Thursday, August 13, 2009

The House That Aaron Built

It all started out with this thought that the kids need something to do in the back yard. Then there was lots of dreaming and scheming, and finally a plan. We ended up building this great "play-date" house for the kids and the best part is we did it cheep. There were lots of people that participated in building this thing and I think I will acknowledge them right now.
Sandbox & Frame:
David Oliveiri
Kevin Malone
Flooring & Walls:
Gordie McArthur
Jeremy Hansen
Ben Braun
Kevin Malone
Donated Materials:
Gordie McArthur
Jeremy Hansen
Ben Braun
Mike & Annie Hepher
Paul Reimer

I hope I didn't forget anyone there. We couldn't have done this with out all the help!

We put a nice deep drain hole in the sandbox, which has already come in handy.

The ceder siding came from our first house, it's amazing what a wire brush will do.

Fun for all ages.

Bye for now,

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Past 3 Months

Hey there, it has been quite some time since we posted anything on this blog of ours. So I thought I would load it up with some of the things we have been doing over the past few months. It has been a lot of fun, and we have been able to share some great times with friends and family.

Robyn and Paige and Payton visited our good friends the Gerbers in Penticton. I was at a men's camp at Rock Ridge Canyon while they stayed in Penticton and then we met up in Osoyoos, and headed south to the Orogon Coast.

Payton got very good at hauling his little suitcase around. He was just testing out it's off road abilities at this time.

We stayed at this little house on the coast, and Paige got to share a room with her cousin. Here is Paige showing of her ability to hang her clothes in her closet.

We had loads of fun on the beach.

Here are our kids after they have tamed some of the local marine life.

We had some great kite flying weather in Hood River.

Paige had her first gymnastics performance. Her class did a number to a song called Clean My Room, and they all had to dress up mismatched and messy, it was a great time.

I got rid of my nemisis tree in our back yard.

We have been spending a lot of time out at Fort Steele this year. The kids love it and I am finally to the age where I do find the history interesting. I must be growing up or something.

Well there you have it. I hope to update this thing more often this summer. So keep checking back.

Bye for now,

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Swing and a Hit!

Robyn brought these cool little swings into the Flower shop. We don't have any tree branches appropriate for hanging a swing from, so in the basement it goes! Paige has only fallen off three times.

Bye for now,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Horse'n Around

So today we made horses... although Payton didn't always use his for that. They are pretty fun and the best part; when the paper horse face falls off you can still play hockey with them.

Paige's horse, Kolius...?

Payton using some excessive force with his pony.

I think they were a hit all around.

Bye for now,