July 2015: 4th of July, Beach Days, Anya Birthday, Cloud 9, Sasha Birthday, Grandma & Grandpa Wiseman Visit
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We started off the month at the Planetarium watching Plan 9 From Outer Space
Then 4th of July Firework with Carter and Makenzie
The fireworks started early and we were
surprised that the whole show seemed to be a finale.
Then about 5 seconds after it ended it started pouring rain! Guess they knew it was coming.
Luckily there was room in Michelle's car to drive us over to our car that was parked about a half mile away.
Playing at the Bay
The kids like the bay better than the ocean because there's no waves. :(
Setting off a Mentos Coke explosion out in the yard
See Video: Mentos Blast
We tried it a second time but with no success.
Anya's 7th Birthday Week Begins
The Never Girls Book Series!
This year, instead of the Botanical Gardens, Anya wanted to go to Cloud 9
It's a indoor Trampoline Park
Getting excited before she was released into the bounce zone
On one side of the room they have an American Ninja course
With all kinds of climbing obstacles and foam blocks to fall into
Taking a bounce break with Kenzie
Here Anya demonstrates the launch trampolines where you can bounce off and into a foam pit
Here's a ton of Video Clips:
Cloud9anyabounce1.mp4 | Cloud9anyabounce2.mp4 | Cloud9anyajump1.MOV | Cloud9anyaninja.mp4 | Cloud9anyaninja1.mp4
Cloud9anyaninja3.mp4 | Cloud9anyaninja4.mp4 | Cloud9anyaninja5.mp4 | Cloud9anyaswing1.MOV | Cloud9anyaswing2.MOV
Cloud9anyaswing3.mp4 | Cloud9hollyanyabounce1.MOV | Cloud9hollybounce.MOV | Cloud9hollyswing.mp4
Cloud9kenzieanyabounce.MOV | Cloud9sashaanyabounce.mp4 | Cloud9sashahoops.mp4 | Cloud9sashaswing1.MOV
Sasha on the trapeze! This swings from a high platform and then you can land in the foam blocks
Anya's favorite thing is to just run around on the trampoline floor
Sasha shoots some hoops on the slam dunk bounce court
This guy bounced too high.
Anya taking a swing from the trapeze
Anya also loves the Ninja course
And it wouldn't be Anya if she didn't take a black eye fall on her first bounce out of the gate. It's almost impossible to hurt yourself here, but Anya found a way.
Sasha relaxing after an hour of non-stop bouncing.
Afterbounce Birthday lunch at IHOP
Over at the kids table
Opening presents & Birthday Video
Birthday card custom made by Sasha
A book about China and a RC Monster Truck!
Anya shows off her black eye from Cloud 9
Back home, more presents
More Never Girl books
And a giant Lego set from Sasha!
Looking at all the pieces
A Summer Bridge Learning workbook
Anya pages through her homework
The big present. The big thing Anya wanted for her birthday was a telescope!
Happy Birthday Cupcake! Video song
A Sailor Moon skirt!
Water Balloon Battle in the back yard.
10 paces and then Fire!
A miss and then back to the balloon depot for a reload.
Sasha get's the Third Book in the School for Good and Evil series on opening day. Anya Mine Crafts. Double Cherries!
Bubble storm in the back yard
This new bubble machine only lasted about a week
Our never ending quest for a durable bubble machine that doesn't need 8 batteries at a time continues.
On our way to see Tomorrowland
Rifftrax of Sharnado 2
Sasha and I at the ocean. Our first day at North Shore this summer.
It was a perfect afternoon
Sasha even boogie boarded.
Then she got excited about it
It's rare to get Sasha in the waves
But the 1 foot breaks seemed just her size
As the suns set in the west
We got in a few more good rides
Then called it a day.
Sasha got an ipod Touch for her birthday. She could not wait until the day to open it.
Waiting for smoothies at a mod fro yo.
Sasha begins her week long present openings
She started with a super surprise gift that went with our family binge watch summer show of 2015.
Parks and Recreation
Mouse Rat! It was 5000 Candles in the Win Awesome!
And a Kyubey plushie from Madoka Magica
Sasha's favorite Anime
Out for a birthday day at the museum with Katherine and Aida
First a fancy lunch at No Frills Bar and Grill
Yummy! Some poding.
Then a trip to the Chrysler Museum
Starbucks with Grandma
Meanwhile, since Anya wasn't invited to the big girl party...
She scored a return trip with Daddy and Grandpa back to Cloud 9
Now she was an experienced tight rope walker
And she trampolined all hour without injury!
Jumping off the Ledge for a Bigger Bounce
She has awesome NInja skills now
Her training is complete
And with a swing and a bounce... whooosh..... She's gone.
Grandma and Grandpa share a bunch of new jewelry and treasures.
Inspecting the wares
Grandma braided Anya's hair
Then adorned her.
Sasha wanted a simple sheet cake.
More Anime plushies
Queen of the Tearling Novel
And the star of the show! A Luna Dress (Sailor Moon!)
The next day included a hammock!
Then the cash started rolling in!
And a Blu Ray of My Neighbor Totoro
And a Summer Bridge activity book
Full of summer fun homework!
Presents from the Rowlands!
and Adventure Time!
At the Chesapeake bay with Grandma & Grandpa
Anya swimming around
The Wiseman Family Yacht meets the Ocean!
Mom watches while floating on her circa
1969 fabric raft!
Fun Fact: When this raft was manufactured, not all of the world's oceans had yet been dscovered!
Sasha is the new Captain of the SS Wiseman
Grandpa shows off his new ripped figure
And saves the abandoned ship from floating out to sea
Back on dry land.
Rummikub competition pitted the Virginia Beach Team Vs. Detroit. VA Beach was victorious!
A nice way to end the trip. At the Farmer's Market.
We had a great time on a rare summer visit! Come back and play again!
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