Monday, September 20, 2010

A Birthday, Back To School and Bowling!

My parents had a Labor Day BBQ the Monday before school started on the 8th so I decided to bring cake and ice cream over to celebrate Ashton's birthday. He turned 8 years old on the 10th!

Ashton loves playing video games, shooting BB guns, basketball, and playing with Lucy.

This year we have 1 boy in elementary school, 1 in middle school and 1 in high school. Ashton is in 3rd grade and 2 days after school started he turned 8 and brought cupcakes and juice to share with his class.
Ammon is in 6th grade.
Anson Jr is in 9th grade and started seminary this year too. Luckily for him it's at his school and starts at 7:30AM. His school doesn't start until 9:35AM.

Saturday the kids were going NUTS and driving us NUTS so we took them bowling. Anson Jr. told Ashton if he beat him then he could have his phone. The 1st game they tied and the 2nd game Anson won by 9. Ashton was a little disappointed.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chehalis Washington Thousand Trails July 2010

Anson Jr. went to EFY up in Tacoma at the end of July for a week so we decided to camp all week. We went to the Thousand Trails campground in Chehalis and had lots of fun.

The boys did a lot of swimming!
We saw a lot of wildlife!

We did a lot of biking...and walking!
We had a lot of campfires.
We did some treasure hunting.

We went on a nature trail and had a great view of Mt. St. Helens.

And this beautiful place is the adult lodge where people must be 18 years or older to partake of. We would set the boys up in the trailer with a movie and Anson and I would come down here for an hour or two and relax. It was quite nice.