Saturday, May 30, 2009

We went on a little hike at Camel Back Park that overlooks the Boise Valley.  The boys did awesome with it being the hottest part of the day.  Ty enjoyed the ride and surprisingly kept the glasses on most of the time, but the hat did not last long.
We spent a day at Aunt Suzanne's house, and the kids loved seeing all the animals she has collected.  They fed horses, sheep, goats, dogs, and cats.  It made me realize that I'm raising city boys, yikes.  It looks like we'll be taking more trips to visit our cousins.  After our visit, I left Ty there and took the other boys to Aunt Andrea's.  A big thanks to my two of my sister-in-laws who were sweet enough to take my children for a couple of days, so Luke and I could celebrate our 6th Anniversary.  It was a well needed break.
Ben's new favorite thing to do is swing.  He can now pump himself and get really high on his own.  He loves it, but unfortunately he also loves jumping off in full swing.  It makes me nervous every time, and one of these days he is really going to get hurt.  Until then, what is a mother to do??  Watch, smile, say, "Wow, good job, but PLEASE be careful.
We are really taking advantage of the warm weather and parks this month.  Alec loves the playground, and is our little monkey on the jungle gym.
We have used our little pool already a lot so far this year.  It is so nice to have a yard this year for the kids to play in.  Ty has a blast in the water!!  He is even a pretty good sport when his brother dump water over his head.  He is our happy little boy.  The only time he really cries is when meal time is over and I make him stop eating.  The kid would eat all day if I let him.  He knows where the snacks our kept, and he is frequently pointing and whining for food.  He interacts so cutely with his big brothers, and he has learned to be quite the little tease.  We love our little Tiger.
Aunt Kara and Uncle Chris came to visit, which was the highlight of our month.  We wore them out after hiking, fishing, and playing.  It's exhausting being around a family of boys, and I'm pretty sure Uncle Chris got his feel of wrestling for some time.
Ben graduated from Preschool yesterday!!  It was fun to watch him perform their little program and to hear the good things his teacher had to say.  He can hardly wait to go to Kindergarten, and I'm hoping the summer goes by slow.