Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kanakuk K-Kountry

DF went to overnight camp for the first time last week.  It was harder on me than I expected not being able to talk or check in, but good for me as well.  He LOVED it, more than I thought even.  He was not ready to leave!  Last night he said he was "camp sick".  Never got homesick once, and grew in maturity, spirit, and character.  What a great experience he had, and little sister is adamant that she will join him next year... we shall see! I'd love for her to go, but she seems awfully young.  We are proud of this boy, and his awards for 100% and the overall camp award of Unsung Hero.

Father's Day Weekend

We have a new water skier!  DF learned to get up on skis and went in circles, he loved it and asks to go all the time now! We are proud of him, and are going to work with Nora next! :)

We are proud and thankful for Franklin, he's nailing the whole dad thing.  Lyndon painted a picture of Maple for him that was a surprise and really great!  We also got to spend time with a pretty special Grandpa, whom these kids adore!  We are thankful for him, and Pops, and all of the men in our lives that mean so much to us!

Ikey learns to swim!

It was Isaac's turn for swim lessons with Mrs. Amanda Morgan and he had some ups and downs, but overall did wonderfully and can swim to the side of the pool on his own now.  He still needs some practice but he can do it!  We are proud of this little guy, and it sure makes me feel a little better now that we live on water!

Little Equestrian

Nora went to horse camp this week at Riding in Style and she learned SO much!  She can saddle her own horse, with a western and english saddle.  Walk a horse on a lead rope, learned how to care for a horse and brush it.  She learned the parts of the body and how to ride/ give commands.  She is now asking for a horse- ha!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Camp Extravaganza!

Nora and DF have started the summer day camp scene with a bang-

Nora went to Art camp for 1/2 day, Soccer camp, and DF went to Football camp, and soccer camp and then we had a "dock day" at our house which means we invited a bunch of friends to swim off the dock and had a water balloon fight, popsicles and more.  Nora also had a tee ball game, and we met friends at the club for swimming one evening! 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


We went to Perdido Key, Florida last week and skipped the last week of school.  We beat the crowds and got a jump start on our summer!  We went with the Choates, Herndons and Mammers joined us too.  We relaxed and have not been gone that long in years.  We are more 3-4 day people so a full week away was so nice!   DF was in the water for hours and loved it, the waves and going out as far as he could without being called back in.  Isaac loved the sand and playing with that and Nora, liked it all but mostly wanted the pool :)
Nora, DF and I went parasailing together and it was "better than they thought it would be"  neither one was afraid and they seem to love adventure like their momma!  Isaac and Franklin waited on land for us, but got to ride the banana boat out to pick us up!

Nora had an especially great time because she turned 6 years old at the beach.  She got a mermaid skirt, had a beach cake from Publix and we went to the Crabtrap for dinner that has a beach playground.  She loved every minute and all the attention that she got!  I still can't believe she is six years old, but I think it will be a great year for her and she is sure looking taller and taller.  Speaking of that, DF is too and measured himself on our measuring stick at home and he's grown 2 full inches in 5 months!  These kids just keep on growing!!!!