Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Celebrations and Outdoor Fun

It was Auntie Marta's birthday on Sabbath. It is usually during Camp Meeting time so they are never around to celebrate. We surprised her with 2 of her favorite cakes. Uncle Jeff had other plans for the rest of her day only she did not know about them yet, we all did.
Briana eating her watermelon and saying how good it is.
Russell and Chloe pushing Briana around on a toy after lunch.
Auntie Marta was told she was going on a hike after church and to plan for rain, heat, mud and water. So she did. He brought her to Moonshine Lake which is by Spirit River. There, Mom and Dad had the tent all set up for them and they were camping for the night. We all showed up for supper and to roast marshmallows. Auntie Marta is opening her present and smelling the wax.
Victoria relaxing and watching.
Grandpa showed Russell and Chloe how to roast marshmallows.
Chloe is learning the art.
At the campground there are paved trails and the kids had a great time on their bikes.
Ready for bed.
We stayed overnight at Mom and Dad's and than went quading the next day. Russell and Chloe have not enough of playing in the river so off we went.
Curtis let Russell drive most of the way.
Curtis is teaching the kids how to skip rocks. We didn't bring Chloe's swimming suit, so she took off her shorts and just wore her panties. It was so cute. The weather was hot and the cold water was refreshing. The clothes dried fast as well.

Russell and Chloe found some sticks and pretending they were explorers. It was nice to have a day with the family. Curtis has been working lots and not been home much. We had supper together on Friday and Chloe made the comment that Daddy has not been home for supper in a long time. This week is off to a better start, suppers together again. I will post a Smilebox of the scenery we came across this weekend. It is too beautiful to leave out. I thought I had taken enough pictures so I left the camera in the truck when we went to this other location to quad. Curtis spotted a momma black bear and 2 cubs. We stood at the top of the hill and watched them. Then we went quading in that area. Good thing the quads are loud and we made our presence known. When the black bear heard us, she took her cubs away.

1 comment:

The Letniaks said...

Water is ALWAYS so refreshing on those hot days!