Monday, March 21, 2011

Frogs, Badgers, and Bears! Oh my!

The boys and I all shot in the Tucannon 3D Archery Shoot this past weekend.  My mom went along for the weekend too.  We found a nice campsite, and the boys made friends with two boys at the campsite across the creek while we set up.  Apparently, the boys told the fathers of their new friends that we needed firewood (a task I was going to tackle after we got the tent put up). So, you can imagine my surprise when two men showed up in our site with their arms full of firewood.  The men told us we were smart to send such cute kids to beg for firewood (We did no such thing. I was mortified!).  I explained to the nice gentlemen that we had no idea they were going to do that, then thanked them profusely for their generous donation. Then they invited us over to their camp for spaghetti.

Friday night it rained while we slept so we woke up to a bit of moisture.
It made for some beautiful scenery though!

Levi told everyone he met how his socks got wet when he went outside to pee. He's not a shy boy... at all!

After our breakfast of gogurt and biscuit and gravy pockets (a suggestion from my sister - SO GOOD!), we headed out to start shooting.

I love this picture my mom took through the branches of me shooting.

Levi couldn't decide whether to shoot left- or right-handed.

CJ had some good challenging shots. I was proud of him for being able to hit the targets from so far away.

Right-handed this time!

Yes, those are frogs! There were also some other fun targets like dinosaurs, a cheetah, a jaguar, and jackalope!

Of the whole weekend this target is the one CJ was most happy about.  He stuck it dead-center in the metal target. Yay! We both walked away with our arrows in tact!

He was on cloud nine for the rest of the day!

Levi was happy to show off this badger he hit too!

I mentioned some challening shots. Here's one of them. Can you see what I'm shooting at?

It's a blonde bear right there through the trees.

I think this was CJ's longest shot.

It snowed on us while we were shooting, but at least it wasn't rain!

We all had such a great time!

When we were done for the day we headed back to camp for some tacos! Yum!

And the next morning we were all ready to do it again!

Remember your blessings!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Since today is St. Patrick's Day and I really have nothing interesting to blog about I thought I would share old scanned pictures that have green in them. First though, here's a little history about this holiday which encourages the consumption of BEER!

I found the folloing informationi here.
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

So why does everyone wear green on St. Patrick's Day? I consulted with Wikipedia for the answer to my question.

Originally, the colour associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, in hopes of making a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase "the wearing of the green", meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

Wow! Blue? I had no idea!

Okay, here are the old pictures I promised.  Check out that ADORABLE baby! Her name is Amber. Isn't she sooooooo cute?! I think she might be the world's cutest baby!

This baby's name is John. He's my dad. I'm sure he's been put in that cage for some unjust reason. Just look at him. "I'm innocent!"

Where did those awful green leotards come from? Those poor girls! These are my sisters sitting on my great grandpa's lap. I'm so glad we are oblivious to the horrible outfits we wear as a child.

Nice pants Jacque! Personally, I think the one in the middle is the best looking and most fashionable one of the bunch.

My mom. I'm not sure how old she was here, but I love this picture.

Oh look! There's that incredibly fashionable, good-looking, and well-behaved little girl again in the background!

Question: Weren't those thigh rolls supposed to go away?

Well, there goes my chance of ever becoming Miss USA.

Wow! My great grandparents had a green kitchen!

My grandpa looked pretty good in green... and look! It's that incredibly adorable baby again!

I really can't help it! My mom holding the world's cutest baby... ever!

There's my mom with her brother and sister. Wasn't she so cute?!

Okay, okay! Stop shouting. I know you want to see one more picture of the world's cutest baby... ever, again, but this is the last one! "It's so hard being this beautiful."

 Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Five Years Old

My younger goofball turns five years old today.

I got him a harmonica this past weekend.

He loves to annoy his brother by playing it. 

I think we all know what a goofy kid he is.

He strikes his own poses.

He marches to the beat of his own drum.

He does little "swoosh" hand signals like he's making a basket when I'm trying to take pictures of him.

He's one of the cutest and most handsome boys I know.

And I LOVE his dimples.

Happy Birthday Kid!