Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beginner Orientation

Wesley had his orientation yesterday at Ivy Hedge. This year he is in the beginning room. Two of his teachers from last year moved up so they will be his teachers again. Wesley is the one of the only kids who was hysterically crying yesterday when the parents left for 20 minutes. Hopefully he gets over this quickly once school starts.
Wesley is smiling in this picture. This is what he does when you ask him to say cheese.

Playground Fun

Justin's Birthday Party

Last Friday afternoon we went to my friend Nancy's son, Justin's, birthday party. It was a pool party but Brandon had his adenoids taken out 4 days before the party and still wasn't allowed to go under water so we skipped the swimming part and went to the party after that. The rest of the party was at Nancy's parents' house. Brandon and Wesley both had a lot of fun running around the backyard there and playing. They also enjoyed the cupcakes.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Pennsylvania Getaway

Stu, Brandon, Wesley, and I went away this past Thursday to Saturday. First, we went to Chocolate World which is part of Hershey Park. We went on a ride that brings you through the chocolate making process. Both boys liked it and wanted to go on it again which we eventually did. There were also a few characters (Hershey bar, Hershey kiss) to get our pictures taken with. Then we did the chocolate making experience. We had to put on aprons and hair nets and got to pick what ingredients we wanted in our candy bars. We then got to see the actual candy bars being made. We got to decorate the wrapper and take the chocolate bars home.
We stayed in a hotel in Harrisburg after going to Chocolate World. The next morning we woke up and drove to Latrobe where the Pittsburgh Steelers were practicing. The practice was from 3-5 and then at the end there is an area where you can stand to watch the players walk off of the field and some will stop and get autographs. We bought a small helmet at the store there for autographs and did get 4 players to sign it. We gave Brandon the helmet to hold and he got so into getting autographs. He was so polite about it and would nicely say to the players, "Can I please have your autograph?"

Monday, August 19, 2013

Manasquan Reservoir Boat Tour

The Monmouth County Park System offers different activities each day. Last week one of the activities they had was a boat tour of the Manasquan Rervoir. Stu and I decided to take the boys and do it. There were three times being offered. The first time was already sold out when we got there so we got the second time of the afternoon. Since we had an hour to kill before our boat tour we went to the playground right next to where the boat tour was going to start. The boys loved the playground. They enjoyed the boat ride too.