Tonight for Cahl and Jasen's scouts, they had a water game night at the park. I went over a little early to help set up, and ended up staying the whole time. Hunter and Brinley had a great time on the giant slip and slide, and the water balloon fight!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Brinley signed up for a gymnastics camp this summer, and she loves it! She goes for an hour a week, and has done so well on the bars, balance beam, and working on her handstands. She told us how much she wanted a balance beam at home, and I happened to find one on craigslist! She is so thrilled!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
This weekend we went camping with our friends the Moody's. We went up by Warm Lake, and it was so much fun! We haven't family camped with tents in many years, so it was a nice change from using the camper. Saturday morning we went on an easy hike up to a hot springs, and the kids had so much fun wading in and playing.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Since Tristan and Jasen were both elected in the Order of the Arrow last month, and Cahl was elected as an adult member, the next step to becoming an OA member is to go through and "Ordeal." The ordeal is basically going up to Camp Morrison, spending 24 hours in complete silence, while working together in groups to clean up the campsites and get everything ready for the summer camps to begin. So up they went with our group of 8 boys and 2 adults, to join about 200 other new members. After the introductions Friday evening, they were sent off to sleep under alone the stars in the woods. They spent Saturday in silence cleaning up the campsites and the beach, gathering firewood, and setting up the big wall tents for the summer counselors. At the end of the day, they finished off with another ceremony and earned their sashes and Order of the Arrow member status.
Today was the last day of Brinley's cheer and dance camp, and all the girls put on a performance for the parents. They worked in groups by age, and each performed a cheer and a dance, then the whole group also performed. Brinley was a little shy on the first day, but she quickly opened up and had a great time! She's already said she wants to do it again next summer!
Friday, June 3, 2016
Today was the last day of school for this year. Cahl and I went and had a picnic lunch with Hunter and Brinley, then went to Brinley's kindergarten graduation. It's bittersweet that she is our youngest babe, and is already growing up into a little lady. We are so proud of her- her intelligence and hard work, her kindness and love for those around her. She has done so well this year, and is among the top of her class.