Sunday, December 25, 2016

Day 2

 We started our adventures early this morning and found ourselves in a little drizzle and morning mist, but for the most part the El Yunque National Forest protected us and only showered us with some much needed cooling mists!
 Curtis and the boys in case you can't make them out through the misty fog!

 I love this cut out and the bench! 
 The leaves in the rain forest were ginormous.
 We stopped at McDonald's so that Thing3 would actually eat a meal and as we pulled onto the freeway the car was so loud...Yeah flat tire! This gave me a chance to stop and take a look around at all the local shops and Thing3 got to buy couple little things too.
 Back to our beach at the resort. I am so glad I thought to bring the inner-tubs the boys have loved riding the waves!
Tomorrow is Christmas and we are ready for staying home and fending for ourselves.  Remember the reason for the season!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Day 1

 It was great to have a nice slow morning our first day in Puerto Rico.  The boys slept in until 9:30am Puerto Rico time and then we took things slow.  Thank goodness there is a Wal-Mart and food that the boys recognize so that there wasn't too much culture shock. 
Putting on sunscreen is serious business.
According to thing2  application was done correctly and no assistance is needed.  Oh well.

 We had our first encounter with nature on the way to the beach, 2 Iguana's! The boys were excited to see how big they were and how quickly they got up the trees!
 We finally made it to the beach! As you see one boy is a little more timid then the other.
 Can't really see both of them, but there is one with his tail in the pool in the lower right corner and the other is in the center by the hand rail of the pool.
 Martin's Chicken! Maybe we should have learned some Spanish!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Diamond Hunting

 When we met the Fuller Clan we had no idea what we were in for and Thing3 actually asked if we were getting killed in the desert while driving on the dirt roads.  Glitter Mountain is actually an old mineral deposit of Gypsum that locals have cherished for years and year.  It was a fun place to go that was near by and we will definitely be returning for another adventure. It was well worth the much needed carwash afterwards.
It was a little cloudy, but the mountain shimmered from miles away.
Mr. Independence, did his own thing and trailed behind everyone else!
Grayson was all about business at the mountain with his Pop pops.
Thing1 and Thing2 were loving banging their hammers and mass destruction.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

First Day of School 2016

 Can you believe that school is already in full swing again? These kids are back at it and already loosing lunch boxes and water bottles! Happy that nothing has really changed except their grades!
Thing3 is already in 1st grade! Good luck Mrs. Gubler!
This kid is already taking names in Mrs. McCoy's class.  I can't believe Thing2 is already in the 3rd grade. 
Thing1 is in his last year at Elementary school.  5th grade is going to bring a lot of changes and Mrs. Wall is going to be in for a big surprise.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Life is an Adventure!

 On a whim we headed to the west coast! It was a terrible weekend to be in San Diego with ComicCon the same weekend, but we sure did make the best of it! I have always wanted to go to the San Diego Zoo and I am so grateful I got to share the experience with my kids! After a long drive in the car and heat the fun didn't last long, but it was good while it lasted!

Monday, August 8, 2016

We started Football!

At the end of the school year Thing 1 asked if he could start football this fall.  Football has been one of those spots that I just haven't gotten into.  Maybe its the years of being forced to play in pep band in the cold while lugging a sousaphone around.  It took some convincing to get his father on board, but today we went to the weigh in and signed out gear...let the madness begin! We also lucked out and although my older two are in the 3rd and 5th grade they will be on the same team, so they'll practice at the same time and have the same games.  Thing 2 was reluctant to join in, but I'm not sure I gave him much of choice.  Gotta try at least once kid!
Finally our turn to find our gear!
Learning how the helmet is supposed to feel.
I'm not sure he's sold yet!
We packed some watermelon to help cool down in this 100 degree heat! Thing 3 said he needed to drink the juices so that the boys don't make a mess.
Such patient couches these boys have.  
Learning how to tackle the right way.
I am sure I am going to learn a lot this season.  Like tonight, I learned that we won't have all of our games in St. George...that was fun! We will see our state and learn a new sport!