Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fun filled family weekends...

We got out of the heat the last 2 weekends to go up north and spend time with some of my family. And we had tons of fun! The first weekend we went up for the 24th of July celebrations in Snowflake. And of course it was lots of fun and I hope we can get up there every year especially as the boys get older so they can enjoy it more too. :) We had lots of fun with fireworks that my parents had gotten. Ryken had his first sparkler experience and He LOVED it. Hopefully he isn't going to be some kind of phyro.

Then we got to sit and watch the annual parade. Ryken is older now that he actually likes it more since he can run out to get candy. But he still needs to work on that a little more. :) Thank goodness for awesome cousins that helped him get some of his own, and shared theirs with him too.

Ryken was also nice enough to share a sucker with Cy. It was his first sucker, and I am sure it won't be his last. Cause he LOVED it. :)

And Ryken got an otter pop at the parade too, and enjoyed breakin it open right then to eat it.

That weekend we also got to watch some good fireworks in Taylor. It took awhile to get them started cause we waited around the church parking lot for close to an hour and half probably. Which isn't much fun with a crazy 3 year old and a crazy fussy 1 year old. But once the fireworks started it was a little easier to control them. And of course we got to spend great time with family.

Then the following weekend we went up to Vernon to have our annual Baker family campout /reunion. We had to go up on Saturday cause of Justin's work schedule, and that was kinda stinky cause it rained the whole way up basically. And once we got to the campsite it rained that whole night. So we never got our tent up. We drove back to my parents house and stayed there and in the morning headed back up to the campsite. The boys still had lots of fun. And all I can say is Cy is all BOY! He loved being outside and playing in the rain and dirt. Ryken even enjoyed it too. Thanks to all his cousins. We brought up a little horse shoe set for the kids to play...

And of course we had to have some bubbles to keep the kids busy...

Coloring was another kid activity...

And Ryken wanted to do some flips. :) So Justin passed the time playin with the boys and helping with the flips.

Our camping family. :)

Ryken and his cousin Cordd. Best buddies!

OH and the kids found a pile of ashes my dad had gotten out of the fire, and decided it was funner to play in that then the dirt. :)

Us adults passed the time by playin cards and snacking away.

The boys were so pooped by the end of the campout. WE had a great time like always but I just wish we had actually gotten to camp! Oh well there is always next year. And hopefully then it won't rain the whole time. :)