We’re all just hanging out around Wooville. There’s not much new to tell about. I guess just everyday happenings, which is fine after a seemingly long round of “exciting” incidents.
We attended our ward campout a few weeks back. It was at a members house who has a lot of acreage. It was fun to get to hang out with friends and watch the kids play. X was invited to stay with one of his buddy’s in their tent. The tent was made for one and already sleeping two but they threw X into the mix anyway. At one point in the night about 8 boys were in there making a raucous. Needless to say they had a lot of fun. Our only complaint is that mormons get up too early…ugh! The Woocrew loves to sleep in…even when camping. We can’t wait for another ward campout, it was such a good time had by all.
We were invited to Mayfield day this year. It fell the Saturday after camping out Friday night. We felt like we were gone all weekend. The Mayfield’s are a family from our old ward and they host a field day for family and friends each year. This year there was a rock wall to climb, volleyball, slip-n-slide, water balloons and the infamous Joust. The girls really loved the water balloons, opting to try to take out Dad and Rebecca, one of the Mayfield girls. X had loads of fun climbing the rock wall. He did surprisingly well…we didn’t expect he would want to try it at all but he zipped right up it and rang the bell at the top in no time flat. Now, onto the jousting…if you can imagine…wheelbarrows with wooden horse heads attached, a shield as your opponents target next to the head and someone sitting inside dressed in a helmet and the appropriate jousting garb with a swimming noodle attached to a handle to use as their lances. The “horse” is pushed by another person who is dressed to match with the horse rider…wouldn’t be much of a team if they didn’t look alike…and then to boot there’s one more person who runs behind them clicking coconut halves to make hoof sounds as they go! I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard… X was all in…he couldn’t wait to have his turn to joust. He rode as the brave knight and followed behind as the klip-klopping page. I can’t figure out how to load pics with our new computer so you’re imagination with have to suffice. We grubbed on hamburgers, hot dogs and a potluck of side dishes. Loads of fun and yummy foods… Woocrew ♥ Mayfield Day!
X Climbing the rock wall.
Illyana is always happy with daddy.
Moira slippin’ and slidin’!
Caitlin patiently waiting for water balloons.
Monday evenings we’ve been spending at the Miller’s. They recently purchased a new flat panel and surround sound so we go watch movies and have dinner. It gives X a chance to play with his buddy who is actually a boy…a rare commodity in our neighborhood, while the girls get into the barbies and girly stuff. I usually make dinner being that they are a single father household. We enjoy a yummy dinner and watch anime or some sort of action flick. It’s been really good for us to get out more as a family and enjoy the company of other families… Woocrew ♥ Miller time!
From left to right: Moira, Katherine, Austin, Xavier, Kira, Caitlin, Illyana
Last night we went to dinner at another families house, the Woods. They had the missionaries over for dinner also. We had burgers and dogs and a melee of sides. Everything was super tasty. After the missionaries left we broke out the Wii and entertained ourselves with a night of American Idol battles and duets. I have to say that Germaine and Dave do a truly inspiring, harmonized rendition of Time of the Season. X and Audrey sang duets also and danced along as everyone else sang. The younger kids all played and ran around being crazy little ones. We had such a blast!
Today we have no plans…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! We might head over to the pool this afternoon, but otherwise we are just hanging out around the house. Hmmm….maybe Costco is beckoning me near…we’ll see.
We are making an effort to outstretch the bounds and comfort zones we have been so accustomed to. I have come to a great realization that many people want to make friends and hang out just like we long to…so we’re sticking our necks out and doing a little more. It has truly been rewarding in many regards…not a negative experience yet…and we’re sure once one happens we’ll not let it get us down.
I guess that’s all from the Woo front. For not much news I seem to have rambled on quite a bit. Happy summer to all!!!