Thursday, July 31, 2008

Family Camp 2008

About a week ago we returned from a great week at family camp.  We went with 50 other families from our church to Shepherd of the Ozarks (SOTO) in Arkansas.  I can't begin to explain what a blessing it was to meet and get to know these families.  

On our way there we stopped at a winery in Oklahoma.  It took us almost 11 hrs to get there because we left from OK.  Preston did amazingly well though.  Big thanks to all who let us borrow their toys and gadgets for the road trip!  
Route 66 Winery...J's already teaching Pres about the grapes.

I'll post this pic just b/c I think it's cute.  Preston is obsessed with straws, cups, and drinks.  The can is empty, but the addiction is already there...maybe because it started in utero?

Evan Bleecker, J and Preston at dinner.  The food was not your normal camp food.  It was delicious!!!
Preston during kid's worship time.  Obviously not sitting like the other children.  ;)
One of the days we went to the Blanchard Spring Caverns.  Preston is holding a rock, the only one they let you touch.  I don't have any good pics of the caverns...too dark for the camera, but it was beautiful.
Here's our little one having a meltdown inside the caverns.  And here's just a few reasons why he might be miserable:
* No touching of  ANYTHING.
*No talking.  (except when the tour lady is not).  rare.
*No food.
*No drinks.
*No getting down.  (because we didn't have a stroller, P had to be carried the entire time.)
*No exit.
So we might not be visiting there again for a while. ;)

One of my fav's:  swimming at the creek, or more like sitting at the creek.
Riding the SOTO firetruck!

Milkshake, the pony.  Isn't he cute?

I guess P didn't think he was cute.  Double click on picture if you can.  It's worth it!

Our drive home didn't take near as long and we even stopped at this fantastic antique place!  It was the biggest I had ever been in.  My favorite was looking at the stained glass pieces from all over the world, dating back hundreds of years.  The sign doesn't lie...there were over 5000 pieces hanging from the rafters of each warehouse! 

And we're home.  Just FYI, get out a suitcase for your kids to play in!  It guarantees hours of entertainment!

Friday, July 18, 2008

No time!

We are literally walking out the door for another week away.  We just got back 2 days ago, so it's been a fast turn-around.  But I just wanted to say I promise to post when we get back and there's more time!  I basically have all of June in pictures, and will have most of July too!  
Part of this next week we're at family camp in no internet, but I'll take lots of pics!
See you in a week!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Splash Class!

Today we finished our first swim class.  And probably our last swim class for a good while.  Don't get me wrong, it was fun when the water wasn't freezing, Preston didn't swallow half the pool water, and we didn't sing Humpty Dumpty 25x!  
It really wasn't that just had to be there.  Anyways, here some fun photo's.

Pretty sure the kids had more fun in the locker room than the pool! ;)

Faith and Evan
They love me for taking this early morning photo!  ;)
Nat and Lily
Me and P.  As you can see from the pic, he almost had the backstroke down!

Blue Goose

Tonight we ate at the Blue Goose Cantina.  J and I used to eat at one in his DTS days!  They just opened one up in our area and the food was just as good as I remembered.  We split fajitas.  I like the chicken, J likes the beef.  The atmosphere is fun, and they bring fresh, warm tortillas to every many as you want.  If that isn't reason to go, I don't know what is!

                                                 P enjoying a snack before the food arrives!
                                                              Full tummy = happy boy

                             First time in kid fountain area & not real sure what to think?!
                                                       Very wet, and very excited..                                     ooops!  Got a little too excited.  Fell down and bumped our head!                                                              Takin' a little breather!                                                                        Much better!