September 8, 2012

blog catch-up : the bees

Cole's best friend is Ethan AND Ethan's dad has bees AND Cole is obsessed with bugs right now, so yeah it was necessary that we check out these bees.  Luckily Ethan's dad John was nice enough to give Cole a little tour of his bee hives.

Cole was so excited to wear a real bee keepers hood!

He really does love bugs and wasn't freaked out at all by the bees.  I, on the other hand, was hiding as far as possible from these little monsters and brought my zoom lens so I wouldn't have to get too close.

After the bees, Cole and Ethan went off to explore the fields and look for more bugs.

Thanks Mary, John and Ethan for really making this kid's day!

September 6, 2012

blog catch-up : 4th of July

Wow! It's been awhile, huh?  We've had a pretty busy, social summer and I obviously haven't been great at updating the ol' blog.  We've gotten use to the weather here in Medford and we are loving all the sunshine and hot weather!!  I have quite a lot of catching up to do so there will be a good number of posts coming!

First we have our 4th of July.  A few days before the 4th we got together with some friends and painted firework shirts for the kids.  Everyone else's shirts were so nice and neat, mine of course were a hot mess but the boys loved them anyways.  Here they are sporting their new shirts!

During the day we got together with some friends and had a BBQ.  Then we had a mini firework show, and watched some not so mini firework shows that other people in the neighborhood were putting on.

Eating hotdogs with friends.

Ready for some fireworks!

And no 4th of July would be complete without some sparkler action!

yep, Cole is in fact chasing Blake with a sparkler in this picture.  *sigh* These boys...