Thursday, August 18, 2016

Backyard fun

We had the Allen's come over to play in the backyard while we BBQ'd. The kids had fun playing in the pool, picking vegetables and being goofy. We gave uncle Will his birthday present early and have zucchini brownies.

The Carrot Patch Kids

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Boyer and Pepe

We babysat Boyer, my brother's Jack Russel terrier for a week while Cody went to Montana. Boyer was a lot of fun to watch. The kids loved playing with him. He watched movies and slept with Alysha at night. Towards the end of the week Boyer finally noticed Alysha's bearded dragon Pepe and he freaked out a little. Boyer did everything he could to see Pepe better. Not sure what he was thinking but it looked like he was confused as to why we had an alien in the living room and no one else was worried about it.

Garden to Jungle

My garden has taken off and so have the weeds. Its now a crazy jungle but still much better than previous gardens. We have lots of zucchini and tomatoes. We have been trying to pull the morning glory out but it is wrapped around most everything. I have a giant bean stalk that is absorbing a few of my sun flowers, and lettuce trees.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunset Ride

Owen asked to go for a motorcycle ride with us so we went for a short one in the evening and watched the sun set. It was very pleasant and a beautiful sunset.

Goddess Fest

I've been learning a new style of belly dancing, gypsy tribal. We all were invited to perform at goddess fest in Boise which was a lot of fun. Ashley decided to make a costume and go with me. We had a nice mother daughter afternoon looking at all the booths and watching performances.

Ashley working on her costume

Getting dad's help

Ashley's finished costume

Alysha let me use her henna and she drew designs on my sides too.

All ready for Goddess Fest

Ashley in the Rose Garden

Ready to dance

My gypsy tribal group Akashic Moves

Ashley in one of the goddess's tents

Ready to head home

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Finally the weather cooperated so Alysha and I could go on our hot air balloon ride to celebrate graduation. Other than having to get up at 5 am to get there in time for our ride, it was awesome experience. We got to watch them inflate the balloon then went for an hour long ride just above the tree tops. The ride was nice and slow with a beautiful morning view of the valley.

Up, Up and Away

Rising higher in the air above the Boise Fair grounds

View from the balloon

Back on the ground