Friday, July 17, 2009

This is what happens when.......

Gwen gets bored at one of the many soccer games we go to...she takes her boredom out on the neighboring dogs by putting stickers all over them.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

More of Rock Creek

Rock Creek Continued

Gwen in the dirt, of course. A little hike we took along the creek from our campsite.

Rock Creek in May

I know I'm late with this post. But since I'm making my blog into a book I thought I better include this annual tradition. I think this is our 5th or 6th year going to Rock Creek on Memorial Weekend. This time we had a new private campground, we were much closer together and spent a lot of great times with each other. We did a day trip to June Lake Loop and hiked to a water fall where on the way we saw a couple deer and where they nested. It was really pretty! That is where this family picture is taken. On the way back we stopped at ObsidianDome. We gathered some cool rocks while the fearless boys hiked the rocky slope to the very top. We sat around the campfire roasting marshmallow for smore's or circus peanuts if you were feeling adventurous. The boys made a fort just across the creek from our campsite. Gwen couldn't get enough of the dirt. From the moment we arrived she was covered in it to the time we left. I think that is why kids love camping so much. They get to get dirty!!! We stayed in Grandpa Beck's new motorhome. What a treat! Thanks again, family for another great time. See you next year.

Monday, July 06, 2009

California Adventure

The second half of our 2 park hopper from Stuart's Birthday. We went a couple weeks later in June to California Adventure. This is a fun park for kids. Gwen loved loved loved playhouse disney on stage, bugs life area with little rides for her, her favorite there was the Heimlich's chew chew train. We must have gone on that 4 times in a row. She also loved the carousel. Although she loves mini mouse this is how close she would get to her before freaking out. Something about people dressed up in big costumes as animals. Fun times!!!

Disneyland for Stuart's Birthday!!!

On May 19th 2009 we took Gwen to Disneyland for her very first time for Stuart's birthday. Get in free on your birthday,...what a great deal. We even upgrade to the 2 park hopper so I'll post California Adventure next. Gwen was in awe the whole time. I think her favorites were Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean (go figure), Tom Sawyers Island, and the parade that she and I danced in :) Stuart got to wear this button so people knew it was his birthday so everywhere we would go they would shout out "Happy Birthday Stuart". Its kind of fun to get that many birthday wishes. It also helped get us to the front of the line on the new hour long wait Submarine ride. An employee worked his magic and created for us what they call a "magic moment" because it was Stuart's birthday. Disneyland is soooo much fun!!!

Gwen's 1st Angel Game

Back on May 27th we went to an Angel game courtesy of my dad. This was Gwen's 1st Angel Game and it was fun!. I think she enjoyed the sucker the most. Look at those blue lips! It's always fun when the Angels win too!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The Gwen Show

Gwen laughing her head off because her brother Damon is blowing bubbles,...ah the simple things in life...Notice the shirt. We took Gwen to Disneyland recently for the first time and she had never seen any of the characters on the TV before, but she absolutely loves Mickey, Mini, Goofy, Daisy, Donald, and Pluto. What is it with gotta love it.

Nathan's new sport.

Nathan has enrolled in a water polo summer camp that ran for two weeks. He loves it and has even come up with his own way to beat a player he's being guarded by,...spit water in their face as he's going up to score. Now, that's thinking!