It’s been a long while since I last wrote. We went to the parents house for the 4th so the kids could watch fireworks. Bryce gave them both rides on his Harley, and asked me if I wanted to take a spin. I declined, but looked for a Voyager on Craigslist. Turns out there was one for sale in Aberdeen, but I didn’t get in touch with the guy to look at it. Bryce looked at it a couple days ago and said it was in great shape for the age of it. I am really torn about buying it.
In one of Seth’s last games he caught a pop fly then threw the ball to first for a double-play. I am so proud of him. He will be starting the second session in August. He also wanted to play flag football, so we signed him up for it. We are looking at the possibility of him staying with G&G for a few days by himself.
Logan is doing much better about going to sleep at night. Yesterday morning he actually asked me to take him to daycare. Prior to that he constantly insisted Susan do it and Seth was getting upset that we were not taking turns. Logan also decided he wanted to wear a backpack to daycare because he was a “big boy” now. He got a new pair of shoes a couple weeks ago that tie, and he is very proud of them.
I am staining and sealing the table I made back in March. Once it is done I will need to find a place for it in the house. The Jeep will soon be in need of new tires and I am thinking about getting a lift kit, new rims and bigger tires when that happens.
We took the boys to the hills for vacation. They were challenging during the time between activities, but pretty good while we were doing things. We had supper at the campground restaurant when we arrived Thursday, and it was disappointing. We spent all day Friday at the campground. The kids played mini-golf, swam in the pool and jumped on the bouncy pillow. We took them to Hot Springs on Saturday for the mammoth site and Trout Haven. Turns out the Trout Haven Ranch differs considerably from the Trout Haven Campground west of Rapid City. The Campground is the one I was at as a kid, and the Ranch is scary. The “Yes We’re Open” sign on the gate was hanging askew, there were a couple old Mustang cars parked in the visitor parking, the pond was had a bunch of moss and little fish. Nobody came to great us, and we felt like we were trespassing so we left. After visiting the mammoth site (both kids loved digging for replicated bones) we took them to a rock shop where they could pan for gold and other cool rocks. Sunday morning we loaded up the car and took them to the real Trout Haven. Both kids caught 2 trout. They were not interested in eating them, so we donated them. It was quite a long ride home, and we had to stop several times. It was good to be in our own bed again.
On Monday we took the kids to Wild Water West. We were there for over 5 hours and the kids had a blast. Seth liked the big slides. We all liked the Lazy River. Once Logan found out he could go on the big body slide he wanted to go repeatedly, and laughed every time we went down. Right before we left Seth went on the Black Hole slide, which is the 6-story high tunnel plunge slide. I was too scared to try it.
Seth’s first night of practice was on Tuesday. He was playing third base when he caught a pop fly. The runner who was on third took off for home so Seth tagged the base, then turned around to tag the runner on second who was running to third. We were both proud of his triple-play.