We also had fun playing with cousins and at Willow Creek Res. at our first trip to MT for my Dad's funeral. These pictures are all mixed up together. Basically, if you see pine trees or a dock, we are at Mary Ronan.
|Luke and Benson being tough guys??|
|Luke and Jett in their jazzy hats.|
|"Boston made me wear his Spanish Fork Dork hat".|
|Macy had fun swirling around in this tube.|
|Rachel puts her life in her hands taking these crazies on Grandpa Heagy's canoe. I think the boys are trying to swamp her here.|
|Macy and Addie got a little stuck together in this tube. Macy was dragging a bit...|
|Luke really wanted a solo mission on the canoe. No dice.|
|Leslie got to bring her friend Becky to Montana since we have an extra seat in our van until the baby comes.|
|We came close to this forest fire in Lincoln as we drove to the cabin. Little did we know what a long and horrible fire season Montana would have this year. Worst since the Big Burn of 1910 if not worse.|
|I think he is messing with a hook or something here?|
|Living large in Uncle Jake's new boat: Cooper, Jaxon and Bridger|
|The younger ones had fun manning the "aquarium".|
|Looks like Bridger, Luke, Cooper?, Jaxon, and Macy|
|I did manage to take a few pictures of swimming lessons though. This year was only Macy and Luke for the first time since the big boys have passed their level 5. Luke was just giddy happy the whole time.|
The swinging doors led to the tub room.
|The wagon was the bed.|
Boston looked through the hotel pictures without comment. When he got to this one, he pointed out that it was upside down. I explained that no, the bucket had nail holes in it and was actually the shower over the great big tub. He stared at it another minute in disbelief and a little bit of disgust. "And this was a 4 star hotel??" He couldn't understand why Mark and I were laughing so hard or believe that Mark had actually used said shower.
|Cooper was excited about his back to school haircut. I'm excited about how quickly his teeth are responding to the braces.|
It starts out sideways but should flip after a few seconds.
|Oh so serious!!|
|I love Macy's adoring face in this one.|
|She was also super excited to try out Leslie's friend Sara's flag while the boys played with the drums.|
Next up we have Homecoming. Leslie went with a group of band friends (and also was pretty proud of herself for talking several other of her reluctant guy friends into getting dates of their own and going--I think at last count she claimed that she was responsible for 14 people getting to go to Homecoming. And then one bailed out by going to the hospital. Lame excuse.) Her date was a friend named Jacob who has been in the band with her for a few years. One original thing about Jacob is that he is legally blind--so now she will always have a great "blind date" story to tell. We weren't sure how much to joke about the whole thing, but there may have been some question about what kind of perfume she should wear, and exactly how Mark was supposed to intimidate her date if polishing his gun on the porch might be a little ineffective. She and her friends all had a great time, and Jacob's Dad got them behind-the-scenes at the BYU creamery for part of their date, where they got to suit up and scoop their own sundaes.
The boys have finished up their flag football season. As a parent I love flag football. It's fun and fast to watch, there isn't a ton of pressure and stress (like baseball), and the injuries are pretty tame if not nonexistent. The weather is usually beautiful. And then the boys tend to come home from their games and play more football outside until we drag them in and point them to the showers. This year has been extra fun because the boys get to be on the same team. Which is cool in and of itself, but also means we have half as many commitments to attend. Boston is usually center (Coach calls him one of his Big Nasties), number 12, and Cooper is usually a receiver, number 4. Both of them are pretty good players and have several plays where they are the key component. One of their coaches used to play for BYU, so that is also fun for them.
Unfortunately, a downside of flag football is that it is fairly difficult to take pictures of.
|Cooper in the foreground here, Boston hiking the ball.|
Next post we will introduce you to our new addition, but I thought, Brawns, Brains, Beauties and Babies was a bit much for one entry!