We start off with a trip to the 'play street' and play ground with Grandma Mo. All summer long, one road has been blocked off to traffic to allow kids more space to play without worrying about cars. We havn't been able to go nearly as much as I would have liked but Colin seemed to enjoy the extra space to play and the extra toys.
Checking out the new sprinklers in the park. Colin isn't much of a fan of the sprinklers in any of the parks.. Which to be honest is kind of nice, having a wet kid 10 blocks from home isn't the most ideal situation.
See I told you Granmda Mo was here!
I love both of these pictures so I couldn't just choose one to post! From an 'artistic' perspective I just love the movement in this second one.
A Berry Family Portrait for Poppy's Birthday!!
Much of the extended family gathered at Sean's cousins for a pool party, but no one ended up going in the pool.
There was cousin's and cake however!!
How cute is that face?!?
The day after the pool party was the Berry's Annual (although we've missed the last three years) Splish Splash Annex. This was Colin's first trip to a water park.. I think he would have had more fun if it was like any other sunday this summer and hot! We had the bad luck of the only 75 degree mostly rainy day all summer.
Colin loved the slide! The second we got off he would sign and say 'more' in rapid succession. You know he really likes it when he reverts to signing it as well.
He wasn't allowed to go down the green twisty slides (which you can see the end of in the above photo) with an adult and after watching a few kids end up under water for most of the slide we opted to wait until next year for those.
And yes those are SillyBandz on my 2 yr old. He is super trendy what can I say!
Here he is again with the helmet, posing with Uncle Chris and mătuşă.
Down by the water with Uncle Chris and Daddy.
You don't have views like this at your local hang out?!? Bummer.
Colin and I also took a quick trip up to CT and met Erin, Sam and Ben at a zoo halfway between our respective homes.
I was thinking I would do another zoo review, but you know, when you don't have anything nice to say it is better not to say anything.
Of course we had to ride the Carousel! Sam is pretending to be unimpressed.
This feeling seemed to be mutual. Apparently carousels are more fun when you have someone to wave to.
Somewhere in all that fun, Sean and I even got to go to a wedding. Number 36 if anyone cares!