Saturday, July 27, 2013

Zoo Pictures for Skye

When I put up my original June post I only had time to include 3 pictures from our trip to the zoo. It has donned on me that I have become a slothful blogger and I need to do better. My blogging was originally meant so family and friends far away could see photographic evidence of what our family has been up to but I have been taking short cuts and putting up only a few pictures. I have decided to make amends. 
Skye has asked if I could put up more pictures from our trip to the zoo on June 24th. Along with Reagan, we took Gideon, Parker and Cody with us and met Lalo and Cintia at the zoo. Here is picture evidence of the fun we had! 
 First of all, Miss Reagan loved to play outside, but when it got quiet it was time to worry. This is where we found her one afternoon. She was wanting to help Grandpa.
 When we went to the zoo the kiddos had a fabulous time not just looking at the animals but also climbing, running and playing.
 Skye was right at home at the zoo since she works at the zoo in Columbia, SC. Reagan had a great time with her mom. The Penguins were a hit!
 Petting Mrs. Tiggywinkle (a hedgehog).
 Cody, Tyree and Reagan resting and nesting.
 Peek-a-Boo, I see you!

 Time for a drink.

A little break for lunch and fun at the carnival.

This was just too cute, just like a mother hen and her chicks!

Tyree knew exactly what to do on the Merry-Go-Round, horses are second nature to her, even pretend ones. 

Lalo and Cintia met us at the park. Lalo took the little girls on the Ferris Wheel ....

 While Skye rode with Gideon and Parker .....

And Cody took a much needed nap.

It was a fun and exhausting day! 
COMING SOON... Independence Day and July fun!

Finishing up the Month of June!

 On June 26th Cami came up for a ten day visit with Lily, Ransom and Gage. We hiked up the butte, took rides on grandma's scooter, played in the sprinklers, went to the zoo and circus, celebrated Independence day and more... What a fun time we had! I will put up a couple posts, but for this now here are pictures of what we did on the last Friday in June.

 Hiking the butte with Cami and the kids!
Something was very interesting in the bush.
 Time for a water break! It was a pretty warm day in the upper 80's. 

Yay!!!! We made it to the top of the butte!

We made it to the top of the butte! 

 The kids had a great time tossing rocks into the crater of the butte!

Gage was so adorable and he loved to throw the rocks down the hill.

Cami (who is an awesome photographer) documents all the fun as Ransom, Lily and Gideon toss rocks off the "cliff". 

Even Tyree and Parker got into the rock throwing fun! 

It was a warm day so as soon as we got home it was time to play in the sprinklers and eat Otter Pop popsicles.
 Another day of fun at grandma and grandpa's!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

June is Bustin' Out on the Butte!

The month of June was very full and very fun! It started with a nature tour of the South Butte led by Ed Williams. I had no idea there was so much unique flora on this butte I call home!

 I learned to identify dozens of new flowers and plants on the butte as I hiked with a group from church. (The above flowers are Arrow leaf Balsam Root.) The following Monday, Darryl and I hiked down with the river with our neighbors. It was so enjoyable!

 In mid-June Darryl went to the Superintendents conference in Utah where we met up with Lalo and his new wife, Cintia. Lalo was up from Obregon, Mexico for the conference. Here is Hillary and Cintia holding little Gabriel. Hillary and Jake's house in Springville became our meeting place for a couple of days.

On Thursday June 20th Cali, Cody, Skye, Jacob and myself along with 7 friends ran the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back! The weather was beautiful and it was a great Race! Darryl was with us as he was the our driver and main cheerleader/photographer for our team. 
 Cali looking fabulous for her first run. She was covered with dirt and dust afterward.
Below I take off for my first 4 mile run!

Waiting for our second runner, Susan Wilson, to come in. The race course is 198 miles from Logan, UT to Park City, UT. 

Our team was called "Holy Blinking Buttlights Batman!" so we all dressed as Batman/Justice League members. I was Poison Ivy, Cali was Catwoman and Malia Kerr was Wonder Woman.

Darryl and I climbed the hill outside of park City on Friday morning to await Mali's arrival!
 At the Finish line: Back row - Jake Guffey as the innocent bystander, Richard Hale as the Joker, Diana Seegmiller as Harley Quinn, Cody as Batman, Susan Wilson as Batgirl, Doug Griffith as The Bathroom Bandit, Malia Kerr as Wonder Woman. Front Row: - Cali as Cat Woman, Jarret Wade as the Riddler, Me as Poison Ivy, Skye as Robin and Cary Bott was our POW! girl!
 The following Monday, Cody and I took Skye, Reagan, Gideon, Parker and Tyree to the Idaho Falls Zoo. Cody and the kids rode the tiger....

Cody and Tyree also rode the chicken....
 Tyree and Reagan were pretty engrossed with the map but we managed to get them to look at the camera with Gideon and Parker.

Skye and Reagan loved riding the carousel!

I also finished quilting Skye and Ryan's wedding quilt - only 6 years after they were married.

And finally, Cami and her children came up to visit from New Mexico for 10 days. The arrived on the 26th of June just as the cherries were ripening on my cherry tree, so my little cherry pickers, Gideon, Lily and Ransom helped grandma pick enough cherries for 2 delicious pies!
That pretty much wraps up our month of June. I will post more Grandchildren pictures and 4th of July pictures in a day or two. Until then I hope you have a lovely day!