Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vacation Photos

I promised some vacation pictures and here they are.  I made up travel binders for the girls again this year.  It works really well for them.  The have their activity sheets, coloring pages, pencils, and extra paper all in one place.  We are very fortunate that all three of our girls have always rode well in the car.  My family is four hours away from us, so I guess that helps.  They have traveled since they were born. 

Here they are snuggled up and ready to hit the road.

Lulu and Monkey had even more fun on the beach this year than last year!

We enjoyed watching this little guy for a long time.  He kept coming in and out of his hole.

Putt-putt is always a big hit on vacation!

This is the first peek into our trip.  I will have more pictures tomorrow of rock climbing, alligators, and more. 

Can you tell who the photographer is in our family?  The only picture of me is on a boogie board riding a wave.    That picture will definitely not appear here !  I would hate to scare you....

Monday, May 26, 2008

We're Home!

Some of you did not even know we were gone, did you?  You just thought I was slipping back into my old habits of never blogging.  Well....I was at the beach! 

We went to Holden Beach, NC again this year.  The weather was great all week.  The girls spent lots of time digging in the sand, jumping in the ocean and exploring together.  James and I loved watching them spend time together with no other friends around.  It let us see just how much of friends they are.  And that was a great thing.

We did a lot of cool things this trip.  The girls really enjoyed Alligator Adventure, Medieval Times Dinner Show, putt-putt golf, laser tag, jumping on a trampoline while hooked to bungie cords, the list goes on.  Monkey and James even had their first go at rock climbing.  She did great and was only a few climbs from the top.  They are going to try to find a place locally to start doing it more often.  Lulu has decided she wants to try too.  James is hoping that they will like it enough to one day start climbing at the Gorge.  That sounds fun but a little scary for this Momma to think about her babies climbing on the side of a mountain.

As I get time this week I will start posting some of our pictures.  It was a great trip and we are thankful that God allowed us to go once more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Little Man is getting Monkey....and she is loving it!
Now if that had been Lil pulling her hair
it would have been a totally different story.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

First Campout of the Season

We were finally able to go camping!  Everyone was really excited. 

We got everything set up Friday and then the rain came.  Praise the Lord our new tent worked out well and we stayed dry all night.  It continued to rain until Saturday afternoon.  James made the girls ponchos out of trash bags.  They worked out well.  I guess that is one more thing we need to add to our list of camping supplies. 

James has been receiving emails from Todd Wilson, Family Man Ministries.  He is really enjoying Todd's writings.  His catch phrase is "You da' Dad".  Well...James was "da' Dad" this weekend. 

He cooked us our favorite Mountain Man Breakfast on Saturday morning in the rain.  The result of his work in the rain was delicious. 

When the rain stopped on Saturday some of our friends came down to go hiking with us.  The girls really enjoyed getting to show their friends around.

 They shared hiking sticks and had a great time. 

This picture is of Chimp Rock.  It is pretty cool to see in person.  We took pictures from Chimney Rock. 

Lil loves all animals, including bugs.  She is not afraid of them and will pick them up, hold them, squish them, whatever.  Here she is rescuing the worms from all the puddles.

She also found a millipede on the trail.  Into her hand it went!

On Sunday before we left it had warmed up enough to get in the creek a little.

Our plan is to start a scrapbook this year of all our camping adventures.  I have tons of supplies from when I was gung-ho about doing scrapbooks for each of the girls.  Unfortunately Lulu has about nine pages and Monkey has maybe four.  Oh well, maybe one of these days.  But we have a book that we can use for camping and I think if we all get involved with it we should be able to keep it up.  James and I would like to be able to see all the wonderful things God placed within the Gorge area.

Packed in and ready to go home....well, packed in anyway.