Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In August, my nephew Hudson, turned 3. He had a water party and pinata that the kids loved hitting. Preston still isn't too fond of cold water, maybe next year he will be braver. He was just happy sitting on the sidlines watch the kids get wet. The girls loved jumping on the tramp with the sprinkler underneath it.

Preston enjoying watching the kids hit the pinata.
Sydney whacking away, but getting nowhere close to cracking it open.

Shelby taking her turn at trying to break the pinata open, with no luck of course.

Monday, October 18, 2010

4th of July

After my mom's wedding we loaded up the truck and horse trailer and headed to Jackson Hole, WY for the 4th. Shaun team roped all weekend an me and the kids hung out and did whatever we wanted. We slept in the horse trailer dressing room, it wasn't too bad. Sydney, Preston , and I slept in the gooseneck with the nice mattress and Shaun and Shelby slept on the floor.

On the 4th we watched the parade. We sat by some people that were renting a house for the week. They were from Texas and very nice to let us sit there. They had a daughter named Sydney and the same age, the girls were instant friends for the parade and shared their candy with eachother. That night we drove up to Teton Village and watched the fireworks. Some of the best I have ever seen (and heard) the sould bounced of the mountains and created a huge sound like you were in a war. It reminded me of this great country we live in the freedoms we have. Thank you to all the service men and women that have so graciously volunteered to serve our country to keep us save and FREE! I sure hope it stays that way!

The kids eating breakfast outside the trailer. It sure was a lot cheaper than going to McDonald's every day. Plus, the kids loved it.
Sydney playing with the other roping kids
Shelby taking a break from running around and playing
Preston being michevious

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wedding Day...

My mom got married 4th of July weekend. I got the idea for butterfly cupcakes from my friend Jenny Anderson, I called her a week before my mom got married and she was more than willing to help me out, even though it was on a holiday weekend and they were headed out of town. She decorated all 110 cupcakes for me. She did such a great job, I can't thank her enough. She does all sorts of great things, so if you need some really cute cupcakes she is the lady for you. THANK YOU SO MUCH JENNY, you are the BEST!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Water Party!

Our neighbors Carli and Tyler had a huge water party back in June and invited us. It was so much fun, the kids didn't want to go home and we were there for almost 5 hours playing in the water. They had a huge water slide and a ultra big slip-n-slide. The girls loved playing on both of them. Preston wasn't as amuzed by the cold water, I think he will stick to the bath tub. He had fun just running around and being outside. This made me want to get a bonzi waterslide so the kids could play in it all the time. Maybe in a couple of years when Preston is older. I am sorry to see summer end, but excited for fall to come too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sydney T-ball Summer 2010

Boy am I slow, Sydney played her 2nd year of t-ball and was so much better than last year. She hit really good and even caught a few balls when she was warming up with her teammates. I can't believe that next summer she will play coach pitch. She is just really getting decent at playing t-ball. Oh well, she will learn. I love being a mom.

Shelby waiting to watch Sydney play ball. She cant wait until she is old enough to play to.
Preston hanging out at the ball game. He loves balls and would try and get it. He loved to run to 1st base while we were waiting for the game to start.
Sydney playing pitch, which is her favorite position.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Dad's Headstone

My mom finally got their headstone up right before Memorial day. We went out to Park Valley and picked out the stone, then took it to Bott's Monument in Brigham City. They did a great job. They weren't able to engrave the other side because it was too soft so we had to redesign it and put everything on the front. It turned out great and mom likes it, which she is the only one that matters anyway.