Sunday, August 28, 2011

Camping Weekend

Earlier this summer we got a pop-up camper, we finally got a chance to take it camping this weekend. It's nice and I slept much better than if we were in a tent! Plus there is so much room in there!

Mike's brother bought an awning to use for the 4th of July every year and we are keeping it at our house. We took it with us to put over the picnic table and we brought Christmas lights to put in it. The kids (and us) loved having the lights!

Saturday we did several trails

Including one through a little creek where the boys got to play for a while.

Rowan got to practice his balancing skills!

The park has an old homestead area that's really neat

Rowan begged to go up to the top of the observation tower and didn't even get halfway up before he wanted to come down. Mike and Eli made it a little more than halfway up. Me? I stayed on the ground!

Eli was so excited that he did it!

We ended the weekend with a Cub scout event, Rowan is really looking forward to cub scouts. We are all exhausted and ready to be home. Now to just recover before leaving again on Friday to head to Michigan for a few days at the lake! At least we'll be staying in a hotel so it'll be a little less work for us!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vegas and back

We had a blast in Vegas. In fact we are still recovering from all the fun! We missed the boys and it's good to be home but wow did we have fun!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Morning at the park

I am loving these nice cooler days! The air is off the windows are open and we are living outside again. Today we walked to our small towns park ,its a pretty decent park but for so
E reason we just don't come here too often....

Tomorrow Mike and I are leaving for Vegas! Without the boys! We are beyond excited!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cooling off.....

Our heatwave seems to have broken, at least for now. To celebrate we went outside! My kids seem to have forgotten how to play outside so they mostly just whined about going inside....

We did have a nice wall to the post office this morning/- and we weren't covered in sweat after the 5 minute walk! Woohoo!!

We were invited to a friends house to swim today. I thought Eli would be too scared to Get in, boy was I wrong!

Above is Rowan jumping in.

At one point Eli took the ring off ( his suit had floaties and he had the arm things) and pushed off the side kicking away from me :)

We put them to bed early because they were both in some moods! Eli almost always starts out in his bed but we always find him with Rowan when we go to bed.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Wow, what's this like 3 days blogging in a row? Yeah me!

Mike made the boys these toolboxes with their names on it for Christmas. We planned on letting them paint them as soon as it got warm but we just now got around to it.

Eli lost interest pretty quick but Rowan painted all his.

These sit on their room and hold books or random toys.

Mike helped Rowan spray paint on it a little.

The painting got interrupted when mike found a snake in our shed. No pictures since I would not go near it. Of course the boys wanted to see it but I will never spend time outside again!

Tonight we went to a cookout for Rowan's t-ball team. The boys had fun playing in the pools and other outside toys they had there and Rowan liked seeing all his friends again and playing a little t-ball!

And they came home with pinching balloons!