Friday, June 28, 2013

Girls camps

Last year of girls camp for Mylissa I took these picture right before she left. It was a bitter sweet moment . She had a great last year and learned a lot.

For Madeline it was her first year of girls camp she was a bundle of excitement.

sSe woke up and got ready and was begging me to hurry so we would not be late.

She had the best time whens he came hope she talked non stop about her adventures.
I am glad she had a fun time .
Until next year..

Garden of there Gods

Ben's favorite hike is the Garden of the Gods.
We go a few time every year.

We took Stoney with us and he love it he had tons of fun smelling everything.

Here is Madeline and Dale.

Dale and Stony and the beautiful view.

Maddie and Ben on the Rocks.

Maddie and Ben hiding in the Rocks.

Ben posing.

Dale and I

Stony and Maddie

More posing and silly faces.


More posing on the rocks.

If you had not noticed yet it was only Ben and Maddie and stony the other kids were at camp and baby sitting.
It was nice to spend some time with the little kids and doing the things they like.

One last picture Stony was a hot dog.. I never new how long his tong was before.
We had a super fun time together as a family I cant help to think as this is the way it is going to be more and more..

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Benny's first year at Cub Camp and the beginning of the Black Forest fire.

Benny was so excited for his first year at Cub scout Camp! 

He got up early got ready and a way we went..

Ben's buddy was one of his best buddies Joseph they have a special bond because they were born in the same hospital. They were both proud of that fact being military kids that have moved to many places since they were born. 

We started the morning with a 2 mile hike, we learned many things about safety and leaving no trace.
We also learned about fire safety one of the boys asked what we would do if the forest around us caught on fire,
We reassured the boys we would get them to safety and all would be ok.
We even snickered about think in our minds this would not be a worry.

After our hike it was lunch time then we played marbles and started our requirements for our would chip badge.
We learned about blood circles and the boys started carving something out of soap.
In the mean time I smelt heavy smoke asked my friend that was with me if she smelled it too we also noticed the air was thick with smoke.
After talking to the leaders in charge we found out the talked to 911 and it was confirmed that it was very close to us. we were reassured that there was fire fighters on seen an there was no need to evacuate.
We told 911 that we had over 200 boys and leaders they reassured us that it would be ok.
5 mins later our church leaders decided that we should evaluate.

I was impressed how fast we got the boys and leaders together.
I was impressed at how well the boys listened and did not panic.

After we had everyone together we said a prayer and got instructions on how to get out of Cathedral pine where we were having camp the back way.
Most of the leaders were not familiar with the back roads but the main road was the one that was on firer the firer was on the corner of the entrance to the road we took to get to the camp.
It took us about 10 mins to get everyone in to cars and out of danger. as some of  leaders were gathering there stuff a fire truck came up and told them to leave everything and get out of the area and to safety.

I took this picture as we were leaving the area. we could tell by the black smoke a structure was going up.
It made ,me sad but I could not dwell on it . I had to help insure the safety of the boys that were in the car I was in..
I was impressed with my friend and driver Kim she was calm and when she thought we might be lost she flagged down a car who was kind enough to let us fallow them to safety.

I cant help but hear the echo of the little boy that had asked just a few hours before" what would we do is the forest around us caught on fire." 
I am so glad we were able to fulfill our promise when we said "we will get you out safely"

Needless to say Ben's first cub scout day camp was one he will never forget. 
Just to clarify we did not start the fire.:)

This fire was the black forest fire the worst wild fire in Colorado History.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Concert in the park

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is attend the summer concert series in the park that our HOA sponsors.
We have so much fun together we love listing to the music and some time dancing.
It is fun seeing friends and neighbors . We always bring a picnic dinner and dessert.
We really look forward to the music every week.
The concerts last from June until August. I am always sad when they end.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Miniature golfing

Grandma and Grandpa Wilderness was in town we decided to go minuter golfing .
I am not much a golfer but minuter golfing is fun for every skill level.

My boys love golfing on the big greens but don't mind playing with windmills Gorillas, elephants.
I love watching my in laws they are just to cute. 
Grandpa and Grandma hitting a few rounds.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sky Socks Suprise

We decided to surprise the kids with a fun night out.
We got tickets for  sky socks game.

The sky socks is a local miner league team here in Colorado springs..
We had a lot of fun at the game.

We had a lot of friends there which made it even more fun!
I think we might have to go back again one day..