Kenzie's house. She had the time of her life putting all the candy on her house. She had no help. I think she used all the Nicco's for a sidewalk or driveway.
Ty did his all by himself too. Can you see the slide that Santa can go down?
Cortlyn is very creative. Don't you just love her house
Hayden had a little problem on his. Ty was trying to decorate his house when he pushed to hard and caved in the roof. Hayden being the nice brother he traded Ty. He made a stable with a manger and the whole works.
Gotta love Shawnee's house. She goes all out on hers. Thanks to our wonderful friends the Panters for coming over and having a great time while the kids decorated their houses.
MRS. UTAH, Butterfly, Biker Boy, Jack Sparrow, Chef Ramsey, Hip Hop Dancer, Scholar of the year.
Kenzie as a Butterfly.
Aren't we the cutest little family you ever did see? Halloween is a fun time with LOTS of parties and festivities. We hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday. Now off to Trunk-O-Treat. Go eat some candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't you just want to eat this girl up? So stinkin cute.
Ty posed for this one. I love this picture of him.
We went to Cornbelly's with our friends Heather and Graydee. We had so much fun. We had to do everything. Build a Lincoln Log house. Slide down the slides. Watch the pig race. Ride the bikes. Go in the haunted houses that Ty cried through, won't be doing that again. Going on a hayride.
Of course we had to dress up and be princesses for a little while. While we sat in the carriage. Ty was driving them.
We had to take the horse around for a little walk. These were so cute. You just bounced around a little track. The kids loved this.
This year we decided to put Ty in soccer. He loves it! He is pretty good at it too. He is the fastest one on his team and can caught up to the other team and get the ball from them. He scored 4 goals in one game.
I love that all the kids are jumbled together trying to get the ball. So Cute!
Way to go Tyrell. You are one handsome stud in your soccer jersey.
So Shawnee this year is a Sophomore. Yes she is counting down the days until she gets her drivers license. I think it is 5 months and 7 days. That will be a bitter sweet day. She made the drill team again this year and she is loving it. She is the Vice President for drill. She gets all the fun jobs like planning the activities they do as a team. She has some easy classes but she did get AP Biology. Cross our fingers she passes. Hayden is an 8th grader this year. His poor face. He went to Sand Hallow with a friend the week before school started and got burned pretty bad. He is excited to be in some fun classes like foods, guitar and ceramics. Cortlyn is in 3rd grade this year. She is loving her teacher Mrs. Wachsmann. She has her really good friend Gabby in her class. She is super excited to learn cursive.
Ty will be going to Preschool. Won't be long before I have no kids at home. That will be a sad day. What will I do then? Read a book, catch up on laundry, clean the bathrooms. Who knows. I will let you know when that day comes.
The Big Kahuna was not so big this year....But Lunch Counter was awesome. It dumped a lot of boats over including ours.
We passed the time by jumping rope. Hayden was a good sport and did it. Gotta love the concentration on this kids face.
Ty getting ready to go on the kiddie run. He got in the water up to his waist and then got in the boat.The water was a lot higher then in years past and was very cold.
Here's all the kids on the kiddie run. They had so much fun. Ty even rode on the front of the boat until we hit a little wave and the water got him and he jumped off.
Lunch Counter was awesome. My dad's back has been bad for a while and we were afraid that he wouldn't be able to make it this year. But with some good meds and prays he was able to come and ride. He made me captain the boat a couple of times down so that he could rest his back.
If you look hard it looks like Shawnee and her friend Sabrina are about to fall out of the boat in front. Lunch Counter caught them a little off guard.
Brad and Hayden having one of their wrestling matches. As you can see Hayden was the winner he is a tough kid.
We hiked up to Hidden Falls at Jenny's Lake. This water fall is massive. Being August and the water is still coming down off the mountain. That is impressive. It is so pretty up here.
Here are some of our hikers. We decided to walk all the way around the lake instead of taking the ferry over to the falls. Lets just say we won't be doing that again unless we have all day to do that. All in all we had a GREAT time and can't wait to go back next year.
Here is my cute little family on the fourth. We spent it in Mt. Pleasant at the cabin. Me, Brad and Hayden ran a fun run for cancer that morning and then off to the parade. Back to the cabin to let the kids swim in the pool. Brad, Hayden , Chad, and Drew went for a little mountain bike ride. Brad came back with a few cuts and scraps from falling off his bike and rolling down the mountain. But he was ready to go on another one. We ordered pizza and took it to the school to have dinner and watch Mt. Pleasant's fireworks. They are by far the best that I have seen in a long time. We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday. Because I know that we did.
Can I just tell you that Stadium of Fire was Awesome. This was our first year going. WOW!!! So good. Loved the fireworks and Brad Paisley. Shawnee had the opportunity to dance at the Stadium this year so we though we would go until we found out the tickets were outrageous Thanks to Bert we got to go just me and Brad. We sat in the boring mayor section. But we did see Governor Herbert he was a couple of rows over from us and Steve Young. You can see we had good seats. Loved that they put the fireworks to music. This was a picture from the Ring of Fire. You could feel the heat from the flames. It was so cool. The Stadium of Fire dances made the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty. So cool. They even danced to Katie Perry's Fireworks with light up gloves. The guy bringing this flag in misjudged his landing a little bit. He ended up hitting into the photographer and knocking him down. What an entrance. Cute Shawnee in her hot velvet dance costume. Not sure who decides on that but they were dying of the heat from these things. The group of drill girls that wanted to dance. Aren't they all so cute. Can't wait until next year to see who is coming. It was so much fun. Way to go Shawnee you did and awesome job!!!!
Hayden and his friend Jared Heer. I put Hayden in the Ranches Golf clinic again this year and also put him in the association. He can golf every Tuesday 9 holes. He is loving Golf when he can go with his friends and have a good time and loose some balls in the process. This year Hayden got to have his cute little cousin Wilson come to the clinic with him.
Shawnee loves to help her Grandpa throw candy in the parade every year. I think she also loves having time to talk with her Grandpa. Hayden driving Grandpa's tractor with all the kids on the trailer. Yes Shawnee is on there too. She had time to help with Grandpa plus be back in time to get a ride with the rest of the kids. These kids were definitely TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK. Aren't they so cute all in pink getting ready to go to the rodeo. Gotta love Ty in his cowboy hat and shorts. He was getting ready to watch the horse parade. Kenzie is just plain cute no matter what. She loved watching the horse parade. She kept clicking her mouth to make the horse sound.