Sunday, June 26, 2011

PAC Pool

The gym just added a new pool and instead of making it a normal pool they built a water park.  It is now super fun and busy and crazy.

The bigger pool is pretty deep and so Jacqueline prefers to have the tubes to float in.  She has mastered the "spot and claim your tube" better than anyone I have seen -- it is really fun to watch.

Since they are hard to get sometimes the girls have to share.
 and occasionally they figure out how to do that -- most of the time it's just fun to watch them learn about how hard it is to share something that floats.
 You are not allowed to hold on to them so Jacqueline has invented cleaver ways to try to save them during bathroom breaks.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

We love our new gazebo

The whole family is just crazy about our new gazebo.  The girls love the swing chairs (which we have two).
 Ashton is the one most inclined to go out and swing on the chair regularly.

 Mom is fine taking whatever spot is open -- with a book and a beverage -- life is good.
 Since this is Northern California - we have already made good use of the heat lamps too. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Disco Bingo

 Since we didn't bring anything to wear to Disco Bingo Jacqueline decided to improvise and wear her swimsuit.
 Ashton and mom played it a bit more cool wearing our normal clothes.
The Bingo card was altered to be "D-I-S-C-O" and whenever there was a winner there would be dancing.  Jacqueline surprised us all with her moves!  It's a bit dark at the beginning.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

still more camp

 Jane, Mom and Jacqueline pose for a photo after breakfast.
 Trying really really hard for a bubble.
 Ashton dirty and happy at the dining hall.
 and sleeping very soundly at night.
 The lake (Pinecrest) that the kids would "hike' to during the day.
Finally got a photo of Ashton at the pool.  She was hard to get photos for as she was often out with her group.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Camp

 There were games in the lodge.
 Camp fire shows at night.
 Hikes with other kids to the lake.
 and a "best friend Jane" for Jacqueline.
There was also fun at the pool.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bears go to Family Camp

After a few years of hearing people talk about Family camp and being jealous we finally decided to give it a try.  We went to the Lair of the Golden Bear (no you do not have to be Cal Alum, just join the Alumni association).
 The drive was about four hours and we were all crammed in the car but we did find an excellent park in Sonora to eat a picnic lunch and stretch our legs so that went very well.
 We found our tent/cabin and got unpacked. The girls made a sign to make sure everyone knew it was theirs.
 Of course, since it's Cal there is a Bear (Named Oski) so the girls got a photo.
And then they found their required sticks for hiking.  We were all set for a great mini-camp week.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jordyn's graduation

 I'm pretty sure she was somewhere on this side of the group -- she is the one in red.
 Her cousin's were very excited to see the event and were fighting over who got to give Jordyn flowers.
 This is not the entire group that came to see her but it's a good number of us.  L-R (Meg, Tash, Bob, Heather, Pam, J, Dad, Auntie Linn, Kathi, Katelyn, Suzie)   Front Ash and Jaq.
 She had her colors on the back.. Go Ducks!
 more posing...
and a Harry Potter cupcake cake for the party.

Friday, June 3, 2011

French class party

 Being typical bay area parents (who don't speak a second language) we have our girls taking French.  This was the end of year party.  Both girls had a good time but only Ashton is planning to continue with French -- Jacqueline has decided to move on and is asking about Karate...
Mom and dad figure that we should see how we do with soccer, full day and gymnastics before we do anything else.. either that or we are "still looking" as we insist we are.

Fancy Dinners

 One weekend afternoon I decided a nap was in order and the girls decided they needed to open a restaurant.
 Complete with a typed menu..
and tv trays with table cloths.  We are very high class here at the Bear household.