Monday, August 29, 2011

Mt. Pleasant, UT

After spending a week at my mom's house, we drove to Mt. Pleasant to visit with my brother for a few days. His house is so great, we had a lot of fun. These pictures are in a crazy order, but it took too long and I'm not doing it again! On the last day at his house, Robert took the kids swimming in Manti so me & his wife KayDee could go through a session of the Manti temple. It was my first live session and was very interesting! I loved it mostly, sometimes it made me giggle inside. :o) Sienna & Conner at the park, courtesy of Robert... Me & Kay Dee at the temple... I love this picture of Braden that Robert took... We spent a little while at a local park. Conner really wanted to swing on this tire, but the reality of it turned out to not be so fun for him... Braden & R.J. were more successful... Sienna had fun too... Conner likes to hide behind trees. Gives me a heart attack sometimes when I can't find him right away... Sienna & Kali... Static electricity!... The boys got to camp out every night in Robert's backyard. Isn't his yard beautiful! There's a stream with a bridge going through part if it, and the water was really fast! It made me a stress case trying to keep Conner away! Sienna loves to pose... Kali, Sienna & Conner... The highlight of the weekend was definitely watching Robert mow his lawn. He fell off the track when he was backing out of his trailer, that was exciting & a little scary! He also ran over a snake that went flying, yuck. The kids loved watching for a little while... Conner watched the whole time. Robert was going to let him ride along with him, and at first Conner was very excited and totally for it. But then Robert turned on the lawn mower and it was a no go! I couldn't get him anywhere near that loud, scary mower! There is a fun loft in Robert's house. I wish I took a picture of the ladder going up. Another heart attack for me keeping track of Conner... We had so much fun at Robert's house. We walked for ice cream, had movie nights & popcorn and loved hanging out with him. He is a firefighter and so he has a crazy schedule. But it was perfect for us because he had 4 days off in a row and got to spend every minute of it with us. :o)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lapoint, UT

We spent a fun week at Grandma's house this summer. We laid around and relaxed... Saw bats... and dragonflies... pretended to be blind... Ate LOTS of smore's (by the way, it's really yummy with a Reese's peanut butter cup)... practiced our pogo sticking skills... rode bikes... played with makeup (you can't see in the picture, but she was going for a "Jem" look and looked totally 80's, if you look closely you can see lipstick on her teeth!)... watched movies... played with a kitty... learned how to play the guitar via youtube... ate pancakes... canned peaches... played games... hung out in the back of Grandma's truck... got tied up... celebrated Grandma's birthday with homemade ice cream and chocolate zucchini cake... We had a wonderful trip and it went by fast. Grandma's house is the funnest place to be. Can't wait until next summer!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Bike

Sienna got her first ever brand new bike this summer. We've given her bikes before, but they were always second-hand and never lasted long. She's very excited about this cute girl bike. I'm sad to say the fringey things on her handle bars did not last long... R.J. & Braden both have broken bikes. So Ryan combined the two and now we have one working bike. Bummer for one of them.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do As I'm Doing

R.J. has become our new gardener this summer! The self-propelling part of our lawn mower is broken so mowing the backyard takes him a LONG time. And he gets hot and sometimes needs to take breaks. Conner wants to be just like R.J., and so he followed him around the ENTIRE time he was mowing. R.J. told him to stay back so he wouldn't get hurt, so he stayed a respectful distance behind, but continued to follow him & copy him for the full 45 minutes. And when R.J. got hot and needed a drink of water, so did Conner!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Swim Lessons

This year I only enrolled Braden & Conner in swim lessons. For whatever reason, Braden just doesn't want to swim. I told him it was a safety issue, he needed to know how to swim for my peace of mind, and I would keep make him take lessons until he could do it! He did a good job this year. He didn't pass the class, but only has 2 skills to master before he does. And the instructor also suggested he try paying better attention during the lessons. :o) This was Conner's first year of lessons. He loves being in the water, but he didn't like being sent off in the water without me. He often tried running away, and succeeded once. He got away from his instructor and took of running, it took a group effort to catch him! This boy was Conner's favorite teacher. He wouldn't get in the pool until he showed up. Conner didn't pass his class either, but I wasn't expecting he would. :o)