Monday, August 26, 2013

August Fun!

August went by in a flash! I don't know where it went...swoosh and out the door :)

Gabe had swimming lessons with his friends Alex and Lizzie!

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We went camping again with some more friends where we really roughed it. We tried to find a walk-in campsite but by the time we got up there on a Friday, they had all been taken. So we tried out their dispersed sites aka no running water and no toilets! So Archie dug a latrine and we headed to a store and got some extra water. It was really fun. We camped really close to a forest enclosure and the kids went and played in their all day. We ate yummy food and had some yummy beers and a campfire to end both nights :)

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We made Magic Power Shields and talked about the Plains Native Americans and listened to some fantastic music while creating art and learning of other cultures!

Gabe's magic power shield. We learned about the Plains Native Americans today :)

A transformer near our neighborhood blew out the other night and knocked out the power for a few hours. So we gathered with our neighbors and talked and let the kids play outside till the lights came back on.

We had fires on the other side of the mountain that made for some pretty sweet sunsets and clouds.

There were some sweet clouds going on today :)

Archie had his work party at Cow-a-Bunga water park and it was spectacular for Gabe! He keeps asking when we can go back :)

Fun times at Cowabunga Bay!!!!

And he has started soccer this year. He's had his first practice and his first game happens tomorrow night. He signed up with his neighbor friend and so far loving it! Sports for your kids become so much better when you are not coaching :) Yay to enjoying soccer this year!

So it's been a fantastic month and now onto school! Gabe starts his second year of preschool next week.

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Sunday fun times with friends

Battle Creek Sunday hike!!!!
Sunday hike with Gabe

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And can't resist Shadow

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Or Wolfy