Monday, June 29, 2009

Regularly Scheduled Mountain Monday

This post has been delayed due to technical difficulities. ie, Blogger won't let my upload pictures! Grrr. Trying again.

Back to the way things are supposed to be! Sorry, that deal was just too good to pass up and pass on to my friends.
So much to catch up on here. Plus I still have some more pictures to share from South Dakota.
First, now that soccer season is done, I needed to find something else for the boy. I had gotten a letter home from his school about Special Olympics, swimming is one of the sports, so we thought it would be good for him. We started on Saturday. First off, let me express my gratitude to the wonderful and willing volunteers who work with the athletes. Little Man had a great time and I was beyond thrilled to sit on the side and just cheer him on.









Bald Man and I have made a commitment to get Little Man out and more active. So we took him for a walk/hike. It almost killed me, it was very steep at times. But, it also gave our boy the exercise he needs so much, to help him be more calm. And, it was BEAUTIFUL!



I was very lucky to catch this little birdy sitting still enough for me to snap his picture.




Even luckier to have a camera that I can crop the picture down enough for you to see this!
A hummingbird! He was so darling.










After a long, hot walk, cooling our feet off felt like heaven!












It wasn't easy, and there was some foulness on both the part of the parents and the boy, but we did it! AND he totally kept trying to fall asleep from 5:30 on, so whoo hoo! Swimming this week for all of us.

Now you don't think I will let you get by without pictures of my precious little ones do you?

Buttercup. Isn't she just breathtaking?




Guess who turned two? Our June Bug!!! She loved her cake, (Happy, as she called it)

















Yeah, I know. I am blessed.

15 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Little Man looks so happy! As does that darling baby!

The Boob Nazi said...

WAY too hot to hike. You are crazy!

forever folding laundry said...

You ARE blessed. They are incredibly gorgeous kids.

And what a beautiful place for a walk. I'll bet it smells great there!

~Keri

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Cake makes me happy.

As does this post, Jo.

You are, as you said, very blessed.

-Francesca

Lee said...

I am all about creating tired kids! LOL We hike too but your vistas are breathtaking! Your son looks so calm in the water. That is very cool. My eldest who has aspergers did learn to swim and it was good for energy burn but he *never* lay so calmly on his back in the water. Stiff, rigid, could have bounced a quarter on his belly like the military does to check if a bed is made well.

SO said...

That is so very cool about the Special Olympics!! Very, very cool. I hope he continues to enjoy it. Love hiking and your mountain pics. And of course I love the baby pics. Too cute.

K J and the kids said...

How great that he's swimming.
and hiking.
That buttercup is just as sweet and beautiful as the others. You are blessed.

(I will admit, I've missed seeing the leaf that just barely hung on pictures)

rychelle said...

indeed you are blessed!

great pics, as always.

Jami said...

Little nakie faeries! My favorite! Lovely children, all.

Little man looks so peaceful in the water and in the wilderness.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Love the hiking pics!

elizasmom said...

I'm so happy Little Man has found a fun summer activity (and especially one that tires him out so nicely!).

Annette Lyon said...

SUCH cute pictures. And way to make that climb

Holly said...

I love, love, love that he is swimming! he looks so happy too!

Debbie said...

You are blessed! What angels you have.

Shauna said...

Great pictures! Happy 4th of July :)