Thursday, July 14, 2011

4th of July, plus some

We had a quiet 4th of July, well, I did.  Lee took the boys to Six Flags that day to use their free Six Flag passes from school.  Active Duty military also got in free that holiday weekend.  I took Elden and the girls to the splash park and we hung out at home the rest of the day.  We met Lee and the other boys at a parking lot to watch the fireworks that evening.   I love fireworks!!!
July 4 2011 Haley Shanna Elden

July 4 2011 fireworks

July 4 2011 Shanna Cal

July 4 2011 Clark

A tired Dad after Six Flags!
July 4 2011 Lee Elden

The next day we met some friends at a splash park before they left.  They have since moved to Hawaii and I hope they are having a wonderful time!  Clark instigated a party, so we brought cupcakes.
July 5 2011 Cal Haley Shanna Elden Clark, Ireland Priddis

Clark and his friend
July 5 2011 Patrick Hippler and Clark

Shanna and Cal bonked heads somehow (there was a LOUD sound) and he cut up his lip pretty bad.  At least it wasn't emergency room worthy!
July 5 2011 Cal

July 5 2011 Clark and Patrick Hippler

July 5 2011 Elden (2)

Lee has been enjoying seeing his garden grow.  We will miss the most productive garden time I think, but we are going to tell our friends to come pick tomatoes or zucchini whenever they want...before new people move in.

Lee got this cucumber plant to climb up to create (obviously) a hanging cucumber plant. Nature is amazing!
July 5 2011 Elden Cal Haley

Our hanging cucumbers...these particular ones have since been eaten.
July 5 2011 hanging cucumbers (2)

We enjoyed going to another park/splash park/river area last week.  I have been heading up some playgroups as of late, and it's been fun getting together with other friends.
July 7 2011 Shanna Haley Cal

July 7 2011 Shanna Cal

July 7 2011 Shanna

July 7 2011 Elden

July 7 2011 Cal Haley Shanna

July 7 2011 Shanna Cal Elden Haley

July 7 2011 Elden (2)

July 7 2011 Haley

July 7 2011 Cal and frog

Right when we were leaving, and of course I told the kids no and they didn't listen, they went to the splash park and got all wet.  So I stayed longer and let them play (like the wonderful parenting of rewarding them for not listening?).  They loved it.  I did cut out shopping.  One of my children wanted to stop at a couple of stores after the park.  That did not happen.  I was not going to take 5 sopping wet kids to the store.
July 7 2011 Cal Clark Shanna Haley Elden

Last Saturday Lee and I went on a date to the Roubidoux River. We got some yummy snacks and then took a walk along the river.  It was very pretty and there were barely any gnats!
July 9 2011 Ruth and Lee Roubidoux Spring

July 9 2011 Roubidoux Spring Walkway

There's a brief update!  We are busy getting ready to move!


Roger said...

Wow, you guys stay busy! Good luck with the move and we will miss seeing you next week!

Lena said...

Fun times!

Lena said...

Good stuff. Nice that you can get out and about.

andyandsteph said...

Awesome cucumbers! I really like that idea. That's fun that Clark and Cal went to Six Flags, I bet they had a really great time with Lee. I can't wait to see you next week!

Lois said...

Cool cucumbers! And it looks like you had a fun 4th! I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited for you to come out by me!!!!