Friday, July 31, 2009

Staller Campout- First Edition

We had a great time last week camping. Well, MOST of us had a great time. We got to our campsite early Tuesday morning, set up and then went for a well deserved swim! Here's a pic of the girls on the drive. All Vivian could talk about for days leading up was going camping and sleeping in the tent.

Day two was rain, rain, and then some more rain. Everyone, except Mom and Dad ended up with a little water in their tent. Ours stayed completely dry, except for my shoulder! It was WET when we got up. We spent most of the day in a pavillion. We had pancakes for breakfast and then built a fire later. It could have been worse.

Day three was much better. All of our stuff finally dried out and we spent the day enjoying the outdoors. Kids went fishing, and on boat rides. Brent caught and the ATE a crawfish . . .gross. Then for supper we went to Berne for Swiss Days. Natalie and Dad tried out a "new look" that got LOTS of looks, and a few giggles! The kids had lots of fun dancing to the polka band "Joe Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band". They were pretty good!

Day Four was spent at the pool. We all got a little sun- I got a little too much and burned my legs. That evening we had our skit performances and awards ceremony and everyone got to walk the red carpet.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sometimes great things just happen, and sometimes they don't.

Like this picture! I was outside taking some pictures of Nathan and was able to sneak this cute photo of Viv. She's hard to photograph now because she does the CHEESE smile, that's not so much a smile, and more of a grimace showing all of her teeth at once. Not too cute. This pic was so cute that I thought I'd try to snap a few of Sophie as well. She would have none of it and just kept saying "I don't like it". Here are two of my "favorites. Aimee- does this face look familiar???
And, then here's the boy that we took all the trouble of getting the camera out for. I can't believe he's 6 months old already. He's a sweet boy! He babbles, laughs for the girls, rolls over and has even started pushing himself on to his knees. I'm NOT ready for that! He is such a good baby though, content and sweet!