Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Earth Day 2011

I decided to take the kids again this year to Earth Day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center since we had such a blast last year. We had had some bad weather the night before and it brought a cold front to the area so I had a late start getting us there. I wasn't sure if it would rain again or if the weather would cooperate. So we missed a few things and we a little rushed thru others because we got there so late but we still had fun!

Here are some of the fun things we got to do:

  • Face painting - this marked the first time Matthew let someone paint his face!

  • Hula Hooping - Emma's favorite part of the day

  • Going inside a GIGANTIC globe balloon

  • Making Crafts - CD ladybugs, pencil pinwheels and birdfeeders out of empty yogurt cups

  • Watching and playing with the Ritmo Blu band - my favorite part of the day

One funny thing in the pictures below - Emma was cold but I did not pack her a jacket. I did have an extra shirt for Matthew so she used that. It is funny to see her in his green robot shirt but it is funnier to think she fits in his 3T clothes.

I hope to make this an annual event. But next year I will definitely get there earlier so we can take our time and enjoy ourselves more.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Matthew's 4th Birthday

My sweet little boy is now 4 years old. I can't believe it! Since he isn't in school yet and he isn't that much into parties, we had a quiet little birthday celebration for him this year. He has been really into dinosaurs this year (his favorite being the brachiosaurus) and has also been obsessed with giraffes. I think he is fascinated by both of their long necks. So for his special day I worked it out so that we could get some free tickets for the Atlanta Zoo. We hadn't been to the zoo as a family and I think I may had been the most excited to go! Luckily Ben's parents were in town to share the experience with us and make the day even more special. We spent the night before at Peachtree City with Grandma/Grandpa Johanson and then all had breakfast together before the zoo. It was great for the kids to see all the different animals. We all loved seeing the gorillas, the warthog (just like Pumba from Lion King), the elephant and of course the giraffes! It was a warm day but not too unbearable. In fact, it started pouring about 30 minutes after we left. Matthew got a little worn out towards the end and a little impatient looking at some of the exhibits but I am pretty sure he had a good time. And of course we had to have a birthday cake! I made a green dinosaur just for my little man. It wasn't my best work but it still tasted great.

Happy Birthday Matthew Lowell Jett!!