Monday, July 27, 2009

florida part 2

The boys in Scotland strips - thanks Auntie Donna.

Shamu the whale!

Jamie with another "Shamu".
All the cousins together (except Jenni of course).

florida and theme parks

Just a few photos from our adventures. We went to Busch Gardens, Seaworld and Aquatica.

Cameron splashing in Busch Gardens.

Jamie enjoying a little water break too.

Cameron and Jamie on a kids ride.

Cameron and Jamie with their cousin Logan.

The splash zone of one of the major roller coasters. All the boys (apart from Jamie who was napping) are in the splash zone getting soaked.

Friday, July 17, 2009

troublesome threes

Jamie has been really cheeky recently. He is using slightly naughty words and he thinks he is very funny. He wants to be the joker and likes it when he can make people laugh.

For example, Laura was playing with the boys yesterday and she said, "you can call me Princess Laura the Beautiful". Cameron said, "You can call me Prince Cameron the Strong". And Jamie chimed in, "You can call me Prince Jamie of Bottom-burp". And burst out into side-splitting laughter.

He's trouble. I rest my case.

great country farms

What a great day out we had yesterday. We met up with Dorothy and Carys to go to Great Country Farms and pick peaches. Jean and the McMahons were there too and we all had fun together. The farm had pick your own peaches and other fun places for kids to play. We got to the peach orchard on a tractor ride - that Cameron and Jamie love - and they had a great time seeing Carys.

The boys with Carys waiting for the tractor.
On the tractor ride to the peach orchard...
The giant jumping pillow....

Treats before we go home...all squeezed on one chair together.

It was such a hot day and both boys were fast asleep in the car before we left the farm gate!

Monday, July 13, 2009

pirate ship

Laura took the boys to the Reston festival and they got to go on some of the rides. Looks like they had a great time!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

weekend away

Thanks to Laura, who looked after the boys, Grant and I had a night away from home at a lovely hotel in Maryland. Grant booked us into the The Inn at Perry Cabin in St.Michaels and we had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Grant sat by the pool and read "Renegade" a book about the Obama campaign. I went for a massage and loved it.

This is Grant relaxing at the hotel reading his book...he can't put it down.
Meanwhile back in Reston, Laura took the boys to the Reston Festival and to see Ice Age 3D - which they loved. Thanks Laura!

Friday, July 10, 2009


The park with the unusual name is one of our favourite places to play. Cameron and Jamie like the ground because it is soft and doesn't hurt so much when they fall. Plus there is the carousel in the middle of the park and all the great climbing equipment.

At the moment Cameron and Jamie love being on the tire (tyre) swing.
Faster! Higher!

tractor ride

Cameron and Jamie love going on the tractor ride at Frying Pan Farm. It is always the highlight of our visit, unless one of the animals does something surprising to a big moo from a cow that frightens the life out of the boys!

Here is Cameron on the wagon pulled by the tractor....

4th july weekend

A little late are a few photos of the kids at our neighbours' house on the 4th of July. We were invited over for a splash in the pool, a bbq and fireworks. The boys loved the fireworks and had their first sparklers. They both thought the big fireworks were a little too loud. We had such a great evening with our neighbours and their friends.

Here is Jamie doing a big jump off the diving board.

Jamie in the hot tub....
and Cameron must have been in the pool splashing around!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

cameron sends his first email

Cameron sent his Granny an email this afternoon.....

rock star

Jamie discovers the iPod.....

and doesn't want to take the earphones out...ever.

picnic and nap

here is a Cameron sandwich at picnic time....

summer haircuts