Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Animals and Fish

We decided it was time to take Merik to the zoo, he loves animals and was very funny there. We thought he'd be so excited and he was but it took a while for him to realize that the animals were real. He was definatley confused why the things he sees in books were huge and moving!

His absolute favorite animal was the Penguins. We had to watch them for 20 minutes because he just couldn't take his eyes off of them. They seemed to like him to. He would watch them jump onto the rock and he would begin counting 1-2-3 over and over until they jumped off again. He totally thought they were listening to him! It was hilarious!

We took the kids swimming one afternoon and had a great time! Darling little Karma was sporting her little bikini but HATED any water but the hot tub water. We don't disturb her comfort level or she lets us hear about it! Hmmmm I wonder if that will be a trait we see in her teenage years?
Merik loved swimming, especially going down the slide with Pat! He is a fish and forgets he can't swim so we had to watch him very closely.

Ahhh strut your stuff little one!
Pat is such a great dad and was so patient exploring every corner of the pool with Merik.

Summer Fun!

We got to go to Pat's Great-Uncle's house for some UNBELIEVEABLE food! Merik became uncle Richard's best friend because he was handing out "tastes" of amazing smoked beef and pork that were the size of a steak! Merik also became obsessed with watermelon, and probably half of one! There's nothing better than a watermelon face!!!

Our friends from california, Lindsey and Aaron and their darling little kids, Grace and Ethan came for a little visit! We really miss them and had so much fun! Merik got to have his very first slumber party with Grace and they had a blast!

We went to the fountains by the Arvad Library with Jan, Carson, and Baby Brody. Carson hated the water and took some encouraging by Merik! There best buds!

AHHH the two little ones Karma and Brody!
Two-year olds love water balloons!

We have had a great summer and have did lots of fun things!