Aug 29, 2014

Shameless blog plagiarism

We enjoyed a wonderful visit with the Walsh-Daloz and Peters families at Belgrade Lakes a week ago, and we loved their blog pics so much, I'm copying a few of them here. All photo credits go to our hosts.


The kids and I just finished a three day camping trip at Ferry Beach with our friends the Shemwells. Sadly, Tim had to work, and yet again I'm afraid I failed to take any pictures, but much fun was had body surfing (or at least attempting to body surface) on the great waves at Ogunquit Beach, playing with the Shemwell kids, and camping at the wonderful Unitarian Universalist campground.

Aug 11, 2014

Moosehead Camping with Reeve!

As our friend, Reeve, who joined us camping and paddling at Lily Bay State Park this weekend said, "camping was 'in-tents'." We had a great time, finding fossils, listening to and watching loons out on the lake, crafting and then using a sail for our canoe, swimming, building rock cairns out on the islands, singing, hunting for elusive moose, and generally enjoying living, eating and playing outside for a few days. It was particularly delightful to do all of this with Reeve. Here are a few glimpses from the weekend:




















Aug 5, 2014

Reid swims!

Today, Reid stunned the world by swimming unaided for multiple feet--about fifteen! 
Here are a few clips to document it:




To celebrate, we went swimming again tonight and bought ice cream from the swimming pool. First and only time. It's a big deal!

The young man was tired. He turned in before the book reading was done.



Aug 3, 2014

More photos from Spokane

Some photos from high school friends from the reunion back in early July.




How nice it was to see everyone!