Monday, November 15, 2010

Carmeled Apples with the Young Women

For one of our mutual activities we came over to my house and made carmeled apples. My favorite one was the "Apple Pie". You roll it in carmel, dip the apple in white chocolate, then roll it in a mixture of crushed graham crackers, cinnamon and sugar...YUMMY!!

These girls are amazing...I LOVE them!

Hadlie's Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday!

Happy Birthday Hadlie...2 years have passed by so quickly, we are so happy you are in our family!
Hadi sang Happy Birthday to was so dang cute!

She would hold up her clothes to herself and say "aww cute"!

These are the Mickey Mouse carmeled apples that I made for party favors to give her guests. As much stress as they caused...they really turned out darling! Totally worth it!

Haunted Halloween

So this is the first year that Macie and Paden didn't want to be something cute, but instead they wanted to be SCARY...Macie wanted to be a Zombie Bride and Paden wanted to be least I still have little Hadlie that doesn't know that she gets an opinion yet!

Macie's Birthday

I can't believe Macie is already 7 years old! It is amazing that she keeps getting older and I am not aging at all.
Her birthday cake for the family party

Cupcakes for her friend party.

Macie making Mama Odie's magic body lotion! She had a blast all week long we partied. We called it her golden birthday because she turned 7 on the 7th! Happy Birthday ya!

Macie's First Piano Recital

Macie had her first piano recital and she played "Gonna Take You There" from the Princess and the Frog movie. She did awesome. I was so proud of her!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Macie's First Day in the 1st Grade

Her darling outfit provided by Grandma Pat!

Before our trek over to the school for the big first day of ALL DAY SCHOOL!!

Natural Student!

These are all the neighbor kids that are in the 1st grade with Macie...we are so lucky to have so many friends.


Paden and Macie missed each other!!!

Paden Learns how to ride his Bike!!!

Last Saturday we decided to take Paden's training wheels off...
He immediately took off without ANY help! He was a born natural!

He cornered, stopped, and took off all on his own without anyone teaching him how! We couldn't believe it!

Boys Rock!!!

Jackson and Yellowstone 2010

This year's trip was so much fun and absolutely relaxing!!!
Jenny Lake

Hike up to Hidden Falls in the Grand Tetons.

Boat ride on Jenny Lake...this is a favorite tradition of ours.

Daddy and Hadi.


Mom and Hadlie playing with the camera while waiting in the car.

Down by the Madison River right by our campground. It is Beautiful!!

We went on an elk hunt and this is what we found!

Grandpa taking it easy.

Macie loves to take pictures...Paden, not so much. (Grand Canyon, Yellowstone)

This is one of the many buffalo jams that we were in!

Craig brought his motercycle up and gave us a ride! That is the way to tour Yellowstone, unless you are in a buffalo jam!

Kristi and Craig were in charge of the dutch oven portion of our trip...YUMMY!

Firehole River

Paden loves the Yellowstone bus so we HAD to get a picture in front of it.

The kids got their Junior Ranger badges while touring Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Lake Beach. Hadi and Paden got extremely dirty!

Macie had a great facination with this showed how old it was by all of the lines and how it survived a few fires before it died!

On the last evening of our trip we spotted a Grizzly Bear! We were so excited, it is that tiny black spot above Paden's left shoulder...our spotting scope showed it off better than this picture!

Swingin' Fun Times!

Up at my parent's place in La Platta, their friend bought my kids a darling new swing for Grandma and Grandpa's campground...

They were blindfolded for the surprise...

It was a tractor made completely from tires, it was AWESOME!!

The kids spent this entire trip on the swing...

Thanks again Chuck!

Paden's Birthday Party

I know I already did a post on Paden's birthday, but I wanted to share a few picture highlights of the eventful day!
Paden and all of his buddies at his friend party.

One of Paden's favorite pals...Dylan

We went to one of the kids' favorite restaurant, Bella's for his birthday dinner.

We had the whole crew there...(not shown are Kristi and Craig)

Paden getting his brand new bike!

Paden opening his presents from his friend party (sorry, these ones are out of order)

What a fun day!