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Austin’s 8th birthday

Austin8 Letter-Austin turned 8 with excitement as usual.  He got some great build-em toys, Wii games and more.  Some highlight items include:


K'NEX building set
Lego – StarWars
Lego StarWars
Finished building already
Lego – StarWars
Lego StarWars
Wii – Arctic Tale
Wii Arctic Tale game
Wii – Crash of the Titans
Wii Crash of the Titans game
Wii - Crash of the Titans
Wii Crash of the Titans game
Erector Set
Erector building set


Gota love his expressions and faces… look forward to him being older and in plays and musicals.



Caitlin's 5th Birthday

DSC_8543 Letter-C aitlin, my little princess, is now 5 years old.DSC_1221  My how  time has flown by.  Caitlin is in kindergarten, learning to  read, math addition, playing soccer and attending daisy girl scouts.   She is growing so much, what happened to my little girl?


She was more then thrilled to get a Nintendo DS like her big brothers.  Caitlin also got things like jewelry making kit, necklace, DS game, Princess Pillow and a Miley Cyrus music CD.





Below is a slide show of pictures from her birthday celebration at home with family.




2008 - Cub Scouts Fall Camp Out

scout_tent Letter-P ack 17 Cubs and Webelos enjoyed beautiful weather for the Fall Camp Out at the Woodfield Scout Preservation.  Collin and Austin both experienced (again) shooting with a BB rifle at the shooting range.  During the fall camp out is usually a festival of sorts.   The kids get to play simple games and such and receive some sort of candy prize. 


2AA_cub_scouts_sitting_around_fire_hg_clrcub_scout_starting_campfireCollin also got to experiment and get good at starting a fire with Flint and Steel with cotton ball and redwood cedar bark scraps.









The boys play basketball at Colfax

Collin and Austin tried basketball recently and they really enjoyed it.  The coaches, organization and team make up had room for improvement to say the least, but it was a good learning experience for the boys and they had plenty of fun.


Photographing basketball was quite different from soccer though.  Basketball is played indoors with limited light and depending on the age of the children playing the playing rules are different, so often there were bunches of kids together going after the same ball.  It was a fun learning process, using different flashes and camera settings.


Below are a few pictures from the 2007-2008 school year.

Austin1   Austin2

Collin1   Collin2