Friday, August 31, 2012

Fishing and Camping

First of all, I found this picture from a time when Reese was asking me to take her picture so she could see her beautiful long hair. This girl knows how to give herself botoxed lips. She does it often when she feels awkward.
 We went fishing at Lost Creek Reservoir a while back. We enjoyed snacking on the beach and the slightly cooler weather.

 Oh, this boy! I am so in love!
 A few weeks back we went to East Canyon Reservoir to camp. The camp host sent us two different times to three different campsites that were supposed to be vacant, but they weren't. Thanks to their "inconveniencing" us, a.k.a. Eric's charm, she set us up with a cabin. It was a fun change!!
 Ivan woke EARLY!!!
 And then woke Reese up. Thanks little man. So me and the kids headed down to the beach to play in the CHILLY sand!

 When Reese was about a year old I decided I wanted to have another baby fairly soon so that she could have a playmate. Thankfully, little Ivan man came along, and now that he is 1 1/2 they typically have SO much fun together. They definitely know how to push each others' buttons, but most the time they play happily and keep each other entertained. There are SO many moments that I think "now this is what I was hoping for", the times they hold hands, hug, giggle together, or Reese asks him to marry her :)
 Ivan got a little too cold and decided he was done having fun.
 Until daddy let him come over and fish with him.
 Then it was Reese's turn. What a good daddy these two have!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Red Fleet Reservoir and Lake Powell 2012

For work Eric went to Red Fleet and got a tour around the reservoir. He was quite impressed so we decided we needed to take a vacation there. We enjoyed playing in the water, sand, and kayaking to see the dinosaur tracks.
 The kids also enjoyed the wildlife that was around the campground. They especially loved feeding the chipmunks chips.
 Thankfully, my family loves to camp, so we had a very fun group to enjoy the vacation with!!

Chase went with us on a Lake Powell trip with the Sundells. Reese enjoyed the company and "pillow" in the backseat.

I definitely didn't take a lot of pictures but we had SO much fun!! The Sundells are very good hosts! Thanks Bryan and Kristen for the invite :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer 2012 re-cap

Father's Day 2012 - went to church, then met my parents and Camla at upper Bridal Veils park for sandwiches. Blessed with the most amazing fathers in my life. My own dad and Eric!
We've spent a LOT of time at Emily's, but still not enough! I love when all us sisters get together. Seriously, each of these woman are so unique and so amazing! We were only missing Rachel this time. Luckily we'll be seeing her later this week!!
 Hanging out with the Naffzigers. Me, Terra, and the kids go to 7 peaks weekly; but Eric and Travis rarely get to hang out. They invited us up for a birthday party and we so enjoyed their company, as always! Fires were raging over the mountains so the sky was super smoky, the sun - bright pink, and ash was raining out of the sky.

The little men in heaven on the tractors
 T and Ivan. She is SO sweet to him - and obviously he loves her!
 We went to Lake Powell for the fourth of July weekend. The Sundells were kind enough to invite us along. I didn't take many pictures sadly.

We stopped in Page, AZ for the parade on our way to the lake. There was a trailer in the parade that was throwing out full sized stuffed animals to every kid. Some kids ended up with 10 super nice toys. CRAZY! Reese is in love with the Giraffe Eric snagged for her and still sleeps with it every night.
 Riding in the boat to the houseboat to begin our fun filled weekend.
 Eric has been playing on a softball league this Summer. So every Tuesday night we go watch him play and then head somewhere to get a cold treat afterward. This night we chose soft serve at Maverik. The heat made it oh so soft!!
 I had a relief society activity a few weeks back. Eric is the best dad. While I was gone he decided he'd take the kids on a drive to Silver Lake. They hung out there for a while and were all smiles talking about it the next day!

 I LOVE these sweet faces! And I find it really funny that Ivan's head is bigger than Reese's. She is just a petite thing and he is pretty stocky.

As you can kind of see, Ivan has mud crusted hair. I guess he fell off a little bridge into the stream below. Scared Eric, but Ivan wasn't all that phased. Eric was telling me about it and was being apologetic, I thought, oh if you only knew the things that happen on a daily basis while I'm watching are kids and unless you have them strapped to you they are bound to get hurt. Anyway, I was just glad he took them to make fun memories!

 Eric spotted a rattlesnake while driving back.

June fishing

We've made a lot of trips up the canyon this Summer in hopes to enjoy slightly cooler air and quality family time. This was a fishing trip back in June that was a lot of fun. Eric decided to blow up the air mattress in our trunk to use as a "boat" of sorts. The kids LOVED taking turns going out with dada!

 Reese jabbered her little heart out the entire time she was out with Eric. I had quite the time listening to the hum of her voice carry over the water.