scott and Aunt Tesha.  Joseph wasn't able to come, and we missed him a lot, but we still had a great time.

 First stop was Monterey Baby and the sand.

 Will thought he'd flash a few signs at the camera.

 It was a cool day, of course, and I don't know how the surfers were out there learning to surf, but they looked like they were having fun.

 Here we are!

 My favorite part of the beach was watching Scott and his new bride flirt.  He put sand somewhere I can't say on Tesha, and she wanted revenge.

 She spent the rest of the time trying to get him back, but wasn't too successful.

 Don't mess with a guy in the U.S. Air Force.

I think they had fun making up after their "fight".

Sophie drew Daddy's apartment building.  She even drew him on his floor at his desk.

 Too cool for school, Will!

We were also lucky enough to get to go to the Monterey Aquarium while we were there.  It was amazing.  These jelly fish were my favorite for sure.

Will found his favorite thing next, the sea turtles.  There were two enormous ones and he never let them out of his sight as they floated all over the giant ceiling-to-floor aquarium.

If he ever thought any of us had lost sight of it he'd point it out to us repeatedly.

Avery spent the same time in a little different way, doing her usual thing.  She hung upside down on this bar for forever, regardless of the fact that she was flashing all of us (fortunately we were the only ones up there).  Her and Sophie's favorite fish in the tank was this enormous and very strange looking one that looked like it was missing its tail fin, but it wasn't.  It had a huge eye that looked at us all each time it passed and the girls dubbed it the Weirdo Fish.

Will fell in love with his Uncle Scott who would wrestle with him and carry him on his shoulders.  He learned quickly how to say Scott's and Tesha's names.

There's my 3 little mollusks.

Or are they bat rays? 

 Back at home again Sophie had a performance at school, so here she's practicing her songs with her class and awesome teacher.

 They're supposed to be shocked at the part of the song where you hear "Missed me, missed me, now you've gotta kiss me."  She explained to me how that is teasing and we don't ever say anything like that to anyone, especially not at school.  If only that were the worst I've ever heard her say to me. (le sigh)

 Back at home the trampoline continues to be a big hit.  Will has gotten big enough that he can hold his own on the tramp even when his sisters are bouncing all around him.

 And they get bouncing and flipping pretty good.

 The girls have made up some pretty awesome names (with their daddy's help) for their different bounces, like the Corkscrew, Ladder of Doom, Elbow Slam, and Back Drop.

 I believe this one is the Flying Eagle.

They were jumping with the sprinkler on underneath the tramp for the first time.  This is one way we'll beat the heat this summer.

William definitely prefers this to wearing clothes.  He's such a happy, sweet kid and so much fun. 

 This kid can get jumping pretty good when he's all alone on the trampoline.

We're all big fans and it was the best purchase we could've made for our backyard.  Hooray for May!


Sabrina O'Malley said...

So glad you got a tramp for your family. We have one too and it is so much fun for kids. It was fun to read about your adventures with the Widdisons too.

Leo and Julie Almeida said...

I have such great memories of jumping on the neighbors tramp with the sprinkler on underneath. One of my favorite summer past times. I'm so glad you get have such a fun activity in your own backyard.

Holly or James said...

Look at that sweet baby Will on that tramp! SO cute!