September 25, 2011

First Dance

Haley was invited to Homecoming...her very first high school dance!

The Invite

She came home to find these lighted balloons on the door step.

The Answer

She wore this shirt to school the next day.

September 21, 2011

This picture is hilarious! Talk about perfect timing with the camera.

Yes he's wearing a diaper...enlarge the pic and you can see it!

September 17, 2011

6 Flags Magic Mountain

A birthday trip for me!

And Josh!

September 15, 2011

September 13, 2011

Throwing a fit

I put this gate up to block off the kitchen. I've cleaned too much Tupperware off the floor and put too many ziplock baggies back in their boxes. I refuse to put cupboard locks on so the gate was the only solution.

Mason didn't like the change. I love it!

September 9, 2011

Labor Day Camping

We went camping in the White Mountains with the Ellsworth family over Labor Day weekend. Between our two families there are 11 kids so there's never a dull moment. Lot's of fun, laughs and crazy times!

My favorite part of camping is being lazy and doing nothing all day long! We did a lot of that on this camping trip.

The kids weren't quite as lazy as the adults.

The kids accidentally shot a bunny with their bb guns (technically it wasn't an accident because they were aiming at the bunny...they just never thought they would actually hit it). So Dorothy whipped out her trusty hunting knife and skinned it. We cooked up what little meat there was and everyone tried a piece. It tasted like chicken!

Mason was such a good boy. He slept well for me and most of the time just had fun playing in the dirt!

We did some shooting, thanks to the Ellsworth's guns!

There were lots of cows around and some of the kids thought it would be fun to slap a cow. I think Haley, Cody & Tom were the only ones fast enough to actually catch a cow and slap it! They're lucky they didn't get trampled!

The White Mountains is our favorite place to camp. I've been camping there with my family since I was a little girl. So when the fire hit that area last year we were so sad and worried. We did some driving around the mountain and even though there is a lot that is burned there is still so much that was untouched. I am so grateful that there is still plenty of forest for us to enjoy.

So beautiful! This is why I love being there so much!!