Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekends in Missoula

After what felt like a month of constant rain, summer has arrived. Last weekend, we enjoyed the new playground across the street, went for bike rides and took Jacob & Dad fishing at the stocked kids-pond. No fish, though. Then Annie & Jacob had their camps all last week, which kept everybody running. Jacob enjoyed drawing camp at the local art museum in the morning, which is right across the street from dad's office. So Brian picked him up each day and had a picnic lunch with them. Then I gathered Annie from gynmastics, grabbed Jacob after his lunch and drove to sports camp. During sports camp, Jacob got to play football at the University of MT Grizzlies stadium one day. (Each day had a theme and a field trip.) This weekend we went camping with the kids. It was sponsored by Outdoor Missoula, which tries to encourage kids to spend time in nature. We don't really have trouble with that, but it was a good excuse to go. We stayed at state park in Lolo, an actual rest stop of the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1805 & 1806. They determined that via archelogical remains of their camp. The kids enjoyed the activities (it was nice to sit back and someone take care of most everything) and the weather was perfect. Then today, we went to the water park here. Not too bad....


Rachael said...

Sounds like a hectic summer of camps! School doesn't finish here until mid July but as I'm home schooling it's like we're on holiday. The weather in the UK has been amazingly good, we'll be off camping with my parents soon as there's a camp site a few miles from us on a lake. Still haven't got our stuff from the Falklands yet so no bikes which is a pain. It'll arrive and then have to be shipped off again to our next place! Will let you know where that is when we find out. Loved Brian's photos too, looks lovely up there. Is your new State pretty?

annie said...

Cute pics! Jacob looks like a big kid!!!

I didn't get a ticket yet - but will! They might take away flex days. Eeegads, this would not be a good thing for morale.