Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day ~ Camping

Sunday morning the kids and I met my parents and, about 25 other family members and friends, at our favorite campsite, Clear Creek. It's in the mountains between Boise and Cascade... about a 2 hour drive from our house. We came home this morning so, it was one of our shorter camping trips but, still lots of fun!  I love the scenery of the mountains, trees and creek up there and, there are quite a few good riding trails. It was great to have Casey come be with us for the day on Monday!  The kids kept themselves busy with hiking, riding their bikes, exploring and going on rides with an adult.  They have also been working on their riding skills (steering, using the gas and break etc.) They were exhausted by the end of the two days!! 

 My running buddy enjoying the view :)
 Trenton's attempt at climbing that "big mountain"!

 All of the kids (8 kids) at the campground had a blast riding their bikes around the campsite. They found themselves little jumps to practice jumping or, pretended they were riding motorcycles!

 It's always a good time with our good friends, Paul and Rachel Larson, with their sons, Josh & Aaron
 Rachel and Katie made "flower gardens" on the camper window!
 Trenton wore this riding helmet practically the whole time... I would have a sore neck but it didn't bother him at all (except, when it came time to eat! haha)
 Katie and Nana stoking the fire

 Casey and my Uncle Joe..

 Kristiana's first ride on the 4-wheeler! She loved it!

Clear Creek, Idaho

Clear Creek, Idaho

Day With Long-Time Friends

Last Saturday my longtime, childhood friends, Karen & Kimberly came to visit.  Along with Meredith, we all grew up together in Nevada... Karen and Kimberly moved to Texas in high school.  We've all seen each other a various times throughout our adulthood however, this last time it had been over 4 years! It was so good to see them!!

 I met up with them that morning at Meredith's house then we went to the Saturday morning Farmer's Market in downtown Boise....

 The kids had a great time playing in the Centre on the Grove water fountains!

 In the afternoon I took the kiddos to the zoo for a couple of hours.. Katie wanted a photo with her favorite President Abraham Lincoln.
 For dinner Karen, Kimberly and Meredith came to our house... we bbq'd and enjoyed a fun evening together!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Best Buds

Our baby girl is growing up so quickly! 

My friend, Katie, watched Kristiana and Trenton for me the other day while I went to my hair appointment.  This is the photo I received from her... best buds, Trenton & Angie, playing Chuggington Memory!

Last Day of School

Today was the last half day of school so, summer has officially arrived!!! The kids finished off the school year with a "game day"... the kids got to play messy games that left them caked in wet, goopy flour! We then enjoyed a bbq for lunch before clearing out desks and packing up belongings. Both the kids and I are looking forward to the upcoming summer break but, also know they'll be missing their friends and teachers.  

 Katie's teacher, Mrs Ruth Pridgen, is such an amazing teacher! She has also become our dear friend and a big part of our family's life. Thankfully, she will be both Tys and Katie's 1st and 2nd grade teacher next fall!
 Tys ~ proof that he had loads of fun!