Starting on Monday, Danny asked around the clock to take Elie to see Chuck E Cheese. On Friday Dave and Lori had a date night and we took the kids out for pizza. It was a great time.
The merry go round.
So, there is this pony ride, that all of the kids just sit on, but you are supposed to actually control the horse and try to win the race. All night Dan was waiting for the 3 year old girls to get off so that he could show them how it is done. He finally got his chance with the kids looking on longingly. He didn't' do much better than the preschoolers.
The Schmidts brought their jeep, and Danny was in heaven pretending to drive.
Aspen joined us in the morning
Danny was pounding the watermelon. Notice the juice that has run down his belly and onto his pants. After everyone packed up, the three of us headed to the river and had tons of fun swimming, floating, and jumping. I'm ready to go back and do it again.
I had the awesome opportunity of going to California for 6 days with my college roommates. Mary was getting married in Santa Rosa, and I wasn't going to miss it for anything. After arriving very very late on Tues. night, we were up bright and early Wed. morning to venture into the redwoods for a ropes course. Here is Becky with the "lobster claws" that we needed for the course.
hiking up the mt. with our gear. Mary's parents and her sisters joined us
Our first adventure of the morning was the big scary swing. Mary knew how to run all of the obstacles, so she climbed up the tree first to get everything ready
After the big swing we hiked further up the mountain to the ropes course. This was a lot of fun because we were all able to be up in the trees at the same time. Beck was the first up showing us how it is done.
Show off! Right about here is where my knees started to shake, and this girl's doing a jig