Saturday, June 27, 2009

Waterfront Property...

Directly in front of my parents house is a massive retention basin. It provides an awesome sledding hill in the winter, and a great ice blocking shoot in the summer. Kids love to roll down the hill, and teenagers (my little brother included) can often be found slack-lining across from one end to the other.
When it rains something spectacular happens, especially in the eyes of a two year old. The Basin fills up with water and becomes a smallish lake...perfect for "Papa" to take his grandson out in the little blue canoe to look for whales and sharks.





And of course the kid in me couldn't miss out on the chance to look for deep sea animals...I swear we saw a sting ray in there!



Uncle Paul, also not wanting to to disappoint the child within took a much more adventurous approach. "Push me down from the top of the hill, Dad!" were the words that came out of his mouth. Of course, my dad quickly obliged. We all laughed hysterically when he ended up soaking wet when the front half of that little boat submerged from the hard push down the hill.



And here is Baby B. far past bed time, those blue eyes were piercing in the rain.


***Yes, Bianca has boy pajamas on. Jacks pajamas in fact. I packed light for the trip...I mean REALLY light. Oh, and I promise she doesn't have crazy hair all the time. She was moments away from bed, and the later in the day it gets, the less I fight those tangly curls!



15 comments:

Jessica said...

this looks so fun. I may have to jot over to C. Hills to partake the next time it rains.

It's too bad you were sick while you were here. We'll have to catch you on your next visit!

Amber said...

How fun! And yes, Bianca is adorable even in boy jammies and with messy hair!

Travis and Celena said...

I would go in there too! It looks like a lot of fun. I love the pictures, very cute!

Kim said...

That looks so fun. It was so good to see you and spend time with you and your kids.

Jessie said...

That is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen!!

Talk about an adventure while growing up! I would be praying for rain all the time!

ps. Bianca=cutest girl EVER!

Nelson Fam said...

ooohhhh that looked like soo much fun!!! I wish that could've been around when we lived there I miss Cedar Hills there are some good memories! Hope you have a nice vacation "back at home"!

Amy Lindstrom said...

So fun! I am glad you are having fun!

I am SO loving the boards! Can't wait to get the magnet board up this week! Thanks so much JilL!

Julie said...

I miss your family!! That is AWESOME!!! It is great that we never really grow up huh?

Sarah said...

Cute! What an adventure.
Have you gone home yet? Let me know if you will be there after the 4th - that's when we come home.

Jason and Kimber said...

That looks so fun. I can't believe it rained enough to fill that. My mom keeps saying how it has been depressing there because of the weather. Oh I hope you move to AZ then I might be able to see you. It has been so long. What school would he go to? What city would you most likely live in? Your kids are so cute. Hope all is going well.

melody said...

WOW! That seems like one of the most fun things a Grandpa could possibly do!

Yes, it was so good to see you for those few minutes. Bianca is even more darling in person. Sorry to hear you were sick! Total bummer. I guess we'll just have to venture out there to see you guys. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Oh, I had a bag of your maternity clothes that I meant to return while you were here. Should I hold on to them until the next time we meet??

Curtis, Kassi and Katie said...

That's awesome! I really wish you would have gotten a picture of Paul all wet.

Amy said...

Okay hilarious that I live RIGHT here, and didn't even notice that filled that high! How dang fun is your dad, he's the best!! Very Very cool, I'm going to have to show my kids so next time we might do the same thing. When were you in town?

Grandma Scott said...

Sorry I missed it... What fun !!

Kristy said...

That cracks me up! I remember Max cannooing in that "lake". haha, good times.