We were out and about in our area last week.  This was a quick stop, but the boys could have stayed here exploring for ours.


10 Years

10 years ago, on our honeymoon, my husband and I said we would go back to the same destination.  Ha.  4 kids, 2 homes, several job changes later there was no way we were going to spend that kind of money or time on ourselves.  Instead, we settled for a one night retreat a few hours away with a great view, wine, dinner, and a zip line adventure.  We both agreed that next year we would have to stretch it to two nights, but with a baby (hmph...toddler) still nursing 2 nights away was not possible.  We had a fantastic time.  I had 2 long bubble baths and read a book uninterrupted.  My husband had a sleep in the middle of the afternoon.  The zip line was not as fun as we hoped.  We found out after that we had tried the tame one.  i guess we aren't tame.  Ah well, next year.



The twins are loving soccer this year.  Animal comes up with a new plan that he explains to the coach before practice.  His first plan involved forming a circle around the ball and then shuffling towards the net.  The coach let them try it out, but alas.... it didn't work.  Back to the drawing board.

They are both the masters of the big D - defense.  Builder defends with a classic slide kick whenever the ball gets close.  Animal has tried out the goal position a couple times and seems to like it.  Although he forgets that he can use his hands.
This league is full participation, so there are way too many kids on the field.  But they are seem to have a great time.  In this picture you can see the swarm of kids chasing the ball.  Specifically, Animal just kicked the ball.  He is the red head with the maroon stripped pants and Builder is defending the goal with his measured gate in the bright blue jacket.  I had some more pictures, but they didn't want to load.  More another time