July 2014: Little Fishers Return the Children to Virginia, Anya's Birthday, RiffTrax Sharknado, Sasha's Birthday, Holly & Alan's 20th Anniversary
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Lucy, Sylvie, Sasha & Anya. Cousin pile.
Heading out to Trashmore.
Sasha shows off her home-made archery kit
From atop the hill, the Fishers observe the slaughter
Sasha targets a weak looking child downhill
At Chesapeake Bay
The kids 2nd trip to the beach this summer.
Sasha on the water
Sundown on the bay
Mark... Beach man.
Nobody wants to get out of the water.
So everybody just stays in.
And poses for group pictures.
Drip Dry Cousins.
Down the street at the park that claimed Alan's ankle.
Nerf arrows and stomp rockets
Setting up the rocket
Sylvie takes aim. The trick is to shoot the rocket out of the air with the Nerf arrow.
Lucy sends one into orbit.
Birthday Presents from Michigan!
Sasha opens hers first
A wooden dragon!
Anya opens a skinny one
It's Adventure Time!
Anya is excited about the art supplies
She is gonna color like crazy this summer.
Cousins at the Bouncehouse
Sasha pauses mid-boing!
Taking a nap in the megabouncer?
To stretch the birthdays, we opened 1 present every morning and another at night
For a few days
My Little Pony helicopter
This was a good morning present!
That evening, Anya opens a shirt from Sasha
Some awesome books!
And Build-a-Bear gift cards. Yes!
Cards and cash. Sweet!
Adventure Time Backpack! That will look totally mathematical when school starts next month.
Anya, like your presents? Yup.
At the Norfolk Botanical Gardens Water Park
Anya's Birthday tradition.
Heading over to the Rainbow Fountain.
Dashing back and forth.
Wet and dry.
Here and there.
Anya runs off for a solo splash
A bottom splish-splosion!
Stomping the little squirts.
Meanwhile... back over at the Rainbow fountain.
Sasha seems to never leave this one
Makenzie and Sasha: Buddies
The Splish-Splash Crew
Chewin on the suit
Sasha back in her fountain
Makenzie carries the birthday girl over to see a bunny!
A big fat tomato bug (hornworm).
Anya: Chinese Noodle Vacuum.
Parenting: Sometimes its hard to get kids to eat their vegetables. Other times its not.
More morning Birthday presents! An Equestria Girl!
Later that night....
A new bed for her American Girl
Little Anya loves it!
Time to cash in some Build-a-Bear cards!
Anya loves her Little Pony.
Between Anya & Sasha's birthdays, we gave them their big present!
A new laptop for their bedroom! Now the most powerful laptop in the house belongs to a 6 and 10 year old.
Sasha actually woke up early on her birthday and decorated the house
Jack-Jack managed the Reading Center
More decor and the Pin the Tail on the Pony game.
She even set up the kitchen table and the gift table
Professor Cupcake "helps"
Sasha saves Cupcake before disaster strikes with the flower vase.
Sasha... The First Avenger
Showing off her Shield/Frisbee
Sasha's birthday is also Holly & Alan's Anniversary!
Holly opens a card and present from Alan
Happy 20th Holly! 20 is the "Panda" Anniversary, right?
Pin the Pony time
Way off Anya. Not even close!
Ring the Bottle
Holly loops one.
Anya goes Goth with Big Daddy's Cane
For this game you have to dress stuffed animals
Blindfolded and in under a minute!
Anya does OK
Sasha, not so great
Alan's looks terrible
Holly, not much better
A tiny Pony Cake
Happy Birthday Sashi
After cake... another present.
Maleficent Horns and Dixit
Awesome! Game time!
A trip to Chuck-E-Cheese
For an un-official Birthday treat
Ben and Coleman target each other. Dylan is now a card carrying cop.
Carter spins the wheel. Sasha drops some cubes?
Holly chomps pizza. Anya hits it big with the tickets.
Carter cashes in. Sasha picks her prizes.
Cards and presents from Makenzie and Carter!
Anya with her swag
For our 20th Anniversary, I took Holly out for a classy dinner. Here's our keepsake to remember the occasion.
Sasha and Alan got to go see the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 do a live Riff of the movie Sharknado!
Some pre-movie trivia
This was super-cool. Next month we're gonna see the 1998 Godzilla get Riffed!
Sharknado 2 Pancake Breakfast!
Sash opens her American Girl Bed. This snaps together with Anya's to form bunk beds!
The next morning...
The next morning...
Emily The Strange Backpack. Awesome!
Sasha eventually opened the rest of her presents
Emily shirt, water squirter, Gypsy Danger poster.
Sasha loves Pacific Rim
Last present was an awesome framed photo of the Mackinaw Bridge from the Rowlands!
Lastly, the card.
Holly opens a Game of Thrones blanket. For when Winter eventually comes.
Sasha heads out for one of our many, many trips to Build-a-Bear this month
Finally getting her precious Applejack Pony.
Bathing of the lamb.
First the power goes out while I'm in the chair at the dentist. Then I look up and these 2 creepy little girls are smiling at me from the darkened corridor.
Anya the human. Lookin hard. All tatted up
and ready for Adventure Time! (She kinda looks like Arya on Game of Thrones)
Sasha used tinker toys and a build-a-bear shoe to create this lamb version of me on my crutches with my boot cast.
Anya tries to escape her Demonic Dark Father.
Cold Stone Iced Creams
with Gummi Bears!
Alan and Sasha watching Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy!
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