Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pictures of August 2010, including Yellowstone!

So, on August 9th, my 3rd child and first son had a birthday! He turned six years old. Which means he's starting first grade on Tuesday. How did this happen? When did he grow up?!

Anyway, we threw him a fun birthday party with his cousins and his buddies. It was water-themed and included water baseball, a water war, a pinata, presents, cake, and pizza. As far as birthday parties go, it was a rip-roaring success (thanks to my sister, SIL, and parents for helping!). There is nothing like old-school birthday parties, in my opinion...




Now for Yellowstone!

We arrived at our campsite on Thursday night, and met our neighbors:


It was a very nice evening, so after enjoying our campfire and dinner, we headed to the lake:



The next morning, we saw these guys:




We also saw some under-the-earth-activity (and smelled it, as well):

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And even though it threatened (and finally did) rain, we spent some good times at the Canyon:

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Our day was cut short because of rain, but the next day, we went to Old Faithful! We were pretty far back, so I didn't get the best pictures; the steam kept covering the water. Oh, well.




After a picnic lunch, we went on a very short nature walk...



...and then headed back to the lake:



On the day we left, we drove south to the Grand Tetons. We are so glad we did! Because just outside of Yellowstone, we saw this:

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If you'd like to see more pictures and way better commentary on our trip, go here. Ann did a great job of reporting on our adventures!

3 comments:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Awesome!

Alison Wonderland said...

Non camper that I am, I still find myself really, really jealous.

sunrabbit said...

Wow, you guys have been BUSY this summer! It's good to have you back, and thanks so much for all that you do. Really. Thanks. And also, thanks for the nice link to Letters! You are awesome. :)