Monday, June 26, 2006

Survived our first family camping trip

Well, we actually camped this weekend. And, of course, it rained.

We had a mini-Smolek family reunion this weekend at the lakehouse in Melrose. There were 15 people who planned to spend the night Saturday. So, we decided to try our new tent.

Kaity slept in the playpen in the tent and about midnight woke up. She ended up sleeping on the ground with me, but she still really needs the confines of the playpen (she rolled, twisted, squirmed - all over the tent!)

Will did great - quite a trooper!

John said he'd go again if it was cooler or we had a fan. I guess I'll invest in a battery operated fan. Overall, we had a lot of fun and I plan to do it again!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Swimming at Grandma & Grandpa's

Grandpa taught Kaity to blow bubbles in the pool. She's quite the mermaid. Will wasn't as trusting this time. Here he's got his floaties and his ring and still didn't real feel comfortable. We're definitely going to need swim lessons soon.

Just like her momma

Kaity is becoming an avid reader. Here she is in her Adirondack chair at Grandma's house reading a Southern Living magazine.

What a busy week it's been!

Well, it's been a crazy week for us! We spent last weekend in Riverview visiting Grandpa and Grandma and Great-Granny and Great-Grandpa.

This week's been none stop for us. Will was sick on Monday and John drew the short straw and got to stay home with him. We had Vacation Bible School after school every night this week, so we'd leave for school at 7:30, pick them up at 4:30, go straight to VBS and get home around 9. Well, this probably wore Will out a little too much. He's sick again today, but he's spending the day with Papa watching the backhoes dig holes. Couldn't ask for a better sick day for a 3-year-old boy!

This weekend Uncle Ken is here from Oregon, so we'll be camping out at Melrose (if it's not too hot). It'll be nice to see everyone and catch up.

We've been doing "Will's Wall of Success" at home. It has 10 items and for every item he does, he gets a star sticker. There are different levels of rewards. When he gets 50 stars (he's at 46), he gets to go see the new Disney Cars movie with Mom. I'm looking forward to it - he should be there by Sunday.

Hopefully, next week will get back to the regular routine for us.

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