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Caitlin Dance

Another season of Dance has ended for Caitlin.  She really enjoys her time and has fun with friends.

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Here is a small collection of pictures taken during the Dance Recital.

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Collin’s Confirmation

Collin with a lot of other boys and girls were celebrated their confirmation into the church today.  The Church was packed and the service took what seemed like for ever, but actually went quite quickly considering children were being confirmed.

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A Wild Experience

We try to squeeze in at least on visit to the NC Zoo a year.  Here are some pictures from our most recent visit.  The weather was just beautiful, but a bit too warm.  Every time we go it is just a bit different, different flowers in the planetarium (see previous post), or a new Bee exhibit or how close we are able to get to certain animals.

The helicopter near the elephant exhibit is always a fun time.  This time we saw a baby or small baboon that was fun to watch.  Oh, and this time Old Faithfull water spout was working.

Below is a video of the pictures.  Be sure to check out the button with 4 arrows pointing outward.  Click on this to vie the slide show full screen.  Also depending on your internet connection, you may want to change the quality of the video from 720p down to 360p or from 360p up to 720p.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.




These pictures here are all about the flowers, also set to some music.

Early Bird Swim

Austin and Caitlin enjoyed an early bird swim today.  Weather was beautiful.  Watch Austin as he tries to jump and do a karate kick.  Then Caitlin warms up in the sun.

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Amber’s first Ice Cube

Amber is 14 to 15 weeks old now, that is 3 to 4 months old.  Unfortunately we did not measure her when we got her, but it looks as though she has about doubled in size.

4/14/2010 - One day Collin decided to give her an ice cube… well did she have fun with that, slipping out of her mouth and popping out from under her paw.  Collin took some very jerky/choppy video of the event.  When I figure out how to share it on here, I will do so.

 

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4/22/2010 - Here Amber found a toy bucket and had a lot of fun playing with it.  She clearly did not make it easy for us to capture it on film… rather digital picture.  Here it is easier to see how much bigger she has gotten.

 

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Stone Mountain Park, GA

The Great Barn at Stone Mountain Park is a large 3 story barn featuring super slides, trampoline floors, climbing structures and foam balls everywhere.  At the center of the barn is some sort of pretend fruit harvesting machine.  The kids grab colorful sacks and fill them with colored balls.  Through out the barn on 3 levels, there are games or tasks for the kids to accomplish using these colored foam fruit balls.  At each station they use balls to earn points like in a game, or just use one of the many air blasting guns and shoot the foam balls around the barn.  Kids and adults (young at heart) can have fun for hours in here. image

Ride the Ducks at Stone Mountain Park is a great way to learn about the parks history while you enjoy a ride on a 1940’s era land and water vehicle around the park.  For some reason the boys were not too interested in this event, but Caitlin was, so Kim and Caitlin got to enjoy this ride.  Caitlin was even given time to steer the duck.  Ride the Ducks was also featured on the CBS show, Undercover Boss.

Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park is a collection of buildings from between 1783 and 1875 with extensive collection of period furniture and decorations reflecting that diverse lifestyle in the 18th and 19th century Georgia.  We didn’t make it here till the last hour or so on our last day when the park was closing. 

Due to the early time of the season, Spring Break, some things were not even open or operating in many parts of the park.

We did get a season and plan to go back… maybe we will go back in the winter and enjoy Snow Mountain.

You can view a map of Stone Mountain Park here.

 

Here are a few more pictures from our visit at Stone Mountain Park.  Feel free to click on each thumbnail image for a larger view.

 

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