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
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLhiYeNLs0
All at the top:
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:
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
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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 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.