Sunday, July 24, 2011

BYOB-Bring Your Own Boat

Last year my family started a new annual Pioneer Day tradition.  We meet at the lake for a day of boating.  The only requirement is you bring your own homemade boat.  Last year we were restricted to cardboard boats only, so most of them didn't float very long, except my dad's.  Last year my dad built a cardboard canoe which was covered in plastic, duct tape and designed to hold about 300 lbs.  Being that he is an engineer, his boat stayed afloat for nearly 3 hours.  This year we took an "anything goes" approach.  My kids built their boat with a plastic bin and lots of 2 liter bottles.  My brother came with a pretty cool tug boat, my mom didn't quite finish hers an we also had a few inflatable boats.  We had tons of fun paddling around and enjoying a day in the sun :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

God Bless America

Well I finally got around to putting up my Patriotic Decor.  It's a good thing it's still July.  Better late than never I guess.

A Walk in the Park

Today was a great day for a walk in the park.  We played in the creek, saw a bird's nest in a tree, some chickens and a family of ducks.  We also played at the playground with Grandma.  Sometimes it's nice to slow down a bit and just enjoy life.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baseball Season

Baseball season has come to an end.  This year Whitney played on an all girls coach pitch team and loved it and Cody played Little Leauge.  His team took 1st Place, Go Astros!!!