Friday, August 31, 2012

Random other summer events

 Papa was up and 'watching the kids.'  It was so funny, they called themselves Indians and this was there war paint.  I assume Papa had nothing to do with this idea.

 Even Lucas got all painted up and loved every minute of it!
 Isn't this the best smile you have ever seen?  This was taken while camping with Nana.  Camping for us was a pop up camper parked in Nana's front yard.  We had a blast and the kids were not one bit scared.  In fact, they want to go pop up camping everyday!!  This pic could have been taken at 4 in the afternoon or 10 at night, who knows.  This little guy had so much fun, I didn't think he would EVER GO TO SLEEP!!!!
 Nana went all out to make the boys first camping experience special.  She put up the canopy and brought out the camp stove.  We had hot dogs and hamburgers for dinner.  Ice cream and sparklers for after dinner fun and a delicious breakfast in the morning...all cooked outside on the camp stove.  Hunter even make me coffee on the percolator.  It was the best!!!  We can't wait to take the boys camping again.
 Lots of fishing at the lake, papa's pond in Sparta or down by the river.  Hunter absolutely loves to fish. I believe he could do it all day long.
 A cute moment I caught with Lucas and Ibis.  It was early in the morning and I think the two of them were sharing a biscuit.  It isn't every day that Ibis lets Lucas get this close to him for any period of time..for obvious reasons, Lucas is Lucas and Ibis is Ibis.  I rushed back in to get the camera and it was like they both were discussing a truce.
 A fun day at Hungry Mother park with our Timmons friends.
 Snacks at the pool.
 Little fellow didn't think he needed a nap today and feel asleep during snack time.
 Lots of swimming in the lake.  So happy the boys like to do that.  We also took them Kayaking.
 This was a huge outing for our little folks.  We, David, Kevin, Jenny, Chloe, Eli, Hunter, Lucas and me rode the Creeper Trail from our house all the way to Damascus for lunch.  Mad props to Eli who rode the entire 10 miles by HIMSELF!!!  He was amazing.  I don't know many 5 year olds that could do that.  Hunter and Chloe did a great job as well.  They rode on the trailer bikes while Lucas rode with  Uncle Kev in the bike seat.  Mom and dad met us for lunch in Damascus and took the kids back in the car to catch a nap with the exception of Eli.  He rode the trailer bike back to our house.  This little man rode a blistering 20 miles that day!!!!  The kids must have loved it.  We had minimal complaining, until it was time to eat.

 Lucas took a little cat nap along the way.  I really do get a kick out of the places this kid chooses to fall asleep.  Heaven forbid it be his nice, cozy BED.
Train climbing in Damascus.

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