Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Pictures

We recently had my sister, Emily, take some family pictures for us. She took pics of the whole family and I thought they turned out great. Addison didn't cooperate very well and so we might be having her take some more pics of our family, but these will have to do for now. There are a ton of pics so take your time!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trenton Turns 8!

On Monday, my little man turned 8! I can't believe how the time has flown and what an amazing boy Trenton has grown to be. He is so compasionate, loving, caring, giving, sensitive, handsome, and just plain wonderful!

On Monday, we stayed home and had dinner. Trenton had requested lasagna and he sat at the head of the table for dinner. Earlier that day, Trenton went shopping with Grandma and had a blast. He found a scooter, some scuba gear, clay, and some really cool books. I think he loved just having the time spent on him.

Trenton enjoying his lasagna
On Thursday, Trenton went to the bookstore with Aunt Cammie. He picked out several books and has already finished them all! Again, he had a great time and had some special one-on-one time with Aunt Cammie.
On Saturday, we celebrated his birthday with the Barker family. We ate food, spent time in the pool and on the water slide, and enjoyed the wind storm.

Jaydon coming down the slide

Addison playing a little b-ball! Daddy would be so proud!

Aunty and Addison hanging out in the pool

The big boys playing in the pool

All the spectators enjoying the entertainment

Happy Birthday Trenton! We love you!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Family Weekend

This last weekend we were able to have my family up to the cabin to spend some time together. We were only missing two of my sister's and Joe. We missed all of them and the family just isn't the same without everyone there!

For those that were there, we had a great time. We all came in Friday evening and enjoyed some hot dogs and a campfire. My brothers decided it would be "fun" to play capture the flag in the forest in the pitch black. There were six of us dumb enough to play and needless to say, only a few people were hurt and the competitive boys won! We roasted marshmallows and enjoyed time together.

Saturday morning we all headed up the mountain for a hike. It was a mile long hike and we took everyone, babies and all! It was a steep, long hike, and there were a few of us that realized how out of shape we really are! The little kiddos lead the way and had a great time. We hiked into a lake and it was beautiful when we got there. That afternoon we went to the lake and did some tubing, skiing, and I did some sunbathing! Mom made it up for the evening and we had dinner and celebrated Andy and Trenton's birthday. Most the family headed home that evening, and those of us that stayed were quite exhausted.

It was so nice to have everyone together and it we made some great memories. Thank you to my wonderful husband who helped with all the entertaining and for dealing with my stress!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Off!

It has been 4 weeks and Gavin was ready to get his cast off! For those of you who didn't know, Gavin broke/cracked his elbow by falling
of his bunk bed when he was messing around with his brother. After 4 weeks of being in a cast, they removed his cast and now he has to wear a splint for the next 2 weeks. His arm is still soar and he still has to be careful with it. I am hoping he has learned his lesson, but who knows!

Gavin waiting to get his cast off, and yes, that is duct tape on his cast!

The arm after the removal of his cast.
Below is a video of Gavin getting his cast off. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Day at the Cabin

We recently made a trip up to the cabin to spend some time with Steve for his 60th birthday! Trevor and his family were able to make it as well and it was great to have everyone together.

The evening we arrived we had dinner, played games, and hung out by the fire. Kaylani loved the marshmallows and was very willing to share them with Grandpa!

The next day we headed down to the lake. It was quite windy and a little chilly so it took us all a while to get up the gumption to go out on the water. Once we got out on the water, though, we headed to our usual cove and the water was glass and we were quick to jump in. We got in some great skiing and had a wonderful day.

Caleb and Addison hanging out on the hamock

Gavin enjoying the water

My amazing husband skiing

Trevor showing us his skills

Steve getting ready to go skiing

Caleb posing for the camera

Addison on the boat

Jaydon, Gavin, and Kaylani getting blown away!

Kaylani looking adorable

Caleb and his princess hanging out

My handsome little man

This is a close up of our fire. It was perfect for roasting marshmallows

Kaylani and her marshmallows

The family hanging out at the fire