Sunday, November 23, 2008
I have been wanting to go hiking or something "outdoors" for a while now, so this past Saturday when we were trying to plan something to do, Chauntel suggested that we go to Lake Texoma and find something to do there. She is looking for a place for girls camp also and since it's only a little over an hour away, we packed up the van and went. We were trying to get to a certain State park in Oklahome (half of Lake Texoma is in Texas, the other half Oklahome - hence "texoma" I just figured that one out yesterday)but somehow, we just followed some signs to Lake Texoma and found Eisenhour park which was about 40 minutes closer.
WE HAD A BLAST! We wanted to find some hiking trails and go hiking together and we found some great ones. The trail that we went on followed the bank of the Lake and there were some spots that you could go off the trail a little bit and climb down the "cliffs". We even found a beach that we climbed down a pretty steep rock area only to find out that a little bit down the trail there are some steps down to it!
At first Isaac was too scared for whatever reason to even go to the trail (I did tell him before we went that I hoped to find a bear on the trail so I can fight it), but when we hit our first chance to rock climb, you couldn't stop him. He was scaling these steep climbs and just jumping all over the rocks - making me nervous and proud at the same time. Everyone had a great time. We found some walking sticks for everyone in the woods along the way that the kids used.
Isaac called hiking "traveling" and would say, "Let's travel this way now" or when it was time to go he said, "ok, let's eat in the van, then travel some more". He did not want to go.
As soon as we were leaving, the kids were already planning our next trip back.
Posted by Chauntel at 6:44 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This is from Makayla's field trip. My friend watched Jackson so I could go and be there. I don't think I've been on any field trips with Makayla so that was nice. I went to the same place with Isaac last year with his preschool.
I had so much fun being with her and see how she is with all her friends.
Posted by Chauntel at 2:21 PM
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I love Halloween so much. The only thing I don't like is all the candy:) I guess that's what Halloween is all about. Next year I should throw a Halloween party ,and only give out trinkets. I can't find my camera. So, no pictures from last night:( Makayla was a Southern Bell, Isaac was a Power Ranger, Jackson was a Dragon, I was a Witch, and Jeremy was straight out of the 70's "groovy baby"
If any of you all know, Jeremy has had 3 of his 4 work truck totalled in the last month and the other one had a fender bender. So, that's all of his trucks. Then when he got his new truck, his lovely, responsible wife forgot to put the emergency brake on and it rolled into the neighbor's fence behind us and bent his bumper and put a good dent in the most expensive beautiful fence in the whole neighborhood:( What luck. Jeremy's trucks are really getting hammered this month.
Isaac got his first report card this week:) I was pleased with his score and I'm so proud of how much better he's getting at everything. He really enjoys learning. I'd have to say his coloring has impressed me the most. He's really become quite a great colorer.
Posted by Chauntel at 7:45 AM