Saturday, September 24, 2011

Field Day

Tyler had Field Day at school. The entire school participates. They set up races and all the kids compete against each other. Everyone gets a ribbon. It is really fun to watch. All the kids love Timber, he is the school mascot. Katie wanted to follow him around everywhere.

The first race of the day for Tyler was the shoe throw. He got 2nd place in that event.
Then we moved on to the "sac race". That isn't Tyler's strong point, he ended up in 6th place. Better luck next year.
He ran the 40 yard dash. There are some fast kindergartners. I love the smile on his face!The run around the school. He did good. He got 3rd.
Receiving his ribbon
Tyler truly excelled in the long jump. He got 1st place. I guess the boy can hop.

Last was the go-cart race. He left the start line in a hurry. He ended up getting 2nd which is fantastic. His bike riding really helped him out on this race. He was determined to finish strong. Look at the look on his face. FOCUSED!
He had a great time. The weather was nice, a little windy but nice sun shine. I love being able to participate in Tyler's life, to be able to support him in his activities.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Katie's Bike

We bought Katie a bike a few months ago and I haven't ever posted her picture of her and her bike. She LOVES it! Her and Tyler would ride all day if they could. I love that we live on a cul-de-sac so we can ride and not worry about to many cars. The kids love riding in the front because there is so much more space than our sidewalk in the back. Hopefully soon, she will be riding without training wheels.

Tyler is still loving his scooter. When his friend Brad is over they take turns on the scooter and Tyler's bike. Notice, neither of my kiddos are wearing shoes.

1st Time Camping

We took the kids camping to Estes Park. It was the 1st time they have gone camping and they loved it! The best thing about camping for them was the fire. Tyler and Katie LOVED the fire! We had a hard time starting the fire because it was raining and wet. We finally got it started and it was nice to be able to sit around the fire together.
Tyler and Katie loved roasting the marshmallows and cooking hot dogs over the fire. They asked if we could do it again. So maybe next summer we can do it again.

The next morning we drove into town and this is what we saw....yup, an elk crossing the road. He had no cares in the world. He didn't even know there were cars around him.

We walked around a lake and it was beautiful! The sky was perfectly blue, the water had fish in it, the temperature was great. It was a nice day.

I love this picture! The sun was coming up, the rays from the sun, mixed with the smoke from the fire....I think it is amazing!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bastian Family Reunion

Over Labor Day weekend we went to Idaho to the Bastian Family Reunion. It was so nice to see family and meet family. We had a fantastic time once we got there. It took us 15 hours to drive. We stopped a lot!
We stayed at Merrill & Darlene's. They have a beautiful home and the feeling inside their home is just as beautiful. We got to meet some of their children, which are Brad's cousins. Tyler and Katie thought they were in heaven having a trampoline in the back yard. Tyler went for a ride on the wheeler and they got to shoot off rockets and launch water bottles. It was beautiful weather, great company and food. Brad and I are the Bocce Ball champs.
On our way home we decided to go through Utah instead of Wyoming. It is so nice to have something to look at besides open plains. We visited with a good friend of mine from high school. It was so good to see her and meet her cute kids.
We can't wait to do it again!

Gone Fishin'

Have you heard the song "Gone Fishin'" by Louie Armstrong and Bing Crosby....well, I love that song. When we went fishing as a family I thought about that song. Tyler had been asking to go fishing for a long time, okay all summer long so we finally did it. We bought a pole, a license, some worms and bait and headed to the lake. We had a great time! Tyler is AWESOME at casting. He did better than I did.
Katie, well she didn't like it so much. She hung out in the van watching a movie and munching on some chips. Maybe she isn't old enough to enjoy it just yet. I think this might become a family tradition for us.

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