Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pictures as Promised

This is Ethan's 2nd plane ride. He came with Tim and I to Las Vegas when we went on our weekend get away. I know I am lame, but I still have a hard time leaving him. We had a great time and Ethan loved all of the 1 on 1 attention.

This was taken at the MGM Grand. This lion display is right in the middle of the casino. I don't think Ethan was quite sure what to think about it. At times he was intrigued and at times he looked concerned.

While the kids are off track, we decided to get a family pass at the zoo. I was feeling adventurous and (by myself) took all 4 kids for an afternoon. Ethan loved the animals and would scream (literally) with delight at each new display. We went to the bird show which was also fun for the kids. With the exception of one of Emily's melt downs (over a stupid map I might add) it was a really fun day. I think we will be going often this year.

While I was feeling adventurous, I also took the kids to my parents cabin for 4 days. (Again, by myself, Tim had to stay home and work). My parents did come up for 1 night which was really nice. The kids and I had several scavenger hunts, rode 4 wheelers, watched movies, and played lots of games. In this picture, we were eating lasagna for dinner and Ethan insisted on feeding himself. He is definitely finding his own little personality. We really had a lot of fun.

Gavin (as well as all of the kids I guess) have developed a fascination with my Ipod. Gavin will find it and have me play the song "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister. He is such a funny kid.

I don't know why Spencer didn't make it into any of the pictures. He tends to wander off and do his own things at times. He did want me to take one of him on the 4 wheeler at the cabin but it was too dark when he asked. We decided to take one the next day, and of course we were having to much fun doing other things, we both forgot. Oops.



buddens said...

That's a lot of adventures in parenting alone! Good for you! Love the pics.

Alison (Abby's Mom) said...

You are one brave Mommy! Looks like you're having a great summer.

Your PC doesn't make Ethan fly with supplemental oxygen? That's the only reason I haven't flown anywhere with the girls since Abby was born.

Palmer Family said...

Oh my gosh, Emily looks so much like you! And cute little Gavin has your smile. The Gatherum genes are stronger than you thought! Cute! Cute! Cute!

rmom27 said...

Great pictures of the kids. I know what you mean about Spencer. Somehow I did not get very many of him when you all came to visit. Love you all!!