Monday, June 29, 2009

Cousin Camp 2009

We survived another year of Cousin Camp. My mom has this great idea of getting all of the cousins together for a week and try to do as much as possible. The kids absolutely love being together and at the end of the week they're looking forward to next year. This year we made it to Lagoon, only after Bre and McKell promised to come with us. Tyler scoffed us for wanting to go to Lagoon but in the end his classes happened to let out early so he could come with us. I think he was just as excited (if not more) than the kids, and he made all of them ride the big rollercoasters with him. So thanks Grandma Janine for putting together another exhausting Cousin Camp. Towards the end of the week I thought I heard her say she couldn't wait to go back to work, I think we wore her out.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


We ventured down to Moab for Ridge's baptism in the Colorado River. We were glad to leave the rain and enjoyed the warmth of the sun. The kids swam and played in the water all weekend. They lived in the pool and begged to get back in. Even Micah warmed up to the pool after awhile and lost his fear of sharks in the water.

McKell is going to make an excellent 1st Grade Teacher.

The kids floated boats all weekend in the springs.

Everyone loved the hammocks.

Ridge after his dunk in the River.

The baptismal sight.

Swimming Lessons

The girls finished up their week of swimming lessons, the weather was actually nice in the mornings for their lessons and rained in the afternoon. I didn't put Micah in lessons this year, and I'm glad I didn't. Every day we took the girls he was scared of the water and told me "Mom there are sharks in there".

The month of May

I've decided the month of May is just as busy if not busier than December. This year Hatalee decided to play Spring Soccer, but I didn't realize how much it overlapped with the baseball season. So between soccer games and baseball practices and all of the end of the school year activities I wasn't sad to see the month of May come to an end.Get your game face on.

This year Hatalee got to run in the Hershey Track Meet. She and her friends did great. They signed up for the after school Track Club and got ready to compete.

Putting those long legs to work- I'm trying to talk her into running and doing track.

Hatalee finally took first place in the 3rd Grade Jump a thon. She has taken 2nd place the last couple of years, and was so excited to finally get that 1st place trophy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Micah Boy

It was Micah's 3rd Birthday this past weekend-because of his love for "Saurs" we celebrated with a Dinosaur party. I found a T-Rex pinata and thought he would love smashing it and devouring the treats inside. My only mistake was letting him play with the pinata all week. He toted and and carried that thing around like it was his baby.
Everyone was having fun untill Big Sister took her turn and let the poor T-Rex have it- after she knocked his leg off the fun was over.

He no longer liked the idea of having his T-Rex baby strung up by a rope and being smashed and destroyed with a bat.

Nothing a little duct tape can't fix.

Our family of Scary Dinosaurs.

I even attempted a dinosaur cake, after the pinata I was just happy he didn't cry when we ate his "long neck". Happy Birthday Baby Boy!