Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dinosaur Train!

Sophia loves dinosaurs! I'm not afraid to say that Sophia will play dress up and primp as much as the next girl but she also loves trucks and especially dinosaurs! So I was so excited today when I went to Target to buy a birthday present for another little girl and stumbled across these:

These dinosaurs are great and they interact with one another! They tell you facts about the type of dinosaur they are. They also roar and sing the dinosaur train song together. We spent a good half hour playing with these. :) I loved them so much I wanted to tell all of you about them as go have fun and play!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Rock Ranch

Also in July a bunch my friends and I took our kiddos to the Rock Ranch. If you have never been before I highly recommend it! It was 8 dollars to get in kids 3 and under are free. You also get to bring your own food in so you don't have to pay for food if you don't want to. There is sooo much to do there as well you really get your moneys worth. They are closed now though until the fall.

Kandis and I went last year and loved it. This year my friend Emorie was looking for something to do for her little girl Isabella's birthday and I recommended this. We had such a good time even though it was sweltering HOT that day.

It is easier to tell you about our day through the pictures. :)

Sophia, Addison and part of Kandis jumping on the jump pillow. :)

They had several educational areas where they taught the kids how to milk a cow, composting, and facts about chickens. They also would let you feed the different animals they have. The goat enclosure is my favorite they have different ramps and platforms to walk up to.

Here is the b-day girl holding a crazy looking chicken.

Sophia was in love with this donkey and I think it loved her too.

They were learning about composting...this was their favorite part..holding the worms.

These little goats were so cute!

The highlight of the day we did this twice.

They had an area called Tiny Town and it was so much fun! I wish I had taken a picture of the whole thing but basically it is a bunch of small buildings set up as a town. They had a bank, hotel, fire station, church etc. and you know the best thing?? They were all Air Conditioned!!! :) The girls had a blast running to each one and seeing what was inside.

Here they are at the hotel.

Sophia leading a song at church. :)

My personal favorite is this corn house. It doesn't sound very nice but you have got to try it out. I want one for my backyard! It was so relaxing and the girls just love playing in it...make sure you shake your shorts out when you climb out though. :)

See how pink she was..It was Hot with a capital H! I thought this was pretty cute of her though.

The last think we did was the train ride around the Ranch...we got a little breeze and cooled off.

There were several other things to do there was well such as cane pole fishing, paddle boats, little race cars the kids could peddle. Also in the Fall they have a corn maze. Here is my post from last year as well. We had a great time and will be back in the Fall!

4th of July Weekend

For the 4th of July weekend Phil, Sophia and I went down to my parents house in St. Marys to visit them. We had a great weekend visiting with them and it was nice being in my hometown as well. I don't know why but I really want Sophia to like St. Marys as much as I do. I really love the downtown area with all the historical houses and moss covered trees. It is also where Phil and I were married and really represents coastal Georgia well to me.

While we were there we took Sophia to the annual 4th of July parade. I think she had a lot of fun and was definitely on a sugar high with all the candy she caught. Also while we were there my mom opened her store The Owl's Nest so check it out if you are in the downtown St. Marys area it is really cute oh and she is also on facebook. :)

Sophia humouring me while she waits on more flying candy and beads.

The child LOVES popcorn!

While we were visiting my family we decided to take Sophia to Jekyll Island. Sophia loves the beach just about as much as she loves popcorn. She is all about jumping in the waves and playing in the sand I think she would have stayed out there until the sun went down. Ever since going she has been having "Beach Parties" at our house. :)

These are big waves for Jekyll and she thought they were great!

This makes me laugh everytime...Sophia trying to stop the waves.

We passed this sign when we were leaving and I laughed so hard I made Phil take a picture. :)

Way Back at the Beginning of July...

Way back at the beginning of July our church had their Vacation Bible School. Sophia looks forward to this every year and especially this year. They have a theme every year last year it was climbing faith moutain and the youth intern dressed up like a mountain man. She asked me all week where the mountain man was and when he was coming. To bad this year the theme was water and the intern was dressed in scuba gear. :)

We had a lot of fun and I'm always impressed at how everyone always goes all out decorating their room. They also added a jump castle and dunk tank for the last night of VBS.
Here are a few pictures from the week:
Picture of the girls waiting to jump.

Sophia concentrating hard on her fishing pole.

Scuba Steve and Sophia. :)

The girls casting their net on the other side.