Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cousins Week in Texas

I actually blogged about our trip for the site, Tropic of Candycorn.  Dallas & St. Louis: Perfect Pairing?

But, I'll give a recap here. My sister Joanna hosts a Cousins week at her home in Texas. This was our first year to join, but definitely not our last!

The airplane!

The kids loved jumping on Aunt Joanna's trampoline.

There was lots of hair braiding at the Cousins Salon

We all dressed as cows for Chick-fil-A's "Cow Appreciation Day"

The waterpark wore out Abigail!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Firetruck Visit


Nationals Game

Aunt Rachel gave us her awesome office baseball tickets. We enjoyed a fun game together as a family!




Friday, July 04, 2014

4th of July in Arlington, Virginia

Our Barcroft Neighborhood Parade


Abigail loved getting to ride in the back of the pick-up truck float




Anna and Daddy (and Joseph) rode bikes in the parade
The Piantanidas invited us to a pre-parade breakfast

Our good friends the Smiths


Then a pool party at a neighbor's house

And finally, fireworks on the street!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Joseph's Art

We've had Joseph's 2nd grade art decorating our dining room. We need to make room for 3rd grade art, so we're taking pictures to preserve these masterpieces!





Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Nature Center

We have so many awesome nature centers to choose from!  Today we decided to go one in Fairfax County, Hidden Oaks. One of their main attractions:  the dress-up options!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Muddy Nature Center Day

5 kids in that van!!  On our way to the nature center....






Cub Scout Camp

Joseph loved his first year of Cub Scout Day Camp. There was a spy theme and the boys did all kinds of fun activities from deciphering codes to making little radios.  Fernando rode with us each day to camp, and he and Joseph became great friends.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sister Murphy Visits

Sister Murphy visited from Germany. She spent a day teaching us to make cupcakes, joining in our summer solstice party, and then going on a girls trip to the Zoo!






Saturday, June 14, 2014

Living the Dream!

We LOVE ANNA!!!



International Night at Joseph's school

Slurpee!



Biking home from the Columbia Pike Blues Festival




Reading!