Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The End of Summer

After the first week of school we decided to take a dip in the Tongue River, at a park near Dayton.  The water was just deep enough to make it fun, especially with how hot and humid it was.  We have been back a few other times and I think this spot has become one of our favorite relaxing get-a-ways.

 "That was cold, but I did it!  I stuck my face in the water!"

 Even Andrew played in the water and had some fun.  He mostly liked eating the rocks, but every once in a while he would splash and play in the water.

James jumping from rock to rock and smiling for the camera.

 Mark loves to find things to collect water and other things.  Once he found this bottle he was good for another hour of play.  Filling it up with water and dumping it on his head, trying to catch minnows in it, making it his boat, etc.  An empty water bottle, one of life's simple pleasures for a 5 year old boy.  

 James loves sticks!!!  He saw this branch floating down the river and he just had to add it to his collection.  

 He wouldn't let anyone help him carry his stick and he wanted everyone to know that it was his!

 Isn't he just so cute!!!

With Brett and Mark not having school on Fridays it has been really nice to spend time together as a family.


  1. James knows a good stick when he sees one. Elden has been asking when we are going to Wyoming to visit. I tell him I hope we can someday. And you don't have school on Fridays? That's cool.

  2. The place looks very familiar - it was a fun place and I can see why you like to go there. I'm glad you are settling in so well. We love you and miss you but glad you are doing so well.