Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Krew's Hike

The kids had been looking forward to our big camping trip all summer.  My husband Symen had been in school all summer and was not able to enjoy summer break.  This camping trip was time to relax and play.  We loaded up the kiddos and off we went, 4 days, just the family.  No iPods, TVs, or computers.  Just us. 
We got to Bear Canyon Lake around 2 in the afternoon.  Symen and I were unloading and setting up camp.  The kids headed off to collect rocks for the fire ring and burn some energy from traveling for 3 hours.  After about 10 minutes I went to go check on the kids.  I called out to the kids, and they came yelling “Ya, Mom!”  As I counted kids, I noticed Krew my adventurous almost 3 year old was not with them.  No, big deal we will find him.  Symen, the kids and I went back to where the kids had been and could not find him.  As we started searching 5 minutes turned into 20 then 40.  Every camp we came upon the people would help us look.  Finally, after an hour of 40 people searching and no luck, we called 911. 
The forest service, sheriff, and fire chief all showed up.  The sheriff instructed me to stay at camp, while they searched.  My thoughts were simply “You want me to sit and do nothing, while my baby is out in the woods by himself!”  With out any cell phone signal it was not easy organizing the search.  Then, three and half hours into the search, they found one of his shoes and the football he was caring.  Symen (his dad) jumped into one the trucks heading out to the shoe site and once again, I was told to stay and wait.  At the shoe site Symen found a sock print in the dirt and headed off in that direction.  He hikes about a half mile when he heard the sheriff helicopter tighten his search, and finally the helicopter calls out “Stay where you are”.  Symen takes off running up and down a couple hills, he stops when he sees Krew and yells out his nickname, in a very playful voice “Krewman”.  Krew starts to run towards his dad with his sock in hand yelling “Dad, Dad, I can’t find my shoe!”  Krew was found at 6:06, right before it got dark. 
The little guy had traveled about 2 miles in the forest in 4 hours.  I asked him “Krew, where you scared?” He replied; with a puzzled look on his face “No Mom, I didn’t even cry.”  Silly Mom, why would you ask such a question?  The kid had no idea he was lost.  We decided to stay and finish out our trip, for the kids.  

Monday, July 23, 2012

So, I see that I have not blogged for awhile.  I was going to back up and give you a summary of everything we have been up too, however, I decided that would take to long.  So, instead I am just going to start here....The first day of school.

Miss. Emilee, started her first day of middle school today.  Yep, that's right.  She is in the 5th grade.  She has a schedule, after school sports, and dances to look forward to this year.  She is very excited to be part of the "big kids" this year.
Mr. Garrit, started the 3rd grade.  I have no idea where the time went.  I was ok with Emilee being in 3rd grade, she is the oldest.  However, now that Garrit is a 3rd grader he seems so big and grown up.  Maybe because I now know how much will change this year.  After school, his teacher said she just loves him already.
 Today was a big day for this guy.  He started kindergarten.  He is so excited to start school and be with Emilee and Garrit all day.  He did great today.  I took him into school and helped him find his class and put his backpack away.  Then we headed out to the playground where he stayed close to me for about 5 minutes, then off he went.  A hug and a kiss and he was off.  Now for me on the other hand...I cried like a baby.
So, here you have it...3 kiddos in school and just me and Krew at home.  I am very excited not to have any pre-school schedule to break up my day.  So for now, I take 3 school and get to hang out with my animal.