Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fabulous 4th of July

Kyle's parents invited us over for a 4th of July slumber party that was so fun! Here is my photo re-cap of the weekend...

There was lots of smiling...

I had to include this because she looks so pretty!

Lots of BBQ (and other good food as well)...

And of course G'pa couldn't do it without a side kick!

Lots of unnessesary roughness...
We had to steal this shot when Rochelle was NOT looking (he's in trouble now)
Lots of Games....

Uncle Ty thought he was so cool in his Brazil shirt

Cade was so not interested in playing soccer without his bat.
Lot's of Birthday Fun to celebrate Big Cade (who stuck with the theme and turned 4)!

It's no fun being little!
I guess Adia has some pent up anger she needed to deal with!

Uncle Ty was very proud of himself for breaking open the pinata - victory!
Barrel racing - I didn't realize how hard that was for kids... of course Kenyon had no problem
Lots of noise (Happy Birthday dear Cade included)

Lots of little patriotic people...

after the flag raising ceremony we had a nice little parade

Lots of HUGS....
Kyle and 2 (out of 7) of his sisters

Lots of Water...
for everyone besides Kaden they needed more than just the water fountain out front

Kyle and Adison - so cute!
Daddy and Avery in the kayak
Adison and Kenyon and baby Carson are all on this raft (as you can see Grandma is being very careful trying to keep them safe)...

Lots of little ouchies...
Uncle Ty helping Adison feel all better
(he didn't realize her lack of under clothing when he rescued her)...
And there was even more fun like Talking Tango, Volleyball (my favorite part), funny cousin moments, lizards losing tails and baby birds finding a special place in Grandpa's heart & river(yes, you should totally ask him).
THANK YOU G'MA and G'PA - We had a BLAST!!! And we hope you still LOVE us even though we tease too much, have too many kids that make too many messes and we don't know how to let anything go. We sure love you!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fun with Friends

Last weekend we had a nice little trip to San Jose with our friends - The Holcomb Family. My parents were out of town and we took over their crazy ranch and house. It all got planned because the USA mens olympic team was in town to play and Kyle and David decided to make a family vacation out of it to keep the wives on board with the idea. I'm glad they did because it was such a treat to be with friends for an extended time. I will let you all know next time my parents leave town and we can take over again. Oh and if you are wondering why there are 12 kids in the pictures that would be our 5 kids, plus Adia's volleyball friend, plus my 3 nieces who I always get to have in San Jose and the Holcomb's 3 kids... it seriously felt like we were running a camp - especially at meal times.

Of course the kids started our time there visiting all the animals and riding horses. THANK YOU Louisa for helping make that happen! It was so cute when Stevie (Kenyons friend) after seeing the bunnies, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys and more said "I want to go see the giraffes now". Here are just a few of the fun ranch pictures...

Next stop - the pool!

And of course the highlight of the trip - THE BEACH!!! As you can see by the pictures my friend Carolyn is much more fun than me and sat in the freezing water catching crabs with all the kids.

Adia still loves it...
Adison and Erin - how can 2 beautiful girls be such trouble?

Sand baby!
Looking for crabs
Could Lauren get any prettier???

Kenyon and Stevie racing the waves
precious father son shot
Avery my camera loving gifl!
my beautiful neices really need to work on the whole being followed by a camera thing - they did NOT like it!
Yeah for good friends!