Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Weather = Lots of Outdoor fun!!!

This past weekend we all enjoyed some terrific weather, here in VA it was 90-95 degrees all weekend. I think we tried to make the most of the good weather and spent all of our weekend outside, and the girls just loved every moment of it.
Kaylee filling up her bucket
Grace drinking from the bucketBoth girls drinking from the bucket

this was my favorite shot of the day!

The girls trampling throughout the back yard!

Digging up the backyard

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Fun!!!

We had a wonderfully simple Easter with the girls and our very dear friends John and Kelly Kent! They came over with lunch and Easter treats for the girls and they helped the girls hunt Easter eggs! thanks Kelly for taking pictures of us!

This is John and Kelly practicing for kids of their own! Someday I am sure, but for now I think they will just borrow ours!
Grace enjoying the mess she made with her Easter grass!
Kaylee giving us a cute smirk!

Yep, it was a mess in the back yard, and thanks John for gladly picking up every strand when we were done!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Murray's Take on D.C.: Part 2

Our day started off at 7 a.m. and we were out the door by 8 to get on the Metro to go to the Cherry Blossom Parade and Japanese Festival in D.C. Our ride on the metro there was the worst experience we have had, we were suck standing holding the girls packed in like sardines! The girls were so squished that they just screamed... and screamed. We finally got off the metro just to stand in line for 15 minutes to get off the platform and get up the one and only escalator. But we finally made it to the parade route and well lets just say that the parade was less inspiring (the worst parade I have ever seen...) ... it pretty much sucked and we left and had to stand in line for 45 minutes to get lunch. I am sure you could imagine how much fun that was with two 1 year olds... we ate and determined that there was to many people to push strollers through the crowds around the Japanese & Cherry blossom festival, so we went to the war memorials and the Lincoln memorial/reflecting pool!

Overall it was nice just to get out with the family and try something new... but Reed and I both agree that we have earned some major Parental Kudos for braving the Metro and 100,000+ people in D.C. this weekend... but some of those kudos should be taken away because we all got sun burned, even the babies... bad mommy/daddy I know...

The girls were very, very tired after being out all day! This was them on the way home...