Sunday, April 30, 2017

Summer is Here



Okay, we do still have a few weeks of school left. But Sawyer was one very happy boy to see that the paddle boats were back in business at the local city park. He paddled and clapped the whole time they were out on the water. Someone is ready for warmer weather and water fun!

We're not thinking about what the ear tubes mean for swimming. Not yet, anyway. Perhaps he will be one of those kiddos that gets ear tubes every fall, and they simply fall out every summer in the water. Time will tell!

And he says Aunt Kelly is the best, because she always has great ideas for their community living support (CLS) outings!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Carnival Fun



Happiness is movement ... pretty much any kind of movement, but especially fast and jerky movement, like this carnival ride behind the mall. Sawyer is in heaven ... and Aunt Kelly is the best, he says.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Art by Connor



History. Battles. Star Wars. These are the things that interest Connor the most. And these are the things that he's taken to drawing and building with Legos. Now ... if only they would come out with a World Wars Lego set with tanks and planes and guns ...





Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Next Chapter ...





Guess someday might be a little closer than we thought ... standing in front of the lot we just agreed to purchase ... planning for the dream home in a few years ...

(... and yes, the boys are almost as tall as Josh these days, even standing flat footed in their sock feet after getting their shoes muddy walking around on the lot!) 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Day with Connor

Brothers are out with their CLS workers, so the big boy and I decided to take a bike ride up to the local Rails to Trails path and back ... Connor trying out his new adult bike for the first time and his new adult helmet (our boys have big heads to go with their tall and big bodies) ...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Break Fun

This video of Sawyer and Xander watching the penguins is too cute not to share ...

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Spring Break Fun

Day two of Spring Break with the twins (Connor is at the lake with Grandma and Grandpa for most of the week). Today, Aunt Kelly and I took the boys up to Cincinnati for the day. We went to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee. Sawyer was more impressed with the aquarium than Xander. Both boys loved the stop in the candy shop on our way back out. And both boys hated the serious wreck that caused major traffic delays on our return trip home (an extra two hours for a total of three and a half back).









The frog playground area was a favorite spot for both boys, but a little crowded and also getting a little small for the boys (who keep getting bigger and bigger) ...

   



Xander's favorite thing of the whole day was this light wall ... he would have stayed here all day and considered it $90 well spent. Sigh.



Loved watching Sawyer watch the fish ... his expression was pure joy!



Stim heaven ... Sawyer's happy hum and happy arms while watching the very active and very fast penguin exhibit (perhaps his favorite area of the day) ... even Xander was a little impressed ...



Aunt Kelly tried to get Sawyer's happy smile, but kids were running everywhere and it was a mad house ...





The Shark Walk ...



And the river ... one of Sawyer (and Mommy's) favorite things to see at the aquarium ...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Break Fun

Sawyer is with Aunt Kelly on a day trip to Louisville to check out a new indoor entertainment complex. He got to play arcade games and try out a ropes and harness course on the upper level ...





Xander and I spent the day around Lexington ...

Lunch at Arby's, his choice ...



Watching for big trucks on the interstate bridge from the Rails to Trails path ...



Playground fun on the teeter-totter (haven't seen one of these in years)!



Still watching for trucks on the interstate, just doing it from the top of the slide ...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Break Fun



Connor always talks about this tank as we make the drive from our house to visit family in western Kentucky. We travel through Fort Knox, and this one is on display as you drive through the base. We had some extra time on our trip, so we pulled over and stopped. Connor could probably tell you the type of tank it is and what war it was used in, but I'm clueless. He was impressed though, and loved seeing him smile and getting a chance to break up the long drive.

Snapshot Sunday



There are not words to tell you how amazed and impressed I am by this kid every single day. He played (strummed) the guitar and sang "Counting Stars" by One Republic at his school's Variety Show. He's brave and fearless, and so talented at the things he enjoys.