Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sport Camps

Landon attended a baseball camp with the NWA Naturals. He had a blast learning from Naturals players on their field. Landon also attended a football camp with the Bentonville High School
players and coaches.  For two days he ran drills and scrimmaged with the big boys. 
Baseball-playing kids warming up. 
Ready to play!
Practicing stances. 
Agility course. 

Big Cedar Lodge

Our family spent an extended weekend with the Jones family at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson the weekend of Fourth of July. We've known the Jones family since both our daughters were born and have been friends since. The children are close in age and the adults share Coleman history so it's never a dull moment. We had a wonderful time relaxing and playing. 
Boys playing checkers. 
Sweet girls at dinner. We ate on sight at the restaurants all but one evening. They were fabulous!
Picture of the governors suite that we shared. It was amazing. 
Kiddos tie-dying tshirts. There were lots of fun activities to do besides swimming, mini golf and a lazy river. 
We rented a boat one day and spent several hours on Table Rock Lake. The kids enjoyed swimming and sunning. 

Summer trip to Kansas

The whole family and the dog loaded up to visit the family in Kansas. We spent several days with Gram and Poppy and then several days with Nana and Papa. Of course all the cousins were present and played with at both places!  We had tons of fun and are planning another trip before school starts!
Wheat weaving with Gram. Harvest was happening while we were there and both kids got to ride with Uncle Frank while he hauled the grain from the field to the grain elevator. 
Fishing on Poppy's pond. We actually caught a few! ( Well Unkie did)
Charlotte and Claire at the farm. 
Ranger rides!
Belated birthday presents for Lucy and Laney. 
Paddleboard fun on the lake with the cousins, Papa and Maddie dog. 
Goin for a ride with Papa. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Laid back summer fun

Lunch with neighbor friends before bowling. 
Launching the bowling ball!
Biking in the neighborhood and found a weed as big as the little man. 
Swimming at neighborhood pool. 
Sno-come stand at a friend's house. They actually made some money!
Late evening golf cart rides with the neighbors. Realize my kids aren't visible in this picture. But they're in there!
More bowling!

Dancing Fun

Claire's dance company competed in nationals this year in Texas. The original plan was for the whole family to attend and have some vacation time. But after Landon making the All Star baseball team, our family had to divide and conquer. On a side note, although this made us sad, we are so proud and happy to have children dedicated to activities that they love enough to warrant this type of division.  Claire's dances did well at nationals, and our girl trip was lots of fun, including shopping, swimming and dinners with friends. 
Outlet mall shopping was very successful.

Summer Ball

Landon's baseball season was extended this year as he was chosen to participate on the All Star team. He enjoyed getting to play in a tournament and hone his skills for a little longer. Since mommy was with Claire in Texas for dance, pictures of the All Star games are scarce. But we are so proud of him for his hard work and dedication!  The pictures below are from the end of his regular season with the A's. 
Daddy and the ball player. The medal was a great ending for a fun season!
And the ball player with his sister...who learned her brother has lots of patience sitting through hours of dance after she had to sit through his ball games.