Inspired by a photo Heidi’s cousin shared online of his son building a giant web with yarn in his playroom, we armed Trey with some yarn and set him loose on the back deck. Here’s what he came up with:
Trey has been doing great at swimming since he had lessons last year, but we decided to put him in a refresher course to help him brush up on his technique. His breaststroke has improved greatly and his confidence in the water is reassuring to us.
Every swim lessons ends with a chance to jump of the diving board (sometimes twice!). It is definitely the highlight of the day for most of the kids (and the most dreaded part for others).
Heidi had last weekend off so we headed up the road to one of our favorite local play spots – the dam on the Ocmulgee River at East Juliette. It was a perfect hot summer day to enjoy the chilly water for a couple hours.
This time we explored a bit more and ended up completely crossing the river and then walking back along top of the dam. Trey thought it was cool that we let him swim some on the other side of the dam.
His preschool 5K class had a program for all the parents on the second to last day of school. They showed a slideshow with photos of all the kids and then they did a short musical about camping. Trey was very excited about a couple of the songs (in particular one about disgusting camp food). For most of the program he sang directly to me and Heidi and didn’t even look at the teacher conducting. Another funny thing he would do is not sing the main lyrics but instead sing the backup vocals on the CD that accompanied them.
My parents were in Tennessee for the week and made the trip down with Philip for the day to attend the graduation ceremony. Trey was excited to get to build Legos with this grandaddy and we ended the day with a delicious meal at Pho Saigon, Macon’s best ethnic restaurant.
I waaaay late in posting these, but it was such a fun experience that I had to put them up. My cousin’s wife recommended that on our vacation in the Gatlinburg area we take Trey to Wonderworks. It’s an indoor amusement park of sorts. Having worked in that area for a couple years in and after college, I have a bit of an aversion to the theaters and attractions in that area. Glad I listened to her though!
We’d been hiking in the mountains and on this day it there was a steady drizzle so it was perfect to go indoors. Having rented our great cabin from CabinsUSA, we got a “welcome packet” that had a great coupon to save us several bucks off the Wonderworks price of admission.
Trey was running non-stop from one activity station to the next. Some of our favorites were the Ropes Challenge Course and the Bubble Room. We also played laser tag, but as expected, the time allotted wasn’t enough. I also think Trey was a bit disappointed that he couldn’t actually “see” lasers shooting from the guns like they do in cartoons.
Next time we’re in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg on a rainy day, I’m definitely heading back to Wonderworks with Trey!