Saturday, August 8, 2009

Where have I been??

I know you all have missed my blogging over the past 2 months. In fact I bet you just stopped checking my blog to see if I had posted. Well I just got done posting 3 very long posts chuck full of pictures. Honestly you have to love us very much be this interested in our family because it will take you awhile to get through all of my new posts.Today Parker went out to play in our garage. After a few min of playing I couldn't hear him anymore so I went to see where he was. I started laughing and ran for my camera.

Usually for about a half hour each afternoon Nixon wakes up before Parker and he gets some one on one time. So I took advantage of a great day. I think its a pretty fun picture.

Please enjoy the rest of the updates-we've been busy and we've had tons of fun!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kings Canyon and Bear Lake

In Backwards order here are our July Vacations. At the end of our Bear Lake adventure with my family our friends Dave and Aubree and Felipe and Andrea came up to spend a day on the Lake with us. We had so much fun it was a perfect day. Parker was so tired from our week festivities he fell asleep on Aubree. Isn't Will so adorable??
Nathan and Nixon.
Parker driving the boat for us!
Nixon loved being on the boat as long as it wasn't moving. Other wise he wasn't all too thrilled with it.
Gracie, Parker and Olivia helping make breakfast.
Nixon did a lot of sleeping at the beach.
My 3 boys!
The kids are wiped out after 3 long days at the beach and swimming all night, but it sure is fun fun fun!!!
From left to right Steph, Nicole, Mindi Brook, Jamie. Fun times!!
Parker loved the boat!
Nixon, Tate and Curt

Kings Canyon....
This is me trying to rock Nixon asleep in the hammock. He wasn't falling for it and it was just making me sleepy. I love the hammock!
This was part of our camping compound
From left to right Leif, Jace Zach Nathan and Brad finally making an appearance after being invited to come 20 min earlier. The boys were tired of waiting...
Blake and Parker playing with a truck
Me and Nixon on the river. It was hot there so we made a trip to the river twice a day this year.
Parker and Nathan.

Our little family.
Nixon loved the rocks. It was hard to keep him from putting them in his mouth.
Gabriel and Parker. They loved going around in the wagon.

This was how we got Parker to take a nap most days. It was good exercise riding around the camp ground.

4th of July and In the Garden

My inlaws have a great garden and the grandkids love to play it in. With only a few days left of the pea tunnels I had to snap a few pictures. Emma
Parker and Grace
Parker and Cecelia

Shannon Jane and Chloe. I'm missing Oliver but he wasn't in the garden at the time.

Also my cousins came down to see the Jonas brothers so for a few min before we had to head to our other family bbq we hung out with them. Parker LOVES having kids closer to his age to hang out with around my family. And he LOVES Gracie and Olivia
Here is Gracie!!
Parker, Olivia and Scottie. Olivia has a little crush on Scottie and Parker thinks he's pretty funny.
Parker played with the big boys during our bbq. He loved it.
Nothing says summer like parades and doughnuts.
I brought cookies to our BBQ's and this was Parker waiting for he dough to be ready to eat. We love our cookie dough at our house. I feel ya parker...

Play dates with friends

This July was crazy for us. Nathan had a huge deadline the day before we headed for our vacation so he ended up working from 8 in the morning till 12 midnight most days. Including Saturdays. We managed to keep busy with family and friends. We were able to go to the zoo with my friend Ash from high school and then we headed to Thanksgiving point to catch up with an old friend from our ward the next week. We had a lot of fun!Parker and I also took a mommy and me swimming class. He loved it. He is more comfortable in the pool now so that is great. My friend Cass and her son Bridger took it with us. Don't tell Nixon because both my friends who took it brought their kids who were his age, but I needed to make sure parker was ok with the water and it worked! This was Parker in the play jail at Thanksgiving point. They have a fun little western village for the kids to play in.

He had tons of fun at the pony rides. And was excited to have me ride on the toys at the park. Nixon was there too but he wasn't so happy to be there so my friends Cass walked with Parker while I held Nixon.

This was Nixon on the Carousel at the zoo. It wasn't his favorite.

The train ride and the elephant exhibit. Parker loved the train ride-once we got on. I was a little worried at first he wanted me to hold him because he was scared of the train line. Luckily he got over that pretty quick.