Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Cheer has been all encompassing lately right next to scouting in our lives. I thought it might break Gretchen since she is mature enough yet to really commit to a discipline but after getting this trophy, I think we may have turned the corner on that....
So it looks like we'll be doing it again in 2013.......
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Last weekend, Gretchen and I attended an area wide girl scout camp out in Juniper Knoll Camp (East Troy WI). I haven't been to a camp like this in 25 years but oddly enough it did not seem to have changed much! We stayed in a lodge and slept on mats on the floor. It was very crowded with about 25 girls and 11 adults so there was a real incentive to keep busy and out of the lodge. There were a bunch of craft stations and activities for the girls to do. They enjoyed letterboxing (it's a cross between geocaching and a scavenger hunt) and performing in the talent show. I did pretty good energy wise but sleeping on the floor really hurt. I mean really. hurt. Even Gretchen was not happy....
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
here if you're interested (both camping and the circus)!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Gretchen has been through a lot in the last few years with occupational therapy and the such. A few therapists have told me that sometimes it's a maturity thing that resolves itself around age seven. I am hoping for my little bunny's sake that SEVEN is her year. We gave her a scooter for her birthday back in March so she could practice riding and she has gotten really good on it. Maybe seven is the luckiest number!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Gretchen has moved up in the world - she can now ride a lot more interesting rides including the Viper and the American Eagle at Six Flags. As season pass holders at Six Flags we decided to maximize our passes and visit Six Flags St Louis. Gretchen could ride every roller coaster but two of them. It was very hot the day we went but so we hit a few water rides as well. The only bad thing about St Louis was there was no Whizzer type roller coaster that under 40" set could ride. Evan had to stick to the baby rides and other smaller rides. He wasn't thrilled about it but we did our best to find things for him to do. Sean could also ride a bunch of things so two out of three kids were pretty happy!
|American Thunder at Six Flags St Louis|