Monday, March 7, 2011

Airplanes, Waterparks, Nice Weather and Other Random Silliness

But not necessarily in that order:) The other day I heard the boys doing countdowns in the dining room and I assumed they were playing with their toy rockets or space shuttles, instead this is what I found.

They were using the chairs to blast off from the dining room and were disarming bombs and getting rid of the bad aliens after they launched. The hats and coats were there space suits and helmets and the backpacks were their space packs. What a busy day for them.

We had a few days of nice weather this past week and one of the days since everyone was up from nap by the time I picked Gabe up from the bus we decided to scooter and stroller down to get him and visit the swings. I could tell it had been awhile since they had been able to swing because they all loved it,

I was getting worn out trying to move between the 3 of them for extra pushes. We decided to take the long way home and walked around the block so the boy could get some more scooter time in. Ty doesn't quite get the concept of being able to put both feet up on the platform every once in awhile and was a little slow but he had fun anyway.

A few days after that a friend of ours posted that a P-3 Orion Navy Plane would be landing at the airport that day. Knowing my boys would love to see it we headed to the airport that afternoon and waited for it to arrive. It took awhile to get there but once it did it had their attention.

They thought it was pretty cool to watch it land and then come up to the area where we were waiting.

Since it was running late Callie was extremely tired and we had to leave for a nap but our friend, whose dad flew one of these planes in the Navy was able to go inside the plane and look around, you can see her cool pictures here.

And finally to top off our week we got out of town for a few days. We stayed at the waterpark near the Amanas with my mom and dad. We had been their once before for a friends birthday and the kids had really enjoyed themselves then so we thought it would be something fun for the weekend. They loved having Grandma and Grandpa there and once they all warmed up to the water(with the exception of Gabe who is a fish and dives right in) they all had a great time.

In the morning we went to McDonalds in Coralville for some breakfast. The kids loved these motorcycle seat benches.

We also were able to do some shopping and we got to spend some time with Uncle Pete and Kim. It was a great little weekend getaway!

1 comment:

Flip-flop Mama said...

the chairs blasting off looks like something my boys would do :) love the swing photos. . .we usually try to get to the park on the rare warm winter days