Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Camping with Cousins

Headed up to Prescott and drove around a bit looking for a place to camp. It was about 2 hours, I am ashamed to say but it was just Alli and I and a bunch of anxious kids. The husbands were thankfully bringing up the rear later in the evening. So there was less stress. Just Alli and I bouncing around in the wilderness (oh and the kids) looking for just the right spot, (for one night). Finally landed somewhere near the Potato Patch.
It was a little warmer than I like to camp, But that means, warm nights. So that's good. Tyler got some new guns and had an itchy trigger finger for his birthday. We already had 2 bbguns, now we have 2 other ones. A 22 rifle and another 22 that can convert into a 12 gage shot gun. I know this well because I was sent to Walmart to buy the bullets.
Everybody got a turn on the bbguns. The older boys got to man the 22's.

If you look close you can see the cartridge flying in front of Oscar's face.

Uncle Ryan, the crack shot.

All the boys love climbing the trees.

Portrait of a happy young man. Not a boy anymore.
Wyatt had many offerings for the fire.

This last picture was cool. I set up the camera and then as it was taking the slow shutter image, Tyler and all the kids walked right past the camera carrying a flash light. This is the result. Pretty cool.

Emmett's 2nd birthday

I have neglected my blog sadly. These pictures have been foundering on photobucket for months. But it is finally here. The pictures from Mitter's birthday. I got inspired by my cousins kid's cake. Amory was born 1 day before Emmett. They are on the East Coast and I saw the cake before I went to bed the day before and made my brain to the mental acrobatics that it takes to figure out how to make it. Ok maybe it is easy for you to see, but it took me a while. The boys were very enthusiastic about the cake.
Emmett watched it bake. He was so cute, he could sense the excitement.
There they are. I did them in loaf pans, so I could just cut slices from the bottom up.
It looks good, It tasted ok but not super good. Not adult eating cake good. Just used a mix.
Litte Mitters got some toys and was very happy from the attention. Love these pictures of him and his daddy. He is a lucky kid. And that is a lucky dad too.

Our little caboose is a delight in our house. We are so grateful to have him in our family