Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some pics

Happy belated 8th birthday, Rachel! We went to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo with one of Rachel's friends a couple days before her birthday. We really had a good time. Here you see the cake baked (er, I mean, bought) especially for our picnic lunch.
The next picture is entitled, "The Turtle Dance." While we were walking by the giant tortoise exhibit, a young mother said to her young son, "Oh look. That's called the turtle dance." Oh. I'm glad I know what it's called now. Brad was disappointed that he didn't get a video with sound... For all those females out there, you'll be glad to know she got away.

This was in our kitchen with the ugly wallpaper (anyone want to help remove wallpaper with me? I have a LOT!) on Rachel's actual birthday.

Now, we move on to our LONG road trip. I took these pictures of the kids at the beginning of the trip. They look happy here.

Lots of miles, meals, gasoline, and one hotel stay later... we arrived in Florida! Here Rachel played with Papa in the yard because it looked like it was going to storm (and we couldn't go to the pool). I was shocked at how warm the water from the hose was... we couldn't do that in Indiana!

We were only in Florida for two days, but we had to go to the beach! Rachel loves the beach, but Daniel and Sarah had never been in the water before. Sarah had never been in the sand before, but that was definitely a highlight of her day. Daniel was a little nervous about the waves, so he played on the beach with Sarah.

See ya later - she's outta here!

This is what I did the first week of June before our travels... It resides on our kitchen table. I made it during a class at Sew Biz - this is where Mom and I participate in the Quilt Block of the Month classes throughout the year. This project was a separate class... lots of fun!


Amy said...

Our hose water is actually hot. The dogs don't appreciate it so much when Bryce fills their water bowls with hose water. When we get back to IN, we'll have to take all 7 kids to the zoo. Wouldn't that be fun? :)

Robin said...

Wow! You've been busy! Happy vacation, birthday, zoo-trip, turtle dance, beach adventure, etc.!

Keetha said...

I don't think the wall paper is so ugly!!! Dated, maybe, ugly - - no.

Brandon & Jennifer said...

Great pictures!

My favorite was seeing Pastor Dave getting sprayed - he's the coolest and always up for a fun time!

Miss you guys. Tell Brad I say "Hi".