Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer so far

Well, we are a month into our summer vacation and the kids and I wasted no time in having some fun.  First up was the beach.  Perfect day, perfect weather, and perfectly calm water.  Next was the movies.  Our local theater has dollar movies twice a week all summer long.  Happy Feet 2 for $3 total and the bonus was that none of us had seen it.  Mini-golf was also on our to-do list.  It was fun and all of us got a hole-in-one!  Alex also finished martial arts for the summer and earned his orange belt.  Finally, we went back to the movies-this time the drive-in.  We have lived here 8 years and this is the first time we have gone.  The kids loved it and thought it was so much fun to sit in the car and watch a movie.  We've had a great summer so far and squeezed in with all these things we have been doing was a week a cub scout camp for Alex, a pack meeting where Alex received his Wolf badge and 2 weeks of day camp for both kids.  Tomorrow we leave for our trip to Canada, ready for more fun!
Buried in the sand.

Ava's turn.

Loving the beach!


Orange belt!

Waiting for "Brave" to start.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Scout Camp

This year was Alex's 2nd year at cub scout camp and he was really looking forward to it.  I signed up to walk with the den for 2 days and I picked the best 2 days to walk.  The first day the temperature was in the mid 90's and the second day we got rained on (at least it didn't start pouring until lunchtime).  However, despite the heat and rain, Alex had a great time (and so did I).  He got to shoot a BB gun, learned to play ultimate frisbee, caught a couple of fish, shot a bow and arrow, learned about different constellations, whittled something out of soap, and made a stand for his Pinewood Derby car.

Our boys-Pack 989.

Aiming for the target.

Alex with his friend, Dallin.

With fish #1 (magnifying glass required).

Trying to keep dry.