Time for your Check-Up

Lucy’s favorite show these days is Disney’s “Doc McStuffins”. She loves, loves, loves it. Lately she has been waking up every day wanting to watch “Doc”.

Doc is a elementary school “doctor” who brings her animals to life. She gives them “check-ups”, offers the animals practical wellness tips like the important of good sleep, eating well, being kind to others, etc.   Lucy loves her animals immensely-her favorites right now include her 2 piggies, her 2 bunnies and of course Booka!  It is her pretty much her favorite activity to organize, play and talk to her animals.







On the airport shuttle
On the airport shuttle



Grant Park Pool

Last summer we took late afternoon swim lessons at Grant Park Pool. It’s great in the summer because it’s hot and it’s an outdoor pool! It was kind of hectic driving down there and I wasn’t sure we would do that again especially with the driving in rush hour traffic but Ollie insisted on doing it there you. So, we did! Ollie loved it and he did awesome. His teacher was Anne and he seems to love all his swim teachers. The last one we had was Tina and Ollie asked if we could invite her over for dinner. In regards to Anne Ollie would ask every day if he would get to see her today. He certainly is happy being in her class!


He was in the Otter class and they worked on things like the “back-glide with kick”, “the front crawl without breathing” and the “side-breathing with arms on wall”.  I loved watching him practice all his skills.

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Lucy is taking lessons at LaCamas Swim and Sport by our house so she has been a trooper hanging out on the side. We have read books, eaten snacks, snuck away lots of times to go say hi to Ollie, and usually in the last few minutes she gets to play the phone.



The last day of class all the kids in lessons did a massive ring-around-the-rosie. It was pretty cool! When Ollie isn’t practicing with Anne he usually is doing his arm circles on the side or just bobbing up and down having a merry old time.


They also have a slide at the pool that Ollie loves.


I am glad we made the trek into Portland. Ollie had a great time and on the last day we even got to get snow cones! Cheers to summer!


Time to Climb

Last season Ollie took a Mountain Goats Climbing Class at the Firstenburg Center. He has been talking more about climbing lately so on Saturday we took Ollie and Luce to the Portland Bouldering Gym.


They have a great kids area with really fun holds. There are octopus, walrus, t-rex, triceratops plus hundreds more.


Once you get to the top there is a walkway the kids like to run on and a neat black fiberglass slide you use to get down.


In the past Lucy has been kind of small for climbing but she really took to climbing this time. She loved doing the same route over and over. I really enjoyed watching her having fun with a new activity.