Friday, July 29, 2016

Adventures at the Horse Farm

Near the edge of Fruitland Park and The Villages on 466a is Windy Acres Farm and horse arena. It's owned by Mary Agnes Galbreath - one of the oldest members we have at CUMC. Thursday evening her Sunday school class had a party at the farm and invited all of the CUMC staff and families to come out for dinner and a small horse show. 

Davis was pretty curious about the horses and enjoyed getting to pet them. 

The first pair showed us some barrel racing moves, and the second set of riders did some formation drill work. It was very nice to get the chance to eat and fellowship with some of the church folks and also to see the horses! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Uncle Clark Comes to Town

Wednesday afternoon we were thrilled to host Daryl's cousin Clark, whom the boys call "Uncle Clark." We had not seen him since Christmas and it was his first time to see our new house and church. He even brought his dog Cleo with him so that Bella could have a playmate! 

Clark got the official tour of the church, the house, Warren Willis camp and the town of Fruitland Park before we ate dinner. Then we spent some time just hanging out and going for dessert at Peachwave. I think the awesome and silly faces are just proof that everyone enjoyed the chance to hang out together! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Miscellaneous Moments

This week Kohl's had an amazing sale on Star Wars slippers - for kids and grownups. $40 slippers on sale for $2.80 a pair!!!! We got some for all of the boys and these are the fun ones we got for ourselves. 

The boys were with a babysitter this week while we were at a meeting. When we came home Wesley was playing basketball in the yard and Davis, well Davis was sweeping the driveway! He thought it was lots of fun with the big push broom he found in the garage. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Birthday Party Fun

Wesley got the chance over the weekend to go to a birthday party for one of his Scout friends. It was over in the Ocala National Forest at the Clearwater Lake camping ground. All the boys had a great time and when it was over a couple of the boys came over to our house to play some more before heading home. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Best Buddies

My best friend Christy and her daughter Mary Elizabeth came to stay with us on Friday evening. She was picking up her son the next morning from a week of camp. We got to hang out with them all afternoon and the kids built a big fort in the dining room. Then we made dinner - and Wesley got a lesson in cutting up fresh mangoes! 

These two are the bestest of buddies whenever they get together! Look at those sweet faces! They were inseparable the whole time that the Holdens were in town. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baby Blessing

We attended a baby shower as a family over the weekend for the Quinns who are part of our church. Asa works at camp and has been running After School Adventures and Day Camp and Amanda sings in the worship band and teaches at the elementary school. 

Davis was in his element since he knew many of the people there were from camp. He had fun playing on the boys' team for the Trivia Game and helping feed Mr Asa the jar of baby prunes after the boys' team lost. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Boy Scout Camp

Parker spent all of last week at Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, Georgia, with Boy Scout Troop 143 from our church. They left at 4am on a Sunday morning - this was our boy standing with all of his stuff waiting to get picked up by one of his scout leaders on his way to the church! 

This is Parker's second time at Camp Rainey Mountain - he went last year with his previous troop from Ocala. So he was familiar with the layout of the camp and its activities and had a great time. The troop leaders did a great job of taking pictures everyday and posting them on Facebook for parents to follow around. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. 

Parker ended up earning several merit badges while he was there - Rifle, Citizenship in the World, Salesmanship - and also earned a lot of requirements towards his Archery merit badge as well as Emergency Preparedness. 

Thursday evening the group headed up to Franklin North Carolina for a little fun at an arcade called the Factory. Parker caught up on his sleep on the way there! 

He came home late Saturday night safe and sound, exhausted and stinky, but so happy at the wonderful week of camp he had experienced. And we are all certainly glad to have Parker back at home again.