Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Chesapeake Jubilee!

Last weekend was the Chesapeake Jubilee which, to everyone other than those who live in Virginia, would be considered a good ol' fashioned fair.  I absolutely LOVE fairs and was excited to explore this one with all the kids in tow.  We also joined up with my good friend Sharon and her kids for the experience.  The morning started out nicely with the kids enjoying their share of fair rides for the preschool set.  Now for me the best part about a fair is the FOOD!  Who can't turn down greasy french fries, corn dogs, and funnel cakes?!?!  Well, much to my dismay, my Jubilee lunch of fries and a corn dog was so awful that I had to throw the entire plate in the trash can.  Let's just say the fries had this strange grey color to them....  Anyway, lunch woes aside we forged ahead with our afternoon which by now was becoming quite hot and sticky.  After a couple more rides our friends headed home while we decided to stick it out a little while longer.  Bad decision.  It only became more crowded and more humid and more hot the longer we stayed!  I attempted to make up for my horrible lunch by purchasing an ice cream cone but even this too was a disappointment - more like chocolate ice on a cone.  At this point we called it quits although Jack would have stayed all day seemingly unaffected by the heat and crowded conditions! 

Jack enjoying the jeep ride.

Jay with Jack and Conrad.

Sharon with all the kids!!


Jack's preschool had a picnic in the park day recently complete with lunch outside, tons of bubbles, and even face painting.  What more could a kid want? :)

Jack wanted to look like a Tiger!

A Walk In The Park

We took advantage of some beautiful spring weather a few weeks back and made a trip to our wonderful city park.  Which, incidentally, was a recent victim of some deranged arsonist who torched an entire section of this fantastic play space (Fun Forest Arson).  However, the residents of Chesapeake have rallied behind the rebuilding efforts and the park was also the grand prize winner in the Sears More Green Across America contest.  We were the only ones there on this day so the kids had a blast roaming around wherever their little hearts desired!

(Matthew was in constant motion so I was unable to snap a good photo of him)

From babies to toddlers.....

It has just dawned on me after looking at these recent pictures that the twins are officially no longer babies but have seemingly morphed into toddlers right before my eyes (sniff, sniff).  They are looking more like little boys every day and have really begun to take on personalities of their very own.  They are fun-loving little guys who laugh easily and are almost fearless climbers. Look out world!!

They ADORE cars and seem to always have one (or two) clutched in their little hands.  They eat with them and even insist on sleeping with them!!  I guess there really is no doubt who their father is. :)

I looked at this picture and was taken aback by how OLD they look!!! It's very bitter sweet to me because these are my last babies and while it's been tough going at times it has also been so wonderful having TWO babies to hold and cuddle.