Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jonas Learned to Ride a Bike

We knew Jonas was close to riding a bike on his own... he just needed a little motivation.  We told him that we would go on a family bike ride to get sno cones when he learned.  Apparently, that was motivation enough! It was fun to ride bikes down by the river too.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Our Trip Home

Next we headed to the Orem Fun Center to see the Smiths and Shipps.  
We played mini golf and arcade games.

We made one last stop on our journey home and it made our trip complete.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Family Reunion 2013

We love seeing family in the summertime!  This year we met many of the Shipp side of the family in Las Vegas for a fun reunion.  Unfortunately, Carrie and Dan's family and David and Jamee's family were not able to make it, but we were able to see them on our way down (and on the way back too!)  We had a picnic at a cool park near Carrie's home in American Fork.  We met David's family there.  Here are some pictures of his cute kids...

We stayed with Carrie and Dan and then went to church with them the next day.

In Vegas, it was us, my parents, Amy's family, and Michelle's family.  We had so much fun!  We checked out the Bellagio gardens and saw the fountains too.  I love the picture of grandma with the granddaughters.  In the one with Eli, Jeremiah and Quinn, they are pretending that they just built the tree house in the back ground.

We loved watching the awesome fountains at the Bellagio :)

We were there on 7-11 so we enjoyed free Slurpees!

We had a blast bowling.  The kids were so cute cheering each other on.

Each night we met in a different family's condo to have fun.  
These are pictures of the kids' movie night and ice cream sundaes. 

One day we went to the Children's Museum.  It was a lot of fun to explore.  There was one room that was full of water contraptions.  My kids put on plastic aprons to stay dry... hahaha, nice try :)

We enjoyed swimming at the time share everyday (sometimes twice a day).  
It was so hot!  It was perfect swimming weather.

We went on an early morning hike with the Moores.  It was fun exploring with cousins.

On our last day, the Brooksbys took these great pictures of the cousins, and everyone together.

Thanks for a great time!  We can't wait to see everyone again!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Brady and Debbie's Quick Trip to Vegas

Brady and I went on a trip to Vegas in June.  
We had so much fun spending time together.  
We were able to see The Blue Man Group and The Beatles Show.  
Brady got to meet a blue man, who unintentionally left some souvenir fingerprints on the back of his shirt. 

We also went on an early morning hike.
(To work off the food we were eating. We did the Buffet of Buffets... as many buffet meals as you can eat in 24 hours... we did 4.)

Our hotel was pretty close to the Bellagio Fountains, so we were able to see those a few times too.

We had so much fun... we're already looking forward to our next trip :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I'm going to delete Eli's Deep Thoughts from our side bar

Eli's Deep Thoughts

From long ago: Eli: Do grapes turn into raisins when it's hot or cold? Mom: I think hot. Eli: yeah, if you were on a space ship getting closer to the sun your grapes might turn into raisins!
Mar 2012: Eli: What was my name in heaven?
Feb 2012: Eli: Does anyone know anything about when Adam was a kid?
9/7/11: Eli: Heavenly Father created the universe, right?
Mom: Yes.
Eli: Then what was it like before that?
2/28/11: Mom, is it summer on the other side of the world?
2/5/11: Eli: Dad, when does forever start?
Dad: Today.
Eli: No.
Dad: What do you mean?
Eli: I mean the first day ever.
1/18/11: Mom, how does a baby get out of a mommy's tummy?
12/25/10: Mom- Eli come eat the rest of your sandwich.
Eli- Why?
Mom- So you won't be hungry.
Eli- But then I won't be hungry for my candy!
12/10: Mom, what would happen if we didn't have toes?
2010: When we get resurrected do we start over with a small body or are we all big?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July

Anyone who knows us well, 
knows that the Fourth of July ranks right up there with Christmas!
We start the day off with the Idaho Falls Parade.

Jonas made it a memorable day by losing his first tooth

We staked out the perfect spot to watch the fireworks

The show got delayed because someone jumped in the river.  
Jonas took a little nap before the show started.

Happy Fourth!  See ya  next year!