Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday...A Memorial.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fun at Pass Creek

This Saturday the kids and I headed to Pass Creek in Leslie for a little fun. I'm always up for free entertainment and there is nothing more free than exploring the great outdoors. On the way there Collin said, "This is so exciting. I can't wait to throw rocks!"

Collin and Carlee

Collin playing with a big stick he found.

Darling Carlee exploring the mountainside.

Whenever we saw a cave I asked Collin if he wanted to climb up and explore it. He would say, "No way! There might be a bear inside!"

Collin found a small worm that he thought was so cute. He found a baby one too. When he showed it to Carlee she just tried to squish it.

Climbing the hillside. Carlee wanted to follow him but couldn't make it very far up the mountian.

Carlee loved to sit by the edge and throw rocks. She made mommy really nervous though when she would stand too close to the water. I had to hold onto her coat alot just to ease my mind.

Collin tried to find flat rocks to skip but there weren't very many.

He found lots of big ones to throw though and ended up splashing Carlee and I many times.

I saw this ant hill over where Collin was walking. I pointed to it and told Collin to stay away from it. He would look in the opposite direction and say, "Where is it?" I kept telling him to look at me and where I was pointing but he was being stubborn and only looking one direction. Finally when he came by me he saw it. Knucklehead.

Campin' In

Our Memorial Day Weekend started out with clouds and threatened rain. Collin and I wanted to camp outside but since I didn't want to get all wet we settled for a "camp-in" instead. Collin thought I was crazy for wanting to build a tent indoors but he quickly got into the idea.

Our night started out with microwave smores. Carlee and I had ours ate before Collin even finished dinner. (It's so hard to get him to eat!)

Carlee wasn't too sure of what to think about her smore at first. She kind of got mad at me when I heated it up. Once she tasted it though she loved it!

After a quick Carlee bath we had some living room wrestling. Collin loves to wrap himself up in the blanket and pretend he's a blanket monster. He was more like the "toot" monster that night much to Carlee's amusement.

Wrestling the baby!

We built our so called tent by hanging sheets around Collin's bunkbed.

Then we crawled inside to read stories by flashlight and play shadow games. We had alot of fun and Collin asked me when we can do it again!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Finally...A night out!

I went to work yesterday morning excited because I would be getting off early for a long overdue date night. Unfortunately when I got to work and told my co-worker Josie that I was going to try to leave by 1:00 she told me that she had to cover the Mackay clinic so she wouldn't be able to watch the phone. Strike 1. So I thought, no problem. My boss Tresa could watch my office for me. Josie then informed me that Tresa would have to cover the ER because they were shorthanded there. Strike 2. The other girl that covers the front for me was gone too. Strike 3. Out of options I called my disappointed hubby and told him we'd probably have to go another day. It's my fault for not tracking down my boss yesterday to ask for the afternoon off but I came to find out that she was stuck in the ER yesterday too and that's why I couldn't find her.

So, disappointed I got to work and tried to forget the fun we would have had. A little before 2:00 my boss found me and asked if Josie had deserted me. Apparently she forgot that Josie would be working in the Mackay clinic too. I casually mentioned that I wished she was here so I could leave and told her my plans. She said, "Go! We all have lives to lead. Just lock up and go." How cool is my boss! I called Eric and told him we're going after all. On the way there I heard the DJ on the radio ask for caller 10. I thought they were talking about the Las Vegas vacation getaway so I told Eric to call the station. He ended up being caller number 10 but since neither one of us was really listening to what the prize was it ended up being for a free haircut. Oh well, what's free is free.

We also stopped by Farr's jewelry before the movie. I wanted to know how much for sure that I had to save for a camera since I've been wanting a new camera for a long time. When we got there the salesman told us that the camera we were wanting was $250 off right now with both lenses so I ended up walking out of the store with a new camera! Thank goodness we'll be getting our stimulus money next month.

I'm really surprised that I convinced Eric to go to the movie on opening day. I told him most people would probably go on the weekend. I was right and we got our favorite seats with no problem. (Sorry mom it will probably be packed when you go on Saturday!) The movie was awesome. It was really funny too. I'm a big Harrison Ford and Indiana Jones fan so I knew I would love it no matter what. Shia LeBeouff was really good in this film and I can see that he would make a great new Indiana Jones if that's what they are looking towards in future Indy flicks. There were some cheesy lines and unbelievable sequences but hey, if Indiana was a real person he probably would have been dead in the first movie. I know its a movie we'll want for our collection!

Sorry we didn't take you Collin, but the graveyard scene would have scared you too much!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

More dirty kid pics!

We got to enjoy one more nice day outside before the rain and snow came back. I was hoping the weather would be good for Memorial day so Collin and I could camp in our tent outside. It doesn't look like we'll be able to now unless we want to get rained on. I don't know if summer will ever get here! I guess we'll just have to make the best of our weekend inside with the occasional venture outside when the rains stop.

Collin and daddy

Wide mouth Carlee and Collin with his bubbles

Cute Carlee

Trying to ride the motorbike

Boys will be boys