July 4th weekend 2014

My fathers day present from the kids was they reserved a cabin up at June lake for the 4th of july weekend. Lots of firsts on this trip what a great time!

 

First stop Schats Bakery in Bishop for breakfast.

 

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We where going to hike down to Rainbow falls to show the kids their fist waterfall. But that didn’t work out so we took a ride to the top of Mammoth and hiked around a bit.

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Because of the sad winter we had with no fresh snow to show them this was the first time they got to see snow.  Old dirty snow but it was still snow.

 

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The thin air made Karl a bit sleepy. But not Fiona.

 

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Then we drove over to June Lake and showed the kids around the Double eagle.

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They thoroughly investigated every inch of the cabin.

 

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On Saturday we drove up to Tenaya lake to met up with Andy and his family and hung out at the lake for the day.

Marivic took a lot of these great photos.

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Jefferson took the kids out on the lake for a spin in his raft.

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Then it was time to go home. Fiona made sure we didn’t leave any thing in the drawers.

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Ready for a long drive home.

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Good Times

Made it out to the fair for Grandma Delissa’s birthday.

 

Cinnamon roles all around!

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Lounging in the garden

 

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Cool old tractor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friendly livestock

 

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We stumbled on a Freestyle Moto Demo. This was the first backflip Karl has seen in person.

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I think he dug it.

OHHHH MAAAAN!!! Did you guys see that? It was a back flip on a dirt bike! What??!!!!

 

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Fiona wanted to learn how to drive the other day. How can you say no to that?

 

Ok just like dad said hands at 10 & 2 eyes on the road not on the radio.

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Check my mirrors, side of your eye, side of your eye.

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Watch my speed. How fast does this thing go anyways?

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Alright lets try and back this thing up. What did dad say? Ease out the clutch give it a little gas.

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Oh yeah dad said make sure you don’t run over your brother. Karl? You back there?

 

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Karl showed us a new trick today.

 

Isn’t that cute? Just sittin at his little table playing with his toys.

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So cute.

 

Then he did this. I guess he wanted a little better view of his toys?

 

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Little did we know he his plan all along was to get out the window! How cute…

 

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Then he tried to show Fiona how to do it…

 

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Walkers

Ever since the kids got walkers for Christmas they have been not only getting better and faster at cruising around the house. They love exploring and the freedom of getting around and getting into stuff. I guess this is just a warm up to when they start crawling or walking around the house. Oh boy…

Day one.

Nice ride Karl!
Nice ride Fiona!

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Diego investigated and did not seem thrilled. His face pretty much said this. Great! Way to go they are just gonna chase me around the house and sneak up an clip me in the heels while I am eating or not paying attention, thanks!

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Perfect for watching football.

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Fiona found the wooden animal farm.

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And the entertainment system.

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They are good at sharing certain toys, so far…

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Karl found a very handsome baby reflection in the oven.

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Fiona found a drive up chew toy.

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They were getting so good and fast in them we thought maybe we should get them some helmets.
Yes they have some growing to do.

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Karl found a backpack to investigate. Fiona was his lookout. Hurry up Karl dads coming!

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Anything good in there Karl?

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And a diaper bag.

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Fiona got a dog bed stuck in her walker. Good thing Diego wasn’t sleeping in there.

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Karl found a pink car bra for his walker.

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Fiona found some ducks while channel surfing one day.

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They got some good Gopro footage doing some laps around the house.

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Karl only a few days after his surgery.

Recovery Day 3-1/2 ??

Day 4 started off with a nice sunrise out Karl’s window.

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He was in a great mood, feeling good, looking good.

 

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He had his echocardiogram around 9am and not long after we got the news from the cardiologist…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good to go! Thumbs up!

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He was ready to go!

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He was excited to go home and see Fiona and Diego.

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Fiona was excited to see Karl.

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So excited she just wanted to grab him.

 

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Home again.

 

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Thank you everybody for all the prayers and support over the last few days. We can’t thank you all enough.

Karl’s home and doing well!

 

 

Recovery Day 3

Karl was moved to a step down room today. Always a good sign and closer to going home! It has a nice view of some east county hills he was enjoying watching the early morning sun rise up over. He had his transthorasic iv removed this morning and his temporary pacemaker leads taken out as well. One iv left!

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He was feeling good today. Smiling sitting up playing making normal Karl sounds. It was a good day.

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Echocardiogram tomorrow… Crossing fingers!!!