Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Weekend

We had the realization this weekend that next weekend is already the 4th of July. What is it about that weekend that makes it feel like summer is coming to an end? It seems most of our weekend are already filled up, right up until school starts. So, we decided to make the most of our weekend. And it was a HOT one.

You can almost see the heat in this picture.
We were making smores.

And no his head is not wet from swimming, its from the heat. But, see the tent in the background? The big boys braved the heat and camped out on Friday night. Bennett and I enjoyed the luxury of air conditioning and our own beds! I hear they had a blast though and it was after midnight before they passed out (literally). Which resulted in both of them taking a 3.5 hour nap on Saturday.

Saturday night we had a huge storm. Don't ask Trevor what it did to our newly laid wood chips. ;-) The good news was that the weather was much more enjoyable on Sunday. After church we headed out to Palisades State Park to do some hiking and have a picnic.

We have a nine month old that makes a great centerpiece.

And a 3 year old who has some crazy curls.

And a five year old who has lots of freckles across his nose.

Bennett seemed to have the best seat in the house.

Emily was dying to jump in the river.

The scenery was incredible. The river was overflowing. The rock climbers were fun to watch.

The rocks seemed to go forever.

This little guy just kept climbing and climbing.

And with each step he tested my nerves.

But he held his own.

And I just held my breath.

And they want to know when we can go back.

So we decided we'd go camping one weekend.

Before our summer ends.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great time! Amy, you do such a great job at getting yourself in the shots occasionally. I should learn from you (though I know that even if we took pictures of me, I'd hate them and never post them anyway!)