Even though we had a long, hot, dry summer here, we still managed to have some outdoor fun.
Here's Duncan on what I think of as the DNA ladder at a local playground.
Miranda LOVES the swings! In fact, she's a bit of a swing hog. We've left the swings in tears, because we had to share. Well, I say "we," but really it was just Miranda.
Little boy, Big Dinosaur! A Gigantosaurus! If I turned around a bit from here, I could take a picture of the even bigger Argentinosauraus. Massive.
We enjoyed a few trips to the science museum! I heard chants of "Dinosaur Bones!" for weeks afterward!
When it actually did rain this summer, we did a bit of puddle jumping!
I somehow managed to not take any photos of Miranda's water color pictures, but I did get these sidewalk chalk images.
Any other 5 year old you know what to write Iron Maiden on their driveway?
The playground with the "steamy slides." The first time we went down the slides, both Duncan and I got our elbows burned (or skinned) while going down. They are so tall and straight, that the ride down is fast. He didn't want to go back there for a while, because it stings! After that we learned to tuck in our elbows!
Duncan has always been a climber, and he's rather sure of himself. Climbing this "rock" wall was a breeze.
I don't know if Miranda is a natural climber or if she's just learned it from big brother. She's a little more confident than what she should be! But she made it to the top just fine. With Mommy hyperventilating a little on the ground!