Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July 2014 (second half)

 No pictures from Girls Camp from me, but a bonus to Mommy going is Grandma gets to spoil them for nearly a week and the leftover glow sticks are awesome to play with!
 A suitcase cake I did the day after I got home from Girls Camp for a missionary coming home.
 Marky loves Grandma!
 Loving his new carseat
 We fit in plenty of trips to the local school for free lunch with our friends.

 A fun, but windy trip to Rigby Lake with four of our friends
 Why do my kids like to eat dirt?
 Grandma's last day on her first visit was filled with a visit to Squealers

 I don't know who had more fun: Daddy or the kids
 Mark had a pretty good time
 Sam tried climbing the rock wall but would get scared once he got a little ways up and would come back down
 Who doesn't love a ring pop?
 Grandma and the kiddos
 We did homemade volcanoes with the Potters one day.  The kids formed homemade playdough around cups and then we had them erupt, it was fun!
 The only picture I got from the night we went to the drive-in and watched both movies. BAD IDEA. They started half an hour late and the next day everyone was GRUM-PY. But it was cool to see Maleficient. :)
 Aunt Elaine and Uncle Brad teaching Sam how to pop rose petals after Sunday dinner this month.
 Amy loves her friend, Logan. Here they are making bracelets with beads.
 Our stake goes all out for Pioneer Day and the kids loved getting to ride the horses. When the guy leading the pack of horses realized that three of the five kids riding were my kids, he stopped to let me get a picture of all of them on their horses together. It was really cute because Amy was giggling the whole time!!
 Our huckleberry harvest this year. Way better than we have ever done! We tried out strawberry/huckleberry and strawberry/raspberry/huckleberry jam and still had some left over for the freezer for ice cream and such.
 We went to the zoo one day randomly by ourselves. The kids had fun and it was nice to go at the pace we wanted, which this day was a brisk one to get home in time for lunch and naps.

 A minion cake I did for a friend's sister
 The last major project on the yard this year was having concrete curbing poured on the front, side and part of the back of the house for a flowerbed. It looks awesome and was cheaper than buying blocks!
 Marky loves this bike, but can barely push himself in it!
 And we started off August with a really quick trip down to Utah for my nephew's baptism and then hit up the Ogden Temple Open House before we headed home. It was such a great experience to be able to take my children into a temple and talk to them about the baptismal font, the bride's room, and the celestial room!

So that's it! Along with all of this Robert has worked his tail end off putting in the sprinkling system, hydroseeding, and then planting a fair amount of trees and plants. We also were able to have central air installed in our home, which will make summers and especially canning season much more comfortable!! Hope you are enjoying your summer!! Only one more month before school starts, dang it!

1 comment:

  1. Awe love the pictures again - dang it we need to get some together! This weekend for sure... LOVE YOU!!!!