Friday, July 28, 2017

Delaney's Week

Delaney had a fun week - her FIRST lost tooth (she was thrilled with two quarters the next morning):
 AND a blue ribbon at the Marion Co. Fair for her Lego display:  Jungle Explorers (open class - original design)!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

4th of July Family Fun

My parents hosted a family reunion at their place for the 4th.  It had been about 7 years since the last one, so it was time!  I enjoyed catching up with family I haven't seen in a while and the kids had a blast in the pool - even making some new friends!
Little Carly was quite a hit!

My cousin, Erin, and her son Jax - plus 2 of her nephews

My Uncle Lynn must be telling quite a story!!

My Aunt Sharon, Great Uncle Johnny, Mom, Dad, and my
Great Uncle Wilbert

Big group - still missing quite a few!

The girls with Emerson Hiebert, my cousin's daughter

Siblings - Lynn, Sharon, Dad.  Just missing Starlet, who
lives in WA

Little Harper - such a cutie!

Chelan and I embarked on a paddle boat ride

A little firecracker - Ava Hiebert
 A few of us stayed for fireworks!

chasing parachutes

Family Vacation to OKC

We took off for OKC last weekend with no real plan - except for having a hotel booked.  It was lovely!  We made ourselves quite at home in the hotel and realized we hadn't spent more than one night in a hotel together before - four nights in one place felt like a luxury.  We did a fair amount of relaxing, swimming, and sightseeing.  In fact, we explored several districts in the city during our stay.

Day 1:  Zoo, Bricktown, Oklahoma City Memorial

These chimps had quite the chasing
game going - so fun to watch!

Snacks in bed in the middle of the afternoon?  Why yes, of course!

Jumping on beds?  Absolutely!

These "tailgate benches" were so cute at Toby Keith's
I Love This Bar & Grill

So calm and peaceful now - a stark contrast
to that awful day in 1995.

Can you spot Delaney?
Day #2:  Myriad Botanical Gardens, Movie, Escape Room, Land Run Monument
I enjoyed my time in the "Crystal Bridge" - an indoor section of the gardens, while the kids played in the fountains outside.  There were so many beautiful rain forest plants, and I took my time since I was by myself!  :)

Banana Tree - the bananas are at the top

Chocolate - of course!

My view from the top of the bridge

Back to the hotel for swimming!

This was a fun place to eat before going
to the escape room

We escaped with 5 min. to spare.  Even
with a hint to help us, this was a favorite activity for
all of us!

Our hotel was close to the state capitol,
so we stopped by for some pictures
on our way back.  There was construction
so we weren't able to get very close.
Land Run Monument - it was giant!

Day #3:  Outlet Shopping and Whitewater Bay:

Trying to convince Delaney to ride "The Big Kahuna" - it
didn't work for her, but Cambry was convinced.

The end of the ride - not sure if Cambry enjoyed it or not?!

The Lazy River was a hit
We ended our trip by ordering-in pizza:  a first for the kids!