The last day of August always feels like it's the last day of summer. September is synonymous with school and changing leaves, cooler weather and shorter days. We packed our last day of August FULL of fun activities to celebrate a wonderful summer!
Before we left MA, I bought these boots at a fabulous discount. They finally fit! The twins tried them on and loved walking around the house in them (which takes some effort!) - even though Ryan doesn't look like he's having fun!
I met a mom who moved to the area not long before we did, who has triplets and enjoys biking! Since I needed to bike to train, and we were both looking for social outlets, we started biking together...with all 5 kids...who are only a month apart in age! Today's highlight was that we completed the whole ride (roughly 12 miles) without either of my kids having a meltdown or torturing the other (they like to pinch when the other one is strapped down)!!!!
All 5 kids ready to go!
Part of the trail goes across the railroad and you have to get off your bike and walk it through a fence maze on each side. This is extra hard with a bike trailer. This is extra, extra hard with a bike trailer AND a kid on your bike...but we do it!
We got home, ate lunch, and played a little before nap time. One of the highlights today was that Allie was wearing pigtails for the first time! She looked so adorable, and so old...
The twins LOVE their giant penguin (who has been featured before), and currently they like playing with it WWE style. They push it on the ground and jump on it and throw themselves on it. Occasionally it gets a little out of hand and they start doing flips over the penguin...which Mama does NOT like.
When this happens, the penguin gets put in time out (because sometimes its easiest to just eliminate the problem). The penguin ends up in time out pretty much every day. Today was no exception.
This evening we went with our friends (the triathlon friends and their families) on a boat ride and swimming at the sandbar. We haven't had the twins on a boat since they were 6 months, and they loved the experience!
Allie stood at the front of the boat and waved at everyone we passed.
The guys in the back of the boat.
Pretty soon Ryan joined her up front!
My water babies love boats!
The kiddos running around in the boat.
I wish I could have taken some pictures during the swimming, but it was pretty much an all-hands-on-deck situation. At the sandbar, they could touch and Ryan loved walking around. Allie enjoyed jumping off the large piece of floating foam.
On our way back after swimming.