On July 17th, we went to Latta Plantation to see a Civil War reenactment. The kids weren't too fond of the gunfire, but it was interesting to watch! They also do a Revolutionary War reenactment in September in case anyone wants to come visit. :)
Friday, August 06, 2010
The playgroup in our ward is really organized and has really diverse locations, so it's a great opportunity for us to explore Charlotte. We make it a point to go every week so we can get out and get to know people.
Playing at the Latta Park splash pad. It was an overcast day (which actually happens quite frequently around here) so, thankfully, it wasn't stiflingly hot for the parental spectators.
This day was really hot. We went on a walk on a greenbelt and then had frozen yogurt at Yoforia. This was my first real experience with the "fro-yo" trend. Since then I've been to Pinkberry as well and I totally preferred the former. I love being able to get just a little bit of yogurt and a lot of fresh fruit toppings that I didn't have to cut up myself! :)
We had a slip-n-slide BBQ at Katie Rees' house (who actually graduated with Brian from Davis). It was a great summer day!
Posted by Natalie at 3:45 AM
Thursday, August 05, 2010
On July 10th (nope, I'm not caught up yet), we went to the Carolina Raptor Center. The word "raptor" always makes me think of dinosaurs, not birds, but alas, we didn't see any dinos on this trip. :)
This bumper sticker may not be totally appropriate, but I think it's sort of accurate. Plus, it's just nice to live in a state/area that's not full of democrats for a change (no pun intended).
Wes didn't care too much about the birds, but we tried get him interested anyway.
The kids playing on the path. It's just nice to let the kids get outside and play!
We attempted to watch an informational program about raptors - which I found really interesting - but the kids weren't going for it. Go figure.
Posted by Natalie at 3:32 AM
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
There's a great children's library in downtown Charlotte called ImaginOn. There are different sections for each of the age groups (preschool/toddler/teen/etc). There are a bunch of touch screen computers for kids and more importantly, a train table for Wes to play with. :) They even have a children's theater. It's pretty awesome!
The kids and I have made a habit of going there once a week for story time and then Brian meets us for lunch when he can. It works out great!
Posted by Natalie at 11:52 AM