Wednesday, August 11, 2010

52 Week Challenge

Week 30 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

My friend and I took our kiddos up to Ames, home of Iowa State University, on Tuesday. We had a great time going to the brand new aquatic center and taking a ride on CyRide the city's bus system. We had talked about taking the kids up to walk around on campus sometime this summer (we both graduated from there). We didn't end up walking around campus, which is just fine as the heat index has our temps up in the 105-110 region. But we did end our day with the tour of campus from the nice air conditioned CyRide bus. It was even more awesome because we had the whole bus to ourselves and our bus driver was very nice.

Livi was the only one that didn't enjoy the ride cause mama wouldn't let her down so she could walk around. Mean mommy, I know. My friend did get a good shot of Livi and I though. :)

The funny thing is, my friend and I had debated on going up either Tuesday or Thursday. We decided on Tuesday, you know just in case something came up, we could fall back to Thursday.

Little did we know WHAT was going to come up and happen to our poor city of Ames Wednesday morning. After 3 straight nights of rain totalling 10-12 inches, the town is FLOODED! The highway and interstate and two major roads through town, under water. Water main is broken leaving everyone with no water and what water they do have, they need to boil. If you care to see pictures of our poor little Iowa town, check them out here.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday Finds

Totally random and fun things I liked this week:

We are trying to plan out our landscaping for our backyard. We had considered a backyard play set, but it seems like everyone in the neighborhood has one, and NO ONE plays on theirs. And after our adventure to Jester Park and the natural play scape, we decided to try to do something similar in our back yard. I just did a google search for natural play scapes, and didn't find much, but these "builder boards" sure looked cool!

Create miniature houses - how fun and easy are these?

Painting around the hole - I have not tried this yet, but am very curious to see what my kids do with a paper with a hole in the middle!

Hanging book display - So I still think the gutter bookshelf is genius, but I think I want a couple of these next to Aidan and Ella's beds. It looks so cute!

Waterfall Water Wall - I want to try to make one of these. I think the kids would love it!

Have a great weekend!

52 Week Challenge

Week 29 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

Yesterday my family went to our local amusement park. We were a little nervous about the kids enjoying it just because last time we went, Aidan was almost 2 and would not go on any rides. This time, sooooooo much different. They all loved it. Livi of course is too small to go on most rides, but she did enjoy the carousel, the train and the ferris wheel. Here is a photo of her and I on the carousel. :)

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