Friday, August 19, 2011

Camping at Grandma Char's

One weekend in July Russ took the boys down to Hastings to Grandma Char's house.  Eric and I got an evening with out kids and the boys got an evening with out us.  The plan was to camp in the back yard but it was one of those weekends were it was 100 degrees out so we decided against it.  The boys did get to enjoy a new pool they bought and a trip to a carnival. 
On Saturday night Eric and I went down also to spend the night and even though it was hotter than an oven we had a fire just so we could have smores.  Char and Randy do have a camper parked in their driveway (with air) so on Saturday night Chase got his 1st camping experience inside a camper with a tv/movie & air conditioning.  Not exactly roughing it but it's the kind of camping his mommy prefers too.

Pennington County Fair!

The boys and I headed up to TRF for the county fair in July. We spent an extra couple days to visit with the family.  Chase loved the kiddie rides.  He rode the motorcycles and 4-wheelers over and over again.  He even tried some of the bigger rides that spin to much for me these days. 

Here are some pictures of Chase and Bridger on the rides.

My mom paid for the boys to go into these bubbles and run around.  We were the only ones at the bubbles at the time so Chase and Bridger had no idea what to do in them.  They just sat there for 10 mins finally at the end jumping around.  They couldn't hear very well as we sat outside the bubbles yelling at them trying to tell them what to do. 

Brayden on the other hand didn't get to ride.  He spent most of the day in the stroller.  He really didn't mind it with all the new yummy snacks he was getting.  Below he is trying some fresh lemonade for the 1st time.  He liked it!!
But in the end the fair and the heat proved to be too much for the little guy.
An attempt at a family shot.  Of course Brayden was ready for the camera with his cheezy smile.

Brayden may not have gotten to ride any fair rides but at Grandma's later he got to ride the Fisher Price zebra naked!! HAHA!!  He looks to be enjoying the ride.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Here we come Disney World (in Oct)

Eric really wanted to take his 2nd week of vacation this year and head to a warmer spot with the boys.  So we are heading to FL again this fall.  We are going to stay at his boss's house in Anna Marie Island.  We picked a week in October. Even though there isn't snow here (a lot anyway) it's a warmer month in FL.  So we can enjoy the beach and ocean a little more than last time.  When we went 2 years ago in November the days were warm enough but the days were also shorter so by 6:00 it was dark out. 
Uncle Russ will be joining us this time for part of the vacation as will Grandma Char & Grandpa Randy.  We are taking the kids to the "Happiest Place on Earth".  We know they boys won't remember much (only in the 100 pictures I take) but none of us has been to Disney World so excited to get out there and see what everyone is always talking about.  Chase is exicted to see were Mickey Mouses lives. I think he'll be looking for the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" from the tv show.  And with his love of the fair rides from a couple weeks ago (a post to come of that soon) I think he will enjoy riding as well. 

So with that looking forward to an extra warm dose of sunshine this fall to go ontop of the great hot summer we have had!!!