We have been enjoying the preview of fall weather around here and it's nice to get the kids outside a little more than when it was almost too hot to be out although I'm not sure we are through with the really hot weather yet but I shouldn't complain because I'm dreading being cooped up during winter time.
Anyway, we have had a busy end of summer it seems like. We took the kids to the Ft. Wayne Children's zoo at the beginning of Aug. Grandpa and Grandma Hug were nice enough to go along and help. The kids did ok but Brody still doesn't really have the patience for outings but I think his favorite part of the day was the picnic lunch and getting to run around a little. The boys did pretty good on the pony rides but Brea was a little scared and I ended up holding her for the last half of the walk. Her favorite part of the day was the gift shop and picking up all the stuffed animals and poor Gage was so tired from the activities he fell asleep in the choo choo wagon and had to be carried out to the car still asleep.
Since the zoo we took a trip shoe shopping at stride rite for some new shoes for fall to fit their wide little feet and also had a photo shoot. I admit I was quite nervous for both of those occasions things but the kids did awesome. Although we didn't get a ton of smiles in the pictures..we did get some where all three were looking at the camera and they weren't running off which was my biggest concerns. We decided at the end of the session to try and get a family picture and I wasn't optimistic since the kids were getting tired of pictures but we got one that turned out great. So glad we took them!
Some other things the kids have been up to are going over to Grandma and Grandpa Recker's to play with them and lookat the cows and kittens, riding their golf cart, playing with Grandma and Grandpa Hug and going to their house for a cookout and to see their dog and cat, playing with the neighbor's cat that comes over to play sometimes, recent playdate with twins that are about the same age and of course wagon rides.
I have posted some of the recent pictures below.