Wednesday, June 25, 2008

family ties

This weekend consisted of fun filled days with the family. We had a cookout/pool party at my sister Jennifer's house. I did not do a very good job of taking consistent pictures of everyone, but here are a few of my random favorites:

We like to have fun. I never said that we are actually normal. Ha! Aunt Suzi on the trampoline.

This is Preston (9) zipping through the wooded dirt bike trails in his backyard. Preston has been riding a dirtbike since he was THREE years old. Three. I am so impressed. Many Many kids have not even thought of riding a non-motorized bike at that point. It is impressive and at three looked hilarious. Uncle 80's Mark has also ridden his whole life so apparently it is in their genes.

Cutie Roman (3) having a blast in the pool.

The previous was Preston by land. Now we have Preston by sea or air which ever way you would like to look at it.
Little does Conner (4) know, he is about to partake in some milk that came from a source other than a cow. It is goats milk. I also knowingly tasted it for the first time this weekend. It was actually really good, but due to the mental factor decided that a sip was just enough for me.

We three girls sang P&W songs with Jennifer as the accompaniment.

The next day we headed to Granny's farm over in the valley.

Mimi and her grandchildren: Peyton Carli (7), Preston (9), Ada (4mths) and Roman (3)

Other random photos from our farming adventures:

I love my family so much it hurts. Ada is so blessed to have so many wonderful cousins to look up to. I am very thankful for our weekend together.

P.S. Is anyone else REALLY bad at popping popcorn? It NEVER fails. I always burn one bag before getting one right. This has been going on for years. Hopefully Ada will not inherit my popcorn popping skills. (Random, I know. I just popped two bags. Multiple because, of course, I burnt the first)


Brad & Shana said...

Ok-so I don't know how I missed this post.....especially with my new little blog list element (which is a monumental time saver--unless of course, it doesn't do right).

Anyway, I enjoyed your pics and post of family. I think I've mentioned, I'm a big fan of the fam too. There's nothing better!!

I must say, I'm impressed with Preston. Bryce got a real 4-wheeler (a smaller one) for Christmas this past year, and at first he was cautious, but now he tears the field at my parents' house up! So fun to watch (and a tad nerve wracking of course).

Again, fun post. Like me, Your blessed with a great close-knot family.

Tammy said...

Awesome families are such a blessing!! Loved all your pics! I have finally learned how to do popcorn. I actually do it in a pot on the stove. It's better for you and something about popping it yourself makes it taste better I think. Plus the girls think it is really cool. If you want my recipe, let me know.

Amy said...

Great pictures! My favorite is the one of Suzie. So cute! It is easy to take for granted family time... I am so glad we have ours here in town!

Jessica said...

Really great pictures! Looks like you guys had fun, as always!