So, I realize the pictures of Great Wolf barely qualifies as a post.
But I wanted to throw them on the old blog in case I ever actually getting around to printing it.
I am usually the one behind the camera, snapping away photos of my kids.
That feels comfortable to me. 90% of the time, my hair isn't done, I have not had time to do my makeup, or I am wearing sweats, or....the list is never ending.
After reading this post, I decided to get in the pictures...bathing suit and all.
My kids someday won't see what I see- they will see their mom, who took a weekend to spend time riding slides, jumping in the fountains, and having a water fight with the spray guns.
They will remember I cherished and celebrated each birthday, just as my parents always have for me.
Happy 8th Birthday, K. What a fun way to celebrate!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Where does one begin when it has been so long?
This could go down as the most random post ever, but here goes....
This was my favorite thing we did this past summer.
I bought a groupon for the Double RR Ranch, not to be confused with the Double JJ Ranch.
Sprawling grounds laid ahead of us as we set out on the trails. Bryce opted for his own horse, and I figured we would walk a little circle trail and be finished with the ride.
Thank goodness I had him wear a helmet.
The horses would randomly shoot off on a different trail, forcing the guide to abandon the other 7 of us while he chased after wayward horse.
Just as my kids got the hang of riding, we came to a river.
Full of rocks, that the horses don't really love going on.
And it was belly deep on the horse.
Oh, and Kayden's horse decided that under NO circumstance was he going more than ankle deep in said river.
We finally crossed the river after much coaxing, and the guide turned around and said, "Okay, now it is time to trot".
Watching my kids trot, and the giggles it evoked, was something I never want to forget.
The beauty of crossing the river, the landscape, the "advanced" trail riding--it really was fantastic.
As a bonus, I got to see Josh fall squarely on top of our 5 foot 2 guide as he dismounted.
I nearly peed my pants.
This little girl is doing fantastic! We went to her developmental check and she is right on track, if maybe a wee bit tiny for her age. She is 18 pounds of pure spunk and a very good baby. She is easy going and loves to be out and about.
This was taken just the other day at the Birds. We had a fun day of hunting for apples, playing pumpkin shuffleboard, and just hanging out. 6 kids smiling? A rare feat :-)
Double the trouble! Tessa loves her cousin!
Our days are full, but we are blessed!