Thursday, October 25, 2012

Summer part 2

Looking through these pictures has made me extremely sad when I see this sweet face:
When did he get so big??? Newborns should stay that way for at least a year. I think I might cry.

Moving on, this pool got SO much use this summer. We absolutely loved it. But my favorite swims were the "adult swims" at night after the kiddos were in bed. We pretty much always played basketball and had races. I am not the world's best basketball player so Jonathan  had to practice a bit with me during the daylight hours before the other siblings got up there.

We already can't wait to put the pool up again next year.

Jonathan's parents had a little speedo/floatie outfit that Caden wore everywhere and I looooved it. I mean seriously, even with his kachow shirt over the top he still looked cute.

Big daddy.

Grandpa Dave spent lots of time diggin in the sandbox with the boys.

Papa and Hun's trampoline also got a tremendous amount of use.

We seem to make it up to free day at This is the Place State Park every summer, although this time I locked my keys in the car and realized as soon as we got there. That $15 a year for roadside assistance is totally worth it. I think I've used it 3 times already this year!

Some Native Americans were showing their traditional dances and invited audience members to come up at the end and dance in front of the stage. Caden must have misheard him because he ran up ON the stage and started bustin' some moves with the rest of the dancers. It was hilarious, but I couldn't get a very good shot through the crowds. Oh, and Easton followed his brother up there and then cowered in the corner. He's old enough to understand what's going on when he's the only non-Native American dancing in front of an audience. Too bad.

This kid gets his laugh on ALL DAY. He's not one of those mild, pleasant, quietly happy babies. He's one of those kicking, laughing, squealing, excited-beyond-belief about everything kind of kids. I hope it sticks.

We got to go visit my cute 81-year-old Grandma Bybee at the care center in Panguitch a few times this summer. We even got to take her to Tropic and Henrieville to see the graves on Memorial Day. The boys always get so excited to see her, she's a pretty fun grandma.

Notice the cute picture of her and my grandpa right behind Easton's head. So cute. They were married for about a half a century when he died.

There was a huge windstorm and we watched this huge branch fall out of that tree! Not only that, but Jonathan and the boys were about to go stand right under it! Crazy!

 Almost done with the update. I think I've only got one more to go!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Family pics from aunt gaga

Jonathan's cute sister Jocelyn took some pics for us while we were up in Utah this summer. We gave her very little to work with in terms of getting the boys to smile, the fact that the sun was almost set, and how quickly we had to rush up there. I'll be honest, I didn't know how she could have gotten any good shots under the circumstances... but she did! I thought they turned out SO cute! Thank you Gaga!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Summer Glorious Summer

It's a very good thing that I'm better at writing in my journal than I am at blogging. This is the first of a few posts to document what was the probably the best summer ever. And I have over 3,000 pictures to prove it.

We spent lots of time at the cabin in Fishlake

Visited Copperton Mine

Found out Miles loves to be upside down

Easton played soccer and was awesome. In his last game he scored 101 goals. Just ask him. ;)

Played in Grandpa Dave and Grandma Kate's pool, a lot!

Played with stick horses

 Watched my cousin Tanner in the derby (and now it's Caden's new ambition in life)

I blew out 26 candles on my traditional strawberry-rhubarb pie

Jumped.... a lot!

Had couples stick-horse races up in Coalville at the Napoleon Dynamite party

Drove these cars all day

Rolled... and sat up.... and crawled... and now can't sleep because cribs are for standing up in and no matter how tired he is, we'll have to go in several times because he's standing up laughing at himself in the mirror and can't figure out how to get back down. Sheesh he's cute though.

Spent more time at the cabin

 Had our own Olympic courses

Continued to be so darn cute and smile non-stop

Went to Tracy Aviary

Rode the ferris wheel from Charly with Aunt Robin (Caden was terrified)

Played at Liberty Park (so cool)

Caden couldn't ride the motorcycle enough. He was constantly asking Mama or Papa to take him for rides

Hit up Seven Peaks a few times (love the pass of all passes)

Watched parades

And fireworks

Here are a few more from my birthday(which happens to be the day after America's)
Bran Muffin breakfast in bed and a flower in my hair
LOTS of pictures from my favorite artists

Some more memorable artwork

And visited Hogle Zoo. I didn't have my camera for the seals and polar bears, but they are awesome!

Here's the first installment of our summer of fun, stay tuned for part 2 (and maybe 3, and 4...)