Wednesday, February 27, 2008




Robert and his dad just got back from a fun birding trip to Texas. They spent a couple of days searching out lots of fun birds. At the end, we had one big celebration-----ice cream even for daddy! More details will be posted on the Papa Parsons Birding Adventures blog.....but it was a great trip!



It is time, once again for church basketball!! This year, for the first time since Robby was playing, we are back playing church basketball. Both Daniel and Andrew are playing and their are on the same team! Here you see Andrew with that trade mark smile---and Daniel giving that "no not me" expression to the ref!! Then we have our hidden super star that we only use in special dire circumstances.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


One of the last fun events that we did in Tahoe was going dog sledding. I don't think that any of us have been before, and it was quite an adventure. We had four different sleds, each pulled by about ten dogs. Let me tell you, they were excited and ready to go! Take a look----we are off for Alaska!

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Thursday, February 7, 2008



Katharine taking a quick dip in the pool. Swimming in the middle of the winter in an outdoor pool and still being able to smile!!!

Who are these two dudes????

Robby's snow chair-----right above the hot tub! Spencer relaxing in the snow---I just don't know what got into him!

Boys being boys!!! King of the hill. The winner was allowed back in the pool first!




Nothing like a quick dip in the middle of winter. Especially when you have a group of crazy boys, starting with Robby and working your way down to Spencer!!! Jumping in the snow, diving in the pool and then ending up in the hot tub! Robert decided that of the three, the hot tub was the best. We had a fun couple of hours after a long day of skiing!

It was a defining moment...it was bound to happen...but today was the day! After a little prodding from both his older brothers, Andrew at age 12 decided to try his first inverted aerial flip while skiing. Did he make it? You be the judge. Watch the video for a first hand report! To say the least, we were very excited and he was thrilled! You should have seen the smile.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Ton of Snow



This is the house that we stayed in. Thanks goodness it had a hot tub! We had a ton of snow at Tahoe! Eight to nine feet along all the roads. The path to the hot tub at the house we stayed at had six to seven feet of snow on both sides! We haven't seen that much snow in a long time. The kids built tunnels through the snow and had great snow ball fights. It was great fun!!

Katharine Hits the Slopes



Well, every run was not perfect.......but the snow was soft!!





Daniel was the best! In two runs, he taught Spencer how to ski the "big stuff." Robert had tried all morning without much success!! I guess you just have to know how to do it!






We had a great week at Tahoe. Everyone got out skiing for at least few days. Spencer and Katharine caught on fast and were tearing the slopes up. Robert could hardly keep up---but what do you expect at 50!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Daddy Daughter Dance

We had a great time!!
50 and can still move and boogey all night long!! Katharine's Girl Scout Group having a blast!


Robert and Katharine had a ball, literally, at the annual girl scout dance. Katharine was all dressed up and even good old daddy put on a sport coat----that was a first! Can you believe that Robert can still boogie!! By the end of the night, Katharine had totally worn her dad out.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pinewood Derby with Spencer




Can you believe that it is already Pinewood Derby time? Well, after the diaster we had last year, Spencer and I started much earlier this year. At least we had the car all painted a few days before the race---but we were still putting the wheels on just ten minutes before it started. We did a little better than last year (when we didn't even make it to the bottom of the race track) but we probably still need to both go to race driving school! We did have fun, however, and Spencer received the "Most Dramatic" award!! Go Spencer---

Friday, January 18, 2008

The First Day of Skiing in 2008

We managed to finally get in a day of skiing. Robby, Daniel and Andrew went to Park City. Of course they forgot their cameras and so we have to believe that they really did do the double triple flips!! I took Spencer and Katharine to Sundance and we had a great time. They both did great!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Well the exciting news of this week was when we came home and lo and behold we found a new red vehicle in our driveway. Daniel had found this stunning twenty year old van. Only problem---it did not run. He rented a trailer and towed it home. Two days later, with a new battery and lots of hard work, he actually got it started!! We will keep you posted. Exciting!!

Daniel's Eagle Scout


Daniel receiving his eagle scout award at the Pentagon. The military was everywhere! We had to be escorted everywhere we went. It was pretty exciting. We were very proud of Daniel!!



Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The End of the Holidays

Tonight, we celebrated the end of the holidays by taking those that are still around out to a fun dinner at a family-style Italian resturant. We had a great time, but got off to a bad start on all our "weight-related" New Year resolutions.