Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th!

 Wow!!  4 day, crazy weekend!

Friday, we went with our church for a fun day at the water park!
Never in a million years, thought my guys would be interested in going on this!
It's DARK.
Um, it's REALLY HIGH up.
Oh yea - and it's DARK!

They begged and pleaded.
And I said, yes.
Figuring once they got up there, they'ld realize the enormity of the slide and back down.

 Yeah, that didn't happen.
They went down it!
Went down it 1,000 times.

Friday nite, we headed off to the Drive-in with our buddies, Van and Zak.
Double feature, Cars 2 and Mr. Poppers Penquins!
They surprisingly made it until 12:30am before falling asleep in the back of the van.

Saturday morning started off slow,
Lounging around the house watching a movie.
'Cept that movie was (one of the) Mighty Ducks.
So, somehow we conned Amanda's (Evan's girlfriends) brother
into taking us/teaching us how to ice skate.
Amanda's whole family has grown up with ice hockey, so the boys were well suited up.

 Amanda, Evan, Matthew, Austin and Logan
(see video below!)

Sunday, we had our picnic over at Nonnie's.
The boys got their special Homecoming Day Cake!
4 years ago we all landed at the airport and finally completed our family!

They caught fireflies...and then let them go.
And on Monday we went blueberry picking, again with our buds Van and Zak.
And we have a long list of items we are going to make: Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Jam,  Fruit Smoothies and Blueberry pancakes!

Then, another family picnic,

Where my "wild" and crazy" boys drew lots of attention
(jumping off of lawn chairs into the 2 foot wading pool)
and when I mentioned to my uncle (not known for his gentle ways as a child either) that the boys might benefit from a stint at boot camp,
he laughed and said, "Shoot - they'ld throw them out.  They'ld offer you your money back and an extra ten to come get them!"

Once we finally got back home, we made our blueberry pie,
(in our Christmas pj's, of course!)

The rain canceled our fireworks plan, but Dad set off a few sparklers and blaster in the front yard for us!


Hannah said...

They are crazy brave going down that slide! I am not a fan of the dark slides myself...I just try not to even let the kids know they exsist :)

Bobbi said...

Why am I not surprised they loved it!!!! Amanda is a keeper,Evan! Loved the outfits;) happy 5about years home!! You are getting so big!!!

Samantha and Woody said...

Look at these slightly older versions of my handsome boys! I never knew Vietnam and Guatemala were so close ;-)

Anne said...

Sounds like a jam packed weekend! I can't believe they went down that slide. So big and so dark...

Happy homecoming day! Tomorrow is Luke's 5th and I can't believe it. We picked blueberries are going to make blueberry buckle tomorrow. Love the summer!