Thursday, June 13, 2013

Peony Season

It's peony season in Michigan!
One of our favorite places on Earth is the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum.  Matt and I had a picnic lunch on the grass, surrounded by peonies in full bloom on June 15, 1997.  It was a celebration of Matt's birthday and our engagement.  He asked me to marry him at midnight on the first minute of his birthday!
We had fun bring the boys to the Peony Garden last week, and they were amazed by the huge blooms.  My mom also has some beautiful peonies blooming, and the first two pictures are her blooms!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Making a Splash

The weather here in Michigan is occasionally getting into the mid to high 70's, and that is the perfect weather for filling up the little swimming pool.  The boys have had so much fun finding different ways to jump into the pool to make the biggest splashes.  They take long running starts and then jump in with all their might.  It's hilarious to watch!
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Field of Glory

The boys are having so much fun playing in Grammy and Yaya's alfalfa field.  The grass is just about as tall as Isaac's head, and he loves the feeling of walking in the tall grass and disappearing!

Kite Flyer

It's usually windy at Grammy and Yaya's house, and Matt found great kites for the boys to fly.  But, as soon as the kites arrived the wind has virtually stopped.  Noah has been absolutely determined to fly his kite, so he has learned to launch his kite and run as fast as he can to create his own wind.
A boy + a beautiful summer day + a kite = happiness.