Saturday, August 28, 2010

pool days

my favorite thing to do in the summer is go swimming!
we have a pass to the local pool and go as much as possible.
the kids took a swimming lessons class...
they didn't learn much but they did get used to the water.
and by the end of the summer they had improved a lot.
it's always sad when our pool days come to an end.

here is the proof.
that is with sunscreen.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School Time

Summer always goes by way too fast...

Griffin is starting highschool this year!! He is a sophomore at Lone Peak.

Baylee is a SENIOR! Can you believe it? I can't.

These two cute siblings get to ride to school together now! (and I don't have to carpool anymore, yes!) Avaree and Weston have another week before they start. I'm looking forward to hitting the pool a few more times.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lake Mead & Sand Hollow

We decided last minute to take our annual Lake Mead trip the weekend before school started. Summer seemed to pass us by with Jason working so much. It was the perfect way to end it with a bang! It was HOT and breezy. We found a nice shady spot to park the boat while we swam around, cliff jumped, explored, rafted, and ate lots of snacks!

some random donkeys hanging out in the heat.

franklin wasn't too sure of the water and life jacket at first but he ended up loving it. he would push the water with his left hand and turn himself in a full circle. it was dang cute.

mari, josie, and wes
josie and mari were visiting from southern cal.

On our way home, we decided to take another day and went to Sand Hollow in St. George. It was so nice. I think we were the only ones on the lake.

Baylee has improved a lot and Griffin got up this trip!
Next year will be his year now that he has the feel for it.

beautiful beach.
now back to reality and school.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

i love parks.

i love being outside. i love the sunshine. i love letting the kids run free. i love picnics. i carry a blanket with me at all times. i love that it doesn't cost money. we go as often as possible. i definitely have my favorites. i found my dream lot one day and it's right next to a dream park!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

waiting for the doc

and keeping ourselves entertained.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

family of five...

baylee and griffin are in iowa for the week visiting my older brother, jake.
it's definitely weird not having them around.
we took jason to incredible's pizza since he has never been...
just the five of us.

avaree and jason won first place this race.
avaree still has the ribbon hung up in her room. she was so proud.
she is a competitive one, like her mom and dad.
i can't wait until our family is complete again!
we miss bay & griff!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

kids will be kids

weston has an obsession with tying things. he's good at it too.
this one had to be cut because it was cutting of his circulation.

av likes to do anything silly for attention or to make you laugh.
it works too.

according to avaree, this giraffe is a deer named bambi.
bambi went with us everywhere for a while.
i found this picture on my camera.

driving along in my automobile