Monday, April 27, 2009

The Center for Courageous Kids

Well as many of you know, Mary got to go to camp last weekend. She had such a great time and this camp was such an amazing place. Here are some pictures from the weekend. I think Mary's favorite part of camp was the bunkbeds, or as Mary calls them, the "dunk-beds". Every night, Mary asks if she can go take a nap in the "dunk-bed". We have to explain to her that she doesn't have a bunkbed in her room, and they are just at camp. Then she asks if she can go back to camp. I have a feeling I will be buying a "dunk-bed" in the near future. . .

Here are some pictures from the weekend (we took about 250!):

Mary arrives at camp and is greeted by MJ!

Jackson in the "dunk-bed"

Mary on the first night of camp, very excited!

Mary sharing an ice cream cone with mommy!

Getting ready to race her friend Conner!

Mary bowling on her first night, her other favorite activity!

Look at the concentration!

We found a frog that night too!

Mary hanging out with the girls. . .

Drawing an Elmo picture with mommy!

Painting a dog with daddy!

Waiting to ride horses . . . (does Jackson look bored??)

Mary loved the horses!!

Saying "thank you" to her horse, "Mac"

Mommy and Mary after the horse riding

Getting ready for a manicure. . .

Mary wanted to give daddy a "man"icure!

Warming up after a swim. . . .

The whole family!

Getting ready to go home!

Signing the poster. . .

One more bowling game before we leave

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mary Bowling

Mary has been super excited all week about going to camp. She got a bowling set for Easter and she has been practicing all week so that she can bowl for real at camp.
Here is a little video of her bowling a strike:

Notice how she even spins the ball, just like the pros!!

I think she bowls better than me!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Trip to Washington DC

We took advantage of some beautiful weather this week to take the kids to Washington DC. It was a great trip and Mary did very well in the car. We were able to find a great handicap accessible parking spot right next to the WWII memorial so that made it very convenient. It was neat for Kate and I to see all of the monument again, we had both been before, but it had been many years for Kate, so there were some new monuments and memorials. Mary mostly enjoyed seeing the ducks, that is all she could talk about and got upset whenever we wanted to leave the duck to go look at something else. She also liked watching the planes and helicopters fly low overhead. Here are some pictures from the day: