This weekend we pulled out the tents and sleeping bags, grabbed some hot dogs and marshmallows and went camping with the Brewers. We went to Oxbow Park- which was great camp site with soft grass and clean nice restrooms. It was a great first of the year Camping trip. Hopefully it won't be our last! Thanks Brewers for such a great time!Caden, Ellie, Jocelyn, Sarah, Seth and Ben chilling around the camp fire. Some of the kids got a little scared by some of the fun bed time stories Jeff and Jerry were telling around the campfire. (Beware of Crazy Will and the OX!)
Caden and Ellie
Jerry, Jen and Josh (with his poor sore nose) Brewer with Jeff
Jocelyn Enjoying a SMORE
Jeff gathering wood and keeping the fire going
Caden (sorry bad picture) after a yummy Dutch oven breakfast!
Ellie feeding Ben
After Breakfast and packing up gear we played at the park and went to see the animals at Zoo. (just up the street)
Jocelyn and Kayleigh our carpooling buddy! (thanks Sarah)
with Mrs. Plute
(Mrs. Wilkins must have been outside)
we will miss you Aldrich
Jocelyn Loved Pre-school! She loves to learn and loves lots of crafts and activities. She had great teachers and fun friends in her class. Thanks for a great year! Jocelyn is sooooooo excited for kindergarten she thinks it starts next week! We will have to keep her really busy this summer so the wait doesn't kill her.
Caden crying because he has to wait in a long line before he can get in the huge dump truck. He wanted to get in right NOW!
running up and down the tow truck bed!
The Transportation Fair is a is a big hit for my kids every year. They love getting to drive all these fun vehicles and to honk their horns. It was such a cold day we had to bring out the winter coats! We ran into some friends there too which always makes it much more enjoyable.
I took the kids to get haircuts today! this was Caden's 1st real cut-even though it was more like just a quick evening out He did a great job and held really still. All the kids (and their mother) loved this Kid friendly Place. They let them pick out a movie to watch-so they held pretty still. They had a great play area for the kids waiting with lots of toys like cars and trains, blocks, dolls and a big doll house. They got suckers at the end. It was very reasonable price too, especially if you go during "Nap Hours" (i think 11-2?) My kids favorite part is at the end they spray color in your hair if you want! Caden getting a little chop chop of what little bit of hair he has! You really can't tell to much by the pictures but it does look better.
Ellie's turn- Before
After with Purple spray (that washes right out)
during -sorry out of order
with Pink and Green stripes
We got home and Jocelyn asked if we could go back for a trim tomorrow!
Funny girl is going to have to wait for a few long months !
Anyway the shorter hair will be good for summer and better for my girls, since most of you know how much they liked to have their hair combed or done!
Swim-Bike-Run A few weeks ago Jeff and his dad did a Half Ironman in Vegas. We didn't get to go cheer him on this time, but Jeff's mom, Karen did, and she got some pictures of the race. Had good night sleep in the Holiday Inn Express. Now it is RACE Day!
Jeff zipping up Dave's wet suit before the race
The Mass swim Start
Jeff getting out of the water and getting ready to transition to the Bike Dave on the Bike
Jeff at the finish line! Going strong for 5hours and 24 mins! Dave getting re-hydrated after the race
Way to go Dave and Jeff ! You guys did awesome! Congrats. Now let the training continue for the Full Ironman in September. Good Luck!
The next weekend Dave and Karen came out to watch the kids while we were in Florida. Thanks again!
Playing with Papa Dave and Maga Karen at Lego land in the Mall of America making cars