Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
To break up the 15 hour drive to Wolf Point, Montana, we spent a day at Aunt Pattie and Uncle John’s cabin in Lincoln, both on the way there and on the way back. Eli repeatedly told us “this is a good cabin!” during our stays. He enjoyed the little horsey and swing in their backyard (lucky for him they have grandkids!).
We also spent some time throwing rocks into and splashing in the Blackfoot River, which Eli thought was really fun. He even saved one “special rock” that he picked out to bring home.
Just in case you're wondering, that water is extremely COLD!
Eli also enjoyed the deer, both real and “pretend.”
There are constantly real deer grazing on the lawn at the cabin, and we all enjoyed watching them. The highlight of the cabin for Ryan is the 4-wheelers.
He was a little disappointed that Eli didn’t want to go for a ride with him (“not make it go brrrm brrrm”), but Eli did think it was pretty cool to sit on it while it was turned off. :)
Thanks Pattie and John for letting us stay and enjoy your cabin! On the last day of our drive we were treated to some road-side entertainment as we watched a herd of long-horn sheep grazing (though if you ask Eli about them he’ll tell you, “they’re not sheep, just mountain goats!). That little guy really is something!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Zoe was definitely in her element on the beach! (Weren't we all?!)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
We were all excited to hit the beach first thing the next morning, so after Pa and the boys made oatmeal we all donned our beach gear and headed for the shore. Here's another [in]famous Eli ensemble... :) It was about a 4 minute walk from our house to the beach, but with Eli in tow it was more like 10! :) We got there just in time for low tide, and Lucas and Eli had a great time playing in the puddles left by the receding water. After lunch and nap we headed back down to take advantage of the wind that had picked up. Mom and Dad had brought along a plethora of kites, and Jeremy was especially anxious to play with his old stunt kite. The kite-flying was pretty cool, but as usual Eli was more interested in digging. Talk about a boy in his element! Ryan headed out to the water and was visited by a flock of pelicans (in reality they were still quite far away from him). We got to watch these big birds fishing all week. Eli kept us all entertained in the afternoon when he decided he was a turtle! Not just any turtle, but a sand turtle! He spent quite awhile crawling around in the sand, at one point saying he was headed out to the ocean. I’m glad he gave up on that goal since he was still a long way from the water! To finish off the day, we enjoyed yet another beautiful sunset from the deck of the beach house.