Zip Lining, River Rafting and Other Adventures

The first week of August M began his one month non compete leave and being the planners that we.. I am, we had a certain set expectations of what this month was to be.. we wanted to have fun, we wanted to relax, we wanted to get back on top of things with our list of never ending errands, we wanted to spend some time with family.. we wanted to spend some time without the kids.. just us.. we needed some adult time.. and now weeks after M has gone back to work and we are back to our regular routines I can look back and saw that we had a kick ass month that lived up to everything we had hoped to get out of it and more!

We kicked it off with a trip to the Poconos with my brother and sister in law, leaving the kids at home with grandparents. I signed us up for a Zip Lining 3 Hour Adventure Course at the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. This was the first time any of us had zip lined and it was awesome.. the course itself was crazy awesome.. there was four levels of obstacles.. perfect way to start the month.. now some horrible seriously unflattering pictures.. because it is not easy to take pictures nor recommended while 50ft up in the air trying to balance your self on a dangling rope, spinning log and swinging planks.. crazy I tell you!!

A few days later we joined some 50 or more friends to celebrate a fellow friend's birthday with a family friendly day on the water. H was too little so he spent the day at home with his grand parents while M, D and I headed back up to the Poconos for some river rafting..

Our last adventure was a trip to Six Flags.. the old man and I haven't been on this many roller coasters in one day in a long time.. with kids you get more used to the tea cups etc.. and sometimes when we have parents with us we may squeeze in a more thrilling ride here or there.. but 9 in a day.. I can not remember the last time.. We left the kids with the grandparents.. thank god for awesome grandparents and hit the park with my brother and sister in law.

It was thrilling, stomach churning fun.. so much so that I dropped my phone on one the rides.. and not just any ride.. the insane Kingda Ka.. it reaches the height of 456 feet and you can not pay me to get back on that thing.. well maybe you can but you get the idea. And as if that wasn't bad enough M had to run off the 8th ride the moment it ended to throw up!

And with that our adventures came to an end.. this August ranks pretty high up, may just be one of the best August's ever.. next August has some tough competition.

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Emerald Gates - A beautiful deep emerald green gate. Taken in Old Quebec City, Canada.

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It All Started with a Book

Every two weeks we hit the library.. bring home a stack of books to read through before bedtime. A few weeks ago we read The Dancing Clock a story based on the Delacorte Musical Clock in Central Park near the Central Park Zoo. I told D that the clock was near by, we had seen it before.. walked by it a few times. He didn't remember.. nor did he believe me.

So obviously this called for a field trip! And while we were making the trip to Central Park I decided D was also old enough for a visit to the Museum of Natural History.. 

after the museum we took a stroll through Central Park.. it was actually less of a stroll and more of a dragging D through the park with the promise of ice cream.. the poor child was tired and the promise of ice cream was the only thing keeping him going.. at one point he walked shoe less and I even had to carry him for some of the stretch.. it was quiet an adventure. Once we found ice cream we found a nice shady spot to sit and took a sweet break.

After which D had enough energy to stop by one of Central Parks many playgrounds for a few slides and then we were off again on our quest to witness the Dancing Clock..

We took a few more stops at the Central Park Conservatory to watch the sailboats and the Alice and Wonderland sculpture also commissioned by George Delacorte, the man behind the clock.

At last after a long long walk we finally arrived at our destination.. found M waiting for us and took a seat at a near by bench waiting for the clock to strike six and the dancing to begin.


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Elegantly Gold - When you go the the Versailles just outside of Paris gold will be found in abundance. Gold wallpaper, gold architecture accents, gold tassels, gold statues, gold is to be found everywhere. It all begins by greeting you at its grand golden gates.

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A Day at the Zoo

We are hoping to make the zoo and annual thing.. D had a wonderful time last year. You can read all about last years trip here. This year H was old enough to join in on the fun and oh what fun he had.. he seemed almost high on the excitement.. instead of sharing the pictures we took... I thought instead I'd share a couple D took with his camera.. you can learn more about his camera here.

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Egyptian Green Door - An old Egyptian sea foam green door. Weathered paint peeling rustic door in the streets of Cairo.

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20 Questions with D

1. What is your favorite color? Pink Purple as of last month
2. What is your favorite toy? Bubble Maker
3. What is your favorite fruit? Blackberries
4. What is your favorite food? Quesadilla
5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles on a Cone
7a. What is your favorite tv show? Backyardagins
7b. Favorite Movie Frozen question added at his own request
8. What is your favorite animal? Elephant
9. What is your favorite song? All About that Bass
10. What is your favorite book? All the Library Books
11. Who is your best friend? Maria K and Me :)
12. What is your favorite game? Busy Town
13. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Water Table
14. What do you want to be when you grow up? Fire Man
15. What is your favorite thing to do with mummy? Sleeping
16. What is your favorite thing to do with baba? Going in the forest out backyard transitions into a forest
17. What is your favorite thing to do with H? Bath Time
18. What makes you feel sad? When I lost monster (stuffed friend) thank god found again!
19. What makes you feel happy? Practicing piano not what he says when I have to force him to play!
20. What was your favorite thing about your birthday? Eating the Cake

Interested to see how he answered last year? Check it out here

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