July 17, 2011

Stony Brook

We like to try to make it out to Stony Brook at least each summer.

So we were thrilled to go see the falls, and play in the water again this year.

Maybe one year, we will get the courage to actually camp there!

And this is what my little ones always do..throw rocks. Gotta love those
little boys!

Sitting right in the waterfall. Exhilarating!

See those stairs in the distance? next to the waterfall?
That was the short set of stairs on the hike.
My legs are still a little wobbly...
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July 8, 2011

Tree Fort

My Kids LOVE going to Grandpa & Grandma's house.

I mean, they just LOVE it!

Grandma always has time to sit down and listen to each of their
stories and watch any trick or thing that the children want to show her.

She even keeps em' loaded with squirt guns and sand boxes
to play in.

Grandpa is a kid at heart, and built this tree fort in the back yard for them...

We were SO excited to see it completed last year.

It was such a joy to build, that once Grandpa realized that the porch
was a little small for kickin' back and relaxing on, he had to make an addition..

So now we have a big porch! Since this picture, Grandpa has finished it
out with planters and a patio table that He and Grandma have breakfast on sometimes.
Thanks Grandma! Thanks Grandpa! You've outdone yourself!
We love you!
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July 6, 2011


David just completed his first year of piano lessons.
Bill joined him in lessons halfway through the year.

The end of year recital was very exciting for both of them.
It was SO neat to see them play a duet together!

Thanks Mrs. McGinnis for being such a great teacher!
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July 4, 2011

Trip to the Beach

There's something special about this picture.
Call me sentimental, and I won't disagree.
My kids grandmother played in this creek as a child.
My husband played in this creek as a child...and I think
it's sweet that my kids play here too.
Oh, the kids couldn't wait to get their feet wet.

Another beautiful sunset on Lake Ontario.

Happy 4th of July!

July 2, 2011


Every year we try to make it out to this place called Seabreeze.
This year, it worked out and boy did the kids have fun!

Matthew thinks he's a big kid, so he was all about the rides.
He liked the boats in particular. He even managed to dip his foot into the water.
I think he rode this like 20 times...

Maggie takin' a cruise with Matthew.

Johnny riding the swings with Maggie...

Bill rode a number of rides with the big kids. This is David, Bill and friends of ours.

Here's Papa with Maggie and Luke on a small rollercoaster.
I think this is the first year that I have gone to the park and not
hopped on a few rides. Maybe next year!
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