Jenna shows off her best milk
(okay, peach smoothie) moustache on June 26.
Des Moines Arts Festival
We had a great time at the Des
Moines Arts Festival. There is always amazing entertainment
and activities, and this year was definitely no different.
The girls do their "fancy pose" before heading downtown
to the festival
"Look at me!"
Troy and the girls
Emma was all smiles at the festival when she saw Troy (who
had just been waiting in line 20 minutes for a hamburger –
The girls always love all the kids' crafts and activities,
including decorating their own shopping bags. (Anything with
shopping and art combined = two very happy little girls!)
The girls also made fancy horseshoes
Jenna says "cheese"
Emma got a bird's eye view of the Joffrey
Ballet performance, which was the girls' favorite part
of the festival. They loved seeing the dancers…
and pretending they were ballerinas!
A pretty sunset capped a great evening
Getting around 3" of rain
in an hour is bound to lead to some flash flooding, and that's
exactly what happened on June 21. At one point, the street
next to our house had almost three feet of standing water
We had a great lunch with Jenna,
at her school's annual picnic lunch on June 20.
Jenna thought she was pretty cool in her chair and
with KFC for lunch!
One happy kid!
Jenna loves being silly with her friend, Max
How much does she like Max? …He was the only one she
let sit in her chair!
We rented a pontoon boat on June
16, as an early Father's Day present for Troy. Despite the
first boat that we were in breaking down (in the middle of
a thunderstorm – and a lot of lightning!), everyone
had a great time!
Troy casts for Emma. Any big surprise that Emma and Jenna
have a pink and purple princess fishing pole? :-)
The two girls "fishing"
One fancy fisher(wo)man
It may have been girly, but Emma's princess pole was the only
one to catch a fish all day
Troy has to show off the fish, because Emma wouldn't come
within 15 feet of it. …Crappies are pretty vicious fish,
you know. :-)
The girls even got to drive the boat, which they LOVED!
…Jenna's turn to drive!
Troy and the girls
Troy with the girls on June 15.
Joe goes swimming
It's tough to tell who has a
better time the girls' pool… Emma and Jenna –
Joe loves to jump in the pool, to cool off and get a quick
Do the zoo
We made a quick visit to Blank
Park Zoo on June 9.
Emma was all smiles on the rope bridge
Jenna loved it, too… thanks to a little assist from
Troy and the girls by the jellyfish
The girls show off on the wallaby trail
The girls have a good time feeding the fish
Emma and Jenna check out the prairie dog display
The girls thought the "Scoop on Poop" exhibit was
After the zoo, we stopped by a motorsports store… where
the girls had to check out one of the ATV's that was just
The girls looked cute –
as always – on June 1.
"…I don't want my picture taken."
I'm not sure Joe wanted his picture taken, either. :-)