Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Carter's Giant Cabbage!

Last year in Mrs. Swensons class, Carter brought home a small cabbage plant in a little cup and was given a challenge by his teacher to plant it, water it, and take care of it all summer. Well, we don't have a garden, but Bryce and Amanda (our friends that live next door), do have one and they let Carter plant it in the corner of their garden. They helped him grow it and take care of it. We were amazed at how well it did and how big it ended up being. We picked it this week and plan on making some Sarmale out of it. (Sarmale is a romanian dish which is stuffed cabbage rolls). It was a fun learning experience for Carter and he is excited to show it to Mrs. Swenson.

2nd day of School!

Everyone posts pictures of their kids on the first day of school. Not us........ We like to be different..... So, we took pictures of our kids on the 2nd day of school. They were so excited to ride their bikes to school today. They were busy this morning finding their bike locks, keys, and getting their backpacks and bikes ready. I am glad that we live close to Majestic and that they can ride their bikes to school.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back to School Night!

Our kids are very excited for school this year. It is hard to watch our kids grow up so fast, but it is awesome to see Carter and Cambree be so excited for school. This year Cambree starts second grade and has Mrs. Strebel for her teacher. Carter is starting fourth grade and has Mrs. Stratford and Mrs. Allen. Last night was back to school night and they got to meet their teachers and see their classrooms. It was fun to find their classrooms, their desks, and to meet their teachers. We actually know Mrs. Stratford really well because the Stratfords were in our ward before it split, and I know Mrs. Allenn because I went to school with her growing up and graduated from Weber High with her. It was also fun to watch our kids see so many of their friends and be so excited to be back with them in school.

Picking Blackberries with Grandma!

Sunday night our kids got to have a sleep-over up at Grandma's House. They were so excited, they could hardly stand it! They got to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa, help pick blackberries, got hot-tubbing in Grandma's hot tub, and then have a fun sleep over. Here are a few pictures of them picking blackberries:

Stirrup some fun!

This year the theme of the 2011 Weber County Fair was Stirrup some fun! Our kids live for the fair to get here each summer and this year we spent plenty of time at the fair. This year they got to pet and feed lots of animals, play lots of games, climb the climbing wall, get their faces painted, touch sting-rays, watch professional wakeboarders do lots of cool tricks, and even go to the demolition derby on saturday night. Oh yeah, and all the while we got to eat lots of yummy fair food. There wasn't any big fights this year at the demolition derby, but there was a cool rollover and luckily the driver was not hurt. It was crazy. I am so glad our kids and their friends were able to have such a fun time this week at the fair. It was a good time.

Cambree turns 7 years old!

Cambree's birthday is Agust 9th and this year she wanted two main things: clothes and barbies. Well, her day started with us making her favorite breakfast, which is cinnamon rolls. She opened her presents which included lots of clothes and barbie stuff, but we also surprised her with a pink Razor motor scooter, which she was really excited about. She spent the whole day riding her scooter and playing with her friends. This year her two Grandmas also spoiled her rotten with lots of cute new clothes (which is always nice right before school). For her birthday dinner she wanted to eat at her favorite restaraunt which is Bellas, of course. She got to wear a sombrero and eat dessert while they sang happy birthday to her. We love Cambree so much and can't believe that she is seven years old! Next year she will be old enought to be baptized (Crazy!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hardware Ranch

A few weekends ago we did some camping, and four-wheeling up at Hardware Ranch. We had a nice spot close to the trails and the river. We had a blast riding the four-wheelers, playing in the river, and just relaxing. Of course we had to ride to "Old Ephraims Grave". It is one of our kids favorite places to visit. For those that don't know, "Old Ephraim" was a famous grizzly bear that was 10 feet tall and over 1100 pounds. There is a monument erected in the place where he was killed. Our kids think that it is pretty cool.

 Christy and Cambree
 My 3 girls
 Cambree and the balancing act

 Group picture

 Me, Carter, and Cambree
 Calee and her cute little, dirty face
 Christy and Cambree
Calee, ready to ride!