"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Splash Pad

The only way you can really stand to be out in the Florida summer heat is to be in or around water! We love Wooten Park and have spent many summer mornings splashing around and sliding!
We love the wooden playground beside the splash pad. You can still feel the sprinkles of water from the splash pad and the playground is shaded too which makes it nice! 
We are loving our summer splash pad days!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - Beach

After our fun at the zoo, the boys were wiped out! We let them take a nap in the van while we drove around and headed towards the beach.
We had a fun afternoon playing in the sand and ocean! 
Carson and Daddy playing football... 
While Tanner and I built sandcastles in the sand... 
Daddy buried our little cuties in the sand... 
Fun day as a family!

Memorial Day - Brevard Zoo

Matt has been wanting to take the boys to the Brevard Zoo for awhile now. We had nothing to do on Memorial Day and decided it would be fun to check it out. We were all SO excited to see the giraffes ready to be fed when we first got there!
We bought the special crackers and found a place to stand while we waited for the giraffe to walk over to our side. Carson and Tanner were not scared at all and Tanner thought the giraffe's sticky tongue was hilarious!
What a fun experience for the boys!
There were so many animals to see! Some top favorites were the gorillas...
This talking parrot...
The sleepy kangaroo...
The HUGE alligators...
And the cute little otter...
The bird aviary was alot of fun too. We got to feed the birds. We were all a little nervous at first, but once you get used to the birds flying around, it was great!
Carson feeding a bird...
Tanner feeding a bird...
A bird drinking from Matt's cup...
And one from mine too!
Tanner loves animals and loved being so up close and personal with the birds!
After the bird aviary, we went on the zoo train!
All aboard!
After the train, we ate lunch, and headed to their awesome splash area. It was so big! The boys loved it!
There was an aquarium in the splash pad. 
Swimming lagoon... 
Big whale slide... 
There was also a sea creature exhibit and the boys got to hold some different animals... 
We had such a fun morning at the Brevard Zoo and can't wait to go back!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jacob turns 25!

My little brother turned a quarter of a century on the 25th! We all drove up to Jacob and Brooke's house in Jacksonville to spend the entire day together and celebrate his birthday!
We spent our whole day outside! The boys loved riding their scooters down the slope on Uncle Jacob's driveway! 
We had fun playing baseball in the backyard while we grilled out! 
Then we hit up Jacob and Brooke's community pool. It is gorgeous! It has 2 pools and a water slide. 
Since Carson can swim so good, he was allowed to go down the slide all by himself. Such a big boy! He went down at least 4 times! 
The entire family went swimming and we had so much fun that time just flew! We spent over 2 hours swimming in the pool enjoying our time with each other and the kids! 
 After all of that swimming, we needed some cupcakes! 
 Of course Uncle Jacob had lots of help blowing out his candles! 
Happy 25th Birthday Uncle Jacob! We love you and had such a fun day spending time with you!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sweet Summertime!

Preschool is out, Bible Study and Moms groups are on break for the summer, Baseball is over....which means our days now consist of no schedule and all play! Jamie is still in school for a couple of more weeks so I get to play with Hannah and Hadley too!! We are loving the freedom to wake up and decide what we want to do that day aka sweet summertime!
 We have spent alot of time outside in the backyard! Soon the pools will come out and it'll turn into water works back there!
Sweet baby Hadley swinging! 
Lots of picnics! 
I am loving this time with my sweet girls! 
Swinging into summer...can't wait for more summer adventures to begin!