You know, over the last month or so I've been using facebook more and more. It is SO much easier to post photos and things on there, so I think that is going to be my main thing now. So please, if you haven't already, add me as a friend and you'll be able to see all our summer adventures that I've been posting. If someone does know a really easy way to upload facebook photos onto blogger however, I may be back!
For some reason, I wasn't taking pictures this weekend. Which is a shame because it is a BEAUTIFUL spot. We had a great weekend with Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Jena. We also brought Shasta on her first campout. We found 2 geocaches, did some canoeing, and a lot of biking. There was a 5 mile trail along the lake that the kids loved, and I actually did get a few shots of that.
Brandon had a great time at Cub Scout Twilight Camp this year! The theme was sports and his group got to play basketball and soccer, do bowling, archery, BB guns, and water rockets. He also made a model helicopter and train and learned to use a pocketknife. It was awesome!
We had a great time on our family vacation to Daytona Beach, FL. The boys loved how warm the water was. We really just hung out on the beach and at the resort pools all day. It was the most relaxing vacation we've had yet. Every evening we did something, like mini golf, a baseball game, Toy Story 3 and the night slides at a waterpark. We all had a blast and the kids keep asking when we can go back!
The boys had a 4-day session of swimming lessons this week to get them back into it after the winter...especially since we are spending next week in Daytona Beach, FL! They love hopping back in the pool. Brandon and Zach have been improving their strokes and Nate has been getting used to the water. They should have a blast next week at the resort!
We all had a good time at the Junction End-of-year Luau! The kids loved singing and dancing to some summer hits...Brandon's class did Surfin' USA and Zach's class did the Hukilau. We all loved the teriyaki and shave ice too! Aloha Summer!
Another Little Gym Semester has come to an end and here's Nate showing off his tricks. He loves the Little Gym and we have had a lot of fun doing the Mommy and Me classes the last 2 years...in the fall, he'll be in class all by himself. What happened to my baby?!?!?
The Express had their team party last night at Cool River Pizza. They have a great party room with 2 Wii systems set up so the boys were all set. Jerry was the manager this year and our friend Ryan Pinney was a coach...it was so fun having them work together along with our other friend Jen Packer as team mom. Thanks for all your help guys! Brandon and all the boys had a lot of fun this season!
We had a great Memorial Day Weekend camping at Sugar Pine Lake with Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Jena. The boys got to go riding on a real mountain bike trail complete with streams, bumps, rocks and cliffs. It was pretty exciting...only one fall for each kid :). We also took Grandpa's canoe out fishing and to explore an island in the middle of the lake. We had a great campsite for exploring, with a stream, lots of fallen trees, and rocks to climb. The boys and Jerry even built a pretty good dam on the stream. Of course, we enjoyed the campfire and S'mores along with the Frost Boys Band playing every night!
The Riverdogs had their end-of-season party this week at Big Spoon Yogurt. This was super popular with the kids! Zach enjoyed eating his yogurt, getting his trophy, and Coach Joe saying that, "Zach probably hit the the ball into the outfield more than anyone else!" Zach had a lot of fun playing this year and can't wait to be in farm next year!
I went to the Sacramento Zoo with Zach's kindergarten class today. The weather looked ominous, but held out through our time in the zoo and eating lunch and loading the kids back on the bus. Then the heavens let loose on all the parents as we trekked the half mile back to our cars...
At least the Ducks stayed dry...oh wait...they like water!
Our eternal family began on October 14, 2000. Nine years, 3 wild boys, 4 houses, 4 cars, and many laughs and tears later, we are so grateful for each other and the blessings we've been given along the way. Come share them with us!
This guy is so loving and forgiving. He's super smart and a friend to everyone.
This is one amazing little guy. He's a great brother and good at everything he tries.
This busy guy is a major handful! He's sure he can do everything his big brothers can do!