Friday, July 31, 2009

Jalama Beach

Okay, so, it has been FOREVER since I've posted anything. So much has been going on! So, for this post, I am just doing a bunch of pics so that I can get on to more posting! My family has been going camping to Jalama Beach for the last several years. We didn't make it there last year...but this year we did - and what a great time! We had our mansion of a tent plus a raised aerobed so we were really quite at home. Ryland LOVED the whole thing...from movies in the car on the way there to the beach, throwing rocks, the hot cocoa, the cousins, the sports, the burgers...and Selah really seemed to enjoy herself as well....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gymnastics try out

A few weeks ago we joined Colby and Paige at their gymnastics class for a trial run...Really, we were just filling our long summer days, but Ry had so much fun doing it! And, it is always a good idea to get the little boy energy out...out of the house! I didn't get any actual pics so here are a couple videos.

I had some real "proud mama" moments last week. Ryland participated in a soccer camp - his first real, organized sports program. He will be in the local soccer league beginning in August and this was a great way to get him started. He LOVES to play soccer and really learned a lot of great skills this week! I must say, he is quite a natural! I am so proud - I played soccer all growing up and can't describe how fun it is to watch him play now!

On the last day, the kids were encouraged to bring dress-up clothes and the coach had to wear the items....the kids had a great time, and Coach Mark was a really great sport!

Coach Mark didn't end up wearing the wig we brought, so Selah wore it instead! Gorgeous hair, Selah-Bear!

The camp was run by Challenger Sports and they bring British coaches that play semi-pro in England to teach the kids. I was so impressed by them and how well they interacted with the kids. It was so funny, too, because by the end of the week, the kids had picked up a bit of the accent. :) I must say that I was a little nervous about it because we didn't know what to expect,
but this was such a great experience and we are so happy we did it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

We had a fun and relaxing 4th this year. We just had a couple friends over for BBQ and fireworks. This was Ry's first REAL experience with doing fireworks and he LOVED it.... of course!

Colby, Ryland, Felicity
Selah, Paige, Callie

Smoke bombs!

The boys were not too fond of the loud ones!

Buddies. Ryland tells me that Colby is his brother. So cute. :)

Old school sparklers were way better! These ones didn't work too well, but they got the idea.

See our dance party below!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Graduation Day...the pictures

Here are the pics from Ry's graduation...I posted earlier about the day. He is so great!

so thrilled to have their pic taken!

We met with these friends just about every day after school to play under the cherry tree...