Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Week of the Non-Trekkers

Our Stake took the Youth on Trek so we were able to have three neighbor kids stay with us for four days.  They are all good friends and each of my children felt like they had a buddy for the week.

First stop - 7 Peaks!
 One morning I had to take Jacee to ballroom and I came home to crafting-palooza!

  We went to the pool and then hit Paradise Ice afterwards.

 One night out on the tramp that ended in a surprise sprinkler wake-up call!
 It wasn't all fun and games.  I took advantage of the slave labor and had them pull some weeds.
 They did get creamies afterwards so I wasn't all that mean.
 We had a bbq at the pool one night and the mosquitoes found our little Maddie - this was a day later and it looks much better.  Needless to say, we busted out the mosquito spray after this!
 Because of all the excitement of having friends over - we didn't get to bed very early.  Brennon took a little cat nap on the way to the movie.
 Croods - we love this movie!
 Boating, boating and more boating!
 What's a get together without a fire pit and s'mores and then night games when it got dark.

 More creamies!
And to top of a great week - rootbeer floats before parents came to pick up the kids.
I'm so grateful my children have good friends to play with, it was a blessing having them in our home.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Another Glimpse into our Summer

 New Swim Gear
 Backyard swimming
 Thank you You Tube - star braid
 Cute Family
 Fourth of July Breakfast
 Feeling Patriotic
 Fourth of July - Eileen Style!
 Eating out
 New Gymnastics class
 Hot Springs
Swim meets, swim meets, swim meets