Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer fun!

This summer we took a two week trip to California to see my family.  It was a long ride but we made it and we had a blast while we were there.  My Dad took the kids fishing at Witney portal.  They each caught a fish.  I think their favorate part was holding the fish after they caught it.

 Kyle made friends with my sisters chickens.  He loves animals and was always going over to say hello.
 We got to go to the beach for a few days also while we were there and soak up some sun.  It was a blast and Seth and the kids enjoyed a long standing tradition in my family and got frozen bananas from the candy shop.
 Kyle tried his hand at surfing on the boogy board.
I taught Seth how to boogy board and he really picked it up.  Then I couldn't get him out of the water.  Haylee even tried it and did a really good job on some smaller waves.  She had a ton of fun.
 She was actually pretty good at it and picked it up fast.  She and Seth would go out and wait for a wave and then she would just lay on the board and Seth would give her a little push and off she went.
 This is typical Kyle, (in Haylees sweater).  He loved the beach.
 Seth and the kids saw some birds on the beach one evening and thought it would be fun to go run through them.  Kyle thought this was really fun.
 Playing with some cousins in the sand.
 We went through Boise and picked up uncle Kevin on our way and while their we went to the Zoo in Boise.  My Moms name is Rhea and I thought it was so cool that they had birds called Greater Rhea, so I took a picture.
 The Zoo was cool they got to feed some animals and they had a butterfly room where you could go in and see all kinds of butterflies and watch them all fly around.  It was really neat.
 I think their favorate part was feeding the Giraffs though.  They thought that was pretty cool.

 Kyle loved the Lions though.  He liked to say how big they were.  We had a really good time.  It was a fun summer vacation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

4th of July 2012

We had a fun filled fourth of July this year.  We started out the festivities by decorating the kids bikes with red white and blue streamers and ribbon.  We added some stars and flags and they were ready to go. 

They went on a mini family fourth of July parade.  It was a fun idea that would be neat to continue into a bigger tradition.  Here is Haylee ready to go.
Kyle doesn't have a bike yet so here he is on his scooter.
Here is the whole clan on there bikes ready for the parade.
Grandpa lead the way with the little ones following close behind.
After that we headed down to the river to watch the annual fireworks show. 
Here is typicall Kyle, just chillin waiting for the fireworks to start.
After that we went home and did a couple sparklers outside for fun and then called it a night.  Happy 4th of July.

Haylee turns 6!!

I have A LOT of catching up to do on my blog. The summer has been sooo crazy but good crazy. We have had a lot of fun this summer. Haylee celebrated her sixth birthday. I can't believe it.  Haylee and I made her cake together it was fun but the icing I bought to write on it didn't work so we had to use the dot sprinkles and arrange them to say what we wanted it took awhile but we did it and it looked pretty good.


One thing she specifically asked for was a ken Barbie doll.  She said that she had girld barbies and she had a wedding dress but nobody for the to marry so we got her a groom.
She had a few friends over at the park near our house for a little party.  They played some games and broke a pinata and just had fun.  It turned out good I thought.
Here is the whole gang eating their cupcakes at the park.  It was a good day.  She is a big six years old.