My grandpa made a quick 16 hour stop at our house on Monday to drop off my sister Jamie's stuff to be stored in our garage til they can get it on their move to California. The benefit...a day for the girls with their great-grandpa! Viana and Brooke absolutely LOVE their great-grandpa. Viana said, "You have to stay at our house." Grandpa said, "Why?" Viana replied, "Because I love you!" After a through the night drive, and with one looming ahead of him, Grandpa still played all afternoon with Viana and Brooke. We are so glad he was able to play!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I just think it is fun artistically speaking...and Eric is really cute. This was our FHE to Fish Lake the other evening. It's 'the' recreation spot around these parts. It was the most relaxing and enjoyable evening. It was then I decided I'm ready for baby brother to come. It was so serene and renewing; here are a few more of the 75 pics we took total that evening :)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Last year I was really excited to go to our county fair. I figured living in a more rural farming community it would have to be fairly top-notch. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was pretty much the sorriest show for a fair I've ever seen. We still loved the experience, but this year when we heard there had been some improvements made to our fair ground, we were pretty excited to go check it out.
They had a toddler driving school this year...big hit with our girls. It was even hosted by the fair royalty and the more exposure we get to princesses, the better.
They had a "Farmer for a day" activity. The girls got to pick apples, get eggs from (stuffed) hens and dig up potatoes, then sell them at the "market." They enjoyed that.
We got to see your typical livestock. Except all we really saw was bunnies, chickens and sheep. By the time we went they had already auctioned off all the pigs and cows and horses, etc.
And, my favorite part...One of my life goals (the main one in fact) is to see a bear in nature from a safe distance (I added that last part on there fairly recently). Feel free to rub it in that you have seen a bear in nature, because I feel like the only human being alive who hasn't seen a bear in nature. And although this was not nature, we did see The Great Bear Show bears in their touring habitat. It was pretty neat-o.
And of course the girls' favorite part was the bouncy slide. Spent a good 20 minutes going up and down this toy...for a good $5. Whose idea was it to charge $2.50 per kid to go up and down their inflate-a-slide anyway? Oh well, it was money well spent, the girls' LOVED it.
Last but not least, the on-lookers' favorite part was watching our 3 year old ride the Army's free mechanical bull. The shots a little dark, which I'm glad for...I'll let you assume those screams are of pure joy since you can't see the terror in her face. I promise she was SUPER SUPER SUPER excited to do this, right up until she actually got on the crazy contraption.