July 28, 2010

Kristen and kids

This last week my cousin, Kristen, and her kids came to visit for the week. We kept busy with just about anything that could wear out 5 kids under 6.

So the week started at Meek's Bay at Tahoe ...

What's a beach trip without buckets and shovels?
Kristen and Max

The very handsome Brody
And of course, bottomless food.

Sadie was found many times in this position, except face first in the sand and munching away ... I worry about that girl.
The following day we went to the fair. Kristen's husband Aaron was working the Alhambra booth and got us in for free. Gotta love a freebie ... and great water. (like the plug?)
What is it with kids and maps? ... They love them!
The fair had an awesome dinosaur exhibit ... don't miss that one!

Max was protecting Sadie from the big bad dinosaurs ... doesn't he look ready to take them on?
AND they held a snake.

I was amazed at the high flying stunts at the motocross show ... can't you tell?

And then the kids milked an engorged cow.

It was such a great, exhausting week. Thanks, Kristen, for spending it with us!!

July 6, 2010

Oh Say Can You See...

Fireworks time at my parents house. From left to right:
Marley, neighbor Sidney, Brody, Matthew
Sneaking through the loot
Best Buds
An old ward favorite, Elder Shewall (sp?), is now serving in my parents ward ... it was fun to see him again. He's lighting firecrackers, by the way.
He looks upset, but he was actually having a blast. Gage was in heaven. I would say "like father like son," but Meggie (obviously) enjoys the 4th as well.
Dannon lighting a firework with Grandpa.
Chris helping Brody.
And now Dannon.
I love the 4th!!