Showing posts with label SBANT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SBANT. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Family Camp 2015

We had an unexpected treat this past weekend. We were able to attend Spina Bifida Family Camp. It was unexpected because you have to be under 8 years old to attend. Caleb graduated from Family Camp two years ago. Lucky for us, there were several cabins still available so some of the graduated kids were able to come back. We were so excited.

 We love it here!

All of the meals are family style in the dining hall. I don't think Caleb ate any meals with us...he was always at someone else's table eating with friends. He was in his element.

Benjamin and Cannon at the fuse-ball table.  

We signed up for a cooking class and the boys loved it. This class is always a big hit with them.

Benjamin, Caleb, Cannon, and Bryce.

Making fruit salsa.

Caleb and Cannon were 2 peas in a pod the entire weekend.

Weird Science class.

We did an egg-drop challenge. We were given some supplies to use to protect our egg.

Then we dropped our egg off the balcony. Ours survived without a crack!

Volcano fun in the nature class.

It was a jam-packed, fun-filled weekend. We were exhausted...but happy.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December ADVENTures: Days 20-21

We've had a busy couple of days so prepare for a lot of pictures.

December 20: Granny and Paw-Paw's Christmas

Going to Granny and Paw-Paw's is an annual Christmas tradition. We look forward to it every year. It's nice to have all of the family in one place at one time. The boys had a great day.

There was a lot of cousin on cousin wrestling while the kids waited to open their presents.

This is what Caleb thinks of waiting to open presents. He's not amused.

Benjamin got several small Lego kits and he immediately went to work at putting them together.

A little help from some little cousins. 

After lengthy Lego building, Benjamin went outside to try out his new bow and arrow set.

Caleb was mostly interested in playing basketball. It's his thing.

Granny and Paw-Paw have a lot of bird visitors to their feeders. Caleb and I sat outside for a good while so he could watch the birds. He was so excited because he saw several that we don't get in our own backyard. I wish all of you could see Caleb's passion for birds. He is so knowledgeable and appreciative of these animals. He can name just about any bird you put in front of him. He could probably tell you where that bird lives and possibly even tell you the wing span. He knows his stuff. 

Caleb quote: "These birds are just so beautiful".
This boy will have some kind of job in the field of nature. I just know it. His passion is deep.

December 21: Spina Bifida Christmas Party....but more importantly....Benjamin's 6th Birthday!

My sweet baby turned 6 years old today. I can't believe it. It really does go by so fast. Wasn't it just yesterday that he was born? 

So last year we went all out on Benjamin's 5th birthday party.  This year was very low-key. Benjamin really didn't want a big party and December has been such a crazy busy month...I don't know when we could have planned a party. No party this year but we still wanted to make the day special and fun for our birthday boy!
His favorite colors are "shiny gold and orange." Okay. So, I bought some shiny orange decorations (easy to find this time of year) and some orange party ware. He woke up this morning to a festive table. He loved it.

We always do birthday donuts. 

Some serious bed-head on this SIX year old!

It worked out that the Spina Bifida Christmas Party was also today. The event is at a local flight museum. Benjamin was so excited about this.

Decorating a cookie.

He put exactly 6 m&m's on his cookie, because he's 6.

That's a good dad right there. Carrying a very heavy, and very big 9 year old boy up and down stairs so he can see the inside of a plane.

My little monkey.

Action shot!


The boys had a blast at the SB party. Afterwards, we headed home for dinner and cake...because we really haven't had enough sugar today.

Still can't believe he is six. 

If you haven't read Benjamin's story, you should. That little booger made a grand entrance into the world folks. It makes for quite a story. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin fun at the Arboretum

Every fall the local arboretum has this amazing display of pumpkins. Every year I plan to take the boys. Every year we don't go. Well not this year! We finally made it to the arboretum to see the pumpkins. And we got to go with our buddy Bryce, which made it even more fun.

This boy loved the pumpkins. Loved it. He was all smiles and would stop and pose for me whenever I asked. 

My boys.

"Hey Benjamin, hold this pumpkin and smile at the camera"

"Hey Caleb, hold this pumpkin and smile at the camera." 

Caleb had a ball with Bryce. These two were a mess. 

I'm not sure what this is. 

Benjamin is being cooperative and giving me a nice big smile. Meanwhile, Caleb is rolling his eyes at me. 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Walk-n-Roll for SB 2014

This past weekend was the annual Walk-n-Roll for Spina Bifida. Thanks to all the donations we received, we raised $1,100 for the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas!

Caleb was anxious to get through the 1/2 mile walk so he could start swimming. 

Every year the walk is held at a local water park. The boys love it because it has somewhat sandy beaches.

Caleb was under water pretty much the entire time. He barely comes up for air.

Taking a quick break to play in the sand. 

The boys had a blast and they look forward to this event every year. I'm thankful to everyone that donated. We are so blessed to have such an active SB chapter in our area. It is a privilege to show our appreciation by raising money.

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