Sunday, June 29, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Porter loves his new bubble blowing gun!
We recently started putting Stella in the naughty chair when she makes poor choices. In the picture below, it seems Stella is taking her time out very seriously. Don't be fooled. The naughty chair may in fact be Stella's favorite place in the whole house!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
It's that time of year again when our family gets the opportunity to go to Cedar Point for free compliments of the J.M. Smucker Company! This makes Porter's 5th visit to the park, and Stella's 2nd. Here are our babies basking in utter luxury in their wagon fully equipped with a canopy and padded seats:
Of course, the Ferris Wheel is always our first stop at the park.
Porter enjoyed several rides throughout the park. The ones with horns were his absolute favorite!
We also got to enjoy the carousal ride as a family. It was fun!
Check out this short clip of our babies riding the carousel:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
I have been looking for a new toy for Porter. He loves to build, and I wanted to find him a fun and innovative way to create structures. I came across a toy called Squigz that won the Best Toy for Kids Award for Constructive Play in 2013. In my opinion, it's a pricey toy, so it took me weeks of debate before I finally bought it off Amazon.
After a few minutes of play time, I realized this toy really sucks... in a good way! Each piece is able to suction together to make anything that a red-headed boy could desire. So far, Porter is quite pleased, and I feel this was a good purchase. If nothing else, Stella absolutely loves chewing on these little suckers!
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Today, the kids and I met up with our Aunt Darleen and visited the Noah's Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary located in Berlin Center, Ohio. Noah's Lost Ark is a non-profit organization that rescues and then cares for unwanted and abused exotic animals.
We were really impressed with this facility. Noah's Lost Ark has taken in so many hurt and abused animals, many of which are blind due to maltreatment from their previous owners, and given the opportunity to live out their lives in peace and in dignity. I love the picture below of the lioness enjoying a pleasant nap on her back with her paws in the air.
There were so many great animals to see at Noah's Lost Ark including several tigers, lions, leopards, bears, zebras, wolves, horses, monkeys, a camel, and lots more. There were even goats and donkeys that you could feed. Porter made friends with a goat who refused to allow him to feed any of the other goats in the pen. It was pretty funny.
Before leaving, Great Aunt Darleen spoiled the kids and bought them stuffed animals to remember the day. Porter picked a reindeer, and Stella chose a little monkey that she loves to love on. Thanks, Aunt Darleen, you're too good to us.