Weekend Wrap-Up

I laughed so hard at this picture from Kent and Kael the other night.  Kase and I had gone on ahead to fish at Georgetown (Kylee was at volleyball camp) and the boys were going to meet us there.  They sent me this picture- they couldn't leave because they were trying to get a bird out of our garage! 

Once the bird situation was handled and they met up with us- Kent caught this whopper! Kase especially was so, so excited.

Thursday after Kael finished basketball camp we decided to head to Adventureland! We have already more than covered the cost of our season passes and I truly think the kids could go every single day.  Each time we go, Kase gets more and more adventurous and tries new rides.

The Raging River was finally open this trip!

We closed the park down and had just enough time to get ice cream before they shut the doors.

Friday we spent the day going back and forth about camping.  We had planned for over a month now to camp and have had almost no rain for the longest time.  Of course, it was forecasted to rain the night we planned to go! We finally decided to give it a shot.  I wish I had gotten more pictures because we had the best time. 

We had a nice spot out in Prairie Flower at Saylorville.  It had a great path down to a clean beach- the kids had so much fun splashing around, finding shells and rocks.

The weather held out long enough for us to grill, play KanJam and play at the park. It felt so good to be outdoors.

Then the rain came.  The boys were ready to call it a night but Kylee and our friends wanted to wait it out.  So she stayed with them for awhile and they were able to do s'mores, catch lightning bugs and a frog and play some UNO.  

Once the rain picked up, they headed home for a slumber party at their house.  It was a successful camping trip and we hope to go again every year with our friends! 

Saturday morning the big kids had triathlon practice then Kase had a tee ball game.  It feels like we have had a ton of games, but every day Kase asks if he can play more baseball.  He's definitely not ready for the season to be over!

Saturday afternoon we went to Collins to help Kent's parents move some things out of the basement as they are getting new carpet this week.  The kids had fun playing water balloons and splashing around while Kent worked.  Then we went out for ice cream at Starbucks.  Not the coffee place, but the ice cream place in Nevada.  Kylee had the biggest hot fudge brownie sundae I have ever seen and we were all shocked when she was able to finish it.  Ha! 

Saturday evening we couldn't decide what we wanted to do.  It was such a nice night out, but everyone was kind of tired from camping the night before, so we finally decided that Kent and Kase would go to a movie while the big kids and I met some friends at Adventureland! 

We closed it down, again! This time it was open much later though.  The kids just loved it so much- being under the lights is so magical.  

Sunday morning Kent was up super early to go fishing with my dad.  Being out on the boat was one of the things Kent wanted to do most of all on Father's Day.  Which worked out great because while he was gone the kids slept in and I was able to make him his favorite blueberry pie! When Kylee got up she had so much fun arranging his presents so it looked nice when he walked in.

He loved all of his presents and we had a nice time just hanging out here before lunch.  Afterwards, we loaded up and went to Jester Park for some fishing.  We had only been there a few minutes before Kylee spotted a snake- eek! We later moved to a different pond and the kids had fun seeing frogs, turtles and snails.  We also made a quick stop by to see the bison and also let the kids splash in the natural playscape for a few minutes before heading home.  Spent the afternoon relaxing; one of Kylee's friends stopped by and the boys went out adventuring- they stopped by the Saylorville dam and a park near it. We picked up a pizza for dinner then had a nice, relaxing family movie night.  We had a great day celebrating Kent!

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