Friday, July 31, 2009

kids say the darndest things

We're driving in the car - just picked up Lizzie from a playdate and this was her random conversation starter:

Lizzie: Mommy, when I have babies, if it's a boy his name will be Cody. But, if it's a girl, her name will be Lily.

Oh, Melt my heart! She's excited to be a mommy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Zoo Fun

We do an activity once a week with other moms & kids from our church. This week was Zoo Day. We met there at 9AM (so as to avoid the heat) and spent a lovely morning there. We'd had one day home from our camping trip to pull ourselves together and get out the door on time. It was a challenge, but we did it! It was a fun day full of animals and herding our own animals through the zoo. Here are some highlights from the day:

Jackson LOVES the elephants - they're his favorite! Logan with the zebras. Lizzie with the llamas.

Trevor got a sting ray to hang out for about 5 minutes right under his hand. And the last picture is of our whole group. They were a little squirrely for this last group picture, but you get the point.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Family Camp 2009 "By the numbers"

This one picture is a preview of what was the greatest moment of an incredibly long week. It started out great, but quickly went downhill. Here's the breakdown:

32 children
18 adults
15 fish caught
10+ fishing poles
7 kayaks
7 fabulous home cooked dinners
6 equally delicious breakfasts (mmmm.... ebelskivers....)
3 easy ups
2 cooking stoves
2 nights of Smores
1 boat, raft, & knee board
1 water trampoline
1 karaoke night - complete with 4 dads singing YMCA
1 glorious night of fireworks on the lake
500 waterballoons + 2 launchers = a great fight

11 sick children
6 sick adults
6 COLD nights
3 doctor visits

5+ sleepless nights
1 case of pneumonia
1 car accident
1 set of keys locked in the car
1 flat tire

The video will be posted next week - wait for it.... (it will surely look like we all had a GREAT time - which, for the most part, the non-sick people DID have a great time).