Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Angie!

We went to Aunt Angie's house last weekend to celebrate her birthday. Here are some pictures of the festivities. Quite a few pictures I must say.

Some nice shade was set up for everyone to sit and visit.

The slip and slide was ready to go for the kids. I got a good picture of Jack sliding at the end.

Some of the adults were guilty of slipping and sliding...Randi, Jeff, Christina, and Dustin.

So we are sitting in the shade obviously not paying attention to the fact that Jillian is helping Wylie rub mud all over herself.

Here is a good picture of the mess from the front.

If we are at the Parker's house it means a fire must be built! The place where they live has great views at the front and back of the house. This picture shows my photography side, I like to call it "No Worries", I think it shows how remote we are at the Parker phone calls, no pages, and no visitors.

The kids play in the back of the Dodge, from left to right; Wylie, Joey, Dakota, Jack, and Jillian. Notice no Gunnar. He is to the left, he didn't was his picture taken as usual. We made him promise that he wouldn't be camera shy in Hawaii (only 7 more days by the way).

More play time for the kids. It's great how they get together, you can tell they miss and remember each other.

The night ended with a movie (Star Wars) on a big blow up screen outside, thanks to Dustin. It was awesome! Overall it was a great day! Did I mention there were steaks for supper and biscuits and gravy for breakfast? Thanks Angie for inviting us to you Birthday Party and thanks Randi for hosting and being in charge!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Great Father's Day Weekend

Last Friday we went to Papaw Tony and Grandma Cindy's and had a good visit. We went out to eat Friday evening and stayed the night. Then after lunch we headed over to El Derado to celebrate cousin Jillian's 7th Birthday. We went over to the 4-H building where the Budweiser Clydesdale's were being kept. We got to see behind the scenes since Dustin is the marketing manager for Budweiser in Bulter County. Now I have to say that I did not bring my camera at all this weekend, because I couldn't find it, although I did find it probably an hour after we got back home on Sunday, of coarse. Uncle James came through for me once again and sent me some good pictures. Thanks James!

We got to get our picture taken with a Clydesdale...there is a worker standing to the right that I trimmed out who is supervising. I didn't think he would want his picture on the Internet.
Gunnar and Wylie must have liked the Clydesdale's, because this is the first time in a long time that the kids, especially Gunnar, pose in a picture together.

This picture was taken after the parade. Dusting gave us a ride in the golf cart down to a parking lot where the drivers practiced with the horses.

Here is a picture of the Birthday girl posing with her Grandma and the Clydesdale.

This is Bud. Not only does he get to ride in the parade, but he hangs out around all of the people. I have to admit, Josh and I discussed taking Bud home with us, but we thought Dustin might get mad. HA! HA!

On Sunday the adults dragged ourselves out of bed and headed toward the Wichita Zoo, which it turned out to be perfect weather. Then we mustered up the energy to eat and play at Chuckie Cheese's. Man were we tired by the time we got back home! We had a great time! Thanks Randi, Dustin, Dakota, and Jillian.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Orange Tip to the Yellow Belt!

Gunnar earned his orange tip yesterday at karate class. I considered having him take a break this summer from karate and just take gymnastics...mainly to give him a break and save on gas. Although, Master Lewis had the kids spar last class, this is where they put on head and hand gear and perform there karate moves on their opponent without full contact. Gunnar was paired up with a boy named Jack, who is almost exactly the same height and I would like to think a half an inch taller. Anyway, I saw Gunnar kick him in the face twice! (no contact, of coarse) Not only was his mother impressed, but so was Master Lewis! Congratulations Gunnar Boy! Good Job!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's Summertime!

It's the time of year that teachers love the most, although Josh and I are working at our summer jobs this month, it still seems a lot more relaxing. Gunnar will still be doing karate this summer and he just started gymnastics at the same place Wylie attends. The kids and I go for a swim at least once a day (I need to get some pictures of them in the pool) and another thing the kids have been doing more lately is playing with playdough as you can see from the picture above (notice the hair). Wylie is excited for her first dance recitle this coming Sunday and the whole family is excited for our Hawaii trip in 28 days.