About 7 years ago I joined an online community of moms all pregnant with babies due in August of 06'. Over the years, we've all stayed together, moving from a public forum to a private one, many of the members have met up and hopefully I'll be able to go to one someday.
We have some very talented women amongst us with huge hearts. One has organized a quilting bee to make a quilt for another mom that's going through some really hard times.
These are my blocks that I'll send to her to be put together and quilted, similar to this quilt.
The boys wanted to play with their boats again, so we headed over to Willows Creek. This was not a very good spot for the boats because the big rocks are slippery. We did have quite a bit of interest from the ducks and geese though.
One of the new favorite parks we go to (Miller Park) has a small stream that runs through it, bull of all kinds of crazy critters. Apparently there was a small catfish swimming around causing quite a bit of excitement.
Cody has been eyeballing our rope at home for a while, climbing up a couple of pulls then coming back down, mostly using it as a swing. Yesterday, he became determined to get higher and did throughout the day. Keith challenged both the boys to climb clear up to the top, if they made it we would go to ice cream. Tyler made it about 3/4 of the way and came back down. Cody rose to the challenge and climbed clear to the top, then Tyler followed suit as to not lose out on a treat.
He wanted to show off his skills tonight, but was too tired to get much higher than this at the end of his class. (the rope burns on his ankle probably didn't help much either)
Super proud that he's conquered it once and I know he'll do it again!