I just do not know what we will do when Summer ends. SO SAD! Late nights, sleeping in at the cabin, relaxing way too much. The only thing I do not think we will miss will be all the layers of sunscreen we put on every single day! Summer is just too much fun! Why must it be so short? SO SAD! So, more cabin fun......
Sunday, July 23, 2017
You know it is going to happen. Even if you go to the zoo during the school year, everyone needs to have the Summer zoo trip. The one where you splurge on the train ride (fun time seeing the little zebra run like a baby goat), carousel (had to make sure Haley got the tiger), and maybe, just maybe that souvenir that really is not needed but is fun anyway. Yeah, we took our trip and it was great!
Sunday, July 9, 2017
In all of Caleb's awesome 14 years of life, he has only been home to celebrate his birthday one year. The one year was when we were evacuated from the cabin because of a wildfire. We hate fire season. Other than that year, every year he has been at Scofield, dipping his toes, or all of him in the lake. Watching fireworks from the island. Playing in the water and having as much fun as possible. That is how you do a birthday!
Before ending the night we shot off Alka-seltzer rockets!
I love my first born! He is such an awesome kid! He has his quirks, as we all do. He can become majorly distracted which can be to his downfall. He can have attitude sometimes. He can put things off. However, he is also so awesome! He is faithful to Father in Heaven and worthy to hold the priesthood and call the Holy Ghost his companion. He is a terrific friend and tries to be kind to everyone. He is such a wonderful brother! He loves each of his siblings so much and just has fun with them. He may be 14, but he is still such a kid at heart who enjoys the simple side of life and has not lost his imagination for play or creating things. He is intelligent! He can be a great helper and worker. He still loves to read and play soccer, they are just part of him. He also continues to be a wonderful peacemaker in our home. He has also started to learn how to change his temper or attitude and make it better, he is becoming a better person each day. We love him and are so glad that he is ours, forever!
In the beginning, there were 2 docks. Water levels were high and everyone was excited. One day, a very windy day, Mother Nature decided to play mean. The docks were thrown around and turned on their side, and thus began the Rescue Mission of 2017. Thank Heavens for good knot tying, STRONG neighbors/cabin friends and smart ideas - the docks have been rescued and cheering could be heard!
and our dock was up and partially functioning again!!!! YEAH!!!!! So thankful to the McCallisters! So thankful for Rob and not giving up, but also being willing to fix the dock, again this year. Also thankful for my cute kids who looked for the boards and poles, who took sticks and placed them in the submerged poles so that other boaters would not crash into them and who waited patiently for their dock to be rescued so that they could once again jump off of it and use it for reading and lounging and playing. And so, so happy that our dock is rescued! Now on to fixing it and making sure Mother Nature parties nice from now on.
I have always said, the cabin is the BEST place in the summer. The temps are great, and even if it does get hot - go jump in the lake, that will help you feel better. The view is 100% better than anything you can get in the city. It is the best!
Especially when the cabin friends are girls, and they have a bunny, and they let you hang out with them all day long! Haley and William were able to go on several boat rides, which included tubing, the e-z-ski, trying to surf or just going to the scout cove and jumping in the water and swimming.
And let me say, we have been soaking up our time at the cabin. Probably way more sun than we need, lots of bug spray and sunscreen and way too much time in a life jacket. But also lots of smiles and time to relax and be together. Cabin time is the best!!!