Our Fun Week

Even though we seem to have given up on our blog, I thought I'd post some of the cute pictures I've taken of the kids this week. 

On Saturday, Dave was not feeling well, so I decided to get the kids out of the house for a couple of hours. Luckily, my mom was able to go with us so we went to the zoo. It was a perfect zoo day since it was overcast and breezy. 

Eddie's first ride on a moving animal (a bison) on the carousel.
Violet rode the baboon. Notice she is wearing a leash. Yep, I am one of those moms.
It was so nice to have my mom there to help out with the kids. Our previous zoo trip ended with me telling Eddie "this is why we don't do fun things!" Having another adult and a leash for Violet made a huge difference. Violet has become quite the escape artist and she runs pretty fast.

On Monday, our friends Alicia & Tyler invited us to see Despicable Me 2 with them. We had never taken Violet to the movie theater, but figured now was as good a time as any. So we went. A little bit of popcorn kept Violet in her seat through the entire movie. We were very impressed with her.

I held her for the last 15 minutes or so, thinking she would fall asleep on me. But who can sleep when they still have popcorn to eat?!
Dave had the kiddos pose by the movie poster. Eddie is practicing for when he works on The Price Is Right. Violet was trying to finish her popcorn.
 The past two days have been ridiculous for us. The kids have been driving me absolutely crazy. So I decided we needed to do something fun this morning to use up some of their energy. I had planned to go to the Daybreak splash pool, but since there were dark clouds, I was afraid we'd get there and they'd close it. So instead, we found a free splash park in Riverton and had a blast despite the dark clouds.

I'm glad I was not on the receiving end of this...
 Violet wasn't quite as keen on the water as Eddie was. In her defense, it was pretty cold water. I convinced her to run through the tunnel once and as soon as she got through it, she said "Okay, let's go home."

Violet spent most of her time climbing this, then sliding down over and over and over.  
"I'm a pirate princess..."