June 30, 2010

Grotto Trail and Treats in the Park for FHE

On Monday some of our cute cousins came from Oregon to stay with us for the week. That night we headed up the canyon for FHE with some friends for a hike. The weather was perfect. DH looks a little silly in this picture because he was munching on some sunflower seeds. But, oh well!

M heading up the side of the mountain.

These cute girls have their birthdays only 1 day apart from each other.

T and Josh in the freezing waterfall!

M & M

My crazy guy:)

I thought this picture was so cute of M!

After the hike we drove to a park for some more running around and for some treats!

The boys enjoying some cupcakes!
We are so excited to be able to spend some time with our cousins.
It's going to be a great week!!

June 28, 2010

From Father's Day

On Father's Day they did this fun activity, which is very similar to the one they did on Mother's Day. I thought the Dads were way funnier than the Moms!

The kids did a pretty good job at guessing who all the dads were.
What a fun Father's Day idea!!

June 27, 2010

Shadow Mountain and Ward Campout in pictures

On Thursday M headed out for Shadow Mountain.
She was so excited to go!

She had some friends who were going to. They had a great time. M had a lot of fun stories to share when she got back. It's kind of weird sending your kids off like that, but she really enjoyed herself and I'm glad she got the opportunity to go and learn new things.

While she was at Shadow Mountain, we headed up the canyon for our ward campout on Friday.
There is always a lot of fun to be had there. Randy took a lot of the kids on motorcycle rides!

J had a fun time, even though the bottom of her shoes melted.

T and some of his buddies built this teepee across the stream.

S found a guitar and tried to play.
We have some talented people in our ward, and were lucky enough to hear them sing. Then, one of the men played songs and we all sang around the campfire.

Sophie kept herself entertained with DH! It was super cute.

The Talbots were the smores makers for the second year in a row.

This is S after he "accidentally" fell in the pond. I love this kid, he "accidentally" falls in every year. I've learned to pack him plenty of extra clothes and shoes for this very reason. He just can't help himself. He sees water and thinks FUN!!!

The girls kept themselves entertained doing this and that.

The men manning the dutch ovens!

The boys had fun catching snakes, building bridges and teepees, hiking, swimming, exploring, and all other things boy!
It's always so much fun when we go on these campouts. We look forward to them every year. This year we had a new exciting thing happen. A couple of my friends and I were talking to another friend who is due in 3 weeks. She was telling us how she wasn't quite ready yet. There were still a few things she needed/wanted to do before the baby. Like finish her basement, go on a trip to Bear Lake next weekend, pack her bags, etc. etc. She is super cute and her first baby came 2 weeks early, but she really thought this one wasn't going to. Then maybe 10-15 minutes later she called me over to her car. When I got there she stepped out from behind her door and told me in a paniced voice that she thought her water had just broken. Sure enough, her pants were soaked through with fluid. So, I ran and got her some towels to put in her car (they weren't planning on staying the night, so they had nothing with them). Then she decided that she wanted to change her clothes. We found her some pajamas to change to and then they were off. She had her baby seven hours after her water broke. A little boy, who doesn't have a name yet, weighing
7 lbs. 1 oz. So, ready or not here he is!!

June 20, 2010

Flour Tag

Last week I got to go to activity days with M, for a mother/daughter picnic. We ate our lunches and then played flour tag. We got nylons that had been filled with flour and had to tag each other with them. We also played a dodgeball-ish version using our "flour bombs". It was pretty fun. The girls all had a great time, and came home covered in flour!!

June 15, 2010

7 Peaks Passes

Thanks to Grandma and Papa, the kids and I are able to enjoy many summer days at 7 Peaks!
My kids LOVE it there. We went today with some friends and spent hours enjoying the water. Now we are all a little bit sunkissed! We love having this close by, and it's great to have passes. That way we don't feel like we have to spend the entire day there. We can go for a couple of hours and then come home and do the same thing a few days later. We love it!

June 9, 2010

First Canning of the Year

Yesterday I canned chicken. I know that sounds gross, but really it isn't. Last year I saw some bottled chicken at my friends' house. At first I didn't know what it even was until I asked. When she told me I thought it sounded yucky. As I got thinking about it I wondered why it would be yucky. I buy canned chicken, so why not do it myself. But, I never did. Then, my friend gave me some to try. It was YUMMY! And, it was so convenient. I told her that one day she would have to show me how to do it. Well that one day was Monday. She brought over some chicken and a pressure cooker. So, yesterday I canned away. I got 19 quarts! That's 19 meals!! It will be so easy, just open a jar and I can make enchiladas, sandwiches, salads, and so much more! I think I will be doing this again when the chicken is on sale, it is totally worth it!

June 6, 2010

Beat The Parents

We got this game for the kids last Christmas and have only played a few times. They beat us every time. I think the questions must be stacked in favor of the kids!

June 4, 2010

Witch Doctors!

Loved this dance!!
The girls were SO cute!


Got up this morning and went walking with my friend, M came along too!
It felt really good to get out and get moving. It was quiet and peaceful.
We were able to enjoy the early morning together before the rest of the world wakes up and things start getting busy. Hopefully we can make this a habit.

June 1, 2010

Talent Show

The girls did one of their competition dances in the school talent show.
They got together a couple of times to work out some parts.
I thought they did a really good job at rearranging things.
They performed really well! Super cute girls!
Atomic Girls!