Monday, July 29, 2013

Floating the Boise River

Yesterday, we met my sister and her family at Barber Park to float the Boise River. We arrived early and had the place to ourselves then enjoyed a quiet float down the river. We stopped by the city of rocks and played on a rope swing for a little while. Once we made it to Julia Davis park we pulled all the rafts out and had lunch. Followed by playing in the fountain. It was a great day.

Will, Molly and Delaney on the Boise river

Mason, Mike and Owen on the Boise River

Mason, Ashley and Stacy on the Boise River

Ashley and Delaney at Rock City on the Boise River

Owen and Mason at Rock City on the Boise River

Delaney and Ashley on the Boise River

Will, Ashley and Delaney

Mason and Owen

Mason and Owen at the fountain at Julie Davis Park

Ashley at the fountain

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ruby's house

This week I didn't have much planned so I volunteered to help Grandma Reva watch Ruby's 6 kids while she had to work. The kids had a great time playing with their cousins while Reva and I played with Landon and Audrey. I tried to take on most of the diaper changing, dish washing and clean up so Reva had more time playing and baking with the kids. Above is a photo of Grandma Reva helping Landon build his train set. Mean while the big girls where doing a fashion show, Alaina was making a fort/store, Layla was a pretend baker and Owen was the customer. We ended the evening with yummy homemade vegetable soup and a movie.

The next day after grandma's wonderful blueberry pancakes the girls performed a music concert for us. We went to check on the chickens to find that they were running free so we had a chicken round up. Alyse helped Grandma Reva make homemade pizza for lunch while the kids played outside. Once Landon went down for a nap I took the bigger kids out to swim in the pool for three hours. Layla wasn't very happy with me because I made her keep her life jacket on. Then Alyse helped Grandma Reva make homemade marshmallows. The kids were all like little vultures while they covered them with chocolate. Once we got the kitchen back in order Ashley and I headed home.

Fashion model Alyse
Fashion model Lexi
Fashion model Ashley

Alaina, Layla and Owen watching the fashion show

Alyse, Lexi and Ashley

Walk like an Egyptian

Owen and Layla taking turns on Landon's new bike

Blond monkeys in the jungle

Audrey watching everything going on around her.

Landon counting his money

Grandma Reva and Alyse making pizza

Alaina getting ready for the music concert

Lexi, Layla, Owen, Alyse, Ashley and Alaina ready to swim

Kids in the pool

Alyse helping Grandma Reva make marshmallows

Little vultures, helping with the chocolate

Girls ready to eat their chocolate covered marshmallows

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Camping in Cascade

We decided to head up to Cascade to camp and play in the water. On our way there we had to wait awhile for road construction on the Hwy so we took some photos and played on the side of the road.

Owen with antennas

Ashley with headphone antennas

Crazy bug kids

Stacy enjoying the scenery

Time to sword fight.

Mike waiting patiently

Once we got to our campsite we set up the tent then went to play in the water. The kids had a great time playing in the sand and exploring all the cool rocks and little caves. Then we headed back to camp for dinner and smores. The next morning we packed up before it got hot and had breakfast. Then we drove to another camp ground to explore, fish and play in the water. We had a picnic lunch then headed home. It was a fun little over nighter.

Setting up the tent and blowing up air mattresses

Kids ready to play in the water

Ashley on the beach, boys in the water

Owen watch out, there's a sea monster behind you

Stacy on the shoreline

Mike checking out the cool rocks

Awww, they were helping each other.

Couch rock

Dinnertime, finger food style

Ashley with her flag snack tray

Ashley and Owen thought these two giant rocks looked like a huge turtle

Playing in the sunlight

You never know what types of creatures you will find.

Playing with our shadows


Ashley found a little cave

Owen fishing

Mike and Owen checking out Ashley's cave