Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More June Fun

Happy July everyone! Where did June go?! As of yesterday, I am officially done cooking for the Presbyterian camps and now the girls and I (Andy still has to work) get to just hang out and play and help Andy when we can. We had an AMAZING time with Janet and Kemper before they left on Wednesday and are so thankful they were able visit for so long.
In the first part of June, Andy's grandpa (Janet's dad) and his aunt and family came to visit. They drove a long way and stayed way too short a time but we had so much fun while they were here. I hardly ever saw Hadley because she was playing with Alex every waking minute. We call him GGP (Great-Grand-Pa). :)
Roasting smores in the lodge....
....and then eating them.
Alex and Hadley found a little hiding place/fort under a table. They played so well together.
This is Miranda (Andy's cousin), Tyler (one of the counselors that hung out with us that night), Lauren (cousin), Andy, me, and Becky (his aunt).
Trying out the tight rope section of the obstacle course. It is much more challenging when there is water in the river. (The water did finally come on and NOW it feels like camp)!
Joni LOVES this house. She goes in and comes out and goes back in and closes the door and looks out the windows. She is getting so big, talking more and more, and has officially decided to walk instead of crawl.
This is Hadley in the house LAST year! It's funny but she looks kind of the same. She has grown she has to duck a little (and I do mean a little) to see out the windows.
Janet found Hadley like this one afternoon and when asked what she was doing, Hadley said, "I'm just sad." I guarantee that mood didn't last long when Nana came to the rescue!
Helping Dad mow....
Helping Dad ride the 4-wheeler.....
Not sure if there are pictures of the water table yet but it was Joni's birthday present from Nana and Papa. They LOVE it and when it was too cold for water, we put bird seed in it. One day I found Andy had put both girls in the water table to "swim" and we decided it was time to get a little pool for them. More pictures to come of that fun.
Only in Wyoming....
Here it is. The weather has been so warm (the other day it got up to 98!!!!) There have been many times when the girls just get in (with my permission) with their clothes on because it is so hot. They have fun!
One day during camp, it had been arranged that a fire-truck would come in and soak everyone. I was in the kitchen cooking and missed it but Hadley and all the campers saw it and enjoyed the cool water. That is Jordan (the director of camp) running through the water with Hadley. After it left, it was all she could talk about.
We love family!!! After Janet's family visited, Kemper's brothers and their families, and his mom from Worland came to see us too. Again, the time was too short but we had a blast!
Anna, Hadley, and Grant roasting marshmallows.
Today we head to Gillette to have MY grandma's 80 birthday celebration/family reunion. More pictures of that to come. Love to you all!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Video Update

Just wanted to let you all know that the video didn't work after multiple tries. I got the Birthday Fun blog finally posted but if you really want to see the video, I'm trying to put it on my Facebook page. More camp pictures to come! Love to you all!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Birthday Fun

So here we are in WY and LOVING it! Janet is here with us and we are loving that too!!! While we were in Cheyenne, we had some 1st birthday pictures taken of Joni (the first professional pictures since she was born). Here is a smattering of what we got....the first is my favorite.
Once Janet got here, we had the rest of her birthday celebration. I made a cake (which totally flopped and could have been submitted to CakeWrecks). Miraculously, I saved it and it turned out pretty look at. The only person that ate any was Joni (and Hadley) and I was thankful for that. Not my best work.
Joni shared a little with Hadley....
....and did a great job of making a mess.
She got lots of wonderful presents from Nana and Papa too.
Then the day of darkness came :(. So sad....I turned 30 this year and since Janet and Andy have known that I have been dreading this day....they went all out with the black/over the hill theme (even though I am not technically "over the hill" the theme fit my mood about turning "old" :))
Andy made me an awesome scavenger hunt which lead to a wonderful biscuits and gravy breakfast (which I didn't have to make) and to.....
lots of AWESOME presents!!! Thanks again so much for everything!!!!
That night we went to Sanford's for dinner where Sarah (my dear friend) and Courtney and Shaun were waiting. It was a fantastic day....besides the whole turning 30 part. And I have to admit, so far it hasn't been too bad :)
This was one of the table decorations that Hadley was happily waving around and yelling..."Mom is old!" so everyone in Sheridan could hear. It is a running family joke that I am old (and always will be) since I am 2 years older than Andy. Turning 30 2 years before him, and CARING that I am turning 30 made the "Mom is old," all that more fun to say...see the video below....which is hilarious (if I can get it to load) even if I am old :(