A long overdue photo album of our attempt to get a family photo. It isn’t that Kylee (our 2 year old) was the issue, but our 11 year old son Gavin. Scroll through album to watch the insanity unfold. Click the photo above to see full album.
Snowboarding and Skiing with family and friends at Breck 2016.
Halee was practicing her oboe and playing Yankee Doodle. I began to sing the words to Yankee Doodle and got to the part of
stick a feather in his hat and call it macaroni.
They both looked at me and laughed. Then they said, “did you make that up?” They had never heard the words to the song Yankee Doodle. Even when I said that was one of the lines they still didn’t believe me until they looked it up on YouTube.
Absolutely hilarious!! They thought I was just coming up with goofy lyrics to be funny.
I was challenged to take the ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS research. Both kids were excited to take part.
I didn’t get a chance to write a post about our experience at Kids Camp. This was Halee’s second year to go to camp and Gavin’s 1st year to be able to attend. This was my 2nd year to go as a sponsor. I have so much fun being able to attend camp as a sponsor with my kids. I know that those years are few and at some point they might not want dad to come along. (I hope it doesn’t happen, but I know it is a possibility.)
Halee was apprehensive because she was going to be the only girl going with our church this year. Fortunately she really likes our children’s director and that helped with her being anxious about going. Another neat thing that happened was that she was in a room with another group of girls that attend Immanuel Baptist Church whch is right down the street from Metropolitan. She really hit it off with this group of girls. I often found her running off to go and hang out with them to play games or just talk.
Gavin was excited from the beginning he was going with his best friend so that obviously made things a lot easier. He was the one that said he didn’t want me to go this year. (Although I know he enjoyed me being there.) He had a great time with his friend and with the guys from the other church we shared a room with. He also ran into one of his friends that dates back to when he was going to school at Bethel Life. Gavin and Colby hung out with him and his friend from his church almost the entire time.
There were a couple of things that were neat for me to observe this year.
- I was ok with them going off and doing their own thing with their friends. It was fun to watch them interact with others their age.
- It was great to be in with them during our church group time. This was a time for us to not only talk about our day, but then also talk about things of God. The theme this year was “Unplugged”. We discussed things that distract us from God and it was neat to hear them be open and honest even though their “dad” was sitting right there with them.
They both walked away from the week with a desire to grow in their relationship with God. This is the desire that every parent should have when their kids return from camp. Now it is my job to follow up with them and do anything that I can to help them and give them the instruction and resources that they need to accomplish this desire in their heart.
Our 1st slide down that water slide that Ian built at his pool last year. The water wasn’t quite filled up at the time and it was *freezing* cold!! I went down once myself and couldn’t do it again. Halee and Gavin went down a couple of times and enjoyed every minute of it.
The last big snowfall from earlier this year. Just now getting around to posting them.
Skiing with the family at Keystone.
Snowboarding at Keystone using several different camera angles.
I have had these up on Picasa for some time now but forgot to post a link to the new albums on the website. So here they are from some of our summer activities.
There are 2 videos in the Gavin’s 1st Fish that I will also try to post on here.
|1st Day of School 2011|
|Gavin's 1st Fish|
|4th of July 2011|
I just made a quick little trailer using iMovie 11 movie trailer feature. I have been wanting to do it for since getting the new iLife. It was really quick and easy to do. Hope to get a chance to put together a video of all the fun that we had today at the pumpkin patch.
Just uploaded some a new photo album of mostly our kids along with a couple of family photos that we took a couple of weeks back. The kids really enjoy playing on this tree and I have been wanting to get some photos of them on this tree for sometime now. Enjoy!!
|End of Summer 2010|
Halee wrote this last week as a part of not letting the Dad’s feel left out of Mother’s day since they aren’t going to be in school during Father’s Day. I thought it was really awesome, and she knows her daddy!!! Not going to lie got me a little choked up!! I am so blessed with 2 wonderful kids who I love and cherish!