Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cooling Off

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This lady brought me hair ties today and told me "pretty hair" or "pee haah". I don't know how to do a lot of hairdos on little girls, but she seemed to be pretty happy with what I came up with. I browsed some blogs after this and found some pretty cool ideas, we'll have to try something different next time. She's such a girl, who knew she'd be into doing her hair at 2? Okay maybe other people with girls, but Eli shows absolutely no interest in his hair.

Getting a drink from the hose on a hot summer day was one of my favorite things as a kid. Who knew garden hoses contain lead, and you're not supposed to drink from them? We just found this out, and ordered this handy potable hose from Amazon. We use it for the garden too, because it sounds gross to water the veggies with extra lead. Now the kids can drink to their hearts delight, and Lilly is taking full advantage of it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For Adrianna

I saw this picture on her blog and it reminded me of one I had of Eli from back in April. I was on the fence (pun intended) about putting this on the blog, but Hylton looked so cute I just had to share!
Eli's wearing my boots and talking to the neighbor kids through a hole in the fence.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Alex, Rhet, Ben, Angela and Whitney

Gillian and Lillian

Zoo Boise

The Park

Spray Park

We recently went to visit Ben's cousins in Boise, and had a blast! It was so fun to see everyone after so long (8 years), and we had fun touring Boise. We hit: Roaring Springs Waterpark, Zoo Boise, and Powell's Sweet Shoppe, a few parks and even the Library. Eli and Lilly loved meeting all of the "cousins", and going on our first "family vacation"! We got to eat at Johnny Carino's, which was our favorite restaurant in Idaho Falls when we were at BYU Idaho (or Rick's when we were there). Ben even got to sneak in a few bike adventures, including a rope swing into the Boise River. The kids did great in the car, much better than I expected, and we ended the trip with a visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house in The Dalles. Eli keeps asking if we can go back to Idaho, he wants to go to the Water Park again!

Lilly developed a fear of flies on the trip. We had one in the car and she'd scream hysterically every time she saw it, she even had nightmares about it the first night we got there. She freaked out in the butterfly exhibit at the zoo, and continues to scream as if a limb is being amputated whenever one gets in the house. Poor Lady, I hope this is something she out grows and isn't afraid of all flying insects when she grows up.

Eli couldn't remember Rhet's name to save his life. He kept calling him Eric, which we attribute to Emmett's Dad being named Eric and Gillian's Mom being named Erica. Somehow he couldn't get it all straight and we'd have to correct him multiple times a day!

Thanks to Rhet and Erica for being such great host's and letting us invade your house. We won't let another 8 years go by without another visit.

Pioneer Day in Boise

Trains in Idaho