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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday 08.26.12

Time for another Scavenger Hunt!  This is the last one before school starts for my kiddos on Wednesday.  {insert happy dance}  I have to admit that I am not one of those moms who cries when the kids go back to school.  :)  Especially after these last few weeks ... I'd say they are ready to go back too as much fighting as they have done.  Yikes!

We did squeeze in lots of fun these past couple weeks though.  In between all the fighting.  :)  Since July wasn't all that fun (with Alex and I stuck in Children's Hospital), we're trying to make up for it in August.  Today's hunt gives you a little glimpse into our week of fun stuff.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday
We had a family trip to Presque Isle, Erie, on Saturday so the kids could play on the beach/in the lake.  I asked Doug if he could take a picture of me to show that I was there too.  :)  (Keira was too busy playing in the lake with the boys to take pictures).  You can see the kids out playing in the water.  They had a blast.

{rule of thirds}
rule of thirds
A frog at the Erie Zoo.  Another place we stopped on Saturday.

{side profile}
side profile
The kids and I went to the Pittsburgh Zoo on Monday (getting our money's worth of that membership).  We did the zoo backwards and went through the Water's Edge first.  As reward for our switching things up, we got to see the polar bear in the water again.  And we had the tunnel all to ourselves since everyone else was doing the zoo the "right" way and hadn't gotten this far yet.  :)

Hiccup looked pretty small next to Toothless during the How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular show we went to on Friday.  It. was. awesome.  The kids had no idea we were going until we got there.  I love surprising them!  (Please ignore all the noise - my ISO was set at 12,800!)

Nick was enjoying the waterfall outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Another place we visited on Friday while in Pittsburgh.  We got free passes while Alex was in the hospital so we decided to use them while we were already in Pittsburgh.

So that's it for me this week.  Be sure to stop over at Ashley's to see more great Scavenger Hunt photos and to find out what to search for this week!


Rainey said...

Since I'm not going to be around much tomorrow, I thought I'd comment now. I love your Rule of Thirds shot and the Motion shot! Awesome!

Tamar SB said...

Glad you're making up for July with a fun August!! Love that polar bear picture, so amazing!

Patti said...

That polar bear picture just gives me warm fuzzies!
Your whole series is so.much.fun!

tiarastantrums said...

looks like you've all have an amazing week! The polar bear shot is really cool!

Kathy said...

I think I'm going to have to cast my vote for YOUR "profile" shot as my fav this week! Fun and interesting at the same time!

Sarah said...

Every time I drive home to Buffalo we pass Presque Isle!! I've never been, but I recognized the name and location as soon as I saw it :) Wonderful to see what it actually looks like - makes me want to stop next time I drive through.

Wonderful series! I love the polar bear capture...just gorgeous!

Karen said...

Absolutely love that photo of you on the beach! I want to see one of you doing your happy dance once the door closes as the kids walk out the first day of school :). Enjoy!

Nicki said...

Love the bear shot. Great set.

Karen Lakis said...

Fantastic photos! I really love that polar bear shot!

deb duty said...

Love that picture of you on the beach! It's so beautiful! I want to sit there with you!

Susan said...

You have some super images here. I think that's the first polar bear I've seen in my blog travels. Love the motion shot-that jumped out of the linky at me, and your beach POV is fab.

Sarah Halstead said...

These are awesome!! Love that polar bear photo!!

Danelle said...

Amazing shots this week! Especially that polar bear!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Serious awesomeness!! Love that first one. Ahhhhhh

Michelle said...

Great photos...I love the one of you sitting on the beach. Looks exactly where I'd like to be!!!

Looks like a fun August...after all the hospital stuff, I'm glad you were able to get away!

Seizing My Day said...

Great photos and Fabulous memory making!! we love adventuring & playing... making the most of the life while we have it! we love to Seize the day you might say! =) hope the hospital stuff is behind you! blessings!~