Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kansas River Canoe Trip

By an amazing quirk of luck, today Helen and I both found ourselves with a free Saturday. Even more amazing, a friend of Helen's sent her an email last night at 10:34 pm asking if we'd like to join her, her big happy family and an assorted group of friends to canoe and kayak down the Kansas River. Sure!

Here is the group as we prepared to launch.

Helen led the way.

We even stopped for a sandbar party. 

Kids went too.

The weather was perfect as we paddled from Silver Lake to Topeka. We ended up near the Governor's Mansion at the Kaw River State Park.
It was a blast.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 4th weekend

Samantha, Jake, George and Aria joined us for the fun 4th weekend. After celebrating Aria's 1st birthday on July 2nd, we entered into July 4th mode. Despite all of the activities and fun, the best parts were probably the quiet ones. Like Helen reading to George  
and me giving Aria her first ice cream cone.
Mega thanks for the memories. 
Happy family.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Aria turns 1

In a blink, Aria turned one. The past year saw lots of dramatic changes in our family. Aria took it all in stride and turned 1 on July 2nd.
Mega thanks to Samantha, Jake and George for bringing us the fun.