Monday, June 8, 2009

busy busy busy

The Ellis family is BUSY once the weather is nice - luckily it is all GOOD busy. [This post is mostly for our family history and so Reese can see what she did when she was a wee one - so sorry if you find it boring.]

- Reese got to hang out with her cousins Lily and Ellyse for a few days. And I got to hang out with them and my sis in law Kristen :)!!!
- We went to Whisky Springs with our friends the Naffziggers for a BBQ. We always have fun when we're with them!!!
- While at Whisky Springs Trynitee was teaching Reese how someone 8 lbs heavier and 1 1/2 years older than you can pick you up - sadly the moms stopped the lesson :)
- Reese loves using her big girl high chair.
- Reese helps with the laundry by riding around the house in the baskets and then keeps me entertained while folding and putting away the laundry.
- Every morning Reese does a little yardwork with me. She goes in the back pack and helps water the greenhouse, trees, flowers, etc.
- It is hard work, she tends to fall asleep in her backpack by the end of it.
- We've been doing a lot of work in the yard, trying to make it more usable. We have quite a bit of land but it is all covered in trees, shrubs, and rocks, thus not very usable. Eric and Travis did a lot of work last weekend to make a portion of the yard lots of fun (more to come on that once it is finished).

- Reese went up to the cabin for the first time and loved hanging out with Papa, Grandma and her cousins.
- We went rock climbing up Maple Canyon, I had never been outside of a climbing gym before, Eric used to go all the time, so he showed me the ropes, I think we need to do it more often since he has all the gear times 2 (thank you Eric's active dating life for making Eric decide to buy everything twice so he could take dates) :) Now I have stuff :)!!!
- Reese got the royal treatment while rock climbing. She fell asleep in her stroller so Eric carried her in it between the different climbs. What a little princess.
- Reese experienced her first Demolition Derby (in Ogden) - complete with an extra large Tigers Blood/ Pina Colada Snowie. She loved the Snowie and part of the derby, but didn't love the loud noises of the cars once about 9:00 hit, too far past bedtime to enjoy the action :( Me and Reese went and slept in the car for the rest of the derby. (I wasn't too sad, I got the derby action I needed and then some MUCH needed sleep catch up).
- Last weekend we drove up into the mountains behind our house to camp. Quite an experience since many parts of the road were covered in snow so there was a LOT of offroading! FUN - kind of scary! We set our camp up on top of a peak and boy did the wind BLOW all night long. Reese slept okay, but Eric and I didn't sleep much more than a wink. [Partially due to having our tent on a slope. Slippery sleeping bag + air matress on an incline = bodies in the sleeping bag sliding down the "slide" all night long. Although the sleep wasn't fabulous, the view and the evening was SO worth it. Until it got dark, Eric and I layed on the bed and enjoyed the Clive Cussler we're currently reading. The view was beautiful and all I could think was "COMPLETE Bliss"!


Terra said...

So much fun!! I'm glad that we can experience a little of your fun with you guys, we love it!

The Taylors said...

looks like a lot of summer fun