Saturday, September 17, 2016

July Mish-Mash

1/2 way through the summer already and I feel like we are just getting started! Ugh. It always goes that way.
Keaton got married the day before the 4th. We made the best of things and hung out with everyone at Ryan's pool.
Just doing a photo shoot at Wheeler Farm. Brinley babysat them there while Shawn helped me with a large family shoot.
Awe...doesn't he look so cute in his pink bike helmet?
Our first family bike ride. They loved it! I might need a bike.
Our garden is producing a little bit! Not bad for not really doing anything.
Easton and Brayden thought it would be fun to draw on the TV and couches downstairs. Ugh. Don't worry...he scrubbed and scrubbed it off.
I signed Sadie up for a tumbling class in the summer. She loved it and did well.
We have such great Young Women in our ward!
7 Peaks! It took us a while to finally get there!

Easton wanted a silly picture with me.

We hit up Chik-fil-a on Dress like a Cow day for free meals. We waited quite a while in the drive up. Don't know if it was worth it.
Cambree decided she wants to try basketball. Yay! She is finally taking advantage of her height! So I signed her up for a basketball camp first. She has been enjoying it.
For a YW's activity, we made t-shirts. A Laurel drew this cute face and I was excited to make a shirt for Easton. At first he didn't like it but now he does.
At work, Shawn had a little outing. They went to the Soap Factory. He got to make soaps for all of us.
It was funny that the girls got Easton to play Barbies with them. But then Ella said (referring to the Ken doll), "Does he have a six pack? I like the ones with a six pack." Oh man! Barbies screw up reality.
Brinley and Aubree doing duck faces.
Annie had her birthday party at my mom's house since they are living there while they are trying to find a house. She's 6 now!
Awe...my heart was loving this! They were all dancing together.
Pool party for the YW/YM! Those otter pops were HUGE!
We had 1/2 the pool facility to ourselves so I told Shawn to bring the kids over! Kristy and J.J. were there so she ended up bringing some of them over.
Just getting our hairs done! (or pretending to)
They REALLY wanted to paint rocks. Ok! Whatever keeps you busy!
Easton was excited to find Spencer's sunglasses. Angie said we could keep them. Sweet!
After the family got back from camping, they came over to help J.J. and Kristy clean and move in.
The next day was Sunday so we brought dinner over to them and ate with them. Cambree found J.J.'s old boot and crutches. We sent this picture teasing mom.
Swimming at Grandma Hancock's! We try to visit them more often and it's fun to swim while we're at it.
Shawn bought a few fireworks for the 24th of July. You would've thought it was Christmas with how excited Easton was about it!
This kid is a wild sleeper. We often hear him banging the wall since his wall shares our bathroom wall.

Dentist appointments! The kids all love to go to the dentist. It wasn't such great news with Cambree though. She had a cavity.
Sadie found these Wheelie shoes and has loved skating around with them.
Going on another bike ride!
Reaping the rewards of our garden, even though it is small and doesn't produce much.
I've finally started giving him the bowl and feeding himself. Love the Cheerio on his nose!
That's it! July was good to us!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

July Outings

I think I finally got my act together and figured out days that we could get out and do stuff and do stuff we did!!
I took the kids to Trafalga. We got there just in time to get a laser tag slot. So we had two hours to kill before their time. The kids were super excited to do the go-karts but they've changed their rules since the last time we were there and there is only a small window that they are tall enough or short enough to drive them. Sadie was the only one that fit the criteria. She was ecstatic! The older girls were bummed. And Easton just rode the planes.
She did great!
After that, Brinley took the kids indoor mini golfing and I hung out with Caden in the play area. I didn't want to haul the stroller up two flights and I didn't think he would like it much anyway. He just climbed in and out of it and didn't go up the steps.
Easton rode the boat while the girls waited in line and went on the water boats.
While the kids did laser tag, Caden and I went back to the play area. This time, he went up a little ways more and would get stuck. He thought he could get out of the little slot he could see me through. Haha!
We found a Saturday evening that we planned to have dinner up the canyon with the Dunns. We went up early to get a spot. It was a great spot where the kids played games and explored without going too far.
While we waited for the Dunns to come, Sadie made a fairy house.
Caden loved the little girly chairs.
Smores!!
Red light, Green light
The twins and Caden!
Easton freaked me out a little with how high and steep he went up.
Easton and Parker are buds!
Follow the Judge to Court
Hiking is always on my summer bucket list so we hiked Battlecreek Falls. It is not a hard or long hike but you can bet that the kids complained the whole way...well Cambree and Easton complained.
Throwing rocks in the pond on the way up.
A cave!
The falls!
A rainbow!
Caden loved it!

I had to get one of Brinley
He's so cute with his hat on
I've been wanting to go to Mrs. Cavannah's chocolate factory for a long time. We finally all went one Monday since Shawn has work off. The kids loved it and can't wait to go back!
We bought some yummy chocolates after the tour too. So good!

I found out that Moyle Park in Alpine does pioneer activities every Tuesday morning in the summer. I knew I wanted to check it out with the kids. The decedents of John Moyle arrange the activities.
Sadie and Cambree washed clothes on a washboard.
They also learned how to churn butter. We got to eat it on bread with a little sugar. It was yummy!
We went to another small house and learned about some of the things they used in there.
John Moyle built a tall building to hide out and protect his family from Indians in the area. There are holes where they would put their guns. The Indians moved before he actually finished it.
I haven't perfected the selfie with all the kids!
Easton was enthralled with the meat grinder.
Old sacrament trays for the bread and water
Caden was a good sport but they the end he wanted out!
Our ward had a campout near Heber Valley campground. Shawn took the older kids and I stayed home with Caden. Sleeping in a big tent with all the kids and a baby probably wouldn't work. My brother ended up moving in that weekend so I was busy cleaning and babysitting for them. I was thinking I would get so much editing done but it was nice to be able to be around for them.
Shawn had so much fun with the kids. They got up there about 4:00, set up the tents, had dinner and then canoed on the lake. Then, they went on an obstacle course where there was a rope swing. Sadie was the only one that did it. Easton REALLY wanted to do it but when he would about to do it then he would get scared. So he was crying that he wanted to do it and cried cuz he was scared. Oh boy.
The next morning was pretty much a repeat of the first day. They had lots of fun with friends in the ward. Hopefully they will do it again.
I think there are more pictures but I need to find them from Shawn! Ugh.