Thursday, June 30, 2016

Beach trip 2016



Annika and Claire enjoying the waves


Mermaid Claire


Loving the cousin fun

Mom and Grandma


Claire enjoying the sand castle

Wave jumping fun


Grandpa relaxing in the sun

Claire and Grady by the pool

Mark, Grandpa, and Mom on the beach in the early morning

The beach house this year

Linnea LOVING the pool

Cami, Linnea, and Andy on the beach

Wesley fishing with Uncle Lanny

Mom pulling Grady on the boogie board

Ann by the pool

Everyone on their way to the beach to see what games Mark and Leanne have come up with.

Charlie and Lanny

Team Purple ready to take on Team Green

Claire, Mom, and Wesley on the beach

Linnea and Andy ready for the games to begin

Dustin and Ann competing in the Bubble Trouble challenge.  They had to use their faces/mouths to find gum hidden in whipped cream.  The first one to blow a bubble won.  Ann won.

Cami and Annika competing in the Shiver Shirt challenge.  They had to put on frozen shirts.  First one on wins.  Annika won.

Grandpa enjoying the poolside chairs

Mark throwing Wesley in the pool with Leanne watching on.

Mom and Claire competing in the Sponge Bucket challenge.  Fill a bucket using only a sponge and dump the water on a competitor (Wesley or Charlie).

Claire won!

Grandpa and Grady competed in the Water Scrabble challenge.  They each popped water balloons filled with Scrabble tiles and had to spell a word with their letters first to win.  Grady won!

Cookie Monster challenge with Wesley against Charlie

Funny faces all around. 
Despite a valiant effort by Wesley, Charlie won.

Claire loving the pool



Last game challenge.  The whole Green team against Emily and Clayton.  The Green team had to compete three puzzles to Emily and Clayton's one.

The Green team's puzzles.  It was a tie!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day weekend

This photo is actually from the kids' last day of school (not this weekend).  It was costume/crazy outfit/whatever you want to wear day.  Here's what they chose.  (Wesley did put on shoes later.)


This weekend was the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Monroe (about 45 minutes south of Madison).

We got to watch them fill and fly 11 hot air balloons.






What a beautiful day to watch the balloons fly!



One of the balloons flew right over us and was really low compared to the other balloons.

It was fun to look right up into the balloon as it went over.

Happy Father's Day weekend!

The second line of balloons starting to go up.

There they go!

Check out the dragonfly I caught in this photo!  I didn't even know it was there until we got home and were looking at the photos.  It's fun to imagine it being at the same scale as the balloons.  :)

One of Claire's favorites with a beautiful sky background.