Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Franklin Park Conservatory

Today, Auntie Aubrey asked if she could take us to Franklin Park Conservatory to see the butterfly exhibit. We were really excited to go and the see the butterflies and the girls talked about it a lot! When we got there, the exhibit was gorgeous and there were plenty of butterflies to see and admire. Sadie loved it and Macy was fascinated, but when the butterflies came to close, she screamed and jumped around in a tizzy. She is such a girlie girl these days!

While the butterflies were gorgeous and my personal favorite of the trip, the girls were far more interested in the large Koi fish instead!

The conservatory was so cool and there were plenty of things to climb into, bridges to cross, waterfalls to play with and pathways to follow and the girls had a blast!
Thanks to Auntie Aubrey for coming up with a fun morning activity for the girls!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! These pictures were framed as Brian's Father's Day gift this year! Enjoy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baking Cookies!

On this rainy Friday morning, the girls and I decided to bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! The girls were so excited to help and so we put on their aprons and I gave them their own bowls filled with flour and some mixing tools to play with while they watched. Needless to say, this was a HUGE hit and they played for 45 mins, while making a large mess!

Ummm, do you think these two enjoyed the finished product or what!?! Totally worth the mess!!

Memorial Day Weekend!

Alright, so I'm finally getting caught up!! Summer is here and we've been busy...EVERY day!

We had an absolutely wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The pool on our street opened up and of course the girls and I needed to hit up the baby pool on opening day. The girls had an absolute blast and it was actually relaxing for Mommy this year! The girls are so independent in the water now, that I was actually able to sit down in a lounge chair and just watch them play...WONDERFUL!

To finish up our long weekend, we headed out into the country to visit some of our best friends, Travis and Sarah's new house. It was quite the drive our there, but we were greeted by a gorgeous day and some beautiful countryside. The girls had so much fun running around in the lawn and especially playing on the old swing set that was on the property. Unfortunately, Brian's allergies got the best of him, so we had to cut our visit short. But we really look forward to some fabulous summer days out there in the future!

Travis and Sarah's kids, Wesley and Eleanor

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of one of our favorite weeks here in Dublin, The Memorial Tournament. Thousands of people and hundreds of pro-golfers flock to Muirfield for our annual PGA tournament. I was able to bring the girls on Wednesday again this year and they really enjoyed actually watching some golf this year. Since daddy golfs so much, the girls love to talk about golfers, golf balls, and golf clubs and were very excited to see all of these things! Unfortunately, I forgot to snap any pictures on the only day of the tournament that cameras are allowed!!

Brian completed his scoring duties on Thursday and Saturday this year, which despite the ridiculous heat (he has to dress in long pants, long-sleeved shirt and tie! I don't know how he survived?!?), he really enjoys. One of the golfers in his Thursday group finished in the top 3 again this year, so perhaps he's a lucky scorer! On Saturday, I took 3 of my good friends (from my twin's playgroup) out to the tournament and we had a fabulous time eating lunch, watching some golf and relaxing without kids! As usual, tournament week was an absolute blast, but also exhausting, so we are all still recovering!