Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Spring Break 2015

We headed to Montana for Spring Break. We were able to see quite a bit of family while there (but sadly not Grandma and Grandpa Jones because they were on a trip to the Holy Land).

We even saw Great Grandma Walker and Aunt Sandy who were in town and stopped in to say hi.

We made a stop at Scheels to see the fun displays and so Grandma and Grandpa Bassett could show the kids the ferris wheel.

Then we went to The Reef to go swimming. The kids had so much fun swimming with their cousins. The big girls loved the slides.

The younger kids seemed drawn to the wave pool. Hannah was content to hang out at the edge of the pool.

Ava loved when she finally got an inner tube.

Sadly this is the only picture we got of Chase. It was hard to get pictures when we were all having so much fun.

Grandma Bassett and Aunt Kristie watching.

Caden and Allan going down the slide.

Time for a little nap.

Silly girl Hannah.

Hailey, Ava, Chase and Caden hanging out at Grandma and Grandpa Bassett's house.

On the way home we stopped at the Wilde's house to see them and hang out for a couple of days. Building a dirt castle. The kids had so much fun and begged us to let them stay another day.

Putting on a talent show. Here is Ava and Hannah showing us their dance moves.

The audience.

Chase putting on a skit with Olaf.

Hannah showing everyone how to use the phone.

A picture Jordan drew.

We made a stop at the fish hatchery.

The kids standing on top a big pile of plowed snow.

After the fish hatchery we went on a little hike.

Our family.

The Wilde family.

Picture of the kids.

We got to celebrate Ken's birthday while we were there.

We took the Wilde's on their first geocaching experience. We found some great treasures near their home.

The kids enjoying the outdoors...

...and the trampoline.

We had great Spring Break with our family and friends.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

First Ski Trip

Since Ken seems to have all the fun, I got to take Kailyn, Jordan, Caden and Chase on their first ski trip. It was so much fun! It was the last ski weekend of the season and the kids were really sad we wouldn't be able to go again until next year. I put all of them in ski lessons for the day. It was great because it was basically private lessons. Kailyn, Jordan, and Caden were together and Chase was the only one in his class.

Here are pictures of Kailyn, Jordan and Caden.

Here is one of Chase.

As part of the the ski package (lessons, ski rentals, etc) the kids got a free lunch. Jordan was amazed by the enormous cookie.

I just happened to be there when the kids were getting off of the ski lift for the first time. It was so funny. Kailyn got off and held onto the ski lift, fell down and then just sat there. Apparantly, their instructor was not clear about making sure to get out of the way.

Yep, here she is just laying there begging to be run skied over.

Caden trying to swerve to get around Kailyn who is laying there.

Right when I got home Ken had to leave for a meeting. My friend Megan and I (She has three kids that are really good friends with 3 of mine) stuffed some eggs and hid them for the kids in the park near our house. Then when it was dark enough we let the kids go out and go Easter egg hunting with their flash lights. The kids had tons of fun. Such a fun idea Megan. (and I forgot to take any pictures)

Earlier in the day while we were gone, Ken took Ava and Hannah to the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

Ken also took them to a free event at a local nursery. As you can see Hannah loved the Easter Bunny.

This bunny was much better.

They also got to ride the penny horse at the grocery store.