Thursday, December 8, 2011
Blogger is not letting me publish any pictures, so you'll have to believe me when I say the month of July was fun with the kids each taking a summer camp class down at the Museum of Natural Science. It was about a 45 minute drive every day (each way), but with the classes staggered, it allowed me to take each kiddo through the exhibits. Jarin and I also rode the train around Hermann Park. Justin and I spent a morning at the Holocast Museum as well. It was very educational for both boys. We also did a family outing in July down to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Houston is full of different museums and I think we just scratched the surface of all there is to see in the Museum district.
Posted by Traci K at 9:05 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2011
On the 4th of July the boys decided to man a water station on our local 5 mile race for Boy Scout service hours. I decided to bike it. I finished in 25 minutes, making my average about 5 mph. Not the best, but I was just happy to finish.:) I plan to do a 5K with my sister on Thanksgiving morning (YMCA's Turkey Dash). The boys will join us, with Jarin doing the 1 mile kids race and Justin doing the 5K with us. We'll be running/walking that one, before we go home to indulge in turkey and the trimmings.
Posted by Traci K at 5:48 AM
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
When Mike and Justin were away at summer camp, Tami came for a visit. One night, she and Jarin practiced yoga in the living room.
Trying to get him into a headstand.
And we bought Jarin a hula hoop. He's actually very good at it!
Stretching with Maddie's leash
Auntie Tami with Maddie and Jarin
Posted by Traci K at 7:36 AM
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I thought this might be an appropriate picture to post today...Veteran's Day. The other flags in the background are the flags from each state who had a Scout Troop camping there.
Amphitheater and pool area
Starting fire from lint and flint
Posted by Traci K at 8:24 AM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
At summer camp this year Justin took a "Wilderness Survival" Merit Badge class. They had to build a shelter and sleep in it for the night.
I'm impressed at the skills of these 4 boys
Just one of the many benefits of being a Boy Scout. I don't worry too much anymore about him.
Posted by Traci K at 7:33 AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I only had one kiddo to take pictures of on Field Day...Jarin! I helped with the "Dress the Scarecrow" station for the first hour, then I was free to move around with Jarin's class. I must say though, that I had the best station of them all. The object was to form lines (relay race style). Four "Scarecrows" were chosen and the clothes layed in a pile before them. Each child had to run down and put something else on the scarecrow until he/she was fully dressed. Then they had to undress the scarecrow back to he/she's original outfit. It was a hilarity of a relay. Here is Jarin in a few clothing items. Just getting started.
These poor girls. It took the two of them just to get the overalls on him and pull them up.
The scarecrow had to adjust his overalls.
Then it was on to the cafeteria for the floor scooters.
Pass the sponge was a good game to cool them off in the hot sun.
And volleyball with the huge soccer ball.
And the parachute. There were a few other booths, but I didn't get pictures of all of them.
A fun day for the kids!
Posted by Traci K at 8:04 AM
On Memorial Day we attended Adena and Nick J's wedding in Cameron. The bridesmaids looked beautiful (Jaycee, Alicia, Sarah and Atrisha). Jr. bridesmaids: Darcie and Joani. Flower girls: Tyleigh and Talia
The wedding was at Randy & Franci D's house in Cameron. The setting was beautiful with the valley below.
Tyleigh and Talia were incredibly cute.
The happy couple.
Posted by Traci K at 7:56 AM