Today we celebrated Caleb's birthday. He had a special birthday lunch at McDonalds. Then we took a trip to the toy store, where he got to pick out a toy (he chose a book---yay!) and look for a gift for Alanna's upcoming birthday. In the evening, we opened presents and had some yummy cake. Here, Caleb is having fun riding his new scooter. Another present that he got---his first bike!
We took a family trip to the zoo to see the new lion exhibit. We had a great time! The Wallabies were adorable, especially with the new Joeys (Joeies?), peeking out from their mother's pouch. Caleb got a chance to feed the birds, which he really enjoyed and Alanna loved the fish! Another highlight came when we got to hear the lions roar!
We had a playdate at Meijer Gardens. The weather was perfect and the kids had a great time. Caleb had his friends, Nora and Kyle, with him and from the picture....Kyle and Caleb look pretty worn out! The picture with the 3 kids sitting on a curb include Caleb, Nora and ????? Some little boy decided that he wanted to be in the picture. I thought it was pretty funny.
What a fun find for a hot summer's day! Today we ventured to one of Grand Rapids' "spraygrounds"---a playground that sprays/shoots water from the ground. I was really impressed by what was there. These pictures don't really show the extent to how high and how far the water shoots. Caleb was too timid to really "get into" it. As he becomes more comfortable with it, I'm sure he'll venture out. I look forward to when Alanna is walking and can "enjoy" it as well.
Keith and Caleb went on their annual camping trip to Hoffmaster Park. Keith, along with 6 other guys and their kids, made the trip. At one point, there were a total of 16 guys and children at the campground. What a sight that must've been!