Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Camp '08

We got back from our youth summer camp a few days ago, and I think it was the best one yet. At least that seemed to be the word among the people... I don't know where that came from... We went to Lake McConaughey, NE and stayed in cabins on the beach there. It was so nice! I believe it will be our new summer camp tradition for quite some time. We normally leave the boys with someone during camp, but because our summer is a little ridiculous with all of our happenings and Cary's travel schedule, we decided to take them along, and it worked pretty well. They just went along for the ride and LOVED being in the lake each day. Carson had so much fun playing in the sand and building forts and castles, and we couldn't keep Caden out of the water. We had a really great time and each of us has a nice tan to show for it! My sister and sister-in-law are just going to love seeing my tan lines in their wedding pictures! ;)

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Don't worry...the red mark on Carson's forehead is marker...
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Cary took Carson out on the jet ski - very slowly - he was in Heaven! :)
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Look how big the vest was on him! :)
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just in case...

anyone else thought the kid in the background of the 3rd pic below was Caden....


IT'S SO NOT!!! I would never let my boys sport a rat tail. Gross.





It would be kind of funny if it was though! ;) Poor kid.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

An Afternoon At Belleview Park

We had a MOPS playdate at Belleview Park today. This is the park I posted about last summer that has the petting zoo and train. SO fun. It also has a creek that runs through it and is only a foot or less deep, so it's perfect for wading and cooling off, which was a very good thing for today because it was HOT. Anyway, it was so much fun!

Carson loved seeing the animals this year and was running around to see each one. Then he would walk up slowly to pet them. He was so sweet and gentle.
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Caden was completely enamored by the animals and ran around to each animal but kept his distance.
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The creek water was cold, but it felt SO good! The boys loved being able to wade around in it, and really loved that they could get in and out as they pleased.

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Caden decided to test the quality of creekbed sand...
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It was such a great way to spend a warm day!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

All Is Well

I know I have been unusually absent lately, and not really for any reason except that we are just living. :) Things are good here. Our friends, Roy and Debbie are visiting this week from Waco, and it SO nice to get to spend time with them. The boys are busy as ever, and we are just loving summer. On any given day we can be found poolside, be that the backyard kiddie pool with Mama (me) lounging on a lawn chair and reading a book while the boys splash, play and giggle, or at the neighborhood pool with us all chest deep in the water and enjoying the sun. LOVE summer, and my tan for my sister's wedding in August is well under way. :) We are going to be very busy this summer it seems, through November really.... so in between large events, I feel like we just need to enjoy the free time. It helps with sanity and all. We have summer camp with our youth in a few weeks, and then my family has a reunion in the beginning of July. The day after we get back, Cary leaves for a 10 day missions trip to Mexico. My sister's wedding is in August. Our baby is due in September. We have a church staff thing in October. And Cary's sister, Emily, is getting married in November, and I suppose that leads us right into the holidays! Busy, busy! Such fun things though, really, and I'm so excited about all of them! But in between..... deep breaths!! :)

Caden is talking up a storm lately, and can be seen chasing the Carson or the dogs and saying "tickle, tickle, tickle" at any given moment. Carson has been making up SUPER elaborate, imaginitive games lately. It doesn't matter if he has someone to play with or is all by himself, he holds full conversations. Very funny. I really should record them when he isn't aware. He would crack up if I played them for him when he is 16. This baby seems to be doing just fine. I feel and see him all the time now. I've tried to let Carson feel this baby kick, but he doesn't sit still very often, and if the baby doesn't kick right away, Carson wiggles his fingers, looks at me wide eyed and full of wonder, and says "I FEEL him!!!!" Caden points to my tummy - or my boobs for that matter - and says baby, and if you ask him where his tummy is, he lifts his shirt, points to his tummy and says "baby." Poor child is so confused, I'm sure. Anyway, I don't have another OB appointment until the first week of July, and I get do the fun GD test. I really do like that orange drink, although I hear I'm in the minority... Cary's doing well too. He closed a couple of deals this last week for work, and I know that's always a stress reliever.... with everything on his plate, I think he's just trying to breathe as well. It really is mostly fun though, and I don't think we would know what to do with much free time!