Brooklyn's playground is an all inclusive playground for all children, especially those with disabilities. Over $500,000 was donated and over 450 volunteers a day built it in 1 week. Emma and Rob spent a day on the the project and it was super duper rewarding. We took the kids to the ribbon cutting event on Saturday morning. Disney Princesses were there, free BBQ, ice cream, and cookies for all who attended. During the ceremony Ethan wandered off to find his friend Mason. He quickly got lost and we were searching for him in the very large crowd. We found him in the arms of a woman who was looking for us. Ethan was crying when she picked him up and she asked his name. He looked at her and he finger spelled E T H A N. She immediately thought...oh NO he can't speak and he is DEAF! It was about that time that we found him. We have not stopped laughing about that. Silly boy!
Robert got a hammock stand for his over-sized hammock. He got to use it a few times before it turned cold. Emma got all these shirts of a couple bucks...last year.
Weekend Warrior project - Oct 8
We still had bricks left over from the retaining wall we built in June. We've been waiting for the weather to cool down to fix the front beds. We still have a few bricks to cut, but in all, it's done. Whew.
Robert thought a two tone look would be unique. He was right, it is unique and we kinda like it.
(After the picture, the mouth was moved lower so it looks better...)
Off to the left of Isaac in the picture above is a man and his son fishing. They caught a fish while we were there. There were also people in a canoe. it was BEAUTIFUL. It was a short hike around the lake, we could have gone on a much harder hike up the hill but chose to just sit by the lake and enjoy the sun. Behind us is the lake and part of the trail. it is billed as a family hike, and it was.
This tree was from our hike on the Limber Pine Trail. The kids liked that it was crooked.
Robert was at work today and one of the students he works with said "Wow Robert you shaved! You look so young. You look like you could be in your 30's." He is 35 but he simply replied with a thank you.
Here are some more pictures fro the trip. Click on the picture to see them bigger. Isaac asked Emma to walk around the temple with him. This is the picture we took. Going to Kindergarten makes him nervous. Ethan has his aunts wrapped around his finger :-)
It's party time at the reception Ethan partied the hardest.