We are just a family of five...three boys, a mom, a dad, a hamster, and dog. Welcome to our crazy world. Our adventures will make you laugh, cry, and pee in your pants...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Family Fun Hiking

Have I told you lately that we LOVE it here in Reno?? We have been taking advantage of the outdoors as much possible. Christy sent me her baby backpack...and we already bought hiking boots when we were in Washington...so, it was the perfect day for a hike.

Last month, there was a fire on a mountain near our house. Eli calls it "Thor's Hammer"...because of all the burnt ground you can see. WELL...we decided to check it out!

Just look at my guys...

Isaac just loved sitting on Joe's back...

Then...the boys saw a lizard...and the hunt was on!

Yes...it took them ALL to catch that little thing! (ok, it
took just Joe...but, they all tried)

Can you believe how pretty it is?

and this is right in our backyard!

I think this is the spot in the middle of the burnt mountain...
Eli striking a pose...
of course.

Chris...enjoying the view and staying as FAR away
from us as possible.

Taking a breather...
I am SO glad that I didn't have to carry Isaac.

And...before long...the baby was snoozing.

and Eli started leading the pack.

This weekend...we have GREAT plans! We're headed back to Virginia City to see the Outhouse Races! It's going to be SO much fun. Then, the next weekend is the Italian Festival!
OH...there are SO many things to do and see. I'm glad that we have the opportunity to do all these things now...because, I'm hearing that Reno gets a LITTLE chilly in the winter. BUT...then, we'll put on our snow bibs and hit the slopes!
GOSH..I can't wait.

In other news...Chris has his license. His car is registered. AND..he's almost mastered driving a stick. SHOOT...that means that I will have to let him drive to school anyday now...and I AM NOT ready for that. (no girlfriend yet...thank goodness)

Eli LOVES his new school and class. They got him in the gifted program and he's making friends. He's become the "first pick" goalie at recess when they play soccer. (so proud of him).

Isaac is trudging along at preschool. He has swimming two days a week, horse riding one day a week, music therapy, pt, ot, and speech. AND...we're trying to get him to hold his own spoon and feed himself (no real luck yet...but, we're doing "hand over hand" and I'm sure that one day, he'll surprise.). SIT DOWN...are you ready? Isaac is going to ride the school bus home from school tomorrow. NOW....I've met the driver, we're going to let him read his Gabba books, AND..the sweet driver is going to play "Yo Gabba Gabba" music on the bus for him! He should be in HEAVEN!
(I'll keep you updated on how that goes...)

Joe's been busy with work and other things...
and I'm just trying to get into a groove so that I can be a LITTLE more organized and productive. (if it's even possible)

Thanks for checking on us!
(and yes...go ahead and tell me how awesome my pics are!)

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Grandma Judy said...

I see even Isaac has his hiking boots on!

Kelly said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to live!

I'm glad all the boys are doing so well. Look at Issac go! Before you know it, he'll be in KINDER!

The Portas said...

What an awesome update! I love how much you guys are enjoying Reno. And wow, what an amazing view! How exciting for Isaac that he gets to ride the bus to preschool...and listen to Gabba music? A dream come true! It's so good to see an update!! xo

jencooper said...

I am so happy that the school is working out. I think you made the right decision!!

I miss you guys.....you need to come meet Maggie.

Sarah said...

Those ARE amazing pics! So glad to hear how much you all are enjoying your new home. The school bus - you will have to share how that goes.

crabby old man said...

Thanks for sharing , & may God Bless