Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kanakuk Family Kamp {Summer 2011}

I can't begin blogging about the beginning of our school year without finishing out a few things from this summer.  We (very last minute) hopped in the car and headed to Kanakuk for the last term of family kamp. Just like last year, it was lovely.  The staff were great.  The food was great.  The kids were loving every minute of it.  And so did Chris and I.  We opted out of the speaker (who we heard was great, btw) and I spent my mornings doing home school planning while sipping coffee.  Chris spent his mornings exercising and hanging out with me while I sipped coffee and did home school planning.  My friend from college, Niki, and her family were there with us.  They have nine kids and it was so much fun to vacation with them.  Where else can you vacation when there's 14 kids between two families and still leave feeling rested?  Sadly, I didn't get a picture of all of our kids together.  I actually didn't carry around my camera around too much.  I did that last year.  This year I wanted to enjoy the moments without worrying about photographing them.  Not that I don't enjoy the moment when I do have my camera... I think you know what I mean.

Here are some moments I did get...

Military Camo Night.

Very serious.

Very serious about his beverages.

The boys loved the game room.

I think it's their competitive nature.

"K"SPN Night.  This was an easy night to outfit as we have no shortage of sports attire lying around the house.

Pool time.

Lots of pool time.

Perfect example of how the staff have fun with your kids.

Asher conquered the high dive.


The high dive.

Jopie managed to be the cutest 4 year old at Kamp.  In my humble opinion.

Ropes course with Daddy.  Loved seeing my boys work together.

Graham and Asher on the screamer swing.  I don't think it's appropriately named.  
I think it should be named the "mess up your equilibrium for the day" swing.

But it didn't seem to bother them one bit.

So fun.

Something about that smile...

Or his fake smile.

Hillbilly night.  For some reason, my boys look more like outlaws.

Except these two.  They're far too cute to be outlaws.

Cow tipping.

Chicken throwing.


Rock.  Paper.  Scissors.

Mallory, the girl who was asked to sit at our table most often.

Sawyer, who Cry Cry loved the most.

Our matchy matchy towels.  Classic Kanakuk... towels and swimsuits hanging from the cabananas.  A sure sign that fun was had.

Even Mr. Grumpy Pants Cry Cry.

Thanks for a great week Kanakuk and Staff!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Deleted Scenes

Just in case you thought that this photo shoot went off flawlessly, let me show you what Cry Cry was doing MOST of the time.

(sorry for the blurriness on this one, but too funny to leave out)

To sum it all up:  anything but a smile.

Hope this bring a smile to your Friday.
Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cousin Photo Shoot

 Aren't they cute?  These cousins.
It was so much fun taking their pictures.  The highlight was getting to pick out girl outfits and doing Mary and Elsa's hair.  Two things I don't ever get to do being a mom of five boys.

Samuel only cried for a few minutes because he said "everyone was going to laugh at him at In N Out Burger for wearing a pink shirt."

We went to an area near downtown Fort Worth.

The kids endured it well.  This was the last pose.  You can tell they are smiled out.

An individual shot of each...

And then we made our way to hamburgers and french fries.  But first we made a stop by the car so Samuel could change his clothes.  We wouldn't want anyone to laugh at him.