Saturday, May 29, 2010

My 3rd Kindergarten Graduate!!

Wow...another school year has gone by.  What in the world?  Why is the time going faster and faster????  Seriously.  I now have a 1st grader, 2nd grader, and 5th grader!!!  I really cannot believe how fast the last 10 1/2 years have gone.  But, I have loved every minute!
 Orvis Risner did a kindergarten graduation this year (they have never done it before, because this was the first year to have all day kindergarten).  Dylan was adorable!  He sang the songs, did the movements, and smiled!  My precious him so much!

Hmmmm.....telling a joke??


Angel....look at that face!

3 good buddies--from church and school!!

Proud momma and daddy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lovin' the sunshine!

We took these pictures a couple weeks ago before all of the rain, hail and tornadoes came!  We were just enjoying the warmth---finally---and got some really great pictures.

One afternoon we rode our bikes to the park and got these:
Dylan tumbling down the slide:

Dustin :


A refreshing drink:

Falling down the slide together...

Reading a book together...

Crazy Miley climbing the tree going after squirrels:

And, the cutest dog in the world:
By the way....I received this picture for Mother's Day....I absolutely love it!! So cute!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Great Salt Plains

We went camping at the Great Salt Plains State Park of Oklahoma a couple weeks ago.  Talk about FUN!  It was great!  Besides forgetting a lighter to start the campfire.  And forgetting the bread.  And the mustard and cheese.  And getting there after dark.  Have you ever tried to put up a tent in the dark?  Don't.  It's not easy or fun!  But, we did it and had the BEST time!  We had so much fun we even stayed an extra night.  

Here is a picture of the salt plains.  Beautiful.  Looked like we were surrounded by snow!

Our family (even the dogs!):

Can't go camping without s'mores!

A girl after my own heart.  

They really DO love each other!

My cool 10 year old!

DIGGING!!!  Dustin ended up finding the best spot for finding crystals. We came back with a TON! 

One of our crystals:

"The Prospector" aka Dylan:

"Nacho Cheese" aka Jodee

Love love love this picture!!  They were having SO much fun!

Being silly with Miley:

Dylan's fire dance:

We definitely recommend this state park to anyone looking for a great camping experience!  I didn't even touch on the hiking we did, or the lake we camped next to.   Make sure to take sunglasses--it was SO bright with the white ground!