Monday, July 23, 2012

While Daddy and Mama are away the kids will play!

Isaac has discovered the joy of the slip and slide!

The very biggest blessing about the house we are living in right now is the beautiful back yard the kids get to play in.

There have been severl days now that Miss Cathryn has set up the slip and slide and the kids have spent hours outside.

I cannot get enough of this sweet boy in hiw swim suit and his goggles! I think there is nothing cuter!

Caitlyn loves to be in the water, she has a little frog pool (pictures to come shortly) that she could spend all day in if we let her! I cannot wait until she is up and walking and running after her brother. There is nothing more precious than her cute little self in her swim suit, and sun hat splashing around in the water!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Week at VBS

Isaac got to go to VBS for the first time this year and I don't know who was more excited, Mama or him!
He was in a class with his very dear friend and his teacher was Miss Cathryn. Miss Cathryn hangs out with the kids on the days mama has to go to work.

Isaac went to the church every morning, Monday - Friday for 4 hours. He got to learn all about Jesus!

He learned the most fabulous gons, he still sings them almost every day! He learned to trust God.
It made me such a proud mama to watch him participate in his class. I love watching him learn about the one I love most. I am looking forward to the next few years of VBS as a regular summer activity!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Road Trip, Just the 3 of us...

I am a little behind in blogging, two kids keep me busy. In June,Andrew started a new job. Praise the Lord! We have been praying for him to have a new job for a while.

So, one weekend in June the kids and I packed up and headed out for our first road trip. Andrew had to work, so it was just the kids and I, Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts, Uncle and Isaac's cousin Mercedes. 

The drive was fun. The kids and I had fun in the van, Mercedes even hung out with us. When we got to South Dakota, we stopped for dinner at Pizza Hut. The drive was one of my favorite parts of the trip.

We stayed at a camp ground, in cabins. The kids loved every minute of it.  We swam in the pool, we cooked by the fire, we had smores.

We took the kids to see Mt. Rushmoore and Isaac LOVED it. He still talks about it. 

One of the best memories of the trip  was when Isaac completed the Jr. Ranger program. He had to answer all these questions about Mt. Rushmoore and the animals around the park.

It was only fitting that he got a ranger hat to celebrate. And he LOVES it! I happen to think it is the cutest thing ever!

Isaac played in the dirt, what little boy won't love to shovel dirt?

CAitlyn discovered lots of new foods, powered sugar donuts, scones, and her favorite teething toy while we were gone was a chicken bone.

We took Isaac to Bear Country, a favorite! He loved driving around and looking at all the bears. It was so fun to watch him see everything!

Ice cream was a regular part of the trip. It is tradition really, this little boy loves ice cream!

It was a fun trip! It was a good weekend and I got to soak up all the mama time a  mama could ever want. It was a fun for me. I missed Andrew, I missed sitting with him by the fire and snuggling in our sleeping bag. I missed the way we hang out and relax together, I missed my man. It was good to be home, it was a good trip.