Saturday, July 25, 2009

Slip 'N Slide

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We spend thousands of dollars on an undergound pool and everyday the kids have been begging to do this!  Unfortunately on the second day of slip and slide fun, it blew up.  Oh well...back to the pool and now our lawn will be spared.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer is flying by!

Come Friday there will only be one more month of summer vacation...then I'll have a Kindergartner and 2nd Grader in school full hoo and yee haw!!

Well what's been going on?  Let's see...
Jacob at Cub Scout Day Camp His very favorite thing was the BB gun and archery. Aaron has already come home with a gun for him. The issue hasn't been fully addressed yet. [I'm not a fan of guns]

A daily site at our house  This pool has got to be one of our best home improvement choices.

Golf Clinic at Gold Hills CC This time around both kids took the class.  Ella was so proud she made a ball into a hula hoop. 

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Visit from the Harris Family We are always so excited when they come to visit us from New Jersey!

Hosted July Dinner Club Always a good time.  I love you guys!

Let's see the coming weeks will be both busy and relaxing...just depends on the day.  Some of our plans include:

  • Cub Scout fishing trip in Mt. Shasta

  • Ella's room remodel

  • Gymnastics camp

  • Santa Cruz to visit family

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Field Day 2009

This past Sunday we hosted (with Stephanie's help) the 1st Annual Family Field Day at our house.  We got 6 families together and had a variety of activities we all competed in.  After each activity, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons would go to the winners.  It was a lot of fun!  The activities we had were: 3-legged race, spoon-egg race, chipping contest, diving for rods contest, pillow sack race....we ran out of time (or more like got side-tracked by the pool and laziness!) for the tug-of-war and raft race.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon with friends! 

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And click here for a video I made!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Hat Creek Camping


Summer is upon us and we're having the 100+ temps that a Redding summer always promises us!  We've been keeping busy with lots of swim time in the pool and lots of movies.  Earlier in the week we took a camping trip up to Hat Creek...we brought Grandma and Molly along with us this time. We didn't escape the heat but we had a lot of fun none-the-less!  We had never camped in that area and we really liked it.  Our campsite was right next the creek and so peaceful.  The kids got a lot of fishing in, we did some spelunking in Subway Cave, we hiked down to Burney Falls, and had fun hanging around the campgrounds. There was a small incident in the middle of the night when Jacob fell out of the bunk bed in the trailer and came crashing to the ground.  Scared Aaron and I to death!  He was fine, just a scratch and a sore elbow but he's insisted on wearing a sling for the better part of the week. 

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