Saturday, September 13, 2008

Soccer and Monkey Joe's

It was a GOOD day :) We had Aidan's first soccer practice at the YMCA at 8:45 am. It was the cutest thing ever! The kids actually got the hang of things pretty fast. Their coach had them run around and then "freeze" when he blew his whistle, jump over little orange cones, and kick their soccer balls into the goal. They don't actually compete yet, they just learn the basics. It's nice because it's all about having fun right now without the competition. Unfortunately I didn't get any pics yet, but they should be getting their jerseys in this week, so I will make sure to remember the camera next Saturday.

After lunch, we took Aidan to play at a place called Monkey Joe's. SO much fun! They had about 8 or 9 of those huge inflated bouncing things with the slides. In fact, I don't know who had more fun, Aidan, or Larry and I, lol! At first, Aidan was really hesitant to get into any of the bounce gyms, but after (much) coaxing from Larry and I, he loosened up. (Including me acting like an idiot bouncing up and down and laughing hysterically because I was actually having a BLAST!) By the end we couldn't get him off the things! I didn't bring my camera to Monkey Joe's either, but here is their web address if anyone is interested in seeing what it was all about.

Friday, September 12, 2008

You can't turn your back for a second!

It's so hard to baby proof when you have a 3 year old constantly leaving stuff around. Connor got a hold of Aidan's goldfish crackers and was going to town! When he saw me coming for him he started cramming as many Goldfish into his mouth as possible, lol. No worries though, one finger sweep got them all out (I think I got them all anyways!)

Wrightsville Beach--two days after TS Hanna

Tropical Storm Hanna hit Wilmington last week (late Friday, early A.M. Saturday), and we had some really strong winds, but nothing too crazy. Being from Florida, we are pretty used to these storms. Larry of course hit the beach Saturday to surf what he said were "some of the best waves he's ever surfed." The boys and I stayed home Saturday, but Sunday we all went out to Wrightsville Beach to see how it weathered Hanna. There were lots of shells washed up, and a drop off in the sand just where the shore break is. The water was too rough for swimming, but Aidan and Connor had a blast splashing around in the tide. Larry went back out again that evening for another surf session with our neighbor, who happens to surf too.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Random from Wilmington

On the Riverwalk, in front of the Battleship North Carolina

Cape Fear Bridge

Connor and Larry

Aidan's first day of preschool

Aidan and Connor in their wagon

Larry and the boys watching the Gator game. Go Gators!