Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Prison Break

Jonathan said, "hey mom, take pictures like I'm being taken away to jail!"
And this is what followed:

Camping Adventure

In this picture, Charles is the "prisoner" trying to escape the two "jailers"

Kaitlin took this of us on one of our many hikes. I was so brave!

Charles was teaching a lesson about water here.

Isn't this great.

Here is Jonathan doing what he considers to be the most important camp activity - roasting marshmellows

There was a burn ban in effect but we were able to use this little propane cooker for our meals and the all important task of marshmellow roasting

This state park had a great play area with a wall to climb and a baseball field. Charles and the kids played "prisoner" which was actually an elaborate game of chase and capture.

Please bear in mind that I hadn't showered here.

This is my new favorite picture of Kaitlin

I love that my kids are best friends

Here they are trying to make fire with a magnifying glass. They did burn holes in several leaves, but couldn't do too much b/c of the burn ban.

Jonathan spent a good deal of his time hammering sticks into the ground to make little forts.

What a busy couple of weeks! Week before last was revival week here at our church. Then last week was spring break. We went camping for four days at a state park. It was really fun (despite the hot days and freezing nights). Kaitlin tried keeping a wildlife count: something like 8 armadillos, 7 deer, 32 butterflies, 1 baby snake...
Also, softball and T-Ball are in full swing. The kids often have practice/games at the same time in different places, so I feel like we are trying to divide and conquer most of the time. Add this to our regularly hectic schedule and I am wishing for May!
I updated flickr with all the camping pictures, but I'll post a few here as well.

Monday, March 2, 2009

This time of year

I love this time of year...the weather is gorgeous and we just can't stay indoors. Most days you will find us outside playing catch or going for a walk or making sidewalk chalk creations...anything to avoid being stuck indoors.
Softball and T-ball will start later this month, and the kids are so excited. Spring break is just around the corner...maybe a camping trip....we'll see.
My parents are coming back up this week (wow, we've gotten to see them a lot lately) and my dad is going to tear out part of our cabinet so that we can put in a dishwasher. It has been almost 4 years since I have had a dishwasher, and I am SO READY! Yeah!!! Wooppeee!