Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's been happening around here....

Here's a big blog update. I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately, we've had a busy month!

On August 5, we had another neighborhood BBQ, and I found the kids like this in the back yard. I just thought it was funny how SO many kids squeezed into the tiny kiddie pool. They were having fun!

August 6 was the day before my 34th birthday, and I asked the family if they would go on a hike with me. I had heard about the Broads Fork Trail, and had never been on it, so that's where we went. It was great weather, cooler than down in the valley. It was a beautiful hike, but probably a little too steep for the younger two kids. Bailee did fine. She could have gone forever. Trinidee didn't like it at first, but was able to finally get into it once she found some pretty rocks to bring home. Ryker did awesome at first, but his legs got tired from all the uphill, and had to be carried the rest of the way. Beckham was just under 3 weeks old.

My favorite flower.....

This is as far as we went. It was a pretty open meadow with a nice view of the mountains around us. We stopped in the shade and had a little picnic.

Dromedary Peak in the center....

I love how thick the foliage is! The kids were getting buried in it. There weren't many other hikers.

After the hike, we got a babysitter, and went to Olive Garden with some friends. It's one of my favorite restaurants!
On my actual birthday, we just slept in, went to church, then had a BBQ dinner at my parents.
No pics of any of that though. :(

On Monday, August 8, we went to the Henderson Reunion at Mutual Dell. Grandma Henderson and all 8 of her children were able to be there. (Jade & Nick aren't in this picture, but they were there.)
I really wish I would have gotten a pic with them all together!

Grandma meeting Beckham for the first time

And a 4 generation picture. Kevin said something funny and made dad laugh, hence the crazy face. :P

One summer afternoon, I found the kids looking like little Avatar characters. Had to take a shot. This is Ryker's little friend, Katelyn.

I feel kind of guilty about this, but Trinidee's 7th birthday was on August 16th, and I only took a couple of pictures! She had school that day, but before school, she opened her presents. She was actually up at 6:00am, just beyond excited that it was her special day!
Trinidee is our little spitfire. She is very independent, sweet, and stubborn! Once she sets her mind to something, you better not try to stop her!
She still says "Aminal" instead of "Animal".
She is freakishly strong.
She can bend her backbone and her knees into seemingly impossible positions.
She has the prettiest brown eyes you've ever seen.
We love you, Trinidee!!

Beckham turned one month old on August 17, and I decided I'd take a picture of him by this teddy bear from Gramma Laine each month until he's one, to see his growth....

And finally, over the August 19 weekend, we went up to visit my brother Kody's family up in Hyrum to see their new place, and go boating at Hyrum Reservoir. We had a lot of fun!

We didn't take Beckham on the boat (I don't think they make life jackets that small), so we just took turns hanging out on the beach with him.

This is Ryker's volcano, pronounced: "Buckayno".


Frank, Heidi and Family said...

Yeah. Great job posting what you've been doing. I know it's hard and you've been extra busy. But we love to see the updates.

Angie said...

Wow! You've been busy considering you have a newborn and have the excuse to stay home. Looks like lots of fun! Glad you got to get out and enjoy it all!

Melissa said...

Wow, no wonder you've not been blogging. You've done so many fun things. Sorry we couldn't stop talking long enough for you to get Ryker's face when it was bright blue! That hike looks so pretty, I'll have to check it out.

The Brower Bunch said...

I want to go boating! Even though I wouldn't be able to do anything. It's still fun!

Amy said...

You've been busy and lots of fun places!