Monday, August 24, 2009

Ward Campout!

Last weekend we went on ward camp out! We're not really campers, so we always borrow stuff from my parents, but this was the second one this summer. Caleb's hooked now, and we've had a lot of fun. But I still have minimum running water and bathrooms...I know that's not officially roughing it, but that's about as outdoorsy as you're going to find me!

Friday evening we had fun roasting you can, see Caleb loved that. But mostly just the eating the marshmallows part! Bryce mostly just ate graham crackers, but he was perfectly happy with that too!

Caleb had a lot of fun with a few of his friends, Lydia and Cora. Cora was so good about posing for me, and Caleb loved the picture, so he did his own version of it!

And here's a picture of Bryce working on his walk...he is such a little stinker...I haven't been able to catch him walking on video because he refuses to do it as soon as I get out the camera! He's been walking for a few weeks, but getting braver, so one of these days I actually have proof!

We had a lot of fun making new friends with people in the ward at the camp out. It's definitely something we'll have to do again.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Famous Artwork

Perhaps this artwork isn't famous yet, but I'm pretty sure it will be one day. I continue to marvel at my kids development (except for Bryce's lack of walking...but he'll get a big blog entry when that happens!) especially with Caleb because it's new for me too. I know my kids aren't necessarily smarter or more advanced than other kids (well, I do kind of think that, what self respecting parent wouldn't?) but I'm just proud of them and want to showcase their talents. So here are some of Caleb's more amusing and impressive drawings as of late.

This is a picture of a slide at Water World. (We went there a couple of weeks ago.) The slide starts at the top right and lands in the tiny roundish pool at the bottom. I guess he spent as much time looking at the maps as we did!

Caleb spends an inordinate amount of time drawing trains. This picture is extra cute I think. It's Toby the tram engine from Thomas.

This next picture is of a pirate ship. Did you notice the skull and crossbones on the flag? And the pirate has a patch over his eye! The pirate ship is carrying a "vacuum train" of all things, (shocker right?) but I love the ship floating under the moon. And the random arrow.

I love this one because he copied it. This is a penguin cupcake family. I just got the book "Hello Cupcake," which has a ton of fabulous and relatively easy cupcake decorating ideas. Caleb decided to draw the picture on the back. I am so impressed with how well he copied the picture! (I included the front cover of the book in case you want to get's so fun!)

This last one made Jon-Michael and me laugh the hardest. This is a creative version of some musical instruments...Trumpets? Tubas? But at the bottom is a picture of a flute, being played by none other than Homer Simpson.

This is the kind of thing I love about being a parent.