Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Getaway

 We have spent 4 of the last 5 Easters with Anna's family.  It has turned into a nice tradition. This year we got a hotel on the way over.  Our room wasn't ready so the kids played at a park.
 Gideon thought the swing was pretty cool!
 The main reason for the hotel was for the swimming pool.  The kids love to swim but don't get to very often.  They swam for a couple hours.  For having so little experience in water they are little daredevils.

 We made it to Anna's Friday morning and spent some time at the trampoline park. 

 The kids had a great time and got some great exercise.
 There were trampolines, dodge ball a tightrope and lots of other fun things to do. 
 Later that day the girls went to see Cinderella.  Adele has been looking forward to our movie date for a long time. 

 The kids talked and laughed late into the night every night.  They played fireball and other games.  We watched all the sessions of conference and the kids did a good job paying attention. 

There was the traditional Easter Egg hunt.

 Hailey was a big help with Gideon.  She fed him and even changed his diaper!

 We ended the fun with a yummy Easter dinner before heading for home.  We are so grateful for great family.  We are thankful for our Savior and his love and sacrifice, this is a great time of year and I'm glad we have days set aside to spend extra time remembering the blessings and good things in our lives.

Colorado Company

 Tyler's parents came to visit.  They were here for about a week and everyone had a great time.  We kept busy playing games, going to Chuck E Cheese, eating treats, playing baseball, kick the can, the big boys went hiking with Grandpa and playing at the beach.

Aunt Marianne

We got a special visit from Aunt Marianne a few days ago.  She always goes out of her way to come and visit.  We all enjoy her company.  Thanks for coming!
 When this kid isn't sleeping, he is grumpy.  Been a long month with a sick baby (luckily he seems to be turning a corner).

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Grandpa turns 60

 A couple months ago the family started plotting behind Grandpa's back about his upcoming 60th birthday.  He is a terrific guy- plays with his grandkids, always helping us out when we need it, always there to talk to...we knew we wanted to do something.

In the end we all met at a restaurant, did a little decorating and yelled surprise. And guess what he was surprised.  On our drive down Garret said "I can't wait to see Grandpa surprised, I have never seen him surprised.  Maybe he will cry, I have never seen him cry." He didn't cry...but he was surprised.  The kids loved being a part of it.

 Even the littlest grand-kids joined in the fun.

 After the big surprise there was visiting, lots of food, a few presents and some good Grandpa time.

Then we all went to my parents house for a bit more fun.  My kids were beat by the end of the day.  They were so excited that they were up and dressed by five in the morning.  By the end of the day of playing they crashed.  But before bed they said "Today was a great day."

Happy Birthday Grandpa- We love you!

Church Talent Show

 The kids practice the words and some actions to A Bushel and A Peck for the ward talent show.  Tyler was out of town and some of us were feeling a little under the weather, but the show must go on...

They looked adorable and they sounded adorable.  I might be a little biased...but they were my favorite act of the night.