Saturday, June 27, 2020

Covid Trip to the Botanic Garden


Today we took Nana to the South Coast Botanic Garden. Good excuse to get her (and us) out of the house.

It was warm walking around but nice to be outside.

Masks are required (even outside away from others) and all the hands-on areas are closed.

Last time we came out here, with the Ashcrafts, was early on in the lockdown and we didn't even have masks that fit everyone - certainly no children masks.

Three months later we're still in lockdown and carry masks with us when we go out in public (except for Baby Aubrey).

Nana is alone and isolated at home so we wanted to get her outside for the day, and come see the pretty gardens.

The kids love climbing all over these crazy tree roots.

The rose garden is Jeni's favorite part.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Snap Ships

A coworker of mine created these buildable space ships and partnered up with a toy company to turn them into an official set of toys: Snap Ships.

They just came out so I bought one and set the boys loose to make this pair of ships.

There are so many different engines, wings, guns, etc. that snap together.  Very cool.

And the boys had a lot of fun building their ships. Here's Evan's: the Fal X.

James needed some help so Evan came to the rescue to help finish the Wasp.

Then Evan wanted to combine the 2 together to make a new ultra ship with as much fire power as he could fit on it.

Oh yeah, look at that beast.

Very cool construction set.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Lots of Fun Together

These kids were having a grand old time in Mom and Dad's room.

No pool, no problem for these kids.

Aubrey thought it was really funny.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Father's Day in Lockdown

The others all wanted to see what Hailey was watching.

Aubrey loves being part of the group.

And it's Father's Day today!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Banana Toothbrush

Got Aubrey her own baby banana toothbrush to chew on.

And chew on, she did.

Not picky about how it goes into her mouth.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

First Taste of Banana

These kids all went with Jeni to the doctor's office today.  Aubrey and James both got shots.

Aw, look at these sisters together.

Guess what we have for you, baby?

Your first taste of banana!

She wasn't so sure about this.

She needed help keeping it in her mouth rather than pushing the banana out with her tongue.

She has sucked on apple and bell pepper but mashed food was new to her.

All in all, a good first experience.

It has been hot lately.  Time to bring out the pool!

Normally we'd have these kids signed up for swim lessons but, of course, all pools are closed due to the pandemic.  We will make due with this little pool in our front yard.

Love watching these kids play together.

James can hold his own against the big kids.

Busting out the boogie boards.

And wipeout!

One more week of school and then Summer break begins. I'm sure Jeni will be happy to get a break from virtual learning.