Now that we are the owners of Dash, we could participate in the end of summer dog swim. Our local aquatic center invites dog owners to bring their dear pets out for a swim before they drain the pool. It was an experience to say the least. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, nice, yappy, aggressive, calm, hyper...mixed all together in a pool, with a few kids thrown in.
Braden did an excellent job with Dash, although he kept wanting to let him off his leash. Mason did an excellent job swimming with the dogs. He never quite grasped that this was about the dogs swimming not the kids.
The picture below even made the Morning Sun photo gallery:
Monday, August 27, 2012
I can honestly say our boys have had one of the best summers ever. If not just the best, definitely one of the busiest! Braden had an amazing baseball season, and Mason's first round of T-Ball was everything he expected....except a trophy, like the one Braden won. After float trips, tennis lessons, golf lessons, day camps, swim dates, baseball tournaments, Cardinal baseball games, running the bases at Busch Stadium, our Cruise, and a tourist trip back to Flippin.....it's finally time for the boys to start back to school and Mom back to work!
This picture is of his first meeting with his teachers in the Dolphins, and he did a nice blue and red hand print with Miss Alicia.
Unloading his supplies, out of his new Cardinal backpack. This has been the backpack that Blake has loaded with supplies, bottled water, snacks and the camera on their St. Louis trips, but Braden decided he wanted to use it for school this year.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Before school started, the boys and I took a trip back to Flippin, and played tourist. We stayed with my lifelong friend Leslie Harp and her family. The boys got to swing off the rope swing at Cotter Spring, catch a few rainbow trout on the White River, visit the James Gaston Visitor Center overlooking Bull Shoals Dam, eat lunch at Gaston's, feed fish at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock, tube on the lake and see Mom's old school.
Posted by Christel at Saturday, August 11, 2012