Tuesday, August 25, 2009
In July, Sam came to Ben and said he wanted his training wheels off. "I can ride without them, I know I can." He had never been successful WITH his training wheels so we were totally doubtful but Ben took them off and Sam proved us wrong! Off he went! This is try #2 because we seriously didn't think he would ever be able to ride solo. Oops. He only wanted to ride in straight lines and got really mad and gave up when we made him ride in a circle.
Sam has been beging us to go to the beack, which is a problem since we're pretty landlocked. This is from another trop to Lake McBride, which has a really nice "beach". This was the day that we drug the canoes up and there were 30mph wind gusts. Fun for swimming in but Sam got so freaked out in the canoe that we were only out for a really exciting 15 minutes. The had a great time swimming anyway...
So, I know that Ben is the greatest Dad in the world and this proves it! The kids wanted to go camping but I really didn't want to drag them out for just one night so Ben agreed to camp with the kids in the backyard. I slept comfortably in the house (sorry) and the kids had a BLAST sleeping in the tent. Honestly, we really didn't think they would make it the whole night but Ben actually ended up falling asleep first! The top two pics are from the begining of the campout and the second two are from the next morning. It got down to 53 that night! Mom made pancakes the next morning and lots of coffee for Dad!