Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Camp

Both the boys were in camp this week Aiden went to a 9 hour day camp called Winshape and Gavin was at a Circus themed camp, that was put on by his preschool.

Aiden picked 3 electives: Archery, Gymnastics and Flag Football to participate in all week. Thursday was Village Day, he was part of the "Ocean" team - we decorated the car and he wore his team colors. Friday was Family Fun Day where we got to watch, and participate, in what they did all week long then share a Chick-fil-a lunch.



Flag Football

Gavin's week was super fun too. Mon. was a circus themed puppet show by the very talented Lee Bryan, Camille and I actually stayed for this one - he is such an entertaining puppeteer! Tues. was water day, Wed. they had a juggler, Thurs they rode ponies and Friday was the grand carnival.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Camilles 2yr portraits

My super talented friends from Rustic White Photography took Camille's 2yr portraits. She has so much personality, absolutely adores her brothers and makes us laugh all the time.

Camille loves shoes, purses and tiny things to play make believe with.

We share tea parties, laughter, dances, hugs, kisses, playing with baby dolls, baking, singing made up songs and silly faces. She is as spunky as her ringlet curls.

My mom made this adorable dress Camille is wearing. She made it from her own creativity without 
a pattern. I need to make a separate post of all the amazing outfits she has recently made for her.

She was so super grumpy - maybe it is because she is teething, or because the boys woke her up early being loud boys or maybe just because she is a girl (which makes me think of a time Geoff came to me and said "I don't know what else to do I think she is having a girl moment. Your turn!" that just makes me laugh!) Either way they got some great shots of our sweet girl.

I love that it looks like she is telling Lovie Bunny that she is okay or consoling Lovie in this one. Aww that tear, kissable!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Flower Fun

These are cut from our yard. The fun part is the meaning behind the flowers in the arrangement. When Geoff and I were married 11 years ago I desperately wanted hydrangeas on the church pews, a friend of mine gathered many of them from her mom's yard for us to have on our wedding day.

The lilly bulbs were our favors. We gave out little glass flower pots with dirt and gravel so our guests could plant their own flowers. Of course there were left overs, once we moved into our own home we planted them in our yard. Over the course of the past 11 years they have taken off and multiplied - just as our love for each other - *gush*

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pine Mountain, Ga. & F.D.Roosevelt

We took a weekend camping trip to Pine Mountain Ga and learned a bit about Franklin D. Roosevelt.

 A statue of one of the CCC workers, Civilian Conservation Corps, 
that built the log cabin where we stayed.
 Our cabin for the weekend.

Geoff made a yummy breakfast for us to start off our day.

 Camille, Aiden and I took off to explore down by the lake.

Then off to Dowdell's Knob for some beautiful scenery. This statue is the only one of FDR wearing his leg braces. The seat he is sitting on is actually a removable seat from his car.


In celebration of D-Day there was a Living History exhibit. 
Here we met a real "Rosie the Riveter" Mrs. Elizabeth Menton.

Once back to the cabin Geoff and Aiden built a campfire.

The next morning Geoff showed Aiden how to start a fire from hot coals. 
I think that was the highlight of Aiden's trip.

Exploring down a dry dam.

There were a lot of little froggies by the lake. Gavin insisted on putting one in his pocket to explore with us for a while before letting him go back at his home.

The boys had completed level one of the Junior Ranger program and earned a badge.

 On our way to the warm springs we found a fish hatchery, 
it was full of very LARGE fish and some turtles too.

Our next stop was the Warm Springs where FDR enjoyed a natural spring pool of 88 degrees year round. This was the site where many polio patients found comfort.

 The springs no longer fill the pools, though it is still active... and still 88 degrees.

 There are 3 pools that are all connected.

 Many therapies for polio patients were done in the middle pool.

 Camille and Gavin in the bath house.
 It was a welcomed break to get away for the weekend as a family and just enjoy each other. We had a "no screens" weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. (Though I did text a hand full of times.)