Monday, June 24, 2013

Scout Camp for Joshua

Joshua needed to be to the meeting spot for Scout Camp by 3:45AM this morning! So early!  After a 3 hour drive, they will have to hike in with their gear to camp, which will be about 1 mile. Still, he has been both excited and nervous about going.  He is happy to be going with good friends, especially his friend, A.  Would you believe that there is rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow??  It's June!!  Regardless, I know he is prepared and is in good hands. It will be fun to hear about his adventures when he returns!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

3 Teeth Pulled :(

What a trooper!  T had to have 3 teeth pulled yesterday.  One tooth was becoming infected.  The other 2 had to come out because of crowding.  He did better than I thought.  He was anxious to get his teeth into a glass of water to "grow" money.  He even later joked that he looks like Patrick from SpongeBob, as he smiled with his ONE big tooth grin!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

First Zip Line Ride for the Family

 I am so excited for my ride!! I got to go first :)

 J is ready for launch!!  When that door opens, it's time to GO!
 B wasn't too sure he really wanted to go at this point, but it was TOO LATE!  He did end up loving it!!
 N is ready to go!

 That's J at the top of the photo coming in at the landing
G as he was coming in at the landing

 B and Mom
We took the family up to beautiful Park City toward the end of our Utah adventures.  I have always wanted to do a zip line.  Not only did I get to go, we all did except T because he's too little.  The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect.  We rode the lift up the mountain, which was very calming.  We had to wait in line at the top for almost an hour.  Luckily my parents were able to hang out with T down at the bottom.  We all loved it!!  B wasn't sure as he was getting into the harness, but it was really at the point of no return!  He ended up loving it and enjoying the ride.  It was a fun family adventure and I'm so glad we were able to do it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Trip to the Cement Slides

We needed to get out of the house yesterday.  So, we grabbed what cardboard we had and headed over to the cement slides.  It was a perfect early afternoon to go.  Not crowded at all. Not too hot ... yet.  T got a lot of runs down the slides.  J only went down a few times before tripping at the end and really scraping himself up.  Poor guy!  We stayed for a little while and then I took the boys through the McD's drive-thru to grab dollar menu grub.  Then we relaxed in our home for the afternoon because it was SO hot outside.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nor Cal Cousins Renunion

 Me, Jack, Johnathon, Leslie, Brett, Janette, and Lisa
 Johnathon and me!
We FINALLY got a few of us Atwood cousins together on Memorial Day.  Leslie hosted, which worked out great because she really is centrally located between the 4 of us cousins.  We kept trying to figure out the last time we saw each other.  The last time I saw Janette was at our grandfather's funeral in '92, and Johnathon was in '97.  That's just wrong!  Another cousin was hoping to make it, but we had to change the day of the get-together so it didn't work out for her.  [We missed you, Debie!]  We had yummy rosemary kabobs and many yummy side dishes. Johnathon's guacamole was amazing!  We just chatted and laughed ... and laughed some more.  Lots of memories and lots of catching up.  I came by myself because my boys already has some plans and G had to take on-call at the hospital.  He had a great day with the boys.  When I arrived home, they were in the middle of an exciting game of Uno.  Anyway, I had a wonderful time visiting with everyone.  And, I was SO happy that I didn't hit any traffic going home!  I was gearing up for a mess, but it was clear.  We are all wanting to get something on the calendar SOONER than later, so that time doesn't slip away from us. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

J's Webelos Pins

We have been hard at work in our Webelos Den.  I am the assistant leader and we really do keep these boys busy!! There is just SO much to cover in Webelos! At our last Pack Meeting a few days ago, he earned 4 pins:  Citizen, Naturalist, Readyman, and Scholar.    J loves going to Cub Scouts and being with his friends.  We do have a lot of fun, too!!