Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Summer Fun

There is a new mini Lego land at one of the malls here in the Dallas area. The boys got to go a b-day party here and loved it. This is the Lego Buzz.

The boys also got out of the heat and did some ice skating. They were so surprised how much harder it is than roller skating or blading, but they still did a good job and had fun!

Bethany and I watched the boys ice skate for a while, but we also played at the mall play area and did some shopping.

When Wesley is bored or really thinking about something this is where he goes. We call it "his spot." He usually is looking out the window, but with the blinds open there was too much glare.

For FHE one night, we went to the Lewisville Lake "beach." They actually bring in real sand not just the clay that is native around here. We went with the Normans and had a picnic dinner, swam in the lake and had a lesson about the wise men and the foolish men building their houses. We were able to use real sand and rocks--the kids loved it!

We really are blessed with children that love each other and play really well together. This is just one evidence of that!

Carter lost his first tooth a few weeks ago and the permanent tooth was already almost fully grown in. He is growing up :) Kindergarten is just around the corner.

Can you guess what these boys are doing? Well since we just watched Tangled with Rapunzel and none of them have long hair they had to improvise. So, they got some of my scarves and reenacted the movie. Luckily, they didn't hurt themselves too badly and my scarves survived as well.

Cameron played on a basketball team that had a perfect DEFEATED record. Only one of the boys on the team had played before and it showed, but the boys didn't seem to mind and they had lots of fun. I think the parents were more frustrated than the team.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A week in East Texas

Even though the lake is kind of greenish-gray and gross, we all had fun playing in it.

Bethany had perma-grin that she could float on her own...what a big girl.

Fishing and walking (well mostly exploring) on the many nature trails all around us.

The boys found lots of neat creatures and this one was one of their favorites...a tree frog!
Not the coolest sand castle, but when your dealing with Texas sand it's about the best you can do.

The result of Bethany getting into my mascara. Doesn't she look beautiful?
In about 15-20 years she is headed to Wimbledon (and then secure our retirement :)

We had microwave smores one night and it was a delicious mess.
We all tried out archery and were surprisingly pleased with our performance. Of course, if we had to actually hit a moving target like animals to eat for survival, we would probably end up to be basically vegetarians.

We each got a turn on a canoe and paddle boats. The boys were convinced that we would see and alligator, but no such luck...phew!

Some other favorite animal that we saw everyday was woodpeckers and deer. The woodpeckers were actually very beautiful and we were able to get really pretty close to the deer.

The boys had taken over 10 pictures of all different kinds of bugs that they found from spiders to dragonflys to potato bugs. I chose this picture to represent all of them because it was cool how the green caterpillar really stood out on the red railing.
They also had a swimming pool which always brings a good time.

The Normans (along with David--Sara's fiance) came out one night and we celebrated Grandpa's birthday. The cabin we stayed in was only 2 hours east of the drive was nice, but we still felt away from everything!
Just a cute picture I had to add :)