Monday, July 27, 2009

red, white and blue

This year for the 4th we decided to take the day off and change things up from the norm. Yap, no balloons, no parade!! I know rebellious clan aren't we? Do not fret because we still managed to have a fun filled day. We hung out at the pool (more pics to come), then went to Julie and Richards house for a Red, White and Blue bbq, and yes the food had to fit in that criteria as well. It was a lot of fun, besides the kids playing, running, jumping and climbing everywhere we settled down when dusk came and watched a movie on the back of thier house!!! Funny thing is i can't remember what movie it was, i do know it fit the theme though. Thanks Julie and Ricki for a fun day!! :O)
Abbie was the winner of most patriotic, all red, white and blue
So here was my contribution to the red, white and blue (and green) theme!! It was a yummy salad loaded with healthy things!!! Blueberrie, strawberrie, walnuts, spinach, and feta cheese!!! are you noticing the theme, yet?
and ate american food, hamburgers and hot dogs, the kids were in heaven!!! MMM yummy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bryce Canyon Fun

This year we went with my family on their "annual" trip to Bryce Canyon. Wow, can I just say although it was fun, I was totally exhausted when we got home. It was fun and I can't wait to go again and hopefully Lucas will enjoy it more when he is a year older. Oh man was he not happy the first two days of the trip!! Who knows why maybe cuz he was hungry, tired, sick, teething or just felt like torturing me for two days. Of course it all changed the last day we were there, he got a little happier. Anyway, enough of my whining, the cousins had a blast together and it was fun hanging out with my family and playing games. So here are some pics of some of the things we did!!!
The four wheeler ride was longer than expected but still a lot of fun. Lucas fell asleep but was in heaven for the first hr.
I was the tech crew on the hike, chad carried lucas and I carried cameras, video cameras, waterbottles and packs. I know your jealous at how well I look for not showering in 3 days!!! Good thing you can't smell me. Yucky!!!
Tanner and Nic while hiking
One of the best things that happened in Bryce Canyon!!! Now the trick was to get him out and on a bed while keeping him asleep. Somehow we did it!!! Thanks for the backpack Liz it was a lifesaver!! Isn't he sweet?
While we were sight seeing the kids spotted a squirrel and seriously sat and watched it for 15 min. They were so amazed. Here is Lucas trying to get a better look!! Can you see it?
Chad took the kids down to the little town (don't remember the name) the thing that cracks me up about the pics he took while they were there is that in every single one Ella is in it somewhere and climbing on something!! Such a monkey girl :)

The famous "Jake the Snake" that poor thing was kid handled like crazy, I have to admit I felt bad for the creature. Even Lucas would hold him!!
The one brilliant move I made was bringing this toy for the boys to play with. Lucas pushed it around camp, shoveled dirt in it, piled rocks in it, dump it and start all over!!!

The cousins while sight seeing!! isnt that canyon amazing!! I wish you could see down in it, wow it was awesome.