Monday, July 11, 2016

Kindergarten Camp

Gwynn's new school does a Kindergarten Camp in the summer to get the kids (and parents) used to going to Kindergarten. It's just one week from 8:30-11:30, so it's just a small taste of what she'll experience in real Kindergarten. She was so excited about going and even more excited about her new Wonder Woman lunchbox (with a cape!). They had to take a snack everyday, so this lunchbox was perfect. 

 She got super quiet right before drop-off and I could tell she was nervous. She did great though and gets to go back everyday this week.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Goldie Blox

Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Julie know all about Gwynn's love of engineering and building things. With two aunts and one uncle being an engineer it was quite easy to talk Gwynn out of wanting to be a teacher and into wanting to be an engineer (cha ching!).

So for Gwynn's birthday, one of the things Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Julie got her was "Goldie Blox." She is a doll that likes to build things using pulleys, axles, levers, etc.








Gwynn had so much fun making the zipline for Goldie Blox and she can even set it up herself now and send her down the zipline! Thanks Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Julie...we'll have you to thank when Gwynn's able to pay our nursing home bills! :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Gwynn's 5th Birthday Party!

We had Gwynn's 5th birthday party at Head over Heels. She did gymnastics there last summer and it seemed like a fun idea.

Gwynn's Shopkins themed cake.


Mommy goes all out on these decorations.






All the participants laid down and said the magic word "Shopkins".


Ta-Da! Inflated runway. Luke was quite astounded.



She might not have good hand eye coordination, but she has a nice looking stride.



Balance beam.


Getting instructions.




Obstacle course.





The best part - a trampoline runway leading to a foam pit!


The high bar was a bit much for Gwynn.



"I'm not even gonna try"




Fun times.


Friday, July 8, 2016

Splash Adventure

It took a while, but we finally made a trip to Alabama Adventure for the summer.

Ready to go!


Luke did not want to take his sunglasses off.


Gwynn riding a big kid slide. She ended up riding it 8 times.


Luke isn't quite so brave when it comes to slides.




Cool pose with his cool snack.




So tired on the way home.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Birmingham Museum of Art

We made our first trip to the Birmingham Museum of Art with the kids in an attempt to get them some culture.


This did not surprise us one bit.


They have a kids area that was lots of fun.




Mommy reading the kids a story.



Gwynn's mask.




Putting her art on the wall.


Playing with magnets.


Having kids color on pottery seems like a bad precedent to set at an art museum.


Luke loved the puppets.



Daddy taking Luke to see his favorite painting.


More places to play.



Daddy's favorite painting.



Pretty cool.