Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July the Fourth

We celebrated.  Probably one of my favorite pics.

 Water balloons.
 Then we went to the parade the morning of the fourth.  Oh, the excitement.

 Fireworks at night.  It was fun that the big fireworks were legal in Utah.  We let off the BRUNO.

Happy Fourth.

Bear Lake 2011

While we were in Utah the Kearl's decided to all party at Bear Lake for a few days.  All the cousins were together.  All the parents were making their kids do all the things they did as children at the cabin.  For example: throwing the extra pancakes off the deck of the cabin.
 Going on the Hike and sitting on the bent tree. 
 This year there were flowers...
 and snow.
 Here are all the cousins, minus the 2 babies.
 Ava and her only mobile girl cousin.

 Ava got buried in the Vball court, folowed by her cousin telling her that this was how pirates killed people, burying them in the sand and letting the tide come in...lovely.
 Grandma created a cute craft for the kids and they loved it.
 Then we went to the lake.  Joce and Lisa brought a paddle board.  I'm addicted.  They are really fun.  I wish I had one to use on our lake for a little workout ever morning.
 Remember Kate and Bennett last time they were together?  It involved a lot of teeth and fingernails.  Well, their relationship has come full circle.  Kate's teeth and nails may have been sharpened for the occasion, but they were never used on Bennett.  They were friends the whole time.
 Here they are mid convo.
 paddle boarding.
 The lake was a little chilly.
 Grandma Kearl looking great and dry doing her grandma duties with the new babe.
 Candace made these cute towels for everyone.  I love them!  We take them to our lake everyday!

 B man likes the paddle board too.
 Kate, squeezed in between Jon and Sara for her first ride on a Seadoo.
See what I mean.  Lovely.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Random Utah Festivities

So we went to Utah for a month.  It was SO nice.  I often get worn out when we go there for too long, but not this time.  It was wonderful.  Here are a few of the random things we filled our time with.
Ava and some girl cousins loved to dig into the box of old formal dresses.  When you have a former Beauty queen sister this box contains some real gems!
 I got to do some good cuddles with my new niece, Hannah Louise (or Hannah Wa-lise as her sister calls her).

My BIL Clark is in the American Fork Symphony (I believe that is the name) and they did a concert at the AF amphitheater.  It was good times.
 Ava attended a neighborhood princess camp.  She loved it.
 We spent our fair share of days at the Lindon pool.  That pool is awesome.
 After the pool we we usually come home to make some sort of treat with grandma.  My kids loved helping her...especially licking the spoon of frosting or batter.
 Ty didn't come until 2 weeks after us.  The night he came home Christian was really excited and kept sneaking out of bed.  I finally found him asleep in the front room.
 The Arts Festival is always fun for my kids.  Here they are with cousins in front of auntie Joce's car that had a sweater knitted onto it.
 Then they got to make all sorts of crafts and try all sorts of instruments.
good times.