Once Again, I have a serious lack of pictures! What is going on with me? This is pretty well my favorite 4 days of the year and I took hardly any pics. Sad.
Well, we had another great reunion at Bear Lake with my beautiful family. Jason wasn’t able to come, and he was sorely missed, but everyone else was able to make it for at least part of the time.
The older girls set up the salon on the back patio as they usually do and were almost always available to do hair and nails. Here’s Lessi’s awesome fishtail.
Piper and Jace were funny to watch together. She’s 6 months older, but I’m fairly certain they weigh the same.
Fun in the hot tub! It’s like a mini pool for all of the grandkids.
Me and Cherise, hanging out by the hot tub. I love my smitsters!
Me and my Jacer at the beach. We ended up doing two beach days which was a lot of fun. We created a fabulously massive sand castle. It was more like a sand village. Very impressive. I should bum a picture of that from somebody cause it was awesome.
We had a little talent show, and Mer was awesome and taught all the girls a cheer routine. Lessi had a blast.
All the grandkids with my Mom and Dad! We’ve got a big brood going on.
Pictures for July were sparse. We took a little trip to Hermiston, Oregon for the fourth of July to visit Katrina and Blair. I gotta say, for a little town, they had an awesome fireworks display. They also had a great outdoor pool with a couple slides and lazy river and whatnot. The only pics I got were of Lessi in the car with her Lala Loopsy (Ella had her Bday party while we were there and it was Lala Loopsy themed.)
And then I got come pics of Jace in this adorable little chair. Ain’t he cute?
Random cool picture of the sun being blocked by fog or smog or just really thin clouds, not sure which.
We did manage to make it down to the Boise River for a float! We went with the Sehers and the Kimball and Christine Larsen crew. It was a lot of fun. The kids would switch from boat to boat at each stop. I’m really sad I didn’t get a picture of Kate and Eli hanging off the front of Lys and Rick’s boat. (haha, as I tried to type Rick, my fingers automatically typed Rhys (hero of my last book)). It was a bit of a challenge trying to help Cameron steer, cause I had Jace on my lap or standing between my knees the whole time. But all in all, we had a lot of fun. Great family adventure.
Speaking of not taking any pictures. Here’s a picture of Cameron and I when we were in Vegas. Granted we were only there for like 24 hours, but still, I should have pulled out the camera a little more.
And this is Jace’s favorite hang out spot. We call it his thinking chair. He climbs in and just sits there for a while, chewing on whatever he can find. Though once in a while when he is trying to climb out, he gets his little thigh stuck between the corner of the harth and the top of the bin. He’s gained a few really good bruises that way. But he just keeps at it.
Jace figured out how to climb the stairs. Watch out, world.
Little Miss Tae turned 8 and so I took the girls on a little road trip while the boys stayed at home. We met up with my parents late friday night at a hotel. Then we went to the baptism on saturday.
Heber is be-u-ti-ful. Made me want to find an excuse to move there.
On May 12th, I released my second book! Missing Lily hit amazon, and the self publishing glitches rolled in.
Jace is my little buddy.
This is Miss Leah, our new little neighbor friend. She’s Eli’s age and they have a grand old time galavanting around the neighborhood.
Had a fun Girls’ Night Out in downtown boise. Ate at Reef, then got frozen yogurt. We also went to Freak Alley and admired the street art.
Another inheritance from grandma Larsen. I picked out all the pretty miniature glassware I could find and the kids have been enjoying their tea parties. Fun stuff.
This boy cracks me up.
I love the flowering trees in the spring! They just make me so darn happy. Here’s Eli and cousin Annie peddling through the neighborhood.
And Eli’s just makin’ himself some eggs. No big deal.
And of course, spring would not be complete without the pink tree pictures. It is very important to me to get pictures of my kiddos with these gorgeous pink trees.
Jace playing with laundry. He likes to pull them out and snuggle with them and then put them on the floor. I think he was testing them. Snugglability is paramount in his world.
Eli figured out how to haul Jace around and Jace doesn’t seem to mind!
Me and my boys at the park.
I was able to attend my first writing conference! I had a great time and ended up rooming with these lovely ladies.
Sophie reading to Jacer.
Eli is a bunny.
Got to visit a newborn calf.
Eli got Super Man cupcakes for his birthday. The blue frosting was a little horrifying, but he loved them, so it’s all good.
Eli is such a sweetie. He’s sensitive and just loves people. If he could play with friends all day, every day, he would. And sometimes he does. He has kind of claimed Cameron’s iPad as his own. It cracks me up when he comes to me asking a question about a game. Yeah, sorry, bud. Mama has no clue how to play any of your games. Go ask your cousin.
He loves Team Umi Zoomi. There is a pair of villains called the trouble makers on that show. They have a ‘trouble ray’ which they use. When they shoot it at something, then some sort of havoc happens. I was really wishing I could find him a toy trouble ray for his birthday, but no such luck. Not that he needs help in the trouble making department, but it would have been really funny.
Love that face.