Saturday, November 20, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had a great holiday this year. A few of us got together for some yummy soup and pumpkin carving. Troy and Trevor are always so creative, fun to see what they'll come up with.Lincoln loved the pumpkin when we lit it up for him. He was a bit shy at first, but then got to laughing about the whole thing.
We went out to the pumpkin patch again this year. We went earlier so Lincoln could see the petting zoo- which he loved. He even remembered some of the sounds and names of the animals when he saw them in life instead of just his books. We also did the hayride, pulled by a big tractor that caught Lincoln's eye.I had a work costume party that Lincoln came with me to. So we swung by Grandma's work to visit her as well. Who wouldn't want this cute monkey to come visit!Trick or treating with the cousins. They showed him how it was done. He thought it was pretty great. Dad was such a good sport to take him out in the rain. Luckily it only drizzled for the first 5 min or so, then quit.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall 2010

We went on our last camping trip of the season to South Fork with Casey's family. It was exhausting, one of those trips where ya think, was that even worth it? We camped right on the river and with all the babies we were constantly chasing them away from the water. But it was nice to get out and get some sun.
When we tried to come home, our pop out would not go back inside the trailer. Problem. Casey, with the help of his brother and brother-in-law, was finally able to coax and prod the thing back in. We took it to be fixed - its still- months later, in the shop. Wow, did some damage!This guy has been keeping me on my toes. Luckily this was done with just a highlighter and only on himself. He also loves to get any lotion or shampoo bottle and squirt it all over the floor. I don't get it..My mom was soo generous and took Lincoln for a couple days so we could take a trip to Vegas with Casey's brother and wife. The weather was perfect and it was so nice to sit and eat dinner, lounge by the pool, and window shop without baby constantly pulling me up or away.Goofing offWe went to the dinner show at Tournament of Kings which was fun. We also went to Carrot Top (comedian) and he was hilarious. I laughed/cried the whole first 10 minutes of the show.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dinosaur Park

I have taken a break from blogging for a while for several reasons, but I plan to get caught up.

In September my sister-in-law and I took the kids to Dinosaur Park. I think Lincoln had a good time though he was too young to really enjoy the new improvements to their museum.

Lincoln and Dewey were really worried about being left in front of these dinosaurs. They were making growling noises and were moving around a bit.I had to include this picture of them swinging because I have never seen a kid sit in a swing like Dewey is here. Completely forward in the seat, arms and legs hanging limp. It was hilarious.Giddy-up

Thursday, August 26, 2010

August Happenings

We have been up to a lot of random things this month.
Lincoln helping grandpa in the yard.

He is currently obsessed with driving. Give him some keys and a steering wheel, he is happy for hours. Look at the big grin!

We have gone to the Farmer's Market - set up downtown with lots of vendors and musicians.
"Helping" mom with the chores.
Lincoln went in for tubes yesterday. He has had quite a few ear infections and we are hoping it will make him feel much better. We were super spoiled at the surgical center since we had the right connections (my mom works there). It was nice that grandma was able to walk him back to the OR, less traumatizing I think. My mom said he was just content sitting with her, put the mask on and he was out.

We heard him when he woke up. He was definitely one of the babies who comes out of it crying. The nurses told me they couldn't believe how big he was! Once we got him home he settled down and has been doing really well.
This morning he was back to his goofy self.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Island Park 2010

What a fun time we had this year. Lincoln thought it was great - there was so much going on and so many kids to play with. Although with an active 1 year old, there will be no pictures of me lounging around reading/sunning on this year's post.
We tried our hand at Geocaching; the kids thought it was great. A great big treasure hunt.
He thought dad was super cool chopping wood. He was big stuff when he got to "help"

Hanging out in West Yellowstone

The canoe was a bit overloaded for a short trip down the river

These two, Casey's newphew and a friend, had a hole in their raft. Instead of staying in camp, they brought the pump along. One would pump, one would oar. Ha- you can tell they are halfway to wet here.

This water is cOLd. Uncle Ty is taking one for the team pulling the babies around in the water

This was too cute not to share...

Playing by the river was a daily occurance

All of the grandkids

(Bridger, Navy, Mindy, Grayson, Amy, Lincoln)

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Family Pics

We had some new pictures taken - Casey's favorite thing to do! (hopefully no one needs my extra hint here that this is sarcasm) But he knows how much I love to have them done. Even though there was a lot of sun and even more mosquitos - that meadow, although beautiful was heaven for them - we got a few pics that turned out cute.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Marsh Lake

We did a family camping trip to Marsh Lake. The weather was perfect the entire time and it was a super chill week. We had fun lounging about eating good campfire food - especially gourmet smores! Hiking, fishing, kayaking... all good.
My brother took Lincoln out for a sunset cruise
Feeding the babe
Not the best fishing - Casey only caught 2 fish. I think there were too many mosquitos to munch on so the fishies weren't biting
Sexy man chores
My dad goofing around with Charlie