Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sand & Water

Several weekends ago Greg and I took the kids to Eagle Island.  It was super hot and we didn't want to spend the day inside so we decided we better be by or in water.  We went to Eagle Island and I hadn't been there since I was a kid.  We found a spot to put our stuff in the grass near the sand & water.

The kids immediately ran to the sand with their shovels and buckets.  They played in the sand while we set up our spot and then we all headed to enjoy the water.  The twins arm floaties were at the sitters and we didn't think to stop by and get them so we just watched them like hawks while they were in the water.  We played in the water, made a sad looking sand castle and had a nice BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, doritos & potato salad.  It was a lot of fun and definitely something we will do again.

Bubbles, Flowers & Silhouettes

When the twins got back I didn't take many photos.  I was just enjoying time with them but the Western Idaho Fair was getting close and I always enter photos into their photo contest so I wanted to take some new ones that I could enter into the theme of How the West was Fun.  Greg had the idea that he could wear a cowboy hat and I could take his silhouette picture at sunset.  So we took the kids with their bubble machines and our dog Bo and went to this canal by our house.  The pictures didn't turn out exactly how I had invisioned them so I didn't enter them into the contest but I still liked some of them so here they are:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What we did while the kids were away

With the twins gone for 2 weeks Greg and I got to do a lot of stuff together.  We went out to dinner at  Cafe O'le, went shopping and bought the twins books, ate godiva cheese cake at the Cheese Cake Factory, went to a bar and grill and had a few drinks, watched movies, went to the horse races (Greg won the money we spent back - woo hoo Greg!), hung out with friends, floated the creek and enjoyed some time together in a quiet house.  It was great but was a little long with out the twins.  I really started to miss them after the first week.  Greg on the other hand loved it and decided we needed to make it a summer tradition.  Thanks again to my mom for taking the twins and letting us have our time together.  And I couldn't post without some pictures so here they are: