Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September here and gone

Is it just me or did September just fly by? I can not believe fall is here, but I am really excited I love fall, I love the way the air smells when it is cool and crisp and I love the colors. So this is just a quick blog of some of the things we have been up to this month.

The fist of September we went up and spent the day with our extended family and the Haslers at fish haven, but we never actually got around to fishing...go figure. We just sat around and visited and ate good food and celebrated Foote's birthday a little late with my family.

Foote and I did a couple day camping trip, just the two of us. I was clad that I left the girls with my mom because I froze. Of course I am kind of a wimp when it comes to camping, especially when its cold at all. I told Foote that I decided that I am a June - August camper ONLY... Yeah Right. He is already trying to talk me into going snow caving with him, and I always give in. I just hate the thought of maybe missing out on something that might be fun.
Just to explain picture, I picked out the perfect set of trees for my hammock first and when Foote couldn't find any trees for his, he just came over and hung his from the same trees. So we had bunk bed hammocks. A little weird and not so comfortable.

We also had some killer chipmunks that I was really worried about. They would come up and sit right next to me on the table when I was eating or cooking, so I had to get a picture. They were so bold, they even hung out in the fire pit.

We also took the girls out on the canoe one weekend. Foote thought it would be fun to spend some time in the canoe as a family. I think sometimes he forgets we have a 1 and 2 year old. It was almost comical I wish I could have filmed it.

Brooklyn spent most of the time trying to climb out of the boat into the water so I had to keep a hold of her so she wouldn't go overboard. Aly insisted that she needed to paddle and kept trying to reach for it and almost fell in the lake. Then when she was given the paddle, she let it go and it floated away from the boat. Then decided since she couldn't paddle she would have a chip, but instead of grabbing from the opening of the bag she picked the bag up by the bottom and dumped them all over the floor of the canoe. She then proceeded to scream and cry as loud as she could.. so much for our peaceful outing on the boat which led to Brooklyn deciding that screaming and crying was not such a bad idea, out in the middle of the lake with two screaming girls..life doesn't get any better than this.

So we compromised I was tired of fighting with Brookie to stay in the boat so Foote dropped Brookie and I off at the nearest shore, Aly took my seat Foote tied a rope around one of the paddles and gave it to her and Foote and Aly had a great boat ride while Brookie and I enjoyed the view from the shore. Aren't family outings great?..Well at least entertaining.

So that has been some of the highlights of our September.


The Goulds said...

Camille I miss you! You guys crack me up!!! It is so nice to just get away as husband & wife...and great as your kids are old enough to be left alone for a few days. I'm looking forward to our next weekend alone.

Jim and Marla said...

Oh my gosh Andrew, it's good to see your cute little family! I found you from KellyAnn's Blog... I just love your blog and the girls are adorable! Nice to see you so happy and even a few more pounds than when I saw you what about 5 years ago or more.
Love ya... Mom Scott

Cristi said...

Fall is totally the best!