Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gotta love summer!

The things we have been up to other than getting ready to go to Texas: blueberry picking with friends, Chau Ram with friends, swimming, trouble and mancala, legos, computer, video games, building with daddy, a wonderful dinner with our prayer partners, and other things I cannot think of right now because I am tired.
Adventure is out there!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Father's Day Weekend

I know this post is extremely late but this is as soon as I could get pictures ready and have time to write something. Life is busy!

We had a great weekend camping with my FIL and his wife and my sister and her family. Our friends camped in the campground next to ours. We had a bad storm on saturday afternoon. But we weathered it just fine watching Gulliver's Travels in the RV. Sunday we had a fish fry with Dean and Donna, Rob and Kristie and thier boys, and Michelle, Kyle, and Kyle's parents and sister. It was a lot of fun. After supper, Rob, Kristie, and Cade wanted to get baptised so Russ did it right in the lake. It was an awesome time!

The highlight for the boys was fishing one morning. Cade caught 1 fish then he had enough. Isaac stuck with it for several hours and he caught 7 fish. He was very excited. He caught the most fish of all that was fishing. The other things the boys enjoyed was riding their bikes, driving Rob's boat, and tubing with their Uncle Duane.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend!
Adventure is out there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Archeological Dig!

Saturday Russ, myself, Isaac, and Cade went to Pumpkintown to a farm where they are doing an archeological dig. They have found the place of an old indian village and are excavating all kinds of interesting things. Lots of pottery pieces, lots of spear points, and chunky rocks which are smooth, chunky, round disc looking rocks that they used to play a game. The most interesting thing we experienced was listening to this 70 year old man named Jack that had lots of knowledge about how the indians lived, worked, and played. He was showing us how they used river reeds with spear heads tyed to the ends to throw a very long distance using a rod to kill animals far away. He also demonstrated using a blow dart, which he was very accurate. Finally, he started a fire using only the materials the indians would have had access to during that time period. It all was very interesting.

On the way home we ate lunch at Aunt Sue's on hwy 11. It is a rustic sandwich and ice cream shop surrounded by lots of small shops. We of course ended up in the toy store and the boys picked out slide whistles and cheap wooden air planes that you put together yourself. We came home and I had an experiment about flying using those types of airplanes so we worked on that. The boys thorougly enjoyed their planes until Isaac's met an untimily death by a ceiling fan.

Remember, Adventure is out there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Isaac is 9!

My little man turned 9 on saturday. I cannot believe how fast the first 9 years of his life has flown by. It seems like yesterday that Michelle and I were trying to convince Russ to have another baby. Isaac is a compassionate, kind, loving, slightly shy, and extremely smart young man. He is a great big brother to Cade. He likes baseball, lego's, video games, science experiments, and swimming. It has been a joy sharing life with him for the past 9 years! Happy birthday Isaac!