Category Archives: park fun

Bikes and flying

Regan wanted to fly his new indoor mini quadcoppter (Christmas gift from his Babushka) outside…. So we biked down to the park and he flew inside the racquet ball court. In our jammies, because we could.

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The kids like when Daddy flies it and lands it on their hands.IMG_3581 IMG_3582 IMG_3585 IMG_3586

Kaylee did some writing while the boys flew.IMG_3592

He crashed it hard. I told him the crash deserved a bow.IMG_3597 IMG_3600 IMG_3604 IMG_3608 IMG_3620 IMG_3621 IMG_3624

And since we were at the park playing happened too.IMG_3625 IMG_3626 IMG_3631 IMG_3641 IMG_3642Latter the Sister Missionaries stopped by and Sister Wood wanted to fly Regan’s coppter. It didn’t end well. 😉

I took a quick and kinda scary video of my boys flying together. Jon’s blades are death sharp and he was nervous about flying so close to Regan. But he humors me for cuteness.

Papago Park – UFA picnic

We had a family picnic in the park with our local chapter of United For Adoption. It’s always so fun to get together with friends who have been there done that in the adoption world.
IMG_1953 IMG_1965PLUS this happened. It’s been two months since we last saw these faces. We have SO missed them. Getting the text last night from their Mom that they were going to be able to make it was the best ever! So much love and hugging happened.IMG_1981

I got in some wonderful snuggle with this little lady. Monkey girl is getting so big!IMG_1987 IMG_1988 IMG_1997

R took a bit to warm up to me, but he was happy to see everyone else. He did give me two asked for hugs, and then right when we were saying goodbye he gave me a voluntary hug! 🙂IMG_1998 (1)

We got some great shots of our family and their new family all together. I might be able to share those someday. Hopefully they will get to finalize the adoption by the end of the year. 🙂

I asked Kaylee how many cookies she had. Mouth full she held up three fingers. I cut her off. Vegan (because I have kids with allergies) pumpkin chocolate chip with cinnabun frosting. SO yummy!


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These girls. IMG_2011Such a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Also it’s National Adoption Day today. I forgot until new Mom mentioned it.

UFA Railroad Park family fun day

Another fun time with our local chapter of United for Adoption. We let the kiddos ride the merry go round and the train on this visit.
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R was actually really great. More of a typical kiddos than an angry defiant one. IMG_5411

Kids had fun climbing on everything while we waited for the train.IMG_5416 IMG_5417 IMG_5429 IMG_5430 IMG_5490 IMG_5492It’s super rare when we can go places with all five and have a good time. I really love the last two photos of our family park adventure.