Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Trip to Big Bear

Kerry and Caleb on the alpine slide

Caleb, Mommy, and Josiah at Big Bear Lake

My four boys on top of the clouds

Josiah and Caleb on the back porch of the cabin

The weekend of April 28th, we took a few days to get out of town. We had heard about a place called Big Bear here in Southern California and decided to check it out. During the winter months, Big Bear is a place to go skiing up in the mountains. Instead of skiing, we took the weekend to enjoy some uninterrupted family time. I found a cabin with a fenced in yard that allowed dogs to come as well. Bailey enjoyed not being left behind and sniffing out all the new smells. Caleb enjoyed driving through the clouds, the alpine slide, hikes with Daddy, and the hot tub. Whenever we visit a small town, Kerry and I daydream of moving to a town in the middle of nowhere and savoring the slower pace of life. Monday came way too soon. As soon as we got down the mountain, it seemed like we were back into the business of life.

This week is going pretty well, except that Josiah has four teeth coming in. He developed a fever on Sunday night, but it went away yesterday. He is having a difficult time sleeping at night due to the pain. And I am changing a lot more diapers. One tooth has broken the skin and the other three are pretty close to breaking through. He has learned to play peekaboo with a blanket this week which is so fun to watch.

Caleb only has three t-ball games left. He decided he didn't want to play soccer in the fall but would like to try basketball. He also wants to continue playing baseball, so Kerry's checking to see if there are any off season leagues. We have less than 30 days left of first grade. Caleb and I are both ready to see the end. With Josiah's birth and our move to California last year, it didn't feel like we got much of a summer break. We plan on enjoying at least a few weeks between first grade and second grade this summer.

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