Monday, May 25, 2009

Tent Tales

Well we did it. We had our first camping trip as a family. What fun! When we first arrived at the campsite, James and the boys started by putting up the tent. Each of them helped contribute by putting in the stakes.

All went well!

Then it was time to gather firewood before for dinner! What hard work!


Let's cook!

Ahh...the finished product! Yum! There's nothing like an ooey gooey smore!

While hiking through the woods we found a slimy little friend. Jalen loved him but as you can tell by the look on Jameson's face...yeah, not so much. He jumped out of his chair higher than the frog did! lol..too cute.

And what camping experience would be complete without a little shadow puppet performance. We had such an amazing time together and cannot wait until our next camping adventure. It was great bonding time as a family and a great learning experience for the boys. I have to admit though, I am looking forward to cozying up in my bed tonight without a tree root sticking me in the spine!

Over the river and through the woods to Granny's house we go!

Well, it wasn't over the river but it was definitely through the woods! The Gilbert's took a road trip to Granny and Papaw's this weekend for a sleepover! Aunt Sally was there too and we all had a blast! Granny made a yummy lasagna for dinner and we had cheesy brats for lunch the next day. Then we had some of Aunt Sally's birthday cake! We rode four wheelers, played phase 10 and learned our new favorite game "sequence"! Before we left, Papaw loaded us up with lots of camping gear so that we could have our first big adventure overnight in a tent. We loved spending time with everyone and cannot wait to do it again! Thanks Granny and Papaw for such a great time:)

Batter Up!

I cannot believe it. My little guys are playing tball! Okay, maybe they are bent down most of the innings drawing in the sand with a stick, but they are on the field and they are in uniform right? They really are doing well so far. It's a brand new experience for both of them and so far they're doing great. It is a short session this year for only 6 weeks with practices on Fridays and games on Saturdays but that is enough to get their feet wet...and ours! Their schedule has quickly became our schedule! Here are some great pics of the boys and a video of their first big hits!

Where has the time gone?

Well, I'm not sure really how to start. I haven't blogged in over two months now and I'm not sure where the time went! I'm thinking that it probably slipped right through my little fingers as I was finishing up the spring semester with school, shuttling the kiddos back and forth to preschool each day, doing tball practice on Fridays, games on Saturdays and holding down the fort in between. Needless to say, things are not really calming down for me but at least summer is here! I am so excited to spend the summer with the boys. We have a full calendar of activities planned and I promise to be more diligent about posting. In fact, I think I'll start today!