Friday, May 31, 2013

Memorial Weekend 2013...

So, this year we thought of doing something different for Memorial Weekend. We decided to go camping with some friends of ours up to Bear Lake. Over all it was a fun 
1 1/2 days we spent there. We got there around noon on saturday, started setting everything up, visited for a little while and then went down the street to check out the little town. We then had pizza at our favorite place there. With 10 of us all together we decided to get there largest pizza they have the Old Ephraim, 28" of goodness... This thing is massive and so funny to see. But it did the job in feeding us all.
After eating our massive pizza we headed to the shop next door and got some treats for later. I of course had to get there famous chocolate covered raspberries. So yummy! We then headed back to our camp site. It was a nice evening around the fire. But the night was long and very cold. After not being able to sleep because the boys kept getting up, the babies around the camp ground crying off and on and then the bitter cold by 4:30 am we couldn't take it any longer... We all got in the car and started it to get warm. We then all fell back to sleep and got a little more rest before starting our next day. Our friends enjoyed a nice evening in their trailer and it made me realize that I no longer can do tent camping... it is time for a trailer..
So after spending the day at Bear Lake and having our tin foil dinner we headed home that evening to be in our own beds and be WARM.. You have to love the adventure though. The boys will remember it always..

Patrick's hand compared to the pizza..

We finished it

Our camp site

Have fun with the 4 wheeler

Enjoying the lake on a cold over cast day..

Back at the camp site we rented these banana bikes they call them and the boys rode them around. They had the best time..

Lego Mindstorm...

This year Patrick joined Lego Mindstorm club at school. After weeks of putting there robots together they then went up to Brigham City and had their final competition with 4 other schools last friday. (yes, they actually have a competition for this). 
He was so excited for this day and as we got up there and got settled we then heard the bad news from his teacher. Patrick's partner that had the remote for the robot was not going to be able to make it because of his grades. Well that just made for a very upset kid and then a rush to try and get someone's android phone or tablet to set up to Patrick's robot and work. One of Patrick's teammates mom let us borrow her phone and it worked! We were so excited. Then when the competition started it wouldn't work... Ugh! After about 20 minutes of trying every tablet and having so many different kids help (even from different schools) we finally got a boy that I swear is a genius get it figured out and Patrick was able to compete. He did really well and won the rest of his heats. But because he missed several in the beginning he didn't make it past the 1st level. It was ok. He still was happy to just be able to participate and build a robot and just be in Mindstorm club period. He was so happy to of made it in the club this year since last year he didn't make it in. There is only a limited amount of kids they take, so he was happy to make it this time. 
So happy and proud for you Patrick in what you accomplished even though you didn't place... 

Putting his number flag on..

Practice before he competes


Mindstorm club..

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