Sunday, July 30, 2017

California fun!

We have had a few lovely weeks visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Fresno.  It was just us the first week and then Mom joined us for the second.  Week 1, I was in zoo camp and had a fantastic time, I made some fun friends on the very first day and learned all sorts of animal facts that I share occasionally (do you know about bird feet?  What about blue feathers?)  
 Owen spent the first week at camp Grandpa who took him and Uncle Ryan to Yosemite!
 Uncle Ry and Owen spent a day hiking lower Yosemite falls, both claim it was the toughest hike they have ever been on!  They also stayed at a cool hotel, got upgraded to their nicest room and were able to pan for gold, practice archery and eat barbecue.

 I took my last year of swim lessons.  Jan Thomas is closing its doors after over 60 years.  I feel so lucky that I was able to learn from them, they are the most positive and focused teachers ever!!

 I did awesome this year, all of my strokes have been really good, I am getting better at just turning my head for a breath for crawl.

and this year I learned how to tread water!  I am a champion!!!! Thank you to all of my wonderful teachers and especially Analise who I had for two years now.  

Evening games included a bit of spot-it and dominoes.  
Plus we got to spend several afternoons at the Vans  pool, they are so awesome to host us (a lot!!!)  We love swimming!  We also got a nice evening with Auntie Donna and Uncle John.

We had a great evening filled with food and fun! 
Grandma and I did Vacation Bible School which was so much fun during the second week.  I LOVED all of the songs plus I got to learn how to sew and we used neck ties to make this awesome apron!  It is not the first time I used a sewing machine but it is my first solo project and my biggest project ever, it turned out really well!  Owen did River camp this summer again and had a great time meeting back up with his friends Alex and Sam.  

 We have been watching Chef's life with Grandma and Grandpa and they tried the unlikely combo of pepsi and peanuts.  Now we don't get a lot of pepsi, but just had to try it!

Turns out Owen doesn't like plain pepsi... but pepsi and peanuts ... YUM!

Thank you so much Grandma and Grandpa for a great few weeks and for taking really good care of us!  I hope you have a good recovery and it's nice and relaxing, I know we increase the activity level just a little bit... Love you so much!
 Today Dad and Owen worked some on the garage, while Mom and I celebrated Alice turning 10!!
 It was an awesome tie-dye party and we wore our colors well!
Happy Birthday Alice!

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