Sunday, July 31, 2011

Topeka - July 30

On Saturday I decided it would be nice to take the boys up to the Topeka Zoo.  When we were done at the zoo went went across the street to the park and the boys played on the concrete animals.  After that we went to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch and then to see the movie Rio at the cheap theater.  We had an all around fun kids day!

 It was so cool to stand and watch the gorilla eating her breakfast.  She had a lot of lettuce and an onion.

 Inside the rain forest area.  We were searching for all the different birds and animals that they have.  Luke did not want me to take this picture.
 This is the guide that showed you the different birds and animals they had in the dome.

 The alligator was eating Luke!

Luke had a heck of a time getting into this kangaroo - he finally went in head first and turned around.
Alex didn't have a much easier time getting into the kangaroo.

Homemade Pizza Night

Last Friday I decided that we would have a make your own pizza night. 

 We started with some Jiffy Pizza Crust - just add water.
 Pizza sauce set up so that the boys each had their own.
 Toppings and cheese.
 Playing in the flour and making their crust.
 Alex ready to roll his pizza dough out.
 I don't think that Luke wanted his picture taken this time.
 Luke's pizza is ready to go in the oven.  Yummy cheese!
 This one is my pizza.
 Alex's pizza is ready to go in the oven too - not much cheese on this one.
Pizza hot out of the oven!  I left it in a few minutes to long - oh well it was yummy anyway!

Boys Soccer

For the whole month of July both boys had soccer camp on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  They went from 6-7 pm and it was hot!  We did get a bit of a break the last night - it was only 94.  Here are some pictures of the boys playing in some scrimmage games on the last night of camp.

 Luke getting ready to kick the ball.
 Luke running to the ball.
 Alex getting ready to play.

 Alex took three or four of the throw-ins. 
 Luke with one of his coaches.
Luke and Alex after Soccer Camp.  They both had a great time.  Alex starts the fall season in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Riley County Fair and Aggieville

Today we went to the Riley County Fair - early to try to beat some of the heat.  It was already close to 100 at 1030 so we should have probably gone earlier - oh well.  We had a good time looking at all the animals and watching some goat judging.  The boys liked the bunnies the best followed closely by the LEGO creations done by the 4H kids.  We also voted on our favorite quilt.

After the fair we went to Aggieville and ate lunch at Chipotle and then had some yummy ice cream at Cold Stone.

 Luke got Cotton Candy ice cream with skittles.
 Alex had Mint ice cream with a reeses cup.
I had chocolate ice cream with peanut butter, fudge and a reeses cup - super good!  The boys each helped me eat mine when they were done with theirs!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Busy week

We have had a very busy week this week!  Last Sunday we started out by going to the zoo, there are a couple of pictures below.  It was super hot so we didn't stay very long! After the zoo the boys talked me into buying them a little blow up pool to put in the backyard.  There are a couple of pictures of that too!  Thanks to my sister, Megan, for the idea of putting the padding underneath the pool.  It works great!

Then the boys started Zoo Camp on Monday - they are going Monday through Friday from 8am-Noon.  It has been a nice little break for me.  We are also still going to Soccer Camp on Tues/Thur nights (which are super hot too!).  Tonight we are going to go to the Riley County Fair, I will try to get some good pictures to post this weekend.

A red crowned crane.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Last week Alex lost his first tooth, he was so excited!!  The same day he went up to level 5 in swimming so he was telling everyone that he had good news and more good news.  

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!  Here are a couple of pics of our morning adventure to the Sunset Zoo.  Heading out to Wamego later this afternoon to enjoy the small town festival.

 Alex after he got stung by a wasp.

 This flower was huge!

The last day in AZ

Here are the last pictures from the trip to AZ - we had such a good time!  It always goes by so quickly, even three weeks goes by to fast.  Got to see some cool hot air balloons on our way out of the Phoenix area and then stopped off at my old school, Northern Arizona University.  I really love the Flagstaff area!
 A picture through my very dirty windshield :)


Stopped by the bookstore and got the boys and I some new NAU shirts.  This was the first time that I had been back to campus since I graduated!  Wish that we could have spent some more time there but with dogs in the car and another 8 hours worth of driving until our hotel we had to get on the road.