Memorial Day Weekend
On Memorial Day weekend we went downtown to the river and got to see the annual firework show. Some of our friends were invited to see the show from one of the rooftops near the river, so we lucked out and got to go with them! In the past we have taken lawn chairs and sat close to the river to watch. It was a different perspective to be level with the fireworks instead of under them. Both views are beautiful!!
|Tori waiting on the show to start!|
|Yeah! The fireworks were amazing!|
|Another pic of Tori with the River Market and the river in the background|
|Our friends who were sweet enough to invite us along!|
Tori is very excited to be taking gymnastics this summer at a gym near our house. She has taken dance for several years and has loved it, but has said for awhile that she wanted to try gymnastics. So far she has done well at everything athletic that she has tried. I think she gets most of that from her dad, because he is very athletic and very flexible. I never did master the splits completely in all my years of gymnastics as a little girl and Tori does it with such ease already. The first day of gymnastics she moved from Level 1 to Level 3. The teacher kept asking me if she had taken before. She really is just naturally gifted in this area. I know that I'm her momma, so of course I think she is wonderful! :) It was cool to see that someone else recognized her natural ability. I am just so proud of her.
|Practicing her back walk over.|
|Practicing her cartwheel...trying to keep it very straight and not get off the line.|
|Carson and Tori posing on the sidewalk in front of some "skyscrapers" in NYC!|
|I learned a lot about NYC that I did not know this week! :) It has been on my bucket list for awhile, but now I've added a few more places to my list of places I want to see there.|
|The kids got to make a book this week that told about the places we went in NYC and then the Bible story that we learned. Here is one of our kiddos gluing her picture and verse of the day in her book!|
|Here's another sweet girl with her|
finished book on Friday.
|Another proud "VBSer!"|
|Yeah! One of our groups showing off their finished books. Each of their books had their picture on the front!|
|Waiting to see the doctor....one last cast pic!|
|The nurse sawing it off! :)|
|...it's almost off!!|
|Love that expression! Looks like he's thinking, "Wow, I still have an arm under there!"|
|He was very proud of his dirty, stinky cast and convinced the nurse to let him take it home....he can be quite the charmer when he wants to be!! :)|