Monday, September 6, 2010

There's A Pool On Our Patio

We inherited this pool from Grandma Brenda and Grandpa Russ. It has been waiting for us to move to be set up. Now that we are all settled in the rental we decided to check it out.

Grandpa Tim drove up to help us with some projects, including getting the pool up. We needed to track down some mats to put under it and patch some minor holes. Now that it is all filled up with water we are having a blast playing in it. We go swimming nearly everyday!

Owen inspecting the pool

Group photo

Grandpa Tim and Mama waiting for the patch to dry

It's ready to go!!

Time for fun!!

Owen and Daddy splashing around!

Row, Row, Row your boat

Daddy lounging

Owen tackling Daddy :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bye Bye House

We packed up our first home this August. The experience was bittersweet. We are excited to be moving forward with our plans for the future, but it was not easy leaving our home. So many many memories...

We look forward to making more memories in our new home!

Packing up:

This is a lot of work! Owen makes it fun with his beautiful smile and adorable headlamp!

It's crazy how much I love this kid!

Then and Now:

Planting the tree in our front yard. Easter 2005

Bye Bye Tree

Roses from our baby shower. 2006

Owen with the roses. We planted them in our backyard.

In the backyard on our swing. Owen is 13 days old.

Bye Bye backyard. Bye Bye swing.

August: First Day Of School

First Camping Trip

About mid July we took Owen on his first camping trip! We had a blast at Azalea Cove and had planned to return Labor day weekend. Unfortunately the move took too much out of us. We opted to stay home for some local fun instead!

It is a 1/2 mile hike into Azalea Cove campground and so worth it! Our campsites were right on the lake - beautiful! We spent two nights camping with our friends, the Henkel family and the Tsonas-Ekstrom family. We were also visited one afternoon by our friends, the Nichols family. Here are some pics of our adventures:

Sisters, Kailey and Aubrey

Aaron striking a pose after chopping some wood for our campfire

Owen showing Athena how to use his fishing pole

Daddy & Owen getting ready for a canoe ride

Everyone smile!

We found a little sandy area to pull over and play in

Owen is fishing for Mamas :)

Aaron and Jason are taking Owen and Lex for a ride in the canoe

Petra and her dog, Willow

All the kiddos piled in the wagon for a ride down to the "jumping rock"

Kelly Jumping....Wahooooo!

Aaron doing a flip!

Mike and Aaron doing jack knifes!

Aaron and Kelly getting ready to do a "Hi Owen!"

Melanie N., Amy, & Kelly jumping!

Pretty girl, Raina, gathering up pine cones

Aubrey catching some Zzzzzzzzs, so cute!

Owen, Kailey, Athena, & Aubrey

Mama & Owen playing on the rocks under the bridge by the water "trickle" :-D

Owen and Daddy borrowing Mike and Amy's fishing poles. They had so much fun fishing that they went out and bought fishing poles of there own after we got home!

Kailey and Aubrey getting ready for their canoe ride

The Henkel family out on the water

Owen LOVES roasting marshmallows just like his mommy!

Owen set the timer on our camera and ran over to get in the shot with his friends :) The adults were very impressed!


Feeding the geese their breakfast

Aubrey, Owen, and Kailey having fun and making faces at Amy :)

Group Photo

We are going home...