S: Ericksen Family 2011 part 2
FC: Ericksen Family 2011 part 2
1: Maddy's 13th Birthday Party
3: Swimming followed by a bonfire and smores
6: Summer Fun! | A ride with Mom
7: A visit with Ken and his family
8: Mom needed some beach time and so...we were off to Aptos for an oceanside retreat
9: We had an awesome two bedroom condo with an ocean view!
10: There was a great sandy beach to go to each day. We got there using the hotel golf cart service and could watch for dolphins and skydivers each day!
12: We would take walks around the resort and on the beach | You can see our room in the distance behind Macie
13: The cliff overlooking the beach | The view from our balcony | Game nights! | Can you believe they can still share a bed?
14: We also had access to a sports club where we played a killer game of basketball and some sand volleyball!
15: We also drove into Santa Cruz for some fun!
16: Our final stop was the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz before the drive back to Turlock
17: At the end of August, Tim and Rob went on biplane rides in the foothills.
18: Tim was thankful to be back on solid ground after that flight!
19: Later that night, Tim sprained his ankle at a Hilmar Basketball game
20: Next up was a Daddy-daughter date at a Giants game which started with a stop at the Field of Dreams
23: We also made a trip to Los Angeles to visit the relatives!
25: Our final summer project was pouring concrete and building a fire pit. Smores' for everyone!
28: Then came the building of the fire pit
31: First day of School 2011
34: One weekend we decided to host a COW LICKIN' CHALLENGE | We even made a video of our efforts!
36: We also added to the Ericksen Family Menagerie Abby the goat Macie's Flock of Chickens
37: We enjoyed an end of summer float down the Tuolumne River
38: Summer nights are always more fun at the ballpark
39: And there is always time for a moto trip to Mariposa and Happy Burger
40: Fall brings soccer for Macie
42: In their final tournament, Macie's team came in 3rd out of 10 teams!
43: Maddy's volleyball season ended with Dutcher winning the Turlock Junior High Tournament! Good Job, Ladies!
44: FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO OCTOBER 2011
48: sIXTH gRADE cAMP
49: October Fun
50: Our annual trip to Lake Tahoe started with a drive through the high mountain passes
51: We stopped at Lake Alpine and Mosquito Lake for some picture opportunities
54: We love all the beautiful places to hike
57: Happy Halloween
58: We started November by building a chicken coop
62: More November Fun!
63: Tim and Gary ran in the 1st Annual Salvation Army Kettle Run
64: The Ericksen girls spent a Sataurday afternoon practicing random acts of kindness
66: December can be fun!
68: While visiting LA, we hiked the Etiwanda Preserve
70: Macie and Morgan's Amazing Race Sleepover
74: Macie finished out the year with a ride on Mr. Stocks' horses