This month, like so many others before, is speeding by. September has been a great month full of many quiet moments and fun adventures.
Trevor pulled out a pin map, and we spent one afternoon attempting to label Australia and Oceania.
We gave up when we got to the tiny islands.
Abby tried to figure out how to play Bakugan.
Trevor created a new use for the Lord of the Rings Risk pieces.
Apparently television remotes make excellent fortress walls when accompanied by a plastic volcano.
Charles and Abby bonded over a game of Strawberry Shortcake.
"Can you get that key, Daddy?"
Charles and Trevor attended a cookie decorating funshop at the Live and Learn Conference.
Abby explored the creek at the Blue Ridge Assembly. It was a lot of fun to watch leaves and twigs float down the mini waterfalls.
Trevor made some new friends.
Toby helped the younger kiddos smash bananas for nitrogen ice cream.
Abby somehow managed to fall asleep in the gaming room at Live and Learn.
Imagine four different groups of people all playing Rock Band at the same time. Throw in a couple of laptops running various video games and several groups of kids playing Yu-Gi-Oh!
Oh to be three...
Abby and her friend, Carmella, preformed their version of a play. It was something about a princess and a maraca playing dragon, but the play was greatly lacking in dialogue so I was never able to actually figure out the plot.
Trevor looked out across the Blue Ridge Mountains from the top of Chimney Rock.
I experienced a few nervous moments as Charles helped Abby walk along a wall on the edge of a mountain. It's scenes like this that show what a really great dad he is. Instead of tearing the kids down with "No", he empowers them by helping them do dangerous things more safely.
Monkey see, monkey do.
Trevor experienced a real waterfall for the first time.
Not to be outdone, Toby also made a trek to the base of the waterfall.