Sunday, October 28, 2012

Double Digits!!

My little boy just turned 10!

The day started with crepes for breakfast


Then he just HAD to bring crumby bars to his class.  (These are a Donut Parade special: maple bar with apple pie filling in the middle and old fashioned donut crumble on top!)


We did cake and presents at home. 



The highlight was definitely his party and due to an iPhone malfunction, we lost all pictures of the night.  Garth took Carter and 4 friends out to dinner at Wolfy’s then to a Spokane Chiefs hockey game.  They all had a great time and Garth was so pleased at the choice of friends Carter made.  Super nice, polite, grateful boys. . . perhaps this is a sign of some maturation on Carter’s part. 

Two Rounds of Pumpkins

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And then Round Two: because Sydney was totally jealous she missed out.

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Preschool Pumpkin Patch Party

Not much to say here.  It was the typical field trip up to Greenbluff.  We went on a hay ride, ate an apple, did the corn maze, and picked out a pumpkin. 

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Carter says that technically it was out with the old, in with the OLDER since our “new” boat is actually a year older than our “old” boat.  Regardless, this is what you will see us cruising Long Lake on now. 

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It took a lot of convincing to get me to make the switch.  I LOVED the space in our Moomba.  The V-drives make boating so family friendly and you can take a whole other family and still all fit.  Although we sacrificed some space, this Prostar 197 actually has quite a bit of space for a direct drive.  And really, once I skied behind it, I was convinced that this is a better choice for our waterski family!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Flathead Lake

Some new friends in our ward, the Laws, have access to this beautiful lake home on Flathead Lake in Montana.  They invited us (and our boat :) to come along!  The also invited the Wards and I just so happen to work out a lot with Julie Ward so it was fun to spend time with her outside the gym! It was the second weekend in October so the water was pretty chilly but it didn’t keep anyone from playing in the water and having a great time! 



There was a great little inlet where you could keep the kids, and the boat, protected.  Such a fun spot to play!


Sydney, Gabe Law, and Isabella Ward.


Carter hopped right in the cold water to rip it up one last time.  We knew the boat was going in the shop as soon as we were home :(


We found out later that this paddle boat actually belonged to the neighbors.  Oops, it was fun while it lasted! Can you believe Natalie took 6 kids out alone?  Including her 3 month old baby.  They moved here from Florida so they are pretty relaxed around the water!


Olivia and Sydney loved baby Layla Law.  They are going to be great babysitters someday.




Carter and Garth played catch off the dock.



Derek thought it looked like fun so he got in on the action!


Swimmer Sydney!




Saturday night we went for a moonlight ski run then had a bonfire with all the kids.  This is one of the most beautiful lakes I have been to.  Surrounded by the Rockies, clean water, gorgeous homes, AMAZING!

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Sunday morning we drove into town for church at the tiniest branch.  I think we doubled the congregation!

Then we came home for some delicious pumpkin pancakes and a little more playing for the kids while the adults packed and cleaned up. 

Micheal loved his pancakes with whip cream!


Sydney, Emma Law, Gabe Law, Kaila Law, Isabella Ward and Micheal Ward



The moms: Natalie Law, Myself and Julie Ward


Always a good indicator of a great weekend!!