Sunday, September 9, 2012

Issue 221 Aug 5th - 11th

Flower Harvest

Ellie showing off her collection on flowers from our backyard trees. Lovely!

Issue 220 July 29th - Aug 4th

Bear Lake Family Reunion

One of our favorite things about summer is our Bear Lake family Reunion! Steve's parents and siblings all gather the first week of August during Raspberry Days and play together. We have a couple of beach days where everyone gets fried in the sun and we rent ski-dos and play in the sand. In the evening Grandma brings out the jiffy pop and the glow sticks!

The kids with the flash on
Kids with the flash off - straight out of the Tron movie!

Then we go on a light parade through the campground!

Some of us decided to run the Raspberry Days 5K that Saturday morning. It was Janey's first 5k and she did great! The best part was the Bear Lake Raspberry Ice Cream that they served us at the end of the race. This is going to become a tradition!

At the end of our trip we decided to check out the Paris Ice Caves that the scouts had explored a couple weeks before. Very cool!

Issue 219 July 22nd - 28th

Days of 47 10K

My dad always taught me to "sprint home" when finishing a run. Here I am "sprinting home" at the end of the July 24th Days of '47 10K! The last 2 miles are through the parade route which is a lot of fun. Steve (dad) and Janey came to cheer me on at the finish. Unfortunately Steve didn't feel that his knee was up for the race, but he was mad that he didn't just go for it. No worries, we'll get you there!

Buttlerville Days

Every 24th of July Grandma and Grandpa's city puts on Buttlerville days complete with small town parade, music, food and lots of activities for the kids.

Ellie was desperate to climb the rock wall, but the line was at least 30 minutes long, so she and Janey took turns on the inflatable slides while the other one held the place in line. Just as it was about to be their turn Ellie was coming down the Shark slide when a little boy decided to climb up. They had a major collision and Ellie came back to the rock wall bleeding. She was not willing to give up her turn on the wall however and promptly climbed to the top. When she came back down she started crying again and we discovered that she had broken 3 teeth in her crash! The medics on site wanted to ambulance her to the ER for x-rays, but she was fine with a trip to the dentist the next morning. Amazingly they were able to save all the teeth!

We should call Janey spider-girl! She climbed the rock wall 3 or 4 times, in under a minute each time.