10 August 2009

Winter wear?

Summer is fun... even if it's cold and you have to dress like it's not summer.

It was cold at the ward camp out. Thankfully, we were prepared and the kids had a great time. And Alice slept longer than anyone at camp. Two reasons we'll be trying this one again. Or, maybe we should quit while we're ahead?

Jack took this one himself. Can you tell?

He also took this one of Jane eating a once horrifying burnt marshmallow. Honestly, she acted like it was a banana or something, or for most kids, how they act when presented with a spoonful of whatever makes your kid whimper in fear. Someday this girl will eat fruit, and the whole world will hear about it. At least she got over her fear of roasted marshmallows, right? One battle at a time.

Anyone else taken advantage of $2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point? (It goes through the entire month of August!) We planned for the Dinosaur museum, but it was incredibly overcrowded, so we retreated to Farm Country. We enjoyed the open space, cows, pigs, feeding the horses, and even the wagon ride where the most exciting thing we saw were corn stalks. It was $2... I'm not complaining.

I loved how Jane wrapped her arms around Jack for this photo. It almost made me forget that I had horse slobber all over my hand from feeding them corn!

Alice has turned into quite the smiler. She is so enjoyable, and if you can't tell, her Daddy can't get enough of her.

Our weekly cousin camps are unfortunately coming to an end. We've so enjoyed the extra gatherings of sisters and cousins! This one was just at Mimi and Papa's house with a picnic and games in the backyard. I made the kids all line up for a game, but decided I needed a picture before it started. These kids are so comfortable with each other and honestly, there's no one else they'd rather be with. We were missing Mia and the babes in this one, but the "triplets" on the end sure look cute.

Speaking of cousins... we added one more this week. Joanna had her fifth on Sunday and she is absolutely beautiful. I'll let her share the details. We're just glad she's here and Joanna can start feeling like herself again! Whew! You made it, Jo!


napa-dipu said...

Dear Mindy,
I'm Napa , thanks for post a lot of picture about you family , I love it !

byufish said...

How fun that you three girls are all living so close!! I bet your Mom and Dad are ECSTATIC!! And I have to say your kids are just the cutest things....don't tell anyone in my family ok? Nawww....I have ADORABLE nieces and nephews...and THEIR kids are pretty darn cute too! LOVE reading and looking at pictures. WHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK TO THE ORCHESTRA?

theflanfam said...

Hi Mindy!

I can't wait until the day that my family gets to be together and be best friends! That is so great.

I was hoping to get some advice from you. I wanted to ask you some questions about music but I don't have your email. Would you mind emailing me so I can ask you a few questions? Here is my email: jenaflanagan@hotmail.com

Thanks! I need your wisdom and experience!

Rhi said...

Mindy, I love the picture of Jack and Jersey. Jersey and Phoenix miss Jack and Jane. We will have to have them over on a Saturday afternoon.