Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Summer trip...this time to Albuquerque

This trip was a last min. kind of trip...My sister Laurelin, had a dr. apt. in Albuquerque and she was going by herself, so, she had the day to do whatever. Tadd also happened to be off that day! At 6:30 am we packed up the kids, some snacks and a few changes of clothes (in case...) and headed out. We arrived there just as she got done with the dr. and we went to this place called "Explora" (thanks to Deborah for the suggestion!). Talk about FUN!!!! We all had a blast!

Aunt Lulu, Ethan & Bethany building tracks for the marbles out of PVC, plastic tubing, wood and pegs/peg cool that was!

Aunt Lulu and Samantha sliding the golf balls...this was Samanthas favorite!

yay!!! I did it!

Sam also liked watching the colored balls going around the tracks.

Ethan & Tyler making paths for the water to go through.

Bethany trying to make the glass disk sink or float?

does tin foil float or sink??? we found out that it will sink if it is flat, and it will float if you crumple it up!!! how interresting....

making "water ways" with plastic pieces.

Samantha in the baby room!

she had so much fun!

she really liked the mirrored cube!

Ethan wants in too!

Tyler trying to get the ball to 'float on air'

Tyler trying to get his sail boat to go with the help of the fan!

Bethany & Ethan learning about electricity!

Mommy and Tyler piecing together the shapes

the kids with the bubbles!

If you are ever in Albequerque you have to look this place up!!!! It was absolutly the best afternoon of learning!!!
After we left Explora, we took the kids to see Wall-E...I guess it was good, they liked it, I liked the little that I saw...Samantha was totaly NOT interrested, so we spent the other hour and a half walking around the lobby!!
We finaly made it home around post...Bethany had Mini Mule Cheerleading camp the next morning at 8am and Tadd had a board meeting at 10am!

Summer 2008 part 2

4th of July, waiting for the fireworks to start
Christy, me, Samantha, Bethany, Gatlin, Dalton, Ethan & Tyler

Bethany & Tyler riding the train at the "linemans rodeo" in Lubbock

Tyler and Paige riding the train

Bethany repeling, well...kinda, she was so light that she couldnt really touch the wall, so she kinda just slid down the rope!

Daddy getting ready to do a mock rescue from an electrical tower, he is in the purple shirt with a red helmet

Daddy coming down off the tower.

My "baby gate" contraption to keep Samantha from going into the dinning room from the living room!

the one I made to block her from the kitchen

Samantha trying to help me sort the clean laundry!

Bethany was sopose to be feeding her, this is what I found! At least she likes her vegies

Tyler is 4!!!

Samantha and Bethany at 'the Cheese'

Tyler riding the monster truck

Bethany and Tyler and Chuck E Cheese

all the kids on the trampoline

Bethany and Samantha riding the horse!

A diaper cake I made for a friend, if you want one I do make them!!!!

Summer in a nutshell

Well, needless to say, we have had a busy few months! I will do my best to keep it short (HAHA).

Samantha and Andrew with the sitter at VBS

Bethany telling secrets to Isaac, our new best friend

Ethan, Tyler and Isaac playing in the pool

Ethan looses another tooth! #3

Ethan, Bethany and Samantha with the platter we made for daddy for fathers day!

Ethan, Kelan & Tyler being boys

kids painting in New one of our summer trip

kids on Jesse's boat at the Lake.

kids & Jason & Lynn at the Lake

Bethany in a tree at City Park...Day 2 of our trip

Bethany and Samantha in the tree

kids on the steps of the old bridge in City Park

kids at the zoo

petting the goats

in the petting zoo

Samantha didnt like getting close up, so Omi and Sam watched from behind the gate.

kids and the main guy at VBS at a church by Aunt Serahs house...they had fun.

Sam sporting a Cafe Du Monde hat!

kids at cafe du monde

Sam and cousin Nicola

the only picture so far of all 5 cousins together!

this is what happens after a long day of playing and a long car ride across the Causeway bridge.

kids feeding the ducks

on the city park train ride

getting ready for the train ride (my brothers and sisters and I rode this train when we were little)

Bethany & Tyler playing in Story Land

more fun in story land (this is "jack and jill)

my 3 little pigs!

swimming in Omi's back yard in the pool she bought for us! THANKS OMI!

Samantha wanted to join in the fun too! she could touch the bottom of the pool with her toes, she was walking around like she was in a was soooo funny!

kids at the Aquarium

Samantha likes the fish!

Cutie Pie!

Omi the seal, Bethany the starfish and Ethan being a goofball!

Sam and Nicola


Fun and Friends on the Fourth!
Jacob,Tyler, Brett, Ethan, Riley, Ainsley, Matthew.

More posts to come later today, right now I have to go get my pre schooler...