Thursday, July 16, 2009

Soos Creek Park and much more.

Good morning, it is Thursday.

Yesterday was a busy day and I did get plenty of pictures. The only thing I totally forgot to take pictures of was Preston at his orthodontist appointment. I was so busy asking questions about braces as I know nothing about the process never having braces that I totally forgot to take any pictures of anything. I will try to remember to use my camera next Wednesday when Preston actually gets his braces on.

Yesterday we went to the Soos Creek Park to meet up with old friends and family. Marnee is in town from her home in Germany to visit family and friends. We were friends way back in my track and cross country days of high school. Michelle and her were buddies as well. All the kids are the same age and had a fun time playing at the park and exploring in the woods. In this picture is me, Marnee, and Michelle. Marnee's husband Markus was also with us and we talked golf, tennis, and knee injuries...getting old? Not yet!

Here is a picture of all the kids. They all played very well together and had a great time. Noah found a snake with in the first few minutes of showing up which was very fun (for him, Hansen stayed way away), and the Lillians are convinced they saw a deer and a bear on the other side of the fence.
In the evening we headed over to the Shepherd's house to hang out and pick berries. Jim and I usually go biking at this time, but we decided to pick berries. I can tell you that none of us Slanes are very good berry pickers...we eat too many and the bowls stay rather empty! Maren thought we may bring a few more berries home than we did.

We hung out at Jim's little pond for a while searching for frogs and skipping rocks. Hansen was very good at finding these little frogs. Lillie could spot them, but no so good at catching them.
Lillie really loved the tire swing. You can't tell from this picture that the rope that holds this tire is like 25 feet long and you can really swing a long ways on this swing.
And when we got home, Preston had just made it home from soccer practice and had made homemade ice cream sandwiches. Yum.
Today it is off to Wild Waves with Auntie Stef. Stef will be worn out after riding on all the scary rides with the boys and hanging out in the wave pool with Lillie.
See you tomorrow.

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