Sunday, November 13, 2016

August Birthday Bash

Held at the Froehlichs this year, instead of the Schaefers.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Booch in the Pool

Bobbins took all 4 kids to swimming lessons this year, even though the girls didn't really need it. She managed to get Booch into a big kids swimming class despite his age & small size. She already had Fish and couldn't handle both boys in the baby class. You can see this in the first part of the video (the longest, btw). Part 2, him flying out of the slide, is pretty funny. Part 4, where he jumps off a huge ledge, is fun.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

D-backs Game

Rushed home from the cabin on Sunday to make it to the D-backs game in the afternoon. This is our annual big outing with the special coupon book I buy. We had our usual seats in the upper deck behind home plate. Grandpa, Aunt Katie, Uncle Zach, Aunt Pearl, Grandma were all with the girls and I.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lowell Observatory

The Saturday we were at the Cabin we packed everyone up to visit the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. My dad claims I had been there as a kid, but I don't remember it; Bobbins hadn't been. The little kids (or the moms) didn't enjoy it as much as I did.
We all went to Mass in the beautiful new San Francisco de Asis church on a hill overlooking Flag. Wasn't my choice, but with the kids it made the most sense: dinner at Olive Garden.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cabin and Bearizona

Bobbins really wanted to go to Slide Rock this summer, so I took a Friday in early August off so we could venture up, the Schaefers joining us. That night and morning a huge storm rolled in, dumping tons of rain and flooding much of the state. We almost couldn't get to the Schaefers house. We decided to just hit the cabin and Bearizona instead. Thankfully, I-17 and -40 were passable.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Also Got This

Wasn't for my birthday, per se, but my mom had this in California and gave it to me when she moved here. It was a .38 caliber revolver her father won in a police shooting contest in the 1960s (he was a Phoenix police officer).

Silly me, I mistakenly bought .380 rounds, so I didn't get to shoot it when we went to the cabin on my birthday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

For Dad's B-day

For my birthday this year, the kids made me a new mug and bowl for my breakfasts.