Sunday, July 17, 2016

Camping at Storybook Land

Summer is in full swing and we are soaking it up. We went camping with our friends the Ottos. We went to Wylie Park in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It was super fun. We made Smores and cooked over the campfire. We cooked our breakfast in bacon grease and I made tortillas over the fire for the first time. 

Aberdeen has an amazing community pool. We went there but no photos because, well...water. Poor Alice fell asleep on the ride from the campground to the pool and I took her back to the campsite so she could nap. We'll we paid for it when she woke up. She was so upset that she missed the pool. I'll need to make it up to her again some time. 

There was a big storm on Saturday night and sleeping in a tent with strong winds, rain and a ton of lightening is quite frightening. Although the kids didn't seem phased by it. They slept right through it. 

Playing in the puddles
The grown-ups enjoying the campfire
Miles and Coralin with a Munchkin
kids on the train at Storybook Land 
Family going over the rainbow 
Alice on cream slide

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New school for the summer and celebrating 5

Miles has started attending the childcare at St. John's Academy in Jamestown. We had concerns with his old pre-school/child care and decided to move him. He will start the pre-K program at St. John's Academy in the fall. Even though Miles is turning 5 this July we have decided to wait another year before sending him to kindergarten. We have talked to a lot of people and teachers with experience with kids and they have all told us that they have never heard anyone regret waiting a year.
This was Father's day. We spent some time at the park and made brownies for Dad.
Some other exciting news! Miles is turning 5 which means the Jamestown Regional Medical Center is turning 5. For those that don't know, Miles was the last baby born at the old hospital in Jamestown. The day after he was born we were transported via ambulance to the new hospital. So Miles was the first baby resident on the OB floor at JRMC. They even put us on a billboard to advertise the Family Birth Place.
JRMC is using Miles in their advertising for their 5th anniversary
You can read part of our story on the JRMC website
Looking back through this blog, I don't think I ever posted Miles's birth story. I still vividly remember the details of that day and we have told the story many times. I'll write that up in another post.