"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fishing Fun

It was a "good Grandpa week" for us, we got to see him twice in the same week! We were able to join my dad (along with my sister's family) for a fishing outing with a group that he's been volunteering with (giving kids the opportunity to go fishing who might not otherwise get to). In this case, several of our children had never even gone fishing before (yes, sad but true!) and most of them had never caught anything if they had. In spite of the extreme heat, all of them caught something that day and were very excited ~ hooray!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hiking Castle Rock

The kids' track team recently hiked our very own Castle Rock (and we even talked Grandpa into joining us!). The trail is fairly easy going up to the base of the big rock. The trickier and more adventurous part is shimmying your way up to the tippy top of the rock itself (where the flag pole sits). The older three kids and grandpa went up there this time (Kevin was kind and stayed behind with Samuel, Anna and me). Great views and great fun. All of the kids thought it was pretty fun that we could see our little church in downtown Castle Rock from the trail also.

Family Fun at Elitch's

Thanks to the Summer Reading Program at our library, we've just crawled in the door thoroughly exhausted from our annual trip to Elitch's. We enjoyed our day immensely ~ although we might have done one too many "spinning things" for the old folks' stomachs . . . we don't do so well going in circles anymore!

Monday, July 12, 2010

a few favorite photos

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Anna's new bike!

Our sweet little doodle-bop, Anna, spent much of our recent camping trip on her tricycle. She pedaled and pedaled as fast as her little legs could go, around and around the campground! When we got back home, she decorated her tricycle for the 4th of July block party and rode it up and down the street, over and over again! The next day she woke up and decided she was ready for a "training wheel bike". She was positively delighted when I brought one home from my errands later that day. I'm glad we live in a court, since her constant request for the past week has been to go and ride her bike . . . she is one happy little girl on that bike! Now, if we could just get her to wear her helmet frontwards!

Camping with family ~ 4th of July

We went camping (close to home) over the 4th of July weekend. We celebrated my niece's birthday and even managed to have Auntie Penny there for part of the time! We had beautiful weather and a fun time (our last camping trip involved 17 stitches, this one was blessedly uneventful!)