Sunday, May 27, 2007

visiting Gramma and papa

we went to my parents on Sunday and Chad brought his girlfriend Sydney. They rode four wheelers around some, Sydney even got to drive a little.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Memorial Day

Renee, Rick and Gramma came up for a visit this weekend. We just kinda hung out and visit. We ordered Pizza on Saturday night at Sheila's then we all got together at mom and dad's on Monday for a cookout.
We all played hillbilly golf that my uncle built. We all had a good time playing. My dad was the big surprise, he was great at the game.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Camping Kings Mountain SP

The kids played games the first day, we just kinda hung out. Our first night, Chad collected some firewood and started us a fire. Later they put in a huge log and it lasted for three nights. We roasted marshmallows and talked by the fire.

On Tuesday the kids played football, badminton, Frisbee. We took a walk around the campground to check things out. When Richard got there we went on a hike.

We thought we were going on a 1 mile hike to the living history center.

Instead we ended up on a 12 mile trail. Only two of us had brought water and it was pretty warm too. We finally found a road and with the help of the crappy map we had with us we walked down the road a ways.

We had to stop and sit on the side of the road and take a break.

When someone had to go potty and went off in the woods, they thought they saw the original path we had been on, so we walked a ways and ran into a new path, the one we were supposed to be on to begin with. It took us past this lake and dam. When we got back, we were all so whooped, no one felt like cooking over a hot pan, so we went out for pizza. That night we played ABC games around the fire.

On Wednesday the kids played Frisbee, football and badminton. The other kids we were camping with came over and they played a game of I-Never. Later the park super came around and offered to let us use the game room. So we went and played some ping pong and checkers. As we were heading back from the game room it started raining. We hadn't expected rain that late in the day. So we went out to eat again because we don't happen to have a rain tent. Jim had come up for the evening and went out to eat with us.

On Thursday, Richard left early for work. The other kids that camped with us were leaving that day, so they all played a long game of football and the little kids played badminton with us moms. The kids all walked to the creek and checked it out. Kyle found a turtle on the trail.

Us moms ended up playing a game of ultimate Frisbee and dodge ball with the kids.
That afternoon we went for a drive to the living history center that we couldn't find during our hike. It was set up nice, but there was nothing going on there because it was a week day.

The kids did a science lesson with the electric fence, we studied currents and how well it traveled through your fingers. Also if you touched someone that was touching the electric wire you could feel the current run through there arm.
We also went to the military museum and walked the trails. It was a 1 1/2 mile loop, but it seemed all up hill. The 12 mile hike the day before really did us in. Here is a picture of the kids next to one of the monuments, this is a memorial of all the soldiers that died or were wounded in the battle of Kings Mountain.
The kids' good side.

On Friday, as we were finishing up, the kids were doing skateboard tricks.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


The kids have gone to a friends for the rest of the week to help in on his farm and ride four wheelers. So Richard and I had the day to ourselves and we decided to go out on the boat.

This was my favorite house on the lake. Some of the houses on this lake are pretty new, so they are huge. I prefer the lakes that have quaint cottages on them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

4H Club

Kyle's 4H class met for the last time today and had a kayak lesson. Kyle has gone before and so have some of the others. Kyle wanted to go out into the river, but the mostly just stayed in the creek.

Learning paddle strokes

adjusting foot holdes and getting the feel of the kayak.

a few of the guys that have experience were able to go into the river and paddle upstream some.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A day at the park

We went to the park today. It was a nice day for it, the kids all got in the water. We even found a snake.