Thursday, September 30, 2010
We have been going to Canada every summer to visit our dear friends the Nilssons for years now. We have some definite traditions. Chicken on a bone (fried chicken), playing at parks, gelato, extra good dining out options, shopping at the Great Canadian Superstore, swimming in the Stirling pool, eating junk food and trashing Mandy's basement. We also usually spend a day at Waterton National Park but this year we mixed things up and checked out the Hoo-Doos. It was seriously cool. You can walk and climb all over where the wind has eroded sandstone and made these excellent rock formations. It was pretty vast too. I lost James for a couple minutes but I didn't get too down on myself. Are you seeing how that boy could maneuver over those rocks?! It was all I could do to keep up with him. Anyway, we had a great time and would go back to the Hoo-Doos in a second. Besides, who can beat that name? We love you Nilssons, Mandy, even if you don't read my blog!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This summer my nephew Brad lived with us. We loved having him around and miss him now that he's gone back to Washington. Here are some pictures of a funny family outing sometime in August. We told Brad we were going cliff jumping. We took him to Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene. We ended up hiking and sweating instead of finding cliffs crazy enough for him. He got tricked.
We made it up to him by taking him to some cliffs right by our house. Ada and Jack even got into it. Adaline has been scared of heights for awhile now but she overcame and jumped at least 12 ft. Jack had no issue whatsoever launching himself into the air!
Ada turned double digits on August 17. UNBELIEVABLE! She is really into mythology right now so she wanted that for her party theme. It was really fun. We dressed everyone up. Jacob came home and helped everyone shoot bows and arrows. We had a scavenger hunt, made our own Greek style pizzas, pinned the snakes on Medusa's head (are they ever too old for that game?) and ate birthday cake. What a wonderful daughter I have! So sweet, so thoughtful, so interesting! I love her so much.