Sunday, August 22, 2010

summer camp

Somehow we found money in the budget to allow our 2 oldest sweet peas to go to summer camp again. It was the HIGHLIGHT of their year. What a blast they had. Swimming, hiking, archery, rock climbing, singing, bible time and lots of hanging with their friends.Tally made it to the top of the rock wall again this year.

We joined them on the last day to get the tour and enjoy the fun for a little bit ourselves. The only down was HOT. And with a little guy strapped to is even more HOT.

The boys didn't quite know what to think about this place. I wonder if Tyce will be able to attend some day. I think he would love the adventure.

The girls opted to attend day camp again. Maybe, just maybe, they might be interested in overnight camp one of these times.

I love it that even though they have a great time with their friends all week long, they still love having a great time together.These two girls are truly best friends. I hope they will always look back on their memories of camp and think it was one of the best places on earth ( that is how I think about my years at camp).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Look training wheels.

Since the training wheels feel off and broke...we figured we would let Tyson give it a try. Just to see if he could do it.

I mean...come on...he's 4. That's kind of early to be able to do this kind of thing.

And off he went. Right across the grass (just in case he fell). He is an instant pro.

He is amazing. He has a determined spirit. And look at that smile...he is so proud. He even tried to pop some wheelies the first day. Good thing he has a helmet to keep him safe. What a treat to experience this with him. Daddy teaching his son to ride a bike. Precious.

Friday, August 6, 2010

All American Fourth of July

Remember doing this as a kid?

Decorating your bike for a small town parade.

Wearing red, white and blue.

Waving flags.

Passing out candy.

Having fun as a family on a hot summer day.

I hope that's how my kids remember their childhood.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

How did we find time to do this ???

In the last few months we built an herb box and planted herbs.

Moved 8 yards of pea gravel.

Designed and built our own landscape edge.

And re-designed our back yard space so we could hang out with the kids.