Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spring Photo Gallery, Part 5: "The Kalahari"

We spent 3 days last week at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This whole area is saturated with water parks, and the Kalahari has an amazing indoor waterpark that we've visited several times now. While there we were able to meet up with the Chapman family from suburban Chicago. They adopted Charis from the Yueyang orphanage just a few months before we went to Yueyang for Jeremy. Jeremy and Charis had a great time together and we look forward to maintaining that relationship. It's great for the little ones to have a link to their heritage.



Jeremy and Charis



L to R: Juliana, Faith Chapman, Charis Chapman, Jeremy, Nathan, Sarabeth


Mary at the wave pool

Nathan loved the slides



So did Sarabeth


Juliana too!


What a smile :-)


Jeremy wasn't too sure about the water, but he did this slide for Mama

The kids enjoyed playing with these water rings



Jeremy, Mary and Juliana at the end of one of the big raft slides


Nate, Lynn Cox and Sarabeth are coming down the slide


Nate, Lynn and Sarabeth at the bottom


Our 6 plus Susan and Amy Cox. What a great time everyone had!

Spring Photo Gallery, Part 4: "Wedding Shower"

Jeriah and Shawna



Jeriah's such a sport!


Dish towels for "Shawna's Kitchen"


Shawna's parents, Earl and Sue DuRocher


Boys get toys, girls get kitchen stuff, and everyone's happy!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Photo Gallery, Part 3: "Bowling"

Nathan coming back for his spare ball



Jeremy lets it fly....


....and celebrates a strike with his mommy!


Nathan got a spare!


Sarabeth had a fun time at the "Rose Bowl"

Juliana needed a little help



Caitlin and Dad played on a lane without bumpers in the gutter


Nate takes aim... love those bowling shoes!


Sarabeth showing off her form


Juliana and her daddy line up a spare shot.

Spring Photo Gallery, Part 2: "Easter"

Easter presents: bubble wands and balls



A frequent scene at our house: kids wrestling on the floor


Pig Pile on Caitlin!


Jeremy coloring his first Easter egg


An artist at work

Jeremy has the hang of it



Juliana is SO darn cute!


The dye is supposed to be on the EGGS Caitlin!


Such concentration!


Sarabeth made a pretty one!

Caitlin's Marimba Solo

Caitlin's marimba solo at the North Iowa solo and small ensemble competition. She scored a rating of "1" this year! This is one of the two pieces she played in the competition.


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Spring Photo Gallery, Part 1: "Snow Days"

A snow bunny



Juliana ready for a head-first slide


Jeremy likes the slide


Nathan is ALWAYS playing with sticks!


Basketball in the snow

Is it spring yet mommy? I like playing outside!


Jeremy helping to shovel the snow away


Nathan and Jeremy make a good team


Our snowy backyard