August 30, 2010

Happy Campers ...

I am slowly catching our blog up on some of our summer fun. One of the best weekends was spent camping at Horsetooth Reservoir with the Van Cleave’s. In July we spent 4 days and 3 nights relaxing, boating, fishing and just hanging out! The weather was PERFECT … the fishing was GREAT (Justin out fished both Dwight and JC … not that Dwight would ever admit it but that is how it usually goes) … and the R&R was much NEEDED!! The grand finally to the entire weekend was the 15 minute drive home!! Its official … I believe we will be adding Camping at Horsetooth to our annual summer plans.

~ The Morning Calm ~

~ Each morning Makenna and I would sit down by the lake while Justin and Daddy were out on the boat fishing ~

~ Makenna and Mommy being Silly by the Water ~

~ Makenna and Grace loving the boat ride ~

~ Horsetooth July 2010 ~

~ Hanging around the Campfire ~

~ The Boys ... Dwight and JC ready for a little fun ~

~ Justin on the Boat ~

~ Justin inspecting Dwight fish he Caught ~

Jen, Brody, JC and Grace Van Cleave ~

~ Sunset on the Lake ~

~ Makenna and Elmo Sitting by the Fire ~

~ All Tuckered Out ~

August 19, 2010

Back 2 School ...

New School … New Teacher … New Friends … New Experiences

This is school year is full of changes for Justin. He official started 2nd Grade at a new school … Bauder Elementary. His old school (Moore Elementary) actually merged into Bauder so the entire Moore Staff is now Bauder Staff. With 2 schools merging together it makes for one BIG school. Great for funding but made for a very crazy 1st day of school ... 557 students K-5th grade. In addition to starting a new school his best friend Christopher moved and will be attending a different school this year.

None the less Justin was super excited for school to start. Imagine that … mom having more anxiety about a new school year than Justin himself. Ugh … gotta love those Hargrove worry genes I inherited. We went Monday to meet his new teacher Mrs. Palmer and school official started Tuesday morning.

Last Friday we got a call from transportation and to our surprise Justin gets to ride the school bus. Seriously we live less than a ½ mile from the school so I was shocked. Not only does he get a bus to school the bus stop is at the end of our drive-way. I was thrilled … Justin wasn’t excited until after his 1st ride. Now he is so excited he is outside 10 minutes before the bus gets here.

He has already reconnected with old friends and made new friends. I was so happy when he came home from school and was excited about his new friend Micah … “mom he likes football as much as I do”. Ah … looks like we are off to a great start of 2nd grade.

August 11, 2010

And the winner is ...

This summer Justin and Makenna participated in the Summer Reading Program at our local Poudre River Public Library. They had 2 different age group … Children under 4 and Children age 4 – 5th grade. Each program had age appropriate activities that they had to complete in order to earn prizes. They each had the chance to earn 2 prizes. I was really proud of both of them … they both completed their entire sheet and earned 2 prizes! Justin earned a free game of bowling and a free swim pass for the city pool … Makenna earned a free book and a scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s … as well as they both got 2 tickets for the grand prize drawing.

Ahhhhhhh … Lucky Makenna!! Out of 8,000+ names Makenna won 1 of the 6 Grand Prizes … she won a $50.00 gift card to Toys R Us. Lucky for Justin he has a great sister who loves to share. On Monday we went to Toys R Us for a little shopping trip. Makenna picked out a My Little Pony car … that she has been wanting for months!! Justin picked out a Camper and Car Lego set.

What a fun way to get rewarded for a summer full of reading.

August 9, 2010

Bird City Kansas ...

Once again we spent the last weekend in July at the Tractor Show in Bird City, Kansas. For the second year in a row we took the Travel Trailers and set up Camp in the parking lot. 3 trailers, 1 tent, 8 adults and 6 kids + lots to see and do … made for another fun and memorable show.

This was the first year in quite some time that the ENTIRE Wamhoff Clan was at the show … ALL 5 of Grammie’s kids + spouses, 5 grandkids + spouses and 11 great grandkids!!

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August 6, 2010

Broncos Camp ...

Justin has been waiting all summer for the Denver Broncos Camp to start. Well it finally did … so yesterday Dwight and Justin spent the afternoon at Dove Valley watching the Broncos practice. They were able to get a great shady spot on the grass at the 40 yard line for 2 hours of Broncos Practice followed up by player autographs and a HIGH-5 from TIM TEBOW. Justin came home smiling from ear to ear. We now have full blow BRONCO MANIA in our house!
~ Justin and Daddy ready to leave ... Makenna didn't go but wanted to be in the photo :) ~
~ Walking to the field ~

~ Dove Valley Training Center ~

~ The Crowd ~

~ Double Action ~

~ His favorite autograph so far ... Eddie Royal ~

August 5, 2010

BeHIND ...

We have been having such a busy summer that I don’t even have the time to blog. Yes ... NO time to blog!! Now that means I’m BUSY!!
The bad news is it will take some time to sort through all these fabulous pictures I have been taking.
The good news is we’ve been having lots and lots of fun.
The bad news is Justin has ONLY 12 more days of summer vacation.
The good news is once Justin starts back to school I will have a little more MOMMY time so there is hope that I might just get my blog caught up before the end of August :)