Sunday, August 19, 2007

County Fair

Jared's grandparents live in Wayne County, UT so we went up there for the weekend to their county fair. You know that it is a small place when it is referred to as the whole county instead of just the town's name. About 10 minutes after we got there, Treyson got bumped in the eye and it instantly turned black and blue. We had to take pics of his first black eye.

We went to the parade with all of the little cousin and had such a good time. Jared told Ashten that if she waved to the people, they would throw candy to her, so she practically was waving the whole time. The only problem was that Ashten hates loud noises, so when the firetrucks went by with their sirens on, she screamed. But through the sreaming she still managed to wave. It was so sad.

I have never been to a parade where the floats went down the street and turned around and came back up, throwing candy the whole time. We got so much. We put the kids on rations, and they still haven't come down from their sugar high.
We had so much fun all weekend. It is so nice to spend time in small towns where time seems to go by so slowly. The kids went on motorcycle rides, ate vegies straight out of the garden, and feed the sheep in the field next to the house. I wouldn't be suprised if the sheep had belly aches from all of the apples that were thrown over the fence to them.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Picture Time Again!!!

I try to take the kids to kiddie kandids around their birthdays every year to get more pictures. I think kiddie kandids take adorable pictures, that's why I go back again and again, but can I say what a nightmare it always is? The one good thing was that this time they actually allowed me to make an appt, which they have never done before. Usually we walk in and have to wait for a million other cranky kids before we are up. This time was nice, we walked right in and got started. Ashten did awesome. She tried so hard to smile and sit just the way they told her to, but it still seems to take forever. We at least got some pics that I was happy with, and on the bright side, we won't have to go back until she is 4. Ahh, that brings on a whole new level of anxiety!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A party for a 3 year old!

My little girl turned three this week, and I'm having kind of a hard time dealing with her being that old. We had a party for her on Sunday night with all of the family. She was really excited for all of her presants, but her favorite was the scooter from grandma and grandpa. Since she has been riding one of the scooters at grandma's house for months, she knew exactly what to do when uncle Bull put it together. Now she keeps it loaded full of everything from papers, DVDs, babies, and snacks, and she doesn't let it get too far from her sight. On Monday we had a little swimming party with some of Ashten's friends. They all had a really good time swimming in the back yard and playing on the slide and swingset. I was glad she had such a good birthday and I am so gratiful that she is my 3 year old!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Summertime Fun

This summer we have done a lot of fun things as a
family. Early in June we went to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake with the kids. You can't tell by the picture, but they really had a good time. The penguins and monkeys were their favorites.

Every 4th of July weekend we go camping on the Arizona Strip for the Bundy reunion. This year the
kids were old enough to really enjoy it, and they really
enjoyed everything about camping and playing in the
dirt for five days. It took a lot of effort for me to let
the kids get dirty and have fun, but by the end I
relaxed and realized that it was inevitable. We had a
really fun time!!
Ashten took swimming lessons this year for the first time and she did awesome. By the end of the two weeks she was going under the water to the bottom diving for rings, floating on her back and belly with assistance, and using her "big arms" to swim around. She had such a good time, and was very proud of herself. :)