There are no pictures here of my Kendi. Two reasons - she didn't get a back to school haircut because she is only 2. Although we did give her a pretend one. Second - until she decides to let me do her hair I am boycotting all pictures. Just kidding - sort of!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
So off we went. Happy Campers. As usual, by the time we got to our designated camping spot none of us were speaking much. We decided to find Tyler and Netter down at the river to take a little float. The river was low this time. You actually had to lift you kiester off the tube to keep from hitting rocks. It was slow and easy. Way different than our previous experience. There were tons of people, again much different than last time, which I am thinking may all be related to the speed and depth of the river. For sure! It was way fun. We left to go back to the campsite where Travis and Tyler managed to jerry rig a bridge to get us across to the optimal campsite. I couldn't watch. Secretly I may have been hoping that the stinky sunchaser would take a dive and we could claim it on our homeowners insurance. We all made it! And the campsite was great. We had a blast up until Sunday afternoon. We were having our little Lava mountain sacrament meeting and we just about got blown off the mountain. We weren't even sinning. Then the rain came. It rained, and rained, and rained! In fact, the rain even started a little river at the base of our camp. Not a problem unless you are trapped inside a tiny trailer with four restless kids. I really was worried I might go insane. Finally Kendi, Kassidy and I went to watch Nemo in the truck. Kendi and I fell asleep and next thing you know it was dark and freezing cold. We put Kendi to bed and I really did try my hardest to stand around the campfire but I was shivering so much I was afraid that I would fall in. In my defense this was a wimpy fire which was not very warm by the way! Trav's parents came up Sunday night just in time for the rain. They were the only ones who did get stuck on the bridge! Oops! They decided to stay down a little lower than everyone else which was a good decision. Their trailer is new and they probably wanted to keep it dent free on it's maiden voyage. Monday morning was very cold but at least not raining. We ate breakfast and then slowly packed up and headed out. Here are some pics. Notice that yes, Kendi is still in either her pj's or her swiming suit. We did make her wear her clothes over the swiming suit, but it was usually her pajamas. Oh well!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
" No mommy, I am leafin. I am big. Bye!" She was heartbroken when the bus came and I really didn't let her get on. We've had fun though. Good bonding time for the two of us. I miss my girls but love the structure and I must admit I love my house a little cleaner. Bittersweet.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sorry for being so personal, but I need to write what I am feeling right now because I really feel like my heart might burst. What I really want to say is that Lacy is a Celestial Spirit. She is literally in the company of her Heavenly Father right now. That is so amazing to me. She just needed to get her little body, however challenged it may be, so that she could get back to where she came from. I came home last night and just wanted to hug and kiss my kids to death. I felt so grateful for their health and strength and for all of my many blessings. I am thankful for Lacy, that I had the chance to know and learn from her. In times like these more than ever I am grateful to know that familes can be forever.
I sat in the Twin Falls Temple this morning during the first dedicatory session and I was overwhelmed with the spirit that I felt. It hit me like a ton of bricks what a blessing the temple is to us and why. It seals us together as forever families. What an amazing blessing! I am so thankful for my family.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here is little Miss Kaidence. She is not one of mine, although she is cute and blonde! Jut kidding, she is my friend Jamie's. Well, she was running and tripped over a big huge metal grate that was sticking out of the ground and the rest is history. Three stiches. She was SO proud of them! After the fact that is!
Playing in the sand is just the best. They even buried themselves and lived to tell! We had such a blast. I guess a little drama never hurt anyone right??
Friday, July 4, 2008
Now to the river to play! Here is one of the few pictures that I got because I was chasing this crazy kid around most the day. She is quick as lightening and is never to be trusted near large bodies of water! She played in this little pool all day. In fact, she even almost fell asleep in it but I, being the ever observant mother that I am, picked her up with closed eyelids and took her home. She has been asleep since 6:30. Can't wait until 4:00 this morning!@#*@!
Then there were fireworks!! The kids can't get enough. I love to see their little faces. In fact, the fireworks are still going on. I can hear them outside, but I came home to be with the little sleeper. Trav went back. I hope all of you had a GREAT day. Happy 4th!
Only Jordyn would think to do a toe touch while plumeting to the great water below. Crazy girl. Takes after her dad!