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Weekend with Dad

This weekend was a big camping trip to camp orkila- me, my dad, and about 300 other campers went as part of Y Guides.
For the second year in a row, my favorite thing to do was archery and the rifle range.

While everything else was awesome, this was by far my favorite. Here I am after hitting the bullseye.

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What a shot!

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Posted by on 09/16/2013 in Sports, Stuff I'm into

 

Summer slacking

Are we completing slacking off because it’s summer? We don’t want you to wonder if we aren’t posting because we are having too much fun and glad that Dad is spending some time not traveling. We want you to know that that is why.
We are also hoping that a lack of posting will make you want to come visit!
Here are a few shots from past weeks.

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Mariner’s game

We were long overdue for some serious family time, so we packed as much fun as possible in a 3-day weekend.

First, a Mariner’s game on Saturday night with school friends. It was Felix Hernandez Bobble Head night so we had to get there a couple hours early to get one.

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What do you do for two hours at safeco field? Watch batting practice, visit Mariner Moose and wander around aimlessly.

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Diving deep

It’s our last day in the Desert -mom slacked off on pictures, but take my word for it – we go to see lots of cousins, playdates with friends from Seattle and lots and lots of swimming.

You may not know this about me, but I have a condition called polymorphous light eruption – basically it’s a mild sun allergy that I react to each spring on my first dose of major sun. On me, it presents as severe cracking and drying with tiny red bumps everywhere that gets sun. The skin tends to get raw between the cracks – making it extremely painful to put lotion or sunscreen. Add that to my delicate disposition and it’s pretty dramatic. The good news is that a nightly dose of benedryl and slathers of aquafor really help. After about 2 weeks, it’s all cleared up and it won’t happen again until next spring break.
Here I am in shade avoiding a final day of swimming:

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That didn’t last long:

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While Annabel tries desperately to get a penny I threw into the jacuzzi – she tried about 19 times. Each time saying – it is too hard, I don’t think I can. Even mom tried to get her to stop trying.

 
 

Kickball Birthday

This year at school, I’ve been playing kickball at almost every recess. Naturally, it made sense to have a kickball birthday party.

I’ve never had an outdoor party because of the potential for bad weather – I promised my mom that we wouldn’t care if it rained. Even though it was 70 degrees and sunny last week, the forecast called for hail yesterday.

Well, what happens when you take 22 boys, suit them up for rain and go outside and play? An awesome good time.

First we split into the blue and green teams:

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Then luckily, no one was using the tennis courts, so we could play there.

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I was captain of the blue team

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The best thing is that almost everyone could make it to the party and I feel like one of the luckiest kids in the world to have so many friends:

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Here’s the happy birthday song if you can believe it:

 

Pinewood Derby

Yesterday was my first Pinewood Derby! Dad and I did this together through Y Guides. We were definitely rookies and learned a lot after our first race.
Here are all the cars:

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Mine is the baby blue one with a giant B on top – the “Triple B-mer”.
It raced 4 times, once in each lane. And we didn’t finish last each time!

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This was a lot of fun – we can’t wait until next year to try again!

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My friend Sydney won first place!

 
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Posted by on 03/30/2013 in Stuff I'm into

 

Skiing in park city post 1

We are having a blast here in park city for our annual trip.
Today the whole group skied the canyons.
Here I am on a steep double blue – ran into mom at the end. Notice the rest of the family trying to keep up

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And here is Annabel! Doing great for a 3 year old!

 
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Posted by on 02/20/2013 in Sports, Stuff I'm into, Videos