Playtime at the Park

May 30, 2011

Zoe and Cole slide

While my mom was here in April, we loaded the troops up and headed to one of the kids favorite parks, the William Davies Park (AKA “The Castle Park” to Zoe; one of the play structures has some castle turrets).  It was a nice early Spring day, and since I had all sorts of hands to watch the kids, I took the camera along in hopes of a few good pictures.

Cole in tunnel


< Cole in one of the tunnels.  The top picture was from April.  The bottom picture was from August 2010.  Look how big he is now! >

Cole on slide

serious Cole

< For whatever reason, Cole was Mr. Serious on this day.  Not too many smiles for the camera! >

GJ and me

< My mom, Gramma Joanie, and me. >

Zoe and Cole on swing

< Cole and Zoe on the swings.  Cole has recently decided that he does not want to be in the “baby” swings! >

Zoe on swing

< Zoe swinging.  This picture doesn’t really show how unbelievably good at pumping Zoe is.  She gets going so that she’s now “catching air” , and she can swing for a long time.  In fact, her teacher, Mrs. Haenlein, wrote a note home in the spring time that Zoe stayed on the swing the whole time they were outside (30 minutes!).  >

Zoe on ladder

< Zoe climbs the ladder to the fireman’s pole. >

Zoe and Cole in castle kiss


Little Chefs

May 23, 2011

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During Spring Break, we were lucky enough to have my mom and mother-in-law come and visit us.  One of their favorite things to do with their Gramma Joanie and Grandmommy is baking.  For once, I remembered to get some pictures of their bonding/baking sessions!

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GJ and Zoe

< Gramma Joanie, Zoe, and Cole made sugar cookies with home-made frosting.  I grew up with these cookies every Easter; lots of good memories! >

Grandmommy, Cole, and Zoe

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Grandmommy, Cole, Zoe and bunny

Finished bunny cake

< Zoe, Cole, and Grand-mommy made a bunny cake.  The cake was something that Grandmommy grew up making with her mom (Nana). >

Singing in the Rain

May 15, 2011


After a recent rain shower, the kids put on their raincoats and rain boots and went out to splash in all the puddles.  Needless to say, they had a blast jumping in the puddles!

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Back in April, we had the opportunity to sit in Zoe’s dance and check out what she’s learned.  Since I didn’t do a full blown post on the open house in the fall, I thought I would show off her dance skills a little more.  Oh yeah, and while I was writing this post, I noticed that there are no ballet pictures here, just tap.  If you want to check out some ballet pics, you can check out my post from the fall.

Zoe and Maisie

< Stretching next to playgroup friend, Maisie.  I can’t get over how grown up Zoe looks! >

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< School friend, Ainsley gives Zoe a big hug.  Isn’t she a cutie? >


< The “Popcorn” song.  The class has been doing a lot more tap this time around, much to Zoe’s dismay; the girl loves her ballet!  Do you think the girls or Zoe’s teacher, Ms. Meeghan, is having more fun? > 

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< Showing off some of her tap skills: above are shuffles, bottom is jumping in and out. >

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