Friday, August 28, 2009

Wildlife Prairie Park

In July we had one whole weekend of no plans, so we decided to head down to Peoria to spend some time with the family. We went to Wildlife Prairie Park for the day, and had a great time!

Here are the kids with Theo's brother Uncle Travis. The boys call him "Uncle Trash." He walking with his fiance Natalie. They will be married this November. So excited!

Some dear on the train tracks.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swim Lessons

This summer we spent one whole month going to swimming lessons at our local high school. The boys loved the attention from the teachers, and they both learned a lot.
Ben, so excited!

Hunter loves this!

Ben dipping his head back.

Hunter showing his enthusiasm.
Ben, always begging to be next.

Hunter happily learning to swim, with his tongue out, as usual.
Hunter paddling.
Ben paddling.

Ring around the rosy was Ben's favorite, even though "We all fall down" meant he got dunked.
Choo-choo-training down to the deep end of the pool.

Jumping into the deep end.
Hunter charms the instructor.
Hunter jumps.
The view of the kids jumping into the deep end from where I was sitting.
Ben jumps into the deep end.
In the end, Ben advanced twice from pre-beginner, to level 2, while Hunter made it to Level 1. They will be doing this again next summer. So cool!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

July 4th

We took my mom with us to see the family in Chicago for July 4th. Here are a few pictures: