September 21, 2010

3 Years

This past weekend we celebrated Dad's, my brother Bennett's, and Marley's birthdays.

My Dad was very excited about the parts for the gun that he got.
Marley, waited very sweetly and patiently 'til it was her turn.
Now it's Bennett's turn.
Tinkerbell pajamas from Aunt Jenn.
Tinkerbell mug and plate from Aunt Emily (and family).
The the princess/fairy stuff just kept coming.
See that worried look on her face ... she thinks putting in another pair of earrings is going to hurt. We have still yet to convince her to let us try.

Marley loves doughnuts with pink frosting and sprinkles. She calls them "princess doughnuts" ... hence the giant cake doughnut.

September 2, 2010

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

We went camping at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and LOVED it. So much to do in such a beautiful place. The kids loved playing on these logs.

Our campsite. A tradition that we have begun this year is to always hang a flag. Little tidbit of info for ya.

Hot cocoa in the morning

"Following the leader, the leader, the leader. Following the leader, wherever she may go ... " ... so true!

Curiosity killed the cat ... check out Dannon ...
Okay ... so story time. Brody "shuffled" the cards for our game of Sorry. I could tell something was fishy by how he was acting. He got to go first in the game. It was really amazing how the first two cards in the deck were 2s ... he got caught!
They have daily activities for the kids ... Dannon and Marley joined the junior cub group (ages 3 - 6)
And Brody was a junior ranger. They loved it.

One tradition we have when we take a trip is having a meal at Round Table pizza. We splurged this time and got rings out of the toy/sticker dispensers. I bet you can't guess which hands are mine ... oh wait, they're the white ones.
Headed down to Tuolomne River (I think ... it's the river within the park ...)

I'm guessing he's getting ready for a big plunge.
My boys

Warming up on the rocks
Brody and Dannon making their first fire.

"Look at what I have created!"
Fun times.