Monday, September 21, 2009

Rocket Launch 2009

The RA's at church have been working on building rockets the past couple of weeks.  Heath has been so excited to finally get to launch them.  We had a picnic after church on Sunday and then they were off to launch rockets.  They launched 63 rockets!  Each child had the chance to launch theirs twice if they wanted.  At first Heath didn't want to because he didn't want his rocket to blow up where Bobby couldn't see it but after watching others do it twice he changed his mind.  He put his rocket up on the launch pad for the second time and then yelled, "Eli come here.  I'm going to let you launch it."  I was completely amazed at the fact that he was letting Eli launch it after he was so worried about it getting messed up.  I was also very proud of him for letting his brother have some fun.  Eli was enjoying watching but he was really wanting to get out there and do it himself.  I don't have any pics of Eli because he launched it so fast when he got up there that I missed it.  On the video of Heath's launch you can here Eli say, "Blast-off!"

Big Boy Weekend

I had a weekend planned just for the boys but the weather didn't cooperate.  I think they had fun anyways.  On Saturday, after Heath's football game, we went to Atlanta with the intentions of going to Six Flags.  They were having Air Force Day and I thought the boys would like to go and ride some of the rides.  We left home and the weather was great but the closer we got to Atlanta the darker it got and when we got on the outskirts of Atlanta it started raining.  I had anticipated the rain and had a "plan b" in my back pocket just in case.  I explained to the boys that with the weather the way it was we wouldn't have any fun at Six Flags and would be soaking wet so we were going to go the Children's Museum.  At first they weren't thrilled but when we got inside they loved every minute of it.  On the Museum website it says most people stay around 2 hours well, we were there 3 and they would have stayed longer if it wasn't closing!  On the way home, after sitting in classic Atlanta traffic for 2 hours, Heath said, "Thanks Mom for plan b, it was fun!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Haircuts

The girls got their first haircuts this week.  Technically they are not the first haircuts because I have trimmed their bangs when they were a lot smaller but this was the first time they had been to have an official haircut at a salon.  Chloe was very eager to get up in the chair and get a trim but Caroline was more reserved.  Once Caroline figured out that it was not going to hurt she was all smiles.  They were very excited when the finished and they got a lollipop!!!