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Monday, July 27, 2015

This boy turned FIVE!!!!!

It's official.
We have a five year old.
He loves tractors, showing pigs, digging in his sandbox and camping.
He needed 5 candles in his pancakes.

His sister knows him well...she got him a livestock trailer and a truck to haul all his animals!

Legos and a little John Deere and he was a happy birthday boy!
We finished off the day with the Minion movie, pizza and frozen yogurt!
We all had fun celebrating!
Happy #5 Bubba!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blank Park Zoo, 4th of July Fun and a FIFTH birthday party!

We took a quick trip to the Blank Park Zoo and had so much fun.
Peighton wanted a kangaroo picture...Preston did not.

It was such a nice day to enjoy the zoo!

Peighton also wanted a frog picture... Preston did not.
We had  a great time!

We hit the Wellman parade for the 4th of July.

The kids decided to ride their Big Wheels in the kiddie parade.

They love it and are already planning what they want to do next year.

It's a bit more work to ride their Big Wheels back up the hill!

Everybody loves a good parade!

The next weekend it was time to celebrate PRESTON!
He wanted a Lego party this year.


We rented a huge bouncy house for the backyard.
It was SO MUCH FUN!!!!
Dustin and I had about as much fun as the kids!

They bounced for the entire afternoon.

He even had Legos on his cake!

When it was time to light the candles, we couldn't get the small lighter to we made do.
Dustin went and got his torch to light the tiny Lego candles!

Blowing out his FIVE candles.

He had a great birthday party!
He can't wait for his "birthday day" for more fun!

Mark Twain, Hannibal, MO and Honeycreek!

We took a quick camping trip down to Hannibal, MO and we learned a bit about Mark Twain!
We stayed at Mark Twain Landing.
It was a fun and different experience than all the other camping places we've been.
There was a water park, mini golf, bike trails, fishing-LOTS to do.

We took a tour of Mark Twain Cave.
Both kids LOVED it.
We learned a lot about the cave and all the people who have passed through there.
The one that impressed Preston the most was Jesse James after he had robbed a bank!

We walked for the entire tour and saw lots of interesting things along the way.

It was COLD in the cave!

We also took a ride on a paddle boat down the Mississippi.

Preston thought we should take a "mad" picture.

They did really enjoy it though!

Three of us have matching "Happy Camper" shirts.
The fourth isn't participating.
We needed a quick photo.

We also visited the Mark Twain museum.
So much fun!

One of their favorite things at the museum.

He REALLY liked the horn.

The fence that inspired the story of Huckleberry Finn is still there and it even has some paint brushes!

These two cannot resist the cutout head murals.

The next weekend we headed off to Honeycreek!
Preston got an early birthday present since they love to ride scooters when we camp.

This was right before Peighton had a MAJOR wipeout and came back crying and covered in mud.
She was fine and Dustin and I couldn't stop laughing.

They also got a little boat riding and fishing in with Grandpa Dale and Dustin.

A trip to Honeycreek isn't complete without a few stops at the waterpark!

We love it!

We spent a LOT of time in the Lazy River!

More head cutout pictures.

We had lots of fun camping!
It's next stop is the county fair-the kids can't wait!