Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dan the Ninja Man!

Dan competed in a Martial Arts Tournament in April. I was very proud of him, he has worked very hard at Go Ju. He has a great teacher, her father who taught her, sparred against Chuck Norris and beat him. Dan thought that was pretty awesome.
Dan won 2nd in forms, and 3rd in sparring.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

George Washington Carver National Monument

We took Dan, Maureen, and the kiddos to the George Washington Carver National Monument.
This is the base of the cabin where they believe he was born.
Dan & Will looking at a statue of George, he walked all over these woods and even had a "Secret" garden, because it would have been considered a waste of time.
Dan in front of the house of the family who raised George.
Monkeys in a tree.
Kate & Maureen enjoying a stroll up the path.
We took the kids for a swim afterwards, they had a great time.
We were so glad that they came out to visit us.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Visitors for Spring Break

Dan, Maureen, Grandma, Will, & Kate came to see us over their spring break. We loved having them here to visit. We made a small trip to Natural Falls state park where part of the old movie "Where the Red Fern Grows" was filmed.
Here are the kiddos looking down the falls.
Here they are at the base of the falls. It looks small and not too impressive, it really looks better than the picture portrays.
Grandma even made the trek down to the bottom.
Look how high up we were.
Shaun hiking with the kids.
Dan & Maureen enjoying the hike.
Dan & Will resting with Grandma.
After our hike we went to the playground, the kids had fun climbing on the monkey bars.
The big boys even played a little.
Mom & Dan even had a little fun.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Spring break trip to the zoo

We went to the Tulsa Zoo with Carrie & the boys, and our friends the Boyces' for spring break.
Daniel is bigger than a chimpanzee.
The eewww gross part of the adventure was watching the giraffe pee for 15 min.
They were fascinated.
A couple of flamingos.
Puffer fish
Being silly with the statue.
3 toed sloths
They all climbed this big boulder.
Aleena's favorite animals, kangaroos and emus.
We always take a picture here, and....
here at the monkey board.
The moms got their picture taken too.
At the end of a very fun day our last picture as we left the zoo.

Baby Nathan March 2011

Carrie & Mitch gave birth on March 3rd to a beautiful boy with lots of black hair.
Nathan Andrew
7lbs 3oz
20" long
Everyone love to hold the little guy.
Dan likes having more boy cousins, now he has another one to teach his awesome Ninja skills to.