Vero Beach Art Museum - I Spy -- Walter Wick

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

 Today we went to Vero Beach Art Museum and we were pleasantly surprised to get to see an amazing exhibit of Walter Wick's works.   If you know I Spy, then you know his work.  We were not able to take any photos of the exhibit, but it was super neat to see how his work goes from a concept to a piece of art.  The exhibit showed his work step by step and there were interactive areas where you could find the I Spy objects and also see the real life size art work that photos are taken of to create the I Spy books.  It was really cool. 
 There were also IPAD stations where we found this cool Pottery wheel app.  The kids loved it!


 We met Art, looked crazy real, but he was just a sculpture.  Freaked me out a bit.
 This piece of art was pretty neat too................it was made out of..........
 chop sticks and plastic forks. 

We also had a chance to check out the outdoor sculptures.  



2014 Daddy Daughter Dance

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

 The count down was on last week at our house.  
Days til the Daddy Daughter Dance.  
Maggie Beth was so very excited to go with Page, aka Daddy, to the dance this year. 
 She picked out her dress, shoes, hair pieces. 
 She picked out Page's shirt, tie, and pants.  
It was so cute.  The theme was Frozen and it was beautiful.  I had the opportunity to take  photos of the families that came while Page and Maggie cut the rug. 
 Apparently, Maggie found her friend Leah and they cut the rug and ditched their daddy's! 
Crack me up!

Kempfer Ranch Swamp Buggy Trip

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Oh my this was fun!
This morning we went on a swamp buggy tour of Kempfer Ranch. 

 
We saw the Kempfer lumber mill.  They process both Cypress and Pine.

We got to see their cattle,  Angus and Burma.  We learned fun facts about the cattle and  the outbreeding they do to create other breeds. We learned that the Burma sweat through their skin,while the other cattle pant like dogs. 
 
We also got to check out the coquina quarry. 
 Mr. Hoppy, let each of the kids drive the swamp buggy!  It was awesome.  They did great.  Maggie Beth ran us off into the palm trees a bit, but recovered quite well, above you can see Eli and Hezekiah hugging in fear of their sister driving!


 Mr. Hoppy and his sidekick, Kyle, also were very good sports about our look out for Big Foot.  Apparently, Kyle is apart of the BFRO in Deer Park, where the ranch is located.  So Hezekiah and Kyle did some calls to see if Big Foot would return their calls.  Hoppy and Kyle were awesome with our kids.  Really enjoyed how they played along and created stories.  They were really good sports and fun! 

 We  saw a baby alligator!  We also saw a fawn, raccoon, cattle, and birds. 


 This was a really cool experience and it was fun! I would  highly recommend this tour of the ranch. 


















Swim Team Practice

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

 Ahhh, early mornings, the smell of chlorine, the sounds of splashes........the day or maybe one of the most  glorious days that I have waited for as a parent.  That day when your kids "play" the sport you love!  

I have always wished that maybe one of my kids would take to competitive swimming.  And maybe, just maybe this is the day?  At least for 2 of my 3.  Today was the first day of swim practice for Hezekiah and Eli.  Let's just say they were worn out at the end.  Bless their hearts, the did great!!!