We've been having a lot of fun in the last month. We've been to the beach twice, gone out to lunch with Great Grandma, went to a baseball game, went to the Ft. Fisher aquarium, and tried to relax as school came to an end.
Jake is running everywhere and is into everything. He loves to touch, open, turn, and explore. He wants to do everything his big sisters do. He liked the beach, just not when it was nap time. He liked to play in the wet sand, so a bucket half full of sand and half of water was his favorite thing. Sitting in the waves was fun too, but not as much fun as being picked up to 'jump' over the waves as they came in.
As usual the girls wanted to be in the water as much as possible. But they liked to do different things out of the water, too. Sam liked to go for walks with Mommy and Nana to collect seashells while Catherine liked to help Daddy build sand castles.
At the aquarium the girls had a great time and Jake really liked looking at the fish, too. Catherine was brave enough to touch a sting ray in the touch tank and after a little coaxing Samantha was brave enough to take her picture in the megalodon jaws. Catherine showed her climbing skills on the playground and we had a great time.
This is Jake's sweet ride for the pool. Cool and shady.
At home we all help water the plants, even Jake. Our garden is doing great! The peas are almost ready, tomatoes are still green but huge, and we're still waiting for the zucchini to grow. We catch a lot of lightning bugs, well, Catherine does. Samantha is too afraid of bugs so the closest she'll get is to hold a leaf with a lightning bug on it. Jake's favorite new game is to hide on one side of the wall while you are on the other side, and then surprise you. He laughs and laughs!
At Nana and Grandpa's house (not just Nana's house!) they learned how to dance like a prince and princess, making Nana and Grandpa laugh and almost cry. Catherine helped make pizza and Grandpa cooked it on the grill in the rain. We had lunch with Great Grandma, too. Catherine had calamari and loved it. Samantha had a lot of fun playing with the little piece of dough they gave her. It was the inspiration for pizza that night. Catherine and Great Grandma also shared their love of puzzles.
Meeting Sid the science Kid and Super Why at the baseball game. More fun stuff to come, so keep checking in.