Thursday, September 18, 2008

Summer Recap #1: Nannie and Papa's Summer Camp

At the end of June, early July, we got to go spend a week in Dunsmuir with Mark's family. This was a special trip because it was the first time all three boys and their families had been together in 3 1/2 years! When we heard that Nannie was planning crafts for the cousins, it was beginning to sound a lot like summer camp, so we collaborated and made the cousins "Nannie and Papa's Summer Camp 2008" shirts. It was a great suprise. And it was like summer camp, complete with crafts, a fort, water guns, a kiddie pool, barbecues, a swingset, rides in a wagon, fireworks, fishing, hiking, an atic full of toys, apple pie, a river, and a porch swing. Needless to say, we had a great time. Here are some pictures:

Mark and Uncle Kevin on the 4th.

The babies. Cousin Andrew and Hope.

Papa, Hope and Andrew - I think they are playing with a firework.

Hope made a princess hat for craft time.

Helping Nannie water the flowers in the mornings.

Fort Rogers guarded by the fierce Noah and Elisha.

Great Grandpa Rogers letting Hope do what Mommy said no way to - it was pretty funny. He is a very funny guy.

Sweet cousins Noah and Elisha.

In my opinion there's nothing much cuter than Hope in a swimsuit. She didn't want to go in the pool, so she "washed" everyone's hands with the water. Here she is washing Great Grandma Franklin's hands.

Little Precious on the porch.

Noah and Hope being silly.

Elisha and Hope - we think they look the most alike.

Auntie Jill and Hope.

The Family - boy is it a trip trying to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time.

The grandkids.


RobinDayle said...

I can't even tell you how stinkin cute my niece is. She is sososo beautiful. I miss her...and her mom too.

Anonymous said...

Sweet pictures. Hope is so precious. I love those cheeks & that hair. Looks like you had a nice WARM time. . . unlike some of those days you have in Chicago :)

Dawn O

Anonymous said...

What a lovely group of grandkids! I love the t-shirts. Looks like all those little boys take good care of little cousin Hopey!

Ryan and Lori said...

Looks like y'all had fun! I love the picture of Hope on the porch with her baby doll!

Jaimie said...

ok seriously - you need to put hope in a magazine! Like a baby gap ad - with the shirley temple locks and precious face...i just want to squeeze her! Looks like a great visit :)

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

Sweet memories. Your pictures share such a wonderful story of how precious spending time is with family.

Anonymous said...

It was a truely wonderful time and all the special memories will be imprinted on my heart for always. We are "blessed beyond measure." Our boys and their wives and our grandchild are the treasures of our life.

Anonymous said...

That's our grandchildren, not grandchild are our treasures.


sherry said...

I love how the boys are ready to catch her on the slide, as if she has so far to fall. How sweet.