Saturday, July 9, 2011

4th of July & Scout Camp

We've stayed rather busy since our vacation, but things are quieting down. It seems we front-loaded our summer with activities (vacation, outdoor camp, scout camp), and now we are coasting through the remaining summer days. It will go very quickly!

Jake had scout camp and hung around other soon-to-be 2nd graders for three full days. His favorite activities were, to no surprise, bb gun shooting and bow and arrow target range. He is still very excited about scouts.

The 4th of July weekend had absolutely perfect weather and fun, low-key activities. We went up to Snowbowl Ski Resort to ride the chairlift, hike around, and to have a drink and pizza at the little lodge. There are still snow patches at the top, as it has been a record winter for snow. Brian found the ski pole he dropped from the chairlift on the opening day of the season last November. Quite a find! We also went up to Pattee Canyon National Recreation area for a little picnic & hike. Then we had 2 bbq's at friends' houses, including one on the 4th that came with fireworks in front of the house and a kids' bike parade.

We are camping for the first time this weekend, so hopefully I'll be quicker about getting the pictures posted.


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Rachael. said...

Hope your birthday was good too? We're just back from France. Had a lovely time down South and then went up to Brittany to stay at a friends and then to my uncle's. All very good as all very different locations. I will do a post at some point although with the kids around I'm finding it harder to get regular stuff done! The Netehrlands is a bit wet and cold, Jacob decided it was Fall yesterday! Off to Scotland in a couple of weeks and then it'll be back to school before we know it. Not sure how we'll cope with me working fulltime. It's only for 8 weeks so it should be OK, may be extended to Christmas, all dependent on the new teacher being released from his current school. Hope your job situation is OK for next term too. The sun has actually come out so I'd better get the kids dressed and going before it disappears! xxx