Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The best way to end a month

Well, we ended July with a bang.  On the 24th, our stake had a breakfast and games to play for the kiddos.  That was fun and unfortunately I forgot my camera so sorry no pictures of that.

Then the next weekend, we were invited to go camping with our friends, The Reece's.  We all had so much fun and the weather was SO nice.  We never were cold and the high's were in the 70's.  We went to Pine Valley, just north of St. George. There was something for everyone.  Clint and the boys went up first and set up camp. (That was nice for me.)  Then the girls and I went up the next morning, when we got there we went fishing.  Dallin caught a fish, Elsa and Abby caught one too, with Dad's help.  They were so happy about it except when it was time to take a picture with the fish, Elsa did not want to even stand next to it let alone touch it.  But she loved to fish.  Calvin tried his best to catch one, but they always got away from him.  Maybe next time.  He loved it too, although it was a bit discouraging.  (Hopefully not enough to never try again.)
While we were fishing, the kids were playing and I thought I might go round them up.  On my way to go get them I saw The Reece's son flagging me down.  He was so close to two deer.  It was awesome!  Then I went to get the kids and told them there were deer, and to be very quiet.  I should've known that was impossible for a bunch of kids to be that quiet.  As soon as they were in hearing range of the deer, the deer were outta there.  Atleast they got to see them.  We then went back to the camp, ate dinner, roasted marshmallows for smores, talked a little and went to bed.  The next day, we went to a different lake and played.  Some of us rode in the canoe, fished, and swam.  Abby didn't have her suit on, but that didn't stop her from getting a little swim time in.  All the kids LOVED the canoe, and Dallin and Calvin took it out themselves to purposely flip it over.  We warned them that it wasn't all fun and games, but do you think they listened to us?  They ended up needing some extra help getting it back to the shore.  They had fun though!  Crazy kids!  It was pretty hot out there, I found myself putting my feet in the water to cool off.  Then the Schwann's man  drove by and Bro. Reece ran out and flagged him down.  I don't think I ever saw a man run so fast.  They bought a bunch of ice cream bars, cones, and sandwich's and we all had a nice refreshment.  Then we went back to camp, ate lunch, then went to a pool a few miles down the road.  It was fun!  We then went back to camp, helped the kids make bracelets and necklaces with beads while dinner was being cooked, ate dinner, talked, ate cobbler, then came home.  I think we wore the kids out because it was sure quiet on the way home.  We had fun and can't wait to go camping again. 
Abby was so excited that there were actual cherries.  She put them on her fry bread.
This was Abby and her new friend, Haley.  They were getting out of the rain.


OurLittleFamily said...

How fun! That looks way cool. You will have to remember Pine Valley in the winter...a good place to go tubing/sledding. Looks nice during the summer there...haven't been in the summer. Looks like the kiddos, Clint & you had a great time.

Does Clint's shirt say "Flippin Sweet"? if so, that is cool. Where did he get it?

We miss you all. Glad you had a fun time!

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Hahaha, Elsa's face is classic! I loved the collage. I wish we could have just beamed us over fun!

Olivia Cobian said...

What a lovely time! Abby's fish is really big. Good work!

Ruth said...

I thought that might not be Vegas because of Abby covering from the rain. Nice fish!