Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Excitement!

Something else that has been exciting for us this summer is that the city decided it was time to redo our street, including the ends of our driveway and the sidewalks. Now this sounds like a hassle to most people (and it has been to some extent), but to the kids, this means a lot of very big trucks, cement mixers, and diggers all right in front of our house for our own viewing pleasure everyday! Here they are digging up our driveway (which was actually very interesting to watch).
Ben being sure not to miss a thing.
Ben and Abbey intrigued...note that when they were working on our driveway and sidewalk the kids watched from inside (didn't want to chance any flying cement), but we did take a lot of walks to watch them do others' driveways from a safe distance. We even sat in the grass across the street and watched the workmen do their tricks on several occasions. Luckily, they didn't seem to mind and waved to us as they worked. So far they have done all the driveways, sidewalks and curbs...not sure when they will be doing the actual street yet, but hopefully soon while it is still interesting and before it becomes much more of a hassle!

In other summer fun, we had a sleep over at Aunt Theresa's house last weekend. She took us to the Naperville Centennial Beach, which we had never been to before. It was great - huge sand area (with sand toys) for the kids, splash fountains and a huge pool. They also had diving boards and a slide, but the kids were too young for those so we didn't get over to those areas. It was a blast, but I didn't take any pictures while we were there - too busy having fun I guess! After the beach, we cooled down back at the house with some refreshing popsicles! Juliette was after those delicious looking popsicles!

How nice of Ben to share his with his baby sister!
And Ben got to spend some quality time with his favorite cat, Jack. Abbey still didn't want to touch the cat ("No Kitty Cat"), but she did calm down and let Jack be close to her feet without freaking out. We'll consider it progress!

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