Thursday, July 29, 2010

I think I'll keep 'em

We had fun doing a little photo shoot the other day. I wanted some close up pics of the kids to blow up and put on our wall. Call me cheep, call me a go getter or A do- it-yourselfer, but why pay someone when you can do it yourself? I think they turned out fantastic and it's always fun with the post processing. Here are my sweeties:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thurston the Sweetie pie

We found out that Aleah does not travel long distances very well. The first trip when it was just me and the kids was very hard because there was nothing I could do, but let her cry it out. This last trip was a little better, but on the way home she started screaming again. This is a video of her loving brother soothing her with a song. As you notice, she is not crying anymore. She loves her brothers! So sweet! :) video

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Then and Now

I had to post this, it's too great. This was taken cir 1988 ( I think) We are all soooo fabulous! Makes me realize just how much Thurston reminds me of little Daron. :) This is now. I think we aged well. :)

The Rest of the Reunion

Alright, it's about time I finished up with the reunion updates. We took all the kiddos to Thanksgiving Point to see the Museum of Ancient Life. It's a great place if you've never been, and at the end, the kids get to dig and excavate. The last 2 pics are at another Splash park in Riverton.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Luau

One of our first activities at the reunion, was our birthday Luau Bash. We decided to throw a joint b-day party for all the kiddos. It was a lot of fun, Preston made some yummy BBQ Pork an we may have out done ourselves with the purchase of 15 lbs of macaroni salad, but we had fun! The dogs joined the fun with their own festive shirts. This is my parents dog, Scooter (peanuts brother).: Some of the kiddos: Everyone is so festive: Baby girl. I love how her jumper fits the theme. Clint set the mood with his sweet music: Scott and his girls: ooh la! la! My parents. Not the best pic, but still cute. Scooter and Peanut cleaning up: I made matching dresses for Aleah and Natally. I love this picture, they were both ready for bed. :( MMmmm, coconut cream cake with toasted coconut! Dad passed out: The Brothas: Just us ladies (I love this shot): We're great: So are they: Clint and Peanut: Tanner and Thurston: Had to show off Baby girl in her cute dress and flower :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Aleah and Elliott

Aleah and Elliott are betrothed. It's been decided, and we are happy that they are starting to get along so well. ;) video

Splash Park

I'm slowly catching up here! When Heather and Clint were here, we went to Settlers Park, which is an awesome mix of a splash park, and just a right out awesome play park. Add a little picnic, and you have a fantastic time... all for free! :) I didn't get any pictures of the event, but Clint had his 30th birthday while they were here, and we celebrated at Chuck E Cheese. The kids had a blast, but I'm pretty sure he had a spanking good time too. Kennedy: Addy: JoJo: Thursty: Clint and Heather

Dress Up!

When you get the little nieces together, you have to have a dress up party! And that is what we did. :) This is Sarah: Olivia: Olivia and Addy Olivia and Sarah ...Had to add one of Aleah. :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Garden Tea Party

We recently had the pleasure of having Heather, Clint and their little girls Addy and Kennedy (and Peanut the Dog) up for a visit. With the girls being girls, I felt it my Auntie duty to host a Tea Party in the Garden. Addy, without hesitation, dressed up for the occasion. Kennedy had dressed up for about 30 seconds, Joseph said 'no way', and Thurston was distraught when he failed to find his Pablo Backyardigans costume, so he just went as himself. I have to say that Little Debbie snacks are a perfect fit for the youngster tea party. The weather was absolutely perfect, sandwiches and cakes delicious, fun was had by all. :) We had many more adventures including a splash park, 30 yr old birthday party at chuck e cheese and an incident at Kickboxing resulting in crutches. But that's for another post. I'm hungry and feel a need for a snack. Till then.