Sunday, July 20, 2008
|Claire's 4th bday|
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
On Monday the guys took the older kids (Tim took Tyler and Claire) on a camping trip in the mountains. Us girls and little ones went to visit them that afternoon, and we actually got stuck on the road as we were leaving (there were ditches in the road a couple feet deep, plus it was starting to rain so the dirt was slick!). I had to run back to the campsite and get the boys to come "rescue" us. It was quite an adventure! The next day they took a 3 1/2 hour-long hike (they weren't following a trail and got lost), with Tim carrying Claire most of the time. They didn't bring enough water or food so they had to carefully ration it, not knowing when they would make it back to camp. That whole experience made me realize that the family I came from is SO different from Tim's family! If it had been my family, we would've turned around the minute we saw the broken up dirt road. Or we would've just stayed home! :)
And the weather was so crazy when we were there. As soon as we got there, it started pouring rain. Then all of a sudden it started hailing, big marble-sized balls. As this was happening, a huge rainbow appeared in the valley, the biggest I have ever seen in my life. The end of the rainbow seemed to actually touch the road. I guess even though we didn't go during the winter this time, the kids still got to play with snow/ice!
Sorry the pictures aren't better-we relied on Tim's camera phone because the resolution is actually better than our camera, plus it's more convenient. But we didn't realize it was on the wrong setting the whole time! I'm hoping his sister Keri had better luck with her pictures.
Here's one taken in April. You can't hear her very well, but at the very end she says, "My hands are too...crunchy!" Sorry these videos aren't the best--they're taken from my cell phone.
Okay, one more clip--this one is from May. I've been trying to teach Scott a little Chinese, ever since he started learning how to talk. Here he's helping me count to 10 in Chinese. I wish I could've just done an audio clip on this one, the resolution and lighting are really bad. Anyway, he says a few things in Chinese and understands the few Chinese words or phrases I say to him. He loved talking to Nana the other day and saying, "Wo ai ni" (I love you) and "Zai jian!" (Bye). He still talks and laughs about it. By the way, Mindy--I need you to help me with my Chinese! I'm starting to lose the little that I've learned...