The week o’ fun is the best week of the summer! It all started on pretend father’s day. We did it a Sunday early because everyone was here! Especially the father, that is kind of important. Monday they did stuff but I stayed home and finished up some things for the baby shower we were having. Then Tuesday we went bowling!
Paityn getting ready to bowl
Naomi getting her pizza on
Pictures of people bowling are actually mostly awkward. And funny.
Carson’s turn! Haley is super excited for Carson to have a turn.
Nice form! This is the least awkward bowling-in-motion picture. No offense Mom but, usually you are the most awkward of us all, so good job!
I did this every time I did something good. Yay for me!
I am fairly certain Haley closed her eyes on purpose.
Miss Paityn in the air.
There we were, having a great time when all of the sudden over the speakers comes 5..4…3..2..1 and all the lights go out, black lights and disco balls turn on and the music goes up. It was time for thunder alley! Obviously it also turned into a dance party. We danced….
Even Haley’s fingers danced. We just couldn’t stop!
Later that evening we had a baby shower for Heather! It turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
The food table
The craft table. We made flower clips for the baby. She is going to be one stylish lady. We also used sharpies to color on diapers. I was a bit concerned with this one because every time I thought of making an example, I didn’t know what to put on it. I was afraid other people would have the same problem. Nope! It was a hit. Especially with the younger kids. Once you get going you get a lot of ideas so we all ended up making a bunch.
Making cute flowers
Jade and Leissa filling up their ice cream sundays
Cute pregnant lady
Korby and Leissa
Then we opened presents. I just love Naomi’s face in this picture, so cute!
All the siblings. I seriously can’t remember the last picture we have of all of us. Or the last time we were all in one place even.
Awkward family photo time! I have said awkward way too many times in this post. I guess that is what you get when the family is all together.
All the girls
Apparently, when I hear “make a crazy face” that means stick all your limbs out to look as lurpy as possible.
I love that we all look crazy but then there is Naomi, just as adorable as can be.
I’m not sure why, but I like this picture. Haha
Wednesday we had a picnic at the park by my house! Appa and Buster became great friends. Poor Bust got smothered by 80 pounds of fluff. He was a great sport.
Sadly, my camera died after only a few pictures. But as you can see, the ones I did get are adorable.
We also went out on the boats. Unfortunately when we went for our second lake session with the other half, they wouldn’t let us. It was 7:30 exactly and there is a sign that says last check out time is 7:30 but they wouldn’t let us. BOOOO for cranky old men. Way to make young children cry.
When we got back to the house Abby wanted to make some of the flower clips like we made at the shower. We busted out the craft supplies and got our craft on. Abby was loving it, a lady after my own heart.
Thursday was Fountain Green day. Soon after we arrived all the children piled in the truck to go feed the bucks. Whatever on earth that means. Also, I have many pictures of Abby making this face hahaha
After they got back we had a lovely BBQ. We also did another craft of beaded geckos. Always a good time making geckos. Then we headed down to feed the lambs.
A little bling, a little cowgirl. That is the best of both worlds.
Taige and Carson with a cute little lamb.
Abby with a lamb
A model..oops I mean Taige with a lamb.
Taige and Ty. That Ty is one well behaved dog. Riley was jealous.
I don’t know who this baby was, but she was cracking me up. Her eyes were huge and she looked very concerned. Or terrified.
Paityn on a horse!
Watching the fun! Obviously we joked with Heather about getting on the horse.
Naomi feeding a lamb.
Abby was a natural with the horse.
Carson feeding a lamb.
Taigey feeding a lamb
Naomi on a horse.
Oh, this girl. Walking with such purpose.
And climbing fences.
Naomi on a horse again.
Carson on a horse.
Jade feeding a lamb.
The horse, I can’t remember his name. Shasta maybe?
Abby’s first time on a horse. She told me. I kinda can’t believe it.
Taige modeling in the field.
ME! That’s me feeding a lamb! What kind of dork wears sandals to a farm?!
Lambs are actually kinda weird looking when you really get up close.
Back in the saddle. It alway surprises me that Mom is not terrified of horses.
Jade on a horse.
Carosn in a field.
Leissa and a horse.
Obviously, Mom did not pass her enjoyment of horses to Leissa. But she was on it, one step above me.
Riley was too cool to ride the horse or feed the lambs. I think he was just scared.
Buster, watching over the place.
Me, Riley and kids.
Connells and kids.
All the grandkids. I may be alone on this, but I think it’s pretty funny that once the new baby comes the grandkid setup will be the same as the kid setup. Girl, boy, girl, girl, girl, girl.
The Lee’s headed out of town Friday morning. Boo. Riley also left Friday morning to Arizona for work. Boo again. It was our first nights apart in our whole marriage. Obviously, I went to stay with Mom. We had a fun filled weekend. The dogs played and played. I jumped on the tramp with Mavis. We went to a baby shower. We also whent to the parade of homes!! Yay! Love the parade of homes. I had my first Winco experience and I loved it! And there was loads of talk of crafts.
I have no idea what Mavis was doing but she was doing it for a good five minutes.
Appa dug a Mavis sized whole in the backyard. I caught him and he looked super guilty. Because he was.
This is the closest to a focussed picture of Willow I have ever taken! That girl does not hold still. But she is surprisingly cuddly which I took advantage of because Appa is not.
This is the present Mom made for the baby shower. We were dying, it was so stinking cute. I gave her a bow-tie and matching binki clip. It was pretty cute too.
Sunday morning Riley flew home. That was real fathers day so we had a BBQ at his parents house. Then Monday we had another birthday party. Tuesday, we got to relax!! We loved every second (minus the mean boat guy) of our crazy whirlwind week o’ fun! Can’t wait till next year.