Friday, June 09, 2006

The Park and a Campout

Here are a few pics. Finally it is letting me upload them! I'm sure you are all tired of Dominique's words by now! hehe

These first pics are at a park near our home. It is really beautiful by the little river that runs through it. We took some Mexican ice cream bars and bubbles and had a little family fun. :)

Joshua finally is getting the hang of blowing bubbles by himself! Up until recently, he would try to blow making more of an "f" sound, so all the air would get stopped by his teeth!

There were people fishing in this river, and Joshua was dying to try! We dont have any fishing rods, however, but he has been talking about how much he wants a one. Yesterday I had and idea: he has some change and pennies that he has gotten or found and we have saved ~ why not use that? So, we counted it all up together (that was math class for homeschooling!) and he is still one dollar short. So, we will see how long it takes him to earn one more dollar. :)

Dominique was happy to just run after the bubbles and pop them, but it was kinda windy, so she had to be quick to catch any!
How sweet is this little kiss for mama??

She loved swinging with Daddy too, even if it wasnt a very modest activity for her. :)

These next few pictures are from a campout we did a couple of weeks ago with my brother and their families and my mom. Aaron was home for his last leave before the actual deployment, so we tried to get as much fun family time in as we could. This campout was at Aaron's house.

I'm sure my mom will appreciate me posting this picture, but it was too funny not to. My sil Amanda made a chocolate chip cheesecake, but upon her arrival, the door blew open on it and shattered the dish it was in all over it! So, she put it in the trash by the side of the garage, while crying over the loss! After dinner, however, we decided it was too good a thing to waste and it couldn't be ALL full of glass shards, so we got it out of the dumpster and salvaged a few bites!

Joshua and Levi in the pop-up camper. Joshua thought it was great fun at first, but later decided it was a little scary, and ended up sleeping in the house!

AJ, Dillon and Colton in the pop-up camper.

Aaron, Anthony and Mom by the fire.

Cheyenne, Levi, Dominique, Gabriel and Jessica.

Well, other than the pictures, we also have some news to post about! We have made our final decision: We ARE going to Wales this year!!!!!!!!! YAY! Now that it is final, I have made the mental adjustments and am busy thinking of everything I need to prepare for. Little by little. :) Woo Hoo!


Lisa said...

Awesome photos. I love to see them! I have mixed feelings about you going to Wales. I am extremely excited and anticipating God to do UNBELIEVABLE things in all five of your lives but I will miss you and your brood. The excitement beats the sad. You and your pack are in my prayers daily.

Michelle said...

wow, i almost don't know which pictures to omment on! Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your camera? Its so fun to see pictures of your kids and hear stories about them because they are in such a different stage than addy... and then I get so excited that she[ll be there one day soon too!!

Kathy said...

all the pics are great. I like the one with you and Dominique giving you a smooch! Family time is valuble and it so awesome to see you guys enjoying every moment of it!

Bipin Sen said...

i love summer pictures.. the colors are so bright.. of course, having a good looking family doesn't hurt either! :-)

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