Monday, April 25, 2011

Imagination Movers


For Owen's birthday, Mimi and Grandpa Jimmy got us tickets to see the Imagination Movers in concert.  If you haven't heard of them, you should check them out here video 
We went last weekend and had a blast!!! 
 
The pictures I got didn't turn out too great, but I have to share them anyway...  Owen even got a pat on the head from Mover Dave ("That one in the red hat")  He was pretty excited and proud!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cherry Blossoms!

We heard seeing the cherry blossoms was a must do while we're here in DC!   We rode the metro down and had a fantastic day.  As you can see the weather was great! 

Owen was dancing in the cherry blossoms! 
Love these boys!

So silly...


No fence or guard rail... Owen didn't get to stay out of the stroller too long!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bathing Beauties!!!

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ROAR!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yummy!



Last week Mr. Ben stole these Cheerios out of my diaper bag and found a comfy spot to sit and snack!  Sorry the pics are a little blurry... they are from my phone!

Scootin' around

The school kids are on Spring Break this week, so we are enjoying riding around on the basketball court!!! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Program


Here are some pictures and a video from Owen's spring program at preschool...

Owen's friend came to sit with us, too!  She is a cutie!  He was being shy and didn't want a picture taken!



Owen and Ben enjoyed some treats afterward!  

A video...

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This was taken about a month ago... big surprise, I know! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Better late than never...


Well, what can I say... We had a really busy March (and apparently February, too!) I don't want to leave anything out, so I'll start at the beginning...

Mom's Club tour of the fire station

Our fire chief, checking out the fire fighter's lounge
Can you tell he's in heaven?!!
Rescue hero!
Checking out the pumps...
Driving the truck

Ben had fun, too!A visit from cousin Paul!
We also had a visit from Cousin Olivia!!!
She was in town to celebrate her 8th birthday!
Can you spot Owen, Ben, and Olivia???
President's Day- A trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
A budding palentologist???
Owen loved the dinosaurs and spent quite a lot of time checking out the dino bone lab through the windows. He wanted to know about everything! We read all of the plaques and talked about it for quite awhile!

A giant squid!!!
Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef- I'd read about this, but didn't realize it was at the museum...
It was really beautiful and crazy and amazing!
Definitely a highlight for a knitter!


We usually take the train into DC, but the weather was cold and yucky, as you can see, so we decided to drive. Here is a view from our great parking spot. When we pulled in, Owen said, "We're right by the Washington Monument."

The next day, Grammy came to visit!
We were very excited to have her! Her timing was great... I came down with mastitis while she was here, so it was even better to have her! We had a great time hanging around and playing. On Saturday, before we went to the airport, we took advantage of the trip to BWI and had lots of fun in Baltimore.
We ate some delicious seafood at Phillips
Enjoyed walking around the Inner Harbor




And went to the Baltimore Science Center


On an archeological dig...
Sitting in a dinosaur footprint...And, if you were wondering, Ben did not get wacked with the yard stick

They had a great baby area for Mr. Ben
They also had an Antarctica exhibit. The boys loved the little penguins! Especially Owen! My friend Laura, who has been in Antarctica, has sent him lots of cool penguin stuff!
Here I am trying on a giant Antarctica coat, just like Laura has!


It was a great way to wrap up visit! We hope Grammy can come back soon!

Somebody turned 4!!!
And, as you can imagine, there was LOTS of celebrating!!! We were very lucky to have Mimi here to celebrate Owen's birthday with us! She was on Spring Break. We had a small, but fun, firefighter birthday!!! Mostly family, but Owen did have one buddy over to celebrate! We played pin the tail on the fire dog (Owen's idea... I made the fire dog!)
And even had a pinata!Check out this awesome cake, made by one of the moms at Owen's preschool. I just told her he wanted a fire fighter themed cake. I was expecting a firetruck drawn on a cake or something, but this was pretty fantastic! Just to give you a view of the front...And these were he firefighter cupcakes she made for school
And, it was delicious!





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And, he received some really fantastic gifts!!! He's been having lots of fun!
Mimi flew out very early Monday morning and Grandpa George and Uncle Sam flew in a little bit later that morning. Sam will be moving to DC for an internship this summer, so he and Dad came out to meet with his boss and look for a place for him to live. Owen offered Sam his bottom bunk for the summer, several times :o)
We did a few fun things while they were visiting including the park Monkey see, monkey do, huh?!
Dog Fishhead Brewery (per Sam's request!) and bowling. Owen always loves to go bowling with Grandpa George...

I don't know if you can see, but I bowled my best game ever (by a landslide!!!) 10 spares!


My secret- Bowling with Ben on my back! Really!

And here is a picture of Sam, all spiffed up before his meeting. Looking good!

Last but not least, a visit from the Elliott-Fonberg's (or is it Fonberg-Elliott's??!!)
They were in Alexandria for Gosia's law conference, so we spent Saturday hanging around with Laura and they stayed Sunday night with us before they flew home on Monday! It was lots of fun! We just wish they could have stayed longer!


As you can see, March was EXTREMELY busy (and fun) for the Walsh Fam... Better late than never, right?!