Saturday, July 06, 2013

The 4th

We went to our wards 4th of July breakfast and bike parade first thing in the morning well....8:30. It was the BEST breakfast that I have ever been to. My friend is an amazing cook. After the breakfast we headed out to Grandma and Grandpa Calderwoods house for family fun on the lake!
 I love how my girls both adore their Grandpa Calderwood. June thought it was hilarious to sit on Grandpa's shoulders and pull his hair.  Grandma made homemade ice cream Popsicles for the kids, and as you can tell Kelsi LOVED it.
 After a BBQ lunch we headed down to the dock to enjoy the water and beautiful weather.
 The kids enjoyed many paddle boat rides, and so did Val and Dave's dog Eddie.
 I love seeing the cousins play together. It was LOUD, but so much fun.

 Aren't these too cute? Hailey and Kelsi are the same height...tall genes run in both sides of the family!
 Cousins Macee, Katie, Haylie and Kelsi!
 June loved to roam around the dock. I did my best to not pay attention since Daddy was on duty. Someone put a life jacket on that baby!
 Eddie is getting ready to dive in!

 Kelsi was EVERYWHERE in the water....until some seaweed found her...
 Then she ended up way out there. She kept swimming farther and farther away because she was afraid of the seaweed. We couldn't get her back so we sent the paddle boat after her. Crazy kid.
 June enjoyed the bobbing and swaying movements of the water.
 We are so thankful that Val and Dave were able to come out for the week. Kelsi has been in heaven!

High adventure

Last month John and I had the opportunity to take the Laurels of the Hayden Lake Stake to Schweitzer on a "high adventure". We ended up getting rained out of half of our planned activities, but we had a great bonding time. We roughed it by staying at my friends condo right by the lodge. The girls that came really were the cream of the crop of our stake. John and I kept saying how amazing these girls were.

 The next morning after breakfast we headed out on a hike. The weather started out sunny and HOT and then became overcast and HUMID and ended with a downpour. Luckily, we made it to the base when the downpour began.
 I had the best hiking buddy there. Jealous?

 I have come into contact with some amazing youth throughout our stake as I've been involved in Youth Sports, but these faces below have become my favorite. It was an experience I'll never forget!