Wednesday, September 14, 2016

First day of preschool!

I helped to organize a little preschool with some friends from my ward, and elsewhere in Idaho Falls. They meet once a week for an hour and a half, and there are 8 kids. Davis LOVES to have time to hang out with his friends! Here he is on the first day of preschool!

Yep, he's a pretty cute kid!

A visit from Grandma and Grandpa

We were lucky enough to have Chris's parents come visit us. We had so much fun! We stayed in Island Park for the first weekend, went to Yellowstone National Park, the Playmill Theater in West Yellowstone where we saw Singin' in the Rain, went to church in the Island Park ward (which is always a great experience!), went to the State Fair, BYU-Idaho, watched the BYU game (with all the sadness that came with it), and basically had a ton of fun. Chris was able to take a few days off of work, which was great. It was a fabulous time!

We took a picnic to Yellowstone and ate on a picnic bench, which is the way to do a meal there.

 Here are some fun pictures of Yellowstone:
 Seeing Tower Falls:
 And buffalo
Grandpa used every single piece of track to make an awesome train track for a little boy. He was in heaven:
 A cute girl, who wanted to wear her jacket:

 At Big Springs:
 At the Fair:
 Feeding the animals:
Taking a pony ride:
Two cute kids watching the football game while eating pizza:

Reading books with Grandma and Grandpa. It was pretty much her favorite thing to do.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


With fall starting, I am getting sentimental about the summer. Yes, for a couple of weeks every summer, I hate our house because it does not have built in Air Conditioning. But I also love that kids go outside to play when they get bored. And that I can open the windows when it's cooler outside to get some relief. And that kids ride their bikes past our house every now and then. And that I can go outside without bundling myself up. Yes. I love summer. Here are some fun things we have done:

Trains are always the best:
 At Rigby Lake with the Activity Day girls and our best friends:
 At a baseball game:
 Mom forgot to pack the swimsuit, like she usually does. #momfail:
 So Davis stuck his head in a hot tub:
 Making cool hats at the library with friends:
 Talking on the phone at Daddy's work:
Playing in the pool with friends:

 Reading books with Casey and Hilary:
 Going to the summer movies, and actually WANTING to be with mom's friend! Yahoo!:
 An exploding blender. Pretty sure I will find things around my kitchen for years, perhaps decades, to come:
 Going to Bear World with my family. There was a train there, so Davis HAD to ride it:

 Playing with trains at the cabin. Do you sense a theme to Davis's life?:
 Giving hugs to Grandma:
 At Mesa Falls:
 Walking with Grandma:
 Watching the Olympics. We were sick that week, so clothing was not happening:

 Reagan got a new car seat. She loves that it's like her brother's, and that she can buckle it every time. So cool. We also love that she can sit up and see out the window!: