I've posted on the big summer trips and about the big boys' summer. Here is a glimpse of the other things we enjoyed this summer of 2017.
Fishing (Kleiner Park). Nicolas, Russ, and I bought a fishing license for the year and were able to use them a few times before it got too hot. Hopefully, we can make good use of them this fall.
Taking care of our little garden boxes. Can't believe how wild and tall the tomatoes grew!
Antiquing. We made a couple trips to our favorite antique mall to browse and find treasures.
Dogsitting. We took care of Gracie, this beautiful golden retriever, for almost a week. Zoe opted to stay upstairs most of the time!
Walking the streets of downtown Boise for the 4th of July parade. We (us and several church families) supported KBXL, the radio station that airs Russ' sermons, by decorating their van and walking in the parade. Seth is wearing his t-shirt on from last year's parade.
Enjoying a Boise Hawks baseball game. Gotta love those free tickets from the library reading program!
Caldwell Night Rodeo. Someone gave us tickets to family night at the rodeo. Always a cultural experience!
Lots of fun plays and musical events. Nicolas and I went to Phantom (his birthday gift).
|Everyone except Russ and Caleb attended "Seven Brides" at the Starlight Mountain Theater in Garden Valley. We went with some other families from the church.|
Boating at Black Rock Canyon. The Vander Stelt family invited us to a boating day the day after I got back home taking Nicolas to Iowa. All the kids enjoyed their time tubing and knee boarding, but I think Caleb especially enjoyed skiing behind a boat again. They even talked me into a ski run!
Western Idaho Fair. We always go on opening day when admission is free if you come between 12:00-2:00. We love walking through the animal barns, the expo, and taking in a few shows.
|This baby alpaca was only one day old!|
Parent/youth group volleyball night.
|Watching the shadows change was pretty cool.|