|First popsicles of the season which was, admittedly, a long time ago.|
|Tiptoooooe through the tuuuuliiips with meeeee. Ok, if anyone knows that song, you either|
had to be on a missions trip with Mr. Grooms, or you have his same strange taste in music.
|Field trip to the Post Office. They had a dynamic tour guide too.|
|Off to a Trail Life camping trip.|
|Hanging out in the camping hammock that Uncle Christopher and Aunt Hannah gave us.|
|At Swan Lake with daddy. This was a long awaited Christmas gift.|
|Corwin's pics are getting a little more detailed. The smiles on his people always turn up after leaving the circle of their faces. Then he always asks us, "Does he look happy?" in a doubtful kind of way.|
|Enjoying a chilly vacay on Hatteras Island. It was wonderful, and the kids even played |
in the water...in APRIL!
|Eating Apple Uglies at Orange Blossom Cafe and Bakery.|
|Cape Hatteras Light House. We didn't think we were going to get to go up to the very top |
b/c of the winds, but they opened the deck as we were readying to climb.
We celebrated my mom's birthday with a watermelon "cake" per her request. It was good watermelon too! Never heard of a good one in April, but I guess God grew this one just for her :)
|The treasures we found on the beach.|
|Some unusually serious conversation with Uncle Christopher.|
|At the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park. Corwin can still remember that the |
plane "crashed" at marker #4! He was talking about it the other day and was quite fascinated by their story.
|Proudly sporting their first badges from the Jr. Ranger program.|
|Rolling on the dunes at Jockey's Ridge. They all LOVED it. I'm glad Wally convinced me it |
was worth doing.
|At Roanoke Island Festival Park, which is a living history place about the American Indians and colonization.|
|In her new quarters below deck.|
|Ringing the ship's bell.|
|Helping load sticks to burn out a canoe.|
|As you can see, Alden loved trying everything.|
Somehow we don't have a picture of my dad or Hannah in all of this, but these dear ones accompanied us on many adventures and meals.
|His first fishing pole.|
|So does Alden. I ended up putting this project away, which was way more challenging than|
I thought it would be, and teaching him the same as Rhi.
|Playing soccer. Corwin had a blast and loved having practice once a week along with games on Saturdays.|
|Enjoying sitting with Grandaddy at Alden's game.|
|Alden playing soccer. Wally was his coach and enjoyed seeing his team develop lots|
of skills over the course of a short season.
|Being a bee in the play. They had a fun little dance routine.|
|I was so proud of Alden and all of the boys. They had to learn a complicated |
gun twirling, marching routine along with chanting. They did GREAT!
|Goofing off with one of his best friends after the children's play. As you can tell, this |
pic was taken by a much better photographer than moi.
|With Alden after the play. Notice Miss dancer pose with her pointed toe.|
|With one of her best friends after the play. They have done piano duets and art |
together this year too. So thankful for a growing friendship! (Again, picture courtesy of Daniel!).
|And because we didn't have enough excitement, Alden lost his first teeth!!!|