Monday, March 29, 2010

The Fort

Dad and the boys working on the new lower fort!
Kaden on the rope swing made with a piece of wood a base of an orange cone.

The Old Fort up in the tree over 15 feet. Heartattack scary!

The weather in Heber is not predictable, nor does it seem to go in my favor either. I love the sun, I could live in the heat over the cold any day. Well if winter was the three months like the calender says, I could handle that. Yucko! But I never focus on the negative.....soooooooooo

when the sun does shine, I set my sites on the outdoors, along with the boys...we have been rollerblading, playing baseball, basketball, biking, going to the fort in the field behind our house. Now its these things that make me appreciate Heber much more. This fort is so cool and so scary at the same time. The boys love it, so we took them yesterday afternoon. I was like no way can you go here without me.....Its truly a work of lets be nice "art". Some others have constructed this thing with a pulley cable even to hoist things up there. Wow! My boys think its the the coolest thing in the world...Colton brought a bag over there yesterday with the following contents: 2 hammers, a box of nails and his Book of Mormon, and that is it! Not sure what the rhyme or reason was but it is what it is. I immediately was looking around for another spot on this gigantic tree seriously the diameter is like 20 feet and that is not an exaggeration. Steve located a spot that could suffice but it was about 15 feet lower than the other one and that made us both feel better. Colton took to it and started building away, those nails and hammers sure were a lifesaver...well not really as he didn't want to leave at all. He was in his glory for sure. He loves to build, arrange, and put things together that is what he can truly focus on well and he does....Kade of course was happy swinging on the rope swing that swung over the little creek. Colton's friend, Ethan, was there as well and he did something wrong in the building plans according to Colton hence, Colton's reply....."Ethan was choosing the wrong, good thing I brought my scriptures with me." Steve and I couldn't stop laughing, he can be such a sweetheart then in a moments time turn vicious. Ugh..I know I gave him that personality...its has served me very well 95% of the time! So I am going to try to embrace it the best I know how.

Baseball season has started and it is fun, we have been to two games only but both games Austin was the starting pitcher and did well the first game and not so well the second on the mound however, he made up for it with a three run homer out in left field! It was a beautiful hit and I know he needed that after his mound performance. When we got home, he said I was throwing strikes...that umpire had no teeth on the bottom and his right eye was all jacked up! LMAO...the other game the umpire has a HUGE 6 inch hole in his glad he had on some pants underneath those....Seriously it was so hard not to look at it every single time he bent over. precious as ever, I tell you that kid makes me want to have ten more, well not really. He is reading so well, and loves it too! Tonight our family home evening lesson is on reading our scriptures more and then going to the library, he is so excited.


Jen VanderLinden said...

How fun! You know we are having great warm weather here. :)

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

I think we need to take another trip to Saint George for some better weather!!

BAP224 said...

Oh what funny boys! I just love the Ethan comment! and Austin..spoken like a true pitcher; the ump has no eyes! and precious is his sweet heart.,.,.he is going to be the professor; you were like him as a young child, always writing and reading. Sweet boys... you are a lucky woman ..even if the weather is cold :) and not 80 and sunny.
Love, Mom