There are SEVERAL new posts on here... I got a little behind as we have been busy (you'll see look through the posts)
Monday, June 30, 2008
While packing our camp, I had the bright idea to park the camp trailer and go visit Grandma & Grandpa Humpherys up at Grand Targhee. We stopped at a house on antelope flats and Shawn asked them if we could leave the trailer there for the afternoon and then we drove up to Driggs. It was a lot of fun. Hadley misses Sheila (she says its HER horse) and just wanted to ride her the whole time. She even just sat on her while she was eating between rides.
Grandma was going home as well so the older kids wanted to ride with her. It was a nice drive home with the fighting kids with her. Actually they fell asleep in Swan Valley so she too had a pleasant drive. It was an all around great weekend. Once again, thankful for a wonderful family, the safety we had during our travels and the opportunities we have to see the beauty of the area we live in.
We attended the Humpherys Family reunion this past weekend at Heise Camping ground. I really was not looking forward to the reunion this year (no offense Mary Lynn). We have been so busy and out of town for the last few weekends I kind of just wanted to get some things done around the house. I am so glad that we didn't miss it though. Every year I am amazed at what a wonderful family that we are a part of. Everyone is so nice and fun to be around. I have never felt anything but welcome around the Humpherys. Gerald and Tena were not able to attend as they are busy with a new business. Shane, Nicole and Nash are in Boston (we miss you guys) and Linda was just finishing up with girls camp for her ward, so we represented the Gerald Humpherys family on Friday night. On Saturday after breakfast we all went swimming, it was a lot of fun, the kids loved the slide there (a big green hydrotube). Hallie hates the water. After fighting with her for an hour crying in the pool we took her out and let her play on the grass. This she loved. Here are some pictures of her in her swimsuit eating licorice. Notice her black eye, she fell down and hit her head on the door jam. Shawn told everyone that I back handed her (not true):
and the aftermath (isn't he dead sexy):
Hayden had fun riding the 4-wheeler around the corral area. Shawn got a GPS that is also a 2-way radio for anniversary/father's day and he and Hayden had fun talking between it and Hayden's "walkie-talkie". Hayden had the radio while he was on riding around. We were sitting on the porch of the cabin when Hayden get's on the radio and says "Dad I'm stuck, Dad I'm stuck" (he has to say everything twice on the radio). He really was stuck too- right in the snow.
Before we left Grandpa was able to give us a tour of the resort and introduce us to everyone that he had met thus far. We are waiting for him to hook us up by the end of the summer with freebies.
On June 20th Shawn and I celebrated our anniversary. We have now been married for 10 years. Wow! I can hardly believe 2 things. 1- that we actually made it this long and 2- that it's really been 10 years. It seems like we just got married. Anyhoo, we decided to spend our anniversary at Lagoon. Now we just couldn't go to an amusement park without our kids so we decided to take the family with us. Heather came along as our babysitter for Hallie. We had a blast. The kids loved the rides and we snuck them on as many as we possibly could. We had snacks, visited the beach and just had a great time together. Shawn and I received a lot of slack from our co-workers for not doing something more romantic but we can do that at 20 years when our kids don't care about being with us. But for now I want to spend every chance possible with them. We spent the night in SLC and then did some shopping on Saturday before we went home. It was a great weekend and I'm so happy that I have such a great family to spend time with.
The kids with their icees:
On our way out (more treats):
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
It's T-ball season again.
Hayden is on team Red Sox this year and Shawn is the assistant coach again. Hayden loves his dad being his coach even though he gets yelled at more than the other kids.
It's amazing to me how much his coodination has improved since last year. He is growing way too fast.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I am so old. Shayla, my oldest niece, graduated from Meridian High on 5/31/08. It is absolutely ridiculous. Heather, Mom, Grandma Verda, Brooke and her family and the kids and I all went down on Friday. Brooke & Chet drove in there car. Heather, Mom and Grandma were in Heather's car, and I drove mom's van with Hailey, Andrew, Carley, Hayden, Hadley and Hallie. I know that sounds bad but I had the DVD player and head phones for each of the kids. Meanwhile Heather had Mom and Grandma telling her how to drive and counting the seconds between her and other vehicles the whole trip.
I was so lucky and got to go on a field trip with Hayden this year. We went to the Tauphus park zoo. We met at his classroom and were assigned our groups. I got Hayden, Jayden and Aidan (ha, ha Mrs. Crane). We got to ride a bus all the way to Idaho Falls- these are Hayden's words not mine. Jayden and Aidan told us ghost stories all the way there. Here is a picture of the boys on the bus.
Once at the zoo it was a free-for-all. We saw all the animals there and the boy's really seemed to have fun.
Here is a clip of Hayden dancing. Its kind of a long clip and its shaky because I am both laughing and holding a baby on my lap. He really starts getting in to it about 50 seconds in. You will hear Shawn and I giggling in the background. Remember Hayden singing "The Wiggles" songs when he was little? This is very reminiscent of those days.
She loved her presents:
The kids had fun swinging with Grandpa after the party.
I can't believe our little girl is already 4 years old. She is such a bright light in our family. Her little personality is a blessing to everyone around her and we love her.