Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fun at the Beach

Clint's sister invited our family to Carolina Beach this summer.  We had so much fun!!  It was Aaron and Corbin's first time in the ocean.  We all loved it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cherokee Festival of Native Peoples

We decided to go to the Cherokee Festival of Native Peoples this year. Yes that is Aaron holding an alligator!! It was a great experience, fun and educational.

The boys in front of the Museum:
Native Peoples dancing demonstration:
So these five men climbed this giant pole, then four of them tied ropes to their feet and swung all the way down.  Here is a youtube video of them doing it
All at the top:
Swinging down:
It was pretty cool:
The boys watching with our friend Val and her kids:
So you'd think it would be young guys seeking a thrill, but no it was mostly these cute old men. 
Corbin surviving the hot and humid cooling off playing in some water:

Then we watched an alligator wrestler:
He was crazy close to that alligator:
Tickling the gators chin:
Cool but crazy:
Ya crazy:
Then this guy played with a cobra:
Did I say crazy?!:
Tayven got to hold the gator too:

It was a wonderful experience. They boys loved it and we learned a lot.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wiggly Feet Talent Video

We're sad to be missing the family reunion for my side of the family, since we're on the opposite side of the country.  They're doing a talent show and requested that we send our talents in by video.  This movie is a product of our FHE last Monday.  We had so much fun making it :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blackberry FHE

For Family Home Evening this week we went out to the horse pasture and picked blackberries. The boys had fun finding them. Then we made blackberry jam together. It was my first attempt ever at making jam, so we went with the easy freezer jam. It is so delicious!! We'll definitely have to do it again next year.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Opa and Oma Visit

Opa and Oma came to visit us last week.  It was so fun to have them here.  We had a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway and went swimming at Carolina Hemlocks. I apologize that these pics are a little out of order, but I'm rushing to get them up :)

Corbin experiencing sand under his feet for the first time.

Corbin enjoying the water.  He would kick and kick those cute little feet.
 Aaron bravely jumping in the cold water to Dad
 Tayven chillin on the rock in the middle with Dad
 Oma and Aaron
 Tayven, Aaron and Opa
 The boys climbing a tree at the picnic
 The Blue Ridge Parkway is so beautiful
 Aaron running through the grass
 Pa and Nana at our picnic
 Corbin eating his big boy food at the picnic
 Opa and Oma at the picnic
 Our picnic site
 Corbin, at the picnic
 Corbin got a little cold.  He's all wrapped up snuggly in the car
 What a happy boy
 Tayven and Aaron ready to swim
 Corbin ready to swim
 Aaron not sure he wants to get in yet
 Tayven can't wait!
 It was a fun day in the water.