Thursday, October 28, 2010

Water Logged

Between Ward and Gage's swim meets our last few Saturday mornings have been spent poolside. Ward is swim for the NC Masters. Their meets are great because they don't start until lunch time! And go very quickly. Ward did a remarkable job swimming his 3 events. I think it was because Grammy and Cathy were here to cheer him on. The downside of his meet is the much much older men in speedos. I will refrain from posting pictures of the events for this reason!
Family Self Portrait - Tru was more interested in getting tic tacs from Grammy than being in the picture!


Davis' reaction when Ward takes 1st!


Gage had us waking up at the crack of dawn for an out of town meet! The Great Pumpkin Meet! There were over 600 kids swimming from across North Carolina. It is one of the 2 meets that Gage's team host. It was wild. There are 2 pools under the same roof. So basically 2 meets going on at once. Gage had the best time. He swam 6 different events and was dead tired by the end. And sorry if it offends but since it is my blog and my child I will brag on him!
He placed fourth in 25M breast and his free relay placed 2nd!
G's cheering section. (I am hoping Gage will get use to the swim cap, can you tell he HATES it!)



After the meet we headed to lunch with Grandma Nancy, Fred and Bruna! A quick picture in the parking lot before heading home with our new musical cars! Thanks again Grandma. Davis played his non stop on the way home! He was so excited.



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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rustic Roost!

With Ward merging practices earlier this year we have had more time to get away. We have really enjoyed a few long weekends away with the boys. They are getting to an age where they are easy to travel with and we no longer have to pack have the house to be gone for a few nights!!! One of our favorite trips away this summer was for Labor Day and was spent at the Rustic Roost! A great cabin in Lake Lure, NC with a beautiful view.
From our back deck.


We made smores on the beach at night.


Let the boys dress themselves for our fire pit!

We all loved the hot tub (for the boys we turned the heat off).

Made friends with the "kids" that lived down the road.

I just love Tru in this picture.

We stayed out past bedtime!

The boys played on the golf course with a huge group of other kids while we ate dinner.
First trip sans pak n play - Tru shared a bunk with Gage!



Ward, G and Big D spent a day fishing on the river while Truman and I stayed behind to nap, play in the hot tub and read books on the deck. We had beautiful weather and spent a lot of time outside. The highlight was a day of tubing on the river, which is due a post of it's own.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Myrtle for Ward's Bday


It's been awhile, but in August we headed to Myrtle Beach to celebrate Ward's 39th birthday. We spent most of the days in the water and enjoyed some of our favorite places to eat! All four of my boys had a BLAST!



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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Zipline Sucess


This child is fearless. He amazes me! Gage and I were at the bottom screaming at the top of our lungs. It was Ward's first time on a zipline as well.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Family Camp


The Zip-Line lake at sunset


Davis takes a swing


Archery


A few weekends ago we headed to family camp in Eastern North Carolina. Well 4 of us did - Truman had his own camp at Grandmas house. The boys took Friday off from school and we left early morning for the 6 hour drive to Camp Seafarer in Arapahoe, NC. The camp is located on the Neuse River. It is known for it's boating and is the sister camp to Camp Seagull where both Gage and Davis will go next June for their first spend the night camp. Knowing that they would be spending a week at Seagull we wanted to check it out and see what it was like. And it was pretty amazing. We were too busy to take many pictures. But sailed, motor boated, swam, archery, bb guns, golf and much more. Davis' big event was the zip line!! I was so proud of him! Great time at a great camp!





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