1. Birthday Party at The Track.
|Axel and his BFF Parker.|
|Cute balloons and bubble decorations.|
|This photo cracks me up...can't even see the birthday girl. The kids LOVE the present opening part!|
|Axel & Fin on the Choo-choo.|
|Fin is another BFF and they loved this train.|
|There's the birthday girl, Cokie. See, Axel is all bundled up!|
3. THANK YOU FRIENDS!!! Big thanks to my neighbors and two wonderful friends for bringing over dinners. What a different it makes to have wonderful people in your life.
4. Ever since Lucas found some dry ice experiments on the Internet, he has wanted to get some. I think our little wizard wanted to make some real potions! We had big discussions about wearing gloves and how dangerous dry ice could be. With everyone briefed, brought some home one night after school.
|Dry ice and bubble solution is super cool!|
|Making potion...next time safety glasses will be mandatory, just in case. We had no incidents but it would be safer!|
|Little green food coloring makes it way better.|
|Our wizard at work!|
|Our wizard in training!|
|Built another one of Daddy's Star Wars kits.|
|On to the next...|
|And the next!|
|They had no clue I was taking photos.|
|Yummy pancake breakfast!|
|Sarah (1 mo) & Lucas (3 mo) catching some zzzzzz's. November 2005.|
|One of my favorites! I love Lucas (6yrs) & Sarah's (6 yrs) faces in this photo...they speak a million words. October 2011|
|Cardboard Carnival Inventors. Lucas (7) & Sarah (almost 7). September 2012.|
|Sarah (7 1/4) & Lucas (7 1/2). Sarah made him a "satchel" out of duct tape. March 2013.|
|Silly setting in...|
|which ended in a head bonk. These two I tell you! :) They are great friends and do so, so well together.|
|Ephraim (4yrs) and Axel (3yrs) being their silly selves. Sept 2012.|
|Axel looks up to Ephraim and loves him to death!|
|Axel (4yrs) and Ephraim (5 yrs) showing off their Lego creations. March 2013.|
|And that silly side came right on out!!|
9. A real climbing gym. Oh, I have so missed having a local climbing gym. The treadwall is great but it's not the same by any means. On our way home we hit up Birmingham's local climbing gym, First Ave Rocks. We had so much fun and I am so glad we stopped. The boys did awesome and Daddy was so proud to see the videos. Axel's fear of heights was no issue this time around and the little monkey showed off his new skills. Lucas, the old pro, showed off just as much as his little brother and had a blast!
|All the way to the top of the bouldering wall. Don't worry, it's not super duper high but |
definitely up there if you are 4yrs old.
|Way to go Axel!!|
|They even roped up on the auto belay wall. These are wonderful devices that belay you up automatically and lower you when you weight the rope. The boys could do it all by themselves while Mommy got to climb...or make movies!|
|Lucas showing Axel how to go to the top.|
|He went up and down and up and down....|
|Oh look, I was there too!|