Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fun Times in Montana

In July my dad hosted his family reunion.  We were able to head to Montana to attend along with all of my siblings.  We haven't all been together in over 5 years.  My oldest sister's husband was the only member we were missing.  We had a wonderful time!  Thanks McDowells for letting us join in on the fun! 

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun in the Sun!

My sister-in-law and I took the kids to the kiddie spray park yesterday.

I couldn't get Ryleigh to look at the camera

Ryleigh loves to copy her Buddy!

She enjoyed playing leap frog with these

"Look Mommy!"

I think this was her favorite, climbing up onto this over and over again.

She tried to "open" this like it was a curtain to get it out of her way.

Monday, July 11, 2011


We took advantage of the one free weekend we have this summer and went camping.  Ryleigh had fun collecting lots of rocks,

trying to catch up to Lizzie and Dad who were up the hill,

and carrying around her lantern.

Devin was so excited to finally be able to use his new tent he got for his birthday.  He loved every minute of it.

Lizzie enjoyed running all over

and then relaxing after her big run.

I even think Bailey enjoyed herself.

Not so fast after all!

This year we went down to Devin's parents house in Brigham City, UT for the 4th of July.  Devin was so excited to take Ryleigh to the races they do in Willard every 4th of July for all ages.  At home she runs all over saying how fast she is.  When we are at a store she likes to do ready, set, go as we are walking through the store.  He was hopeful that she was going to win her race.  I stood with her at the beginning and Devin was at the finish line.

And there she continued to stand after they said go.  She wanted nothing to do with running in the race and all of the people cheering loudly.  She just wanted to be picked up.

She had much more fun playing the carnival games

and riding the airplanes as if she were in a parade!

Daren finally talked Devin into running in their race.  Devin didn't care about winning, he just wanted to beat his brother at which he was successful.

After the festivities in Willard, we went back to Grandma and Grandpa's and Ryleigh had fun playing with all of her cousins.  She even got the boys to have a tea party with her.

That evening we went to the Larsen annual BBQ and then watched fireworks from Grandma and Grandpa's front yard.