Monday, August 03, 2009

Utah: Spencer's Birthday

On July 10th, Spencer reached the age of 3! This is quite an achievement given his propensity to jump, fall, bump, and bleed.

He requested an R2-D2 cake, which only required two emergency trips to the local bakery for cake salvaging supplies. It was, however, decorated solely by his doting mother, Audrey-the-Great-cake-over-do'er.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Utah: Miscellaneous Adventures

While in Utah, I ran my extended family ragged with excursions. Above are photos from:
  • My Grandma's house, where the kids played outside all morning while my sisters and I had fun selecting items from my Grandma's vast collection of fabric, notions, and whatnots. She was emptying the house in preparation for her move to Washington with her new husband.
  • The Clearfield Aquatic Center
  • A slumber party of just the "older" cousins (Ages 6, 5, and 4--I know, so old!)
  • The Kangaroo Zoo Bounce House
  • The Union Station Train Museum

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Utah: Camping

I left for Utah on the morning of June 29th with our three boys and my 17-yr-old cousin, Jackie. Somehow, my parents talked me into going straight to camping after a two-day drive, so we arrived at "Grandpa's Cabin" on June 30th. Unfortunately, I didn't take many photos, but here are the better ones that I did take.

David did not enjoy camping, but Spencer thought it was great and even went with me on quite an ATV adventure ride--which included crossing a river that got me wet up to mid-thigh. Because Jason had just learned to crawl, he spent most of the time inside the cabin. Unfair, I know.

These photos are from the kids playing in the hammock, and a little ATV ride/nature hike that we (Audrey, Stacey, and Dad) took the older grandkids on. There are also some "morning forest" shots that I took--morning is my favorite time of day in the mountains.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 2009

June began with a visit from Audrey's Grandma (aka "Grammie" which is easier to say than "Great Grandma Jackson") and Audrey's Aunt, Nancy ("Grammie's" daughter). During their stay was when Spencer dumped an entire new container of liquid blue Tide concentrated laundry detergent on the carpet. We had a wonderful visit with them, and were not left alone for long since on the day that they departed, Aunt Angela (Jonathan's sister) arrived to stay with us for a week. On David's last day of school we went with her to an indoor play place called "Bonkers".

During June I (Audrey) made a banner for girls' camp, and we finally bought a new kitchen table! We had a great Father's Day and celebrated Jonathan's birthday, however, due in large part to our upstairs A/C going out, we didn't take any photos of Jonathan's birthday celebration.

Finally, the last part of June was spent madly packing for our road trip to Utah for three weeks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A lot of catching up!

So, it has been several months since I updated our Picasa Web Album. Here is a link if you want to see some of our daily life:

No pressure.