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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day, Reunion part 2

It really was an uneventful Father's Day today for Kyle.  We were go, go, go all week and I really didn't get to plan much for him.  I'll have to make it up to him later this week.  That doesn't change the fact that he never wants anything and really was happy with that.  I did make him heath bar cookies and he was quite happy with the treat.  (I also told him he needs to pick out a ladder he has been wanting at Home Depot, I want him to pick it because he's pretty particular about his tools.)
Kyle is a wonderful father to our children.  He is patient and kind.  He is the mediator in our home.  His natural talent at peacemaking is used often here.  His sense of humor always keeps us laughing.  That is usually the medicine we need to be happy.  He is such a great husband and father, I couldn't have chosen any better.  Happy Father's Day dear! 

Last week we did so many things with family it was hard to post everything.  We had an evening at Jim Kline's house.  He is a high school friend of Toby (my father-in-law) who had us all over for dinner.  It was fun.  The kids played around his pond, people fished and used the little pontoon boat.

I love the bridge connecting the land to the little man-made island.

Briar working hard with the tractor.  He was making the noises to go with the tractor.  Too cute!
Friday we went with Kaleb and Karson to Malabar Farm.  We took this picture from the Mt. Jeez overlook.
Kyle was trying to get a better view.
Karson was all kicked backed and enjoyed the ride.

The geese were beating the heat by staying in the shade.  They really squacked at us as we walked by.  I guess we were too close to their territory.

Back by Pugh's Cabin is a nice hiking trail that goes back to a little cave.  On the way is this giant rock that a glacier probably dropped off.
Kyle dubbed this rock, Elephant Rock; because it looks like Karson is riding an elephant.

Here is the cave I was talking about.

Karson is at the independent 2 year-old stage where he wanted to climb the rocks by himself.  He did a pretty good job too!

Here we were total tourists.  We paid the 25 cents to get some chicken feed and feed the chickens.  It was fun to watch them come running up to Karson and Kayla.  They are used to the visitors giving them a mid afternoon snack.  It was a busy fun week with family.  It's hard to get a year's worth of visits in in just a couple of weeks.  It was fun while it lasted.


  1. Looks like a great week! And I hope your Father's Day continued the trend...


  2. It looks like great fun and your husband on the fence post looks like something that would end up on funny videos.

  3. I've always wanted to see that lookout at Malabar..I'll get there! Glad you all had such a good weekend...Kyle is a super Dad and deserves some fun! Loved Kayla's talk on Sunday about him!

  4. That pond looks just awesome!! A bridge and pier...wow! My hubby would think going there was the best Father's Day ever!!

  5. Oh, what a wonderful post...I love all the variety you've included and all the happy family pics...Kyle sounds like a great husband and father and he's lucky to be so appreciated and loved by his family, too! You have shown us some really pretty scenes, here...I would have enjoyed seeing that cave, too :)