Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Centennial Olympic Park

When the girls and I went to Imagine It ! last Friday I decided that since we were going all the way to downtown Atlanta that we would make a day of it.

 So after lunch, we walked across the street to Centennial Park.  The park was designed when Atlanta hosted the Olympics. It is beautiful and has a playground, fountains, restaurants and ice skating in the winter.

We went to the playground for awhile, but it was so hot that Rachel really wanted to get to the fountains.
The fountains are surrounded by flags of the world, statues and other Olympic reminders.

 There were so many people at the fountains and the girls were getting overwhelmed, so we took a snack break!

It was a long walk back to the car- Rebecca didn't want to walk, but didn't want to be the stroller either. I carried her for awhile and finally put her in the stroller.  I took a few more pictures of the park & other things that caught my eye.

We had a fun day and checked two more things off our "summer bucket list" !

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Inside and Outside

This morning we went with MOMS club to INK kid's museum for awhile. The girls had fun, but I was stressed out trying to keep track of both of the girls.

We ate lunch and then since we were so close to the sprinkler park, we went back for another visit.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Backyard Campout

Yesterday was "great american backyard campout" night. We have taken Rachel on a few camping trips and she always had fun. We know from experience that camping with toddlers is hard work, so we decided to set the tent up for the night in the yard.  After smores, Raphael took Rebecca in for the night.

Rebecca and Lola "helping" Raphael with the tent

Rachel pounded in every stake for the tent

They loved the tent- jumping around and having fun. I forgot how much kids like tents.

A praying mantis visited the campsite.

Lola likes camping too- she slept in the tent with me and Rachel

Of course we had smores.

Ready for bed!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Imagine It !

Yesterday the girls and I went downtown to the kids museum- Imagine It! The last time we were there, Rachel was three years old.  I got a great deal on a year family pass, so we went to check it out.

It shows kids all about food- from the garden/farm all the way to the grocery store. Lots of educational and science type exhibits and fun things to do.

A huge sysytem of levers,pulleys,overhead rails, etc... to move a million plastic balls from one side of the room the other.

A big white painting board for the kids to paint on. I usually don't let Rebecca paint, so she had a fun time trying out her painting skills.

And a big area with oversized tinker-toys to build whatever a kid can think of.

A fun day in the ATL.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Time Fishing

Last week Rachel and I went fishing with some friends at a lake just a few minutes from our house. I wasn't too sure how it would go- Rachel had only been fishing once before in MT with my Dad and that was a few years ago. I haven't fished in years, but we did great!

I would put the worm or chicken liver on the hook and cast it out and Rachel would reel it in.  My friend, Michelle, caught the first fish and Rachel was so excited.

 Isabella checking out the fish. She and Rebecca are in playgroup  together. Isabella was soooo good at the lake. I was nervous about taking Rebecca and helping Rachel, so Rebecca stayed home with a sitter.

The lake is mostly stocked with catfish and bass. We ended up catching three fish and Rachel got so excited everytime.

The first fish was big and was bending the pole, so Johnny, who works at the lake reeled it in for us.

Rachel and I had the best time.
 She has been talking about the trip for days and keeps asking when we can go again.

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