Monday, August 26, 2013

Shipwreck Island

Thanks to awesome buy one get one free tickets we were able to take the kids to Shipwreck Island this summer.  I didn’t get many pictures because I spent most of my time in the water and I didn’t want to leave my camera sitting out somewhere so I took a few pictures and locked it away in a locker.  That’s ok though.  We a had a fantastic time!


It took Layton until it was almost time to leave before we could convince him to go down one of the slides.  But when he finally did, I bet he rode down that slide at least 50 times!  Dallin and Mandy were tall enough that they could go on the bigger rides as well.  I think our favorite was the flume ride that you go down by twos on tubes.  It even had a part that used the force of water to make you go uphill and then rushed you right back down.  It was awesome!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spending the night at Grandma and Papa’s House

One night during the summer, Dallin had the great opportunity of spending the night with Grandma and Papa.  He had an AWESOME good time.  I think Papa had almost every minute planned out to make sure they had a good time.  Dallin was especially happy to get to use the new fishing rod that Papa had given him for his birthday.  Papa gifted Dallin his old tackle box for Dallin to use.  AND – they even caught a fish!!!

Dallin's 1st fish

Papa sent me an e-mail of all the things they did so that Dallin could write them down in his journal:

  • 1. Played 3 Papa games
  • 2.Helped papa pick and clean collards (I showed Papa a better way to remove the stem)
  • 3. Played a fun drawing game with Grandma and Papa while sitting in the gazebo.
  • 4. Picked 5 tomatoes and wrapped them in newspaper to help them ripen. Tasted some Mint from the garden
  • 5. Watched the original Wizard of Oz Movie with & Papa
  • 6. Learned to tie a fishing line and cast my new fishing pole
  • 7. Went fishing with Papa & Danny and caught my very 1st fish
  • 8. Learned "not" to put a fishing lure in my pocket.
  • 9. Learned how to sharpen a knife.
  • 10. Had fun skating on their big driveway.
  • 11. Enjoyed having lunch at Wendy's.
  • 12. Went swimming with Papa and Danny and really liked the tall slide.
  • 13. Enjoyed having a great dinner that Grandma cooked with my great-grandparents and Danny and Dad.

Dallin can’t wait to do it again next summer!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Raingutter Regatta

In August the kids had a blast at the Cub Scout Raingutter Regatta!  Dallin didn’t win, but he still had a great time!  Even Layton and Mandy made boats to race.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Summertime fun in Bristol

A visit back home in Bristol never disappoints.  It is always a good time! 


Whew!!! That much fun really wears you out!!!


And then of course we have crazy Aunt Becky who feeds raccoons right out of her hand!  The pictures seem a little hazy because I was taking them through the glass door.  No way was I going out there!


The kids also learned to crochet while visiting with Mema.  They love it!


We also had fun having lunch with Aunt Chelsey and Uncle Cliff!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Honoring War Heroes

On Memorial Day, Dallin’s cub scout troop had the honor of going to a local cemetery and placing flags on all of the graves that were designated as military.  They put flags on those from the Army, the Marines, the Coast Guard, the Air Force, and the Navy.
We were able to join in and help too.  We all had a great time.  Layton especially loved it!
We are grateful to those who currently serve in the military and for those who have served in the past.  We are grateful to live in this country and appreciate those who protect our freedoms.