Monday, July 21, 2008

Boy's camp!

Well Mark went to boy's camp and came home on Friday! He had a blast! They got to go canoing, fishing, learn how to shoot a gun(but I didn't allow Mark to shoot one), had a big water fight against the staff! And many other things I am sure he didn't tell me about! LOL! He was honorary mention for "camper of the year" which allows him to go free next year if were to have won! That is quite an honor!

Ummmm... what else? Well he came home and just started crying when he walked in the door! I asked him what was wrong, he said nothing, he was just happy to be home! That was so sweet! The kids went running to him when they heard the door open and hollered "MARK"!!!! It was nice homecoming for the first day or so then things got back to normal... fighting and bickering...LOL wouldn't be my life without that.

Oh, when I asked him which week he liked best, Junior(which is bible camp) or Boy's (which is not) he was very quick to answer he, "Junior b/c I like that there was a lot of Bible!" That's my boy! Make Mama proud!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NYR here we come!

I am so excited! We fianlly get to go to NYR this year. We haven't went for several years. We found a sitter for the 2 youngest kids and we are taking Mark and Alexis with us! And also maybe our friends daughter too! YAY! Please comment if you are going to NYR or know ppl who are. I would love to know who we might run into!

The Rounds kids are FISH!

It has blown me away how the kids are so much like fish this summer. We have been blessed with enough money to get a pool pass this summer and they have been swimming all the time! Alexis can now back dive and flip off the boards! SHE IS SIX! No floaties!
Mark can swim awesome too, he hasn't got quite as brave as Lex though! Hannah wants to go without floaties too but mommy insists. Ethan will beg and beg to go down the slide! "Ride, ride!" He will say time and time again!

At our pool he can only go down during family hour and same with Hannah! Unless they can swim from the bottom of the slide to the edge by themselves with no floaties then they have to go with a parent or be caught, and that can only happen during family hour which is 6-7pm. Ethan doesn't quite understand that. I am thinking about doing a pool party for JR's B'day too! I think we would have a great time. Kinda depends on the $ situation, too.

These pics were taken at the cub scout pool party on July 5th! They were rewarded for cleaning the park after the 4th celebration!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Where do I begin?

We have been so insanely busy! We have been at camp and trying to squeeze a family vacation and trip to Adventureland! Plus try to get my DR and Kitchen painted and get our basement cleaned up from the floods. This is all why I haven't been doing much blogging lately! I am up to my ears in projects. I would love to squeeze some scrapbooking in all this but I know it is on the backburner for now.

I plan to post some pics form camp sometime. But for now I will just let you all know Mark had a first up in Bible drills for quoting a verse! "That's my BOY!"

We had a really great time. I cried when it was time to go! Those girls really touched my heart! Being a dorm mom was my calling this last week! I had some really good talks with some of them! Girls I love you! I will be praying for you all this year and can't wait to see you again next year!