Sunday, June 26, 2016

Random recent adventures.
 Ryanne and I went to one of the free Monday night concerts in our local town. We went because it was dancing!!! :) 

This chaos means that Ryanne made it through the end of the year recital. She was in 8 dances and won the "Most Flexible" award. YAY! 

We don't have a neighborhood pool or anything and all the community pools are too expensive. I found out there's swimming at the local state park. YAY! It only cost $2 for the kids and me to get in and swim so we go often with a picnic lunch and spend the day. So fun!

 We got a slip n slide! Yes, those are bubbles because we put dish soap on it so they zoom a little faster! Collin had to go sideways because the little plastic thing on the front of the drawstring on his swim trunks hurt to land on. 

My kids pretending to be Easter marshmallows. LOL!

At the state park swimming area again! 

 We had big storms in town last week and lost power for 3 hours. We played the piano and sang Disney songs. Then we played board games and ate ice cream. Then we all grabbed books and read for a while. Luckily, I was still able to cook dinner because we have gas oven and stove. ;) 

Paul was gone all week for training in DC. He came back home on Father's Day so the kids made him a giant Father's Day banner so we could hold it up for him as he walked up. So fun!

I have started a new hobby. I LOVE yoga.

Wild Thing Pose

Scorpion Pose

Camel Pose

Dancer Pose

Another Dancer Pose

Baby grasshopper pose

Goddess pose - spider variation

One legged wheel

Modified Compass Pose

Tree pose -- we're a forest!

Wheel variation

camel pose

Forearm Pincha

Sun salutation

Bird of Paradise (probably the hardest pose for me on this page -- mainly the bind)


Welcome Kaa!

 So, we went into the local pet store for something and Collin walked right up to one of the employees and started asking what he needs to know to take care of a ball python. What? Yeah, he stood there for about 20 minutes asking questions. Then, the lady took out this banana ball python so Collin could hold it. Ack! So, then our journey began. Collin saved up enough money to buy a tank, a normal ball python, a UTH (under tank heater), and a hide. He also spend weeks researching ball pythons. We head found a ball python breeder who sold Collin a hatchling -- a baby! So cute.
So, meet Kaa. Collin's ball python named after the Indian python from The Jungle Book. ;) 

Ignore the numbers in the background. Everything is regulated now. ;) Here he is going into his hide. 

Close up!

The kids like making shapes out of the spots on him. In this picture you can see the singing ghost and the heart. There's also pac-man closer to his tail. 

Did you know snakes drink water? Okay... I know, how else would they get their water, but I had never seen one drinking water so it was pretty cool to see. ;) 

 Collin holding Kaa.

Collin allowing Ryanne to hold Kaa.

Another close up! :)