|Cade and Payton hit it off pretty well too.|
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Summer just wouldn't be summer for us without lots of hours spent driving places in our gool ól Kia. After returning from Idaho we checked into our house for a couple of weeks and then were off again to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. We planned a camping trip there with the Brown family from Chicago. We had become good friends with them when Kaitlyn and Payton were in the same kindergarten class and became best friends. When we moved we promised each other that we would try to get together in the summer for camping trips. We bought a 16 person tent (a definite upgrade from our four person tent) and drove the short 4 hours to the campground.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
|Sadie would spend most of her time during the games playing on our phones.|
The kids took swimming lessons in April. Sadie was determined to wear her goggles from the moment we got to the pool until after her lesson. She had a 15 minute wait for her lesson to start since the older kids started first and had a longer lesson. She was content to wait with goggles and all.
The kids had a great school year. Kaitlyn had Mrs.Connard the first half of 1st grade and then had Mrs. Hall for the second half. That has given her 4 different teachers since starting school. The end of the year singing program was so cute. 18 first grade classes performed!
|Mekenzie and Kaitlyn. Great friends!!|
|What a sweet baby Lucy is! She is very patient with the kids holding her and doesn't cry a lot. |
|For her first few months, Lucy has taken most of her naps in the swing. It calms her instantly and she stays asleep through just about anything.|
|Walking up to the bus to get Kaitlyn on the last day I ried to do a little trick photography with Cade "holding" Sadie. This was as good as it got.|
The last day of school was pretty exciting for a few reasons. No more having to be up to get on the bus by 6:45, Kaitlyn was going to be home to play with, and we were heading for Idaho to Michael and Ally's wedding as soon as Daddy got home.
|The ROCK by the bus stop. A kids magnet the they would play on while waiting.|
We left for Idaho and did our normal drive straight through til we got there. It's getting easier for our kids now that they have the portable DVD player to watch movies on the way. Nate still does 99% of the driving. Lucy even did pretty good for her first ride across country. We got there the night before the wedding, just on time to be there for Henry to open his mission call. It was great to be there for that event! He's going to the Chili, Antofaugasta Mission and was to fly to the Mexico City MTC July 31st.
|Camille and Henry after receiving his call.|
It was a beautiful day for the wedding! We loved gathering as family and our kids especially LOVE their cousins!
The wedding reception was in Boyd and LeAnn's beautiful backyard. They have been working hard to landscape and put up pergolas for it. The wind was pretty strong while setting up, but prayers were answered and you couldn't have asked for a more lovely evening in Idaho for a reception. Ally's colors were peacock theme. They hired a DJ and had the dance going throughout the evening. Our family really got into it! Our kids had a blast dancing around. Kaitlyn was in heaven!!
Sadie spotted a worm right in the middle of the "dance floor". Everyone paused a minuted while she pulled it out of the ground and showed us her treasure. We love our Sadie Girl!
We forgot Cade's clothes at Grandma's house and he talked Nate into bringing him back in pjs instead of church clothes. He got cold and borrowed a long jacket. Here is his attire for the evening.
|The best pic we got with this many people.|