Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dino Campbell

Campbell has been super into dinosaurs since about a month or two before he turned five in March. However, his obsession is growing and growing. He is SO into it and can tell you everything about the dinos. What they eat, how they protected themselves from predators, how to tell dinosaurs apart (some of them look similar but Campbell can assure you, there are differences!) and so much more. His dinosaur fascination has been quite intriguing actually and if you'll give Campbell just a few moments of your time, you'll be amazed at how much dinosaur information his little five year old brain has retained! All that to say, everything in our life right now is about dinosaurs. I had heard about a dinosaur exhibit in Hot Springs and thought it would be neat to give Campbell a super fun day and take him to it! Hot Springs is just an hour from Little Rock (but over three hours from our house) so I figured while we were so close we should go! So we all loaded up in the car to take our boys to see DinoTrek.
Campbell was in heaven!! He told us all about the dinosaurs and would gasp every time he saw a new one. We ended up staying so much longer than I thought we would but it was actually a lot of fun. The exhibit was really interesting and apparently they've made it permanent and plan on adding more dinosaurs so I'm almost certain we will probably be going back again at some point!
It's always so fun to watch something exciting happen to your kiddo. Campbell loved seeing these real life looking dinosaurs and it made my momma heart happy! If you're near the area I highly recommend taking your kids to see DinoTrek. You will all really enjoy it, even if you aren't huge dinosaur lovers like my Dino Campbell!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 8, 2019

July 4th Weekend

We had a fun 4th of July! We woke up early on Thursday and drove to Little Rock to spend the weekend with my parents. They have a pool and it makes for a fun summer. Although the pool makes me a nervous wreck, not going to lie. I pretty much feel on edge the whole time I'm there. BUT, the boys love it and it's so much easier to go swimming at their place vs our neighborhood pool. Plus while the boys nap or stay inside I can lounge in the pool by myself and it's so relaxing and nice.
One nice thing about my parents pool is that it's heated. Even in July we crank the heat up a tiny bit so the pool is never cold. This is perfect for baby Wells because we learned last time we were there that he LOVES to go swimming!! So I made sure to pack his tiny little swimsuits this time so he could take a dip in the pool. He kicks his little legs and splashes his arms and enjoys himself soooo much! I could hardly stand how cute he looked in his little swim outfit on the 4th and he enjoyed a solid 30 minute swim in between his naptime so he considered his first 4th to be a good one!
Scott and my Dad bought some fireworks to shoot off and the boys had so much fun with it, especially Campbell. Bennett watched with his ears covered. We had fun doing that before the big fireworks show that we were able to see from my parents house! We let the boys stay up until 10:00 and boy did we pay for it the next day with the grouchiest set of brothers ever. My kids can completely handle staying up late at night but they are absolute bears the next day. Never, ever worth it.
Overall, such a fun weekend! I love the 4th of July and celebrating our country! This was the first 4th that we've spent with my family in a really long time and while we were doing fireworks I had a moment where I realized how much fun I was having and how glad I was to be there spending it with them.
We did a lot of swimming the rest of the weekend but the highlight of our weekend had to be taking our dino obsessed boy to a dinosaur exhibit one day. I'll have to share more on that later. It deserves it's own blog post for my blogging memories.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

4th of July

Happy 4th! I hope you're having a great day celebrating our nation!! We are spending our 4th with my parents at their house in Little Rock. We drove down first thing this morning and I anticipate a lot of swimming for us over the next few days. I even brought Wells a tiny little swimsuit so he can take a dip in the pool too! I'm looking forward to a long weekend with family! I hope you all have a great (long) weekend!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wordless Wednesday