The end of July we headed to the airport to see my nephew Hayden come home from his mission to Mexico. It was so fun watching him see everyone again. I love when missionaries come home. It's so fun to see how much they've grown physically and spiritually in those two years.
Well, apparently Ryker tastes good. At least that's what the mosquitoes must think. Poor kid woke up one morning covered in bites. Someone had left our basement door open and we have plently of mosquitoes that would love to come in. For some reason Ryker and myself and the ones these dang bugs like to attack. Coop shares a room with him and didn't even have any. This picture doesn't even do it justice. He had at least eighteen on his face alone. There have been a few other times when a door is left open and we have mosquitoes galore in our house but we learned our lesson and now coat the boys in OFF.
Gotta love the Fourth of July in Lewiston! It's so fun to go "home" and see people that I haven't seen in a while and re-live the traditions that I have been experiencing for as long as I can remember. Brad wasn't feeling well so he decided to stay home this year and we missed having him!
First the parade and the park in the morning. I felt like there was a TON of salt water taffy this year. Hello! I want the good stuff. It's not just my kids that eat the candy. :) That's okay though. The boys still had a good time. At the park they played on the bounce houses and ran through the water from the fire hose. Well, Cooper ran through the water. I don't think the other boys wanted to. After waiting a VERY long time for the kids lunch (seriously like at least a half hour...it was bad) we decided to head back to my parents house.
Back at home the kids swam in the kiddie pool and we actually let them get in the irrigation ditch this year. Crazy I know. We grew up swimming in the nasty ditch and were fine so we figured we might as well let our boys experience it before they get rid of it in the fall.
Classic Sophie face. So funny. Love that girl!
That night we went back up to the the baseball field to watch the fireworks. We had bought sparklers and poor Ryker burned his hand. In almost every picture he is blowing on his hand. The fireworks were kind of funny this year. Usually they do a really big ending but this year no one realized they were over and the lights came back on. It was a little weird but I love being able to sit right underneath the fireworks when they were going off. It's so fun to be able to let my kids experience the same things I did growing up.
I love going out to Lewiston in the early summer and spending time with family. My boys love it too. We love to spend time with family just relaxing and worrying about nothing.
My cute niece Sophie...
As you can see she didn't get her good looks from her mom....(HAHA! Just kidding Michelle...love ya!)
We were so relaxed we decided to take a little nap...don't we look so realistic?
We had a family reunion coming up in Bear Lake that weekend so we decided to drive over to check out the place and had a yummy dinner at LaBeaus. I ordered one shake and three waters and they gave me three shakes and one water so we were shaked out by the end of the night. The boys loved chasing the seagulls and feeding them the extra fries. My favorite part was the fried pickles. Love them!
Brad and I live in Farmington along with our two boys Cooper- four and Ryker-one. Brad sells payroll services for Qqest and I am a stay-at-home mom. Brad and I argue all the time about who's the busiest and I would have to say myself!!