Monday, August 6, 2012

Our Little Mountain Goats

Had a nice week followed by an excellent weekend.  We started the weekend with Beth and the kids going swimming on Friday with their friends.  I can't believe what a great swimmer Myles has become and is now jumping off the high diving board.  Emma and Sophie are excellent swimmers too, with plans of doing a kids triathlon the weekend before school starts.

For the last couple of years we have tried our hand  at gardening; however, we really made a half-hearted attempt at it this year. So when Beth met up on Friday with the Behrens, she was given a wonderful array of produce.  So for dinner we had chicken kabobs!!!  I sure love grilling.

On Saturday, after service, we made arrangements with a sister and her daughter to go hiking with us on Mt. Diablo followed by roasting hot dogs and eating S'mores in the backyard.   It was an interesting day for a hike, we even got rain at the top.  I was amazed though at the kids, especially Myles.  The hike consisted of 8 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain.  This trail is pretty much in our backyard and provides sweeping views of the Carquinez Straits, Rio Vista, and the Delta.

I thought for sure the kids would be tired after the hike, but they kept on going.  The cookout was nice, as well as further getting to know the sister and her daughter.

I thought the kids would sleep in the next day, but were up at there normal time.  For breakfast, Emma made pancakes, Sophie made turkey bacon, and we ate outside while we studied our Watchtowers.  All in all, it was a very nice weekend!!

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