Our summer has been simple and wonderful. I realized I haven't been up to Green Acres once, or any road trips really. Nevertheless, it has been a wonderful summer of friends, gardening, and park hopping.
Alvin and Alex LOVED Cub Scout Camp. I enjoyed being with them. At Cub Camp they enjoyed many activities: water tag (spray bottles), water relays, obstacle courses, archery, bb guns, crafts, wood working, leader stamping, knots, setting up tents, first aide, nature walks, identifying poisonous plants, bottle rockets, and more. It was 90 -100 degrees. I am happy to report, we have acclimated and handled the heat very well. I was impressed by the leaders. The boys were to fill up their water bottles at each station, and received a blue bead. Each time they needed to use the restroom, they received a yellow bead. If our boys didn't have a good ration of the two, they were to see the nurse.
(I don't have pictures of Cub Camp yet, but I will soon)
Jackson enjoying carrots!
Alvin has saved his allowance and birthday money. He was very excited to finally purchase these!
Alex used his birthday money for this and the Lego watch he is wearing on his left wrist.
Rilie enjoying one of our garden carrots.
This is a big to-do down here! I only had clothes for Rilie. Next year, I hope for all of us to dress up.
If you don't know what Pioneer Day is... it's where we, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, celebrate the sacrifice of those who came before us. Specifically the men, women, and children that were forced to leave their homes time and time again, searching for a place to worship peacefully. We also celebrate those who are modern-day pioneers blazing a spiritual legacy for their posterity.
I don't know the little girl on the right, but doesn't she look cute!
Straw pit full of prizes.
Enjoying a yummy breakfast!
These two are friends of Alvin and Alex.
Aren't they adorable!
One of the many things I love about Spokane. People are very friendly and giving.
A family brought their horses to give the children rides.
Rilie missed out on the horse rides. He didn't want to wait in line and was throwing a major fit, three times.
Beginning to understand what my parents said, "This hurts me more than it hurts you."
We enjoyed gold panning
This gentle man built this tractor piece by piece.
Rilie loved the tractors!
Liberty Lake Days
This is a fun FREE community event! There were sack races, ring tosses... you know, all those ridiculously expensive fair games. Business set up booths with information about themselves and a children's booth. Only one person charged for their activity (bounce house and water slide). They also had classic cars for people to look at. They also had a pie eating contest. Alvin wanted to try it, but they were full.
Our friends Michael and Rebecca came with us.
Michael playing with Rilie.
The fair was held next to this park.
This park has a fun Splash Pad.
I have several videos... I will post them soon.