Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Sadie!

It's hard to believe another year has gone by. Sadie turned 9 years old today and she was so excited. She is one of the last of her group of friends to turn 9. She had a fun birthday party and went swimming up at her aunt's house. It was fun to relax and swim. They were a little tired and worn out after swimming for 3 hours. Sadie was so excited for her birthday she woke up at 6:00 a.m. to open her presents. I think she was happy with what she got and had a fun day. We went to Toy Story 3 and out to dinner to celebrate. I am so proud of Sadie. It is fun to watch her grow up. She is turning in to quite the young lady!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lava Hot Springs

We decided awhile ago that we wanted to go try the RV out as a family and go to Lava Hot Springs. Eric and his work partner bought the RV for all of the trips to Idaho they have been taking. They have used it alot but this was our first trip in it and I didn't really know what to expect. I can tell you that I really don't enjoy camping to much! We had heard from Eric's brother about this really nice camp ground that had full hookups for the RV in Lava Hot Springs. I haven't been their since I was a kid. I remembered it being lots of fun but I soon found out that it had changed alot since I was a kid for the better!! As we were driving to Lava Hot Springs the kids were all excited to finally get on the road. They loved the ride and sitting on top in the bed. I was a nervous wreck. It was really windy and I thought we were going to get blown off the road! Thank goodness we made it there just fine. When we got there it was raining and cold so we turned on a movie and got cozy and settled for the night. The next day we had tons of fun riding bikes and enjoying the Hot Springs. It was still overcast and the perfect day for Hot Springs. They felt so good and the kids loved swimming in them. The rest of the trip we had perfect weather and lots of sunshine. We spent a day at the olympic sized pool, river rafting and enjoying the RV. We even made our first dutch oven dinner. It was delicious!! I am totally convinced that RVing is the way to go! It was so comfortable and the kids loved it. Brinley was so sad that it was time to come home she cried all morning long! It was a awesome weekend and a fun way to spend Father's day. The girls made Eric a cute candy bar poster. He loved It. He is the best Dad ever.

Here are some pictures from our trip

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

School programs/Last day of School

Sadie had her school program and it was really cute. Her music teacher had them sing and do all different kinds of rhythms using their hands and different instruments. She did a great job. Sadie loved the last week of school. Her class earned a WII/pizza party. They got to play mario cart for most of the day! Sadie loved her teacher this year and was a little sad on the last day of school. I think she will miss her. On the last day of school Brinley had her kindergarten/graduation program. They also sang some really cute songs. Brinley loved the song we're going on a Bear Hunt. She got to wear her bear mask and thought that was a lot of fun. Her teacher Mrs Jessee was the best. She was such a great teacher and really cared a lot about her students. She made the cutest movie of all of the pictures she took of the kids throughout the year.
The kids are a little more than excited for summer to be here. The second school got out the plans were already starting. Sadie went off swimming with a friend and Brinley and Hailey had lots of fun with the water under the tramp. Sadie wanted to make a end of school cake. She really wanted to make a smiley face cake! She was really excited when her cousin Melissa called and invited all of the girls down to her house for the weekend for a sleepover. She was excited to take the cake and share it with everyone. They had such a fun time with their cousins, I had a hard time getting them to come home!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day

It's hard to believe that Memorial day has come and gone for another year. It is nice that each Memorial day it's all in one stop. Eric's Mom, Grandma, my Dad's and sister Kelli's graves are all at the Bountiful cemetery. I love that we live so close that we can visit any time we want to but it is especially beautiful during Memorial weekend. I love to go and see all of the flowers on the graves. It really is a beautiful sight. It is one of my kids favorite places to go so they can remember all of the memories we have of Grandpa and it is a chance to talk about their Grandma Seljaas who they never knew. I always think it will be easier each time we go visit but I always seem to shed a few tears. The girls this year each drew a picture of a memory they had with Grandpa. They were so cute and they stuck them in the flowers we put on his grave. I am so mad I totally forgot to take a picture of them. I am grateful to know that families are forever and what peace that brings to me and my family.