|Words cannot express....|
|how much I adore this little girl.....|
|she really is the star of the show around these parts.....|
|especially when she pulls this face.....|
|and doesn't mind her crooked piggy tails.....|
I have creative and kind children. I really adore and enjoy them, they are just great kids! For the most part they play really well together, are kind to each other, and are genuine friends. That's priority around here. They're hilarious and silly and can come up with the most clever ideas when faced with tough assignments like- "It's a lovely day, go outside and play." Case in point: Camp Awesome.
The only requirements to join: You must be in the backyard and you must be awesome. We're an equal opportunity family.
They made a flag with all member's names included, held baseball bats as they walked (?), pulled Kate in the wagon, jumped on the trampoline for a solid 18 minutes, played wall ball, borrowed my radio for the porch and rocked out to some groovin tunes and topped it all off by eating popsicles. Now that's good stuff.
|The "Camp Awesome" crew...just taking a few laps around the backyard with their fearless and obviously safety conscience leader. Mom: "Jack, why the helmet?" Jack: "I don't know, just being a dork!" And that about sums it up.|
|Mr. Fancy football pants.|
Do you think having a mother who refers to you as "Mr. fancy football pants has anything to do with your lack of desire to POUND your opponent? Kyle does. I just can't help it.
|Kate's attitude at Jack's football games.....not so awesome!|
|The puppy was played with....Kate learned to be in the same room as Haddie..as long as she could jump into grandpa's pocket if need be...|
|4 wheelers were driven everywhere...not by these 2.....but they sure make a cute photo op....if only Brody were actually smiling and waving at me and not the invisible photographer to my left....|
|Naps were taken....|
|A giant front tooth was lost.....|
|Many a ground squirrel and a few rattle snakes were..well, shot. Look at tough cousin Coty taking charge of all things wild and grody....|
|The bow and arrow was surprisingly mastered by a certain sometimes frail and timid seven year old....good stuff..|
|Chubby and delicious 2 year old toes were painted....|
|All the ladies had a pedicure by aunt Cori....|
|Hilarity ensued with Aunt Lorri and Courtney...|
|The tire swing swayed back and forth for days.....|
|Cousins giggled....for hours.....|
|Jack aka "Dusty Bottoms"..rode Durango along side the other adult amigos for an afternoon of cow herding. He came back as "Sore Bottoms."|
|Kate captured the "Classy Cowgirl" award...|
|A rousing game of "Spin the baby" was played hours on end...|
|Good times in Montana once again. Grandpa and grandma were such wonderful hosts. Thanks again for having our entire crew, we make quite a house full. Until next year!|
|My kids really want a bigger pool. I really need to act on that request one of these days.....|
|Brody needed just a little help before we left for church...I really wanted to laugh but I needed to hold still so I could take a picture before the adjusting session.....|
|Kate really needed and I really wanted a better naptime performance as of late.|
|I really wanted my favorite Emily to stay for weeks on end (instead of a measly overnighter) and just sit and eat and laugh and cook and laugh some more.... |
Now I really need to start cooking dinner. Oh how I want someone else to do that for me ......with a nice little salad with real bleu cheese crumbles for starters....