Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mae and her first day in Kindergarten...

She was definately excited and anxious for the few days before class began. Every morning she would wake us up by reminding us that there were only "X" number of days before school began!

I love how her bookbag is nearly as big as she is!

Thanks to her cousin, Kate, Mae has a new collection of beautiful skirts to wear to school this year! Thanks, Kate, for growing out of all of those cute skirts--Mae absolutely LOVES them!

The video below is a quick take of her getting on the bus. The bus was almost 20 min late the first day (leaving to school) and Mae forgot to get off the bus at our house after school, so for us the bus was almost an hour late getting home--we were pretty worried about our little girl! Anyway, not pictured in the video below is Ian's reaction to Mae going on the bus when he actually thought that he was going to be able to get on as well. Every day Ian cries on the floor because Mae has gone to school on the bus and Dad has gone to school on the scooter--and lucky Mom gets to stay home with him (poor kid)!

Anyway... enjoy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mae's Vacation...

Well... I had a good time. Like Ian said, the plane ride was good, swimming at grandma's and grandpa's was good (that's me in the video jumping off the diving board), but I REALLY liked the 24th of July parade in Beaver! My cousins and I waited for almost TWO hours to see the whole parade and it was totally worth it!

This is a picture of me and my cousin, Nora. We got lots of candy from the parade, and the Cache Valley Cheese factory float threw out cheese curd for us--and that is what I had been waiting for ALL DAY!

At the very end of the parade they drove a fire truck down the street and squirted the fire hose high in the air so that we all got totally soaked!

Later that day we went boating and also played with Barbies and playmobile. We also watched "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", ate brownies, played volleyball, and dressed in grandma's costume box clothes. Early the next morning I was kinda worn out.

On Ian's blessing day I got to play lots with Ashley and Shanna--they are soooo much fun (they showed me how to pucker up--whatever that means)! Grandma and Grandpa Campbell also came to Beaver to play with me. I got to see my cousins Kari and Jocelyn too... they are getting soooo big. Soon they will be able to play with me for real!

Finally, after a great vacation in Beaver, I got to relax a little at the water park in St. George. I love relaxing in the water, and I already miss all of my family in Utah.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ian's vacation...

I just wanted to be sure to tell you all that I had the most fun out of anybody in my family during this little trip... and the proof is in the pictures:

First there was the plane ride to Utah, and if any of you know me, you know that airplanes are one of my favorite things (next to really BIG trucks--more on that later). I went on a plane a few months ago and now my parents get tired of me saying, "Daddy (or Mommy), I'na go-onna pwayne." I don't realize it, but apparently I say it about 178 times every day (my dad said he counted once). Anyway, planes are awesome, and here I am just reviewing the aircraft safety procedures--just to be safe.

After our plane ride we stayed in St. George at my grandparents house. My parents must think I have some sort of fixation disorder, because when I am in a truck I LOVE the truck, when I am in a plane, I LOVE the plane, and when I am in a pool... I LOVE the pool. I could have spent hours in that water... wait, I DID spend hours in the pool. It was a lot of fun! My favorite thing is to jump off the edge of the pool and keep my face under water for as long as I can (just to worry my parents).

Tell you what, though... after a long plane ride and an afternoon in the pool, I was kinda worn out. My parents sat me on my grandma's bed to watch a movie and I couldn't help but fall asleep--I think they set me up for that one.

Well, we made it to Beaver for our little family reunion and it was great fun! I was all over the place visiting James' boat, all of the family cars in the driveway (at least, the ones that were unlocked) and a few of the neighbors cars as well--my favorite is Ray's jeep across the street. It is red and really easy to get into. I even got to sit in a BIG diesel truck for a few minutes, but my dad came and dragged me out of it--I guess everyone was looking for me and he wasn't too happy to find me a block or so away from grandma's and grandpa's house in my bare feet messing with the switches in the diesel cab (the controls were really cool!).

Anyway, my cousins and I had a great time. We sat in a wagon together at Cove Fort, ate cookies, watched a parade, ate cake, threw rocks in a pond, ate strawberries, rode in a canoe, ate brownies, played with toys, ate more cookies, watched movies, ate chips, played games, and ate some ice cream--it was awesome! In fact, we got soooooo dirty that we all had to take a bubble bath together.

In case you couldn't tell, we had a fun time in the bath as well!

There was, however, this one time when we couldn't go outside because it was raining so hard... so we just watched the rain--that was fun too.

Playing with grandpa Foster is always fun. Lucas and I love it when he wrestles with us and tickles us at the same time.

Well, the trip to Beaver was over too soon, but at least we got to squeeze one more trip in to St. George--which, for me, means water and swimming! Man! What a great vacation--I can't wait for the next one!

Oh... one more thing: Thanks, James, for letting me drive your boat while my mom wakeboarded. in was a LOT of fun!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Noah's Vacation...


It all started off with a nice flight to Las Vegas--I don't remember much because I was huddled up in a pouch on my mom's lap the entire flight, but I do remember swimming in the pool with my family the next day. St. George sure is nice this time of year. I hope my parents will move back to Utah some time in the relative future (I know my grandma's and grandpa's would like that too).

For the 24th of July I went to a parade with my family--again, I don't remember a thing because I was cooped up in that dang pouch again. Oh well, I heard that the floats were spaced too far apart, the sun was too hot, and the parade was kinda long. I guess I didn't miss much.

Eventually my parents let me out of the bag and I got to play with Grandpa Foster--he sure is fun! I also got to see Grandma and Grandpa Campbell and all of their kids (Brittany and JJ even DROVE 5 hours just to see me!).

That Sunday I was blessed--along with my cousin, Hyrum. I guess it was a pretty great blessing--mainly because I didn't cry, and my dad remembered to give me a name (I hear that he forgot with my older brother). Anyway, I am sure my mom will be posting a few pics of me in my blessing "outfit" in a later post. She wouldn't stop snapping my pictures. There are too many to post here, but I think she managed to get me posed with most of my family, lots of my friends, some of our extended family, a few strangers, a couple of nomads, and some inanimate objects, but she did get a good one of me and my brother, Ian:

In all it was an eventful trip--even though we had to drive back to Oklahoma in a rental van. I was, however glad to see ALL of my grandma's and grandpa's even if it was only for a day or two (thanks for coming to good ol' Beaver everyone!) I have to say, though, the highlight of the trip for me was laughing with my aunt, Tami--she sure is crazy!