Monday, August 13, 2012

Camp Berry

My older sister is an angel.  Either that, or she is crazy.  Why?  Because she offered my boys a week of “Camp Berry.”

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So, all summer we had been looking forward this, and last week it was finally time! 

*did you catch the laundry folding part?  sister is so funny.*

Also, isn’t she the bravest? 

So, while Grant and I were home by ourselves, sleeping in, going to movies, and other such shenanigans, Alisha (and Jeffy) were being fun and responsible adults to all the cousins.  As proof, she sent me these.

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Funny that she never sent me a laundry picture.  Hmm.

To end the week, we met up at a zoo to switch back kids.  This was a family farm zoo with exotic animals.  There were lions, tigers, bears, kangaroos, albino raccoons, and more.  But the biggest thrill, was this little tiger cub that we could play with. 

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This is Sarge.  He’s about 10 weeks old.

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We all gathered round and watched him wrestle this big dog.

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At one point he jumped up on Gavin and Cash.  I don’t know about Gavin, but Cash is excited to go back to school and tell his friends he was attacked by a tiger.  Too bad he didn’t leave a mark.

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And now we’re all back in our own beds.  Missing our cousins and all the cool stuff they got to do with them.  Until next time, at least, when I think the name of the camp will have my last name instead.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Beachy Time

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We’re fresh off our annual Topsail Island vacation.

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It was a good time with some good relatives, as always.

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The boys embraced the ocean more than ever.

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And loved exploring with cousin Haylie.

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We managed to sneak in a birthday celebration.

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And play with the sea creatures.

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And get a few great shots of the family.  That Haylie, by the way, is about the sweetest little girl one could ask for.

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We even managed to throw in a little bit of education!  These boys like big guns.

We were blessed by a great time with the family.  The week was happy and safe, and we even got a *bonus* tan.