During the summer we like to go up to Bridal Veil Falls alot. This time Pat took the kids on the little hike up to the top of the lower falls. It's hard to see them, but they are in the focused part of the picture.
Pat & Mara enjoying the water.
Even though it's cold, Mara LOVES coming to the waterfall.
On our drive back we decided to go up to Squaw Peak. We had never been there before and didn't realize how much you zig zag up the mountain. Once we found a place for a good lookout we took pics and went home. We didn't even make it to the top, but it was still pretty :)
Xander was nervous about getting out of the car. He didn't want to fall off the mountain. We kept telling him that he'd be fine, but he still wouldn't budge. Only after I promised him that we could listen to Phineas & Ferb on the ride home, he got out of the car to enjoy the view.
Jaina discovered how to play peek a boo through her legs :)
I'm so thankful for my iPod and that I can catch these cute moments without having to search the house for the camera.
Every time we would get on the freeway going South, Mara would see Trafalga and beg to go there! So we finally picked a day to go and it was really windy and even started to rain a bit. Also, it smelled horrible outside because of all the freeway construction going on. But we still had a fun time.
Mara insisted on doing the side with the castle :)
A week after the 4th, we went to Lana & JR's to set off some left over fireworks. The kids had a great time with the sparklers. But the mosquito's were horrible that night. Even with bug spray we were all bit a bunch. I think Xander got the most with over 15. Luckily Jaina didn't get any!
Mara & Xander (making the little circles) & Pat (behind them making the big circles)
I told Mara to write her name and was able to get a pic of her M.
Xander going crazy :)
Mara loves to play dress ups and needed to be Tinker Bell. Now that Jaina is bigger, she fit into the baby Tinker Bell that Karri got last year. Jaina didn't really like the dress, but they were sure cute together.
At our Hillam Family Ice Cream Party at Bonneville Park.
This is Jaina & Kairi (my cousin Lindsay's daughter)
They are about 3 weeks apart in age.
Another trip to the Falls, this time with Morri's clan :)
Addi, Mara, Xander, Carter & Alex.
These girls just love each other.
Liza & Morri
For Karri's birthday she wanted to go to a REAL Salt Lake soccer game. Lisa had a friend get us all some cheap tickets and we went! Pat's parents we awesome and watched Jaina for us that night, so we could enjoy the evening.
Karri and the Girls
Conli, Mara & Sawyer.
It was a great game and we ended up winning 4 - 0!!!!
Afterwards, because it was the weekend of Pioneer Day, they did fireworks after the game.
They let everyone onto the field to watch them!!
They were the best fireworks! They played a ton of music and they went on for at least 15-20 minutes!
Mara had a birthday Party for her Bear :)
Jaina discovered how to climb on the kids chair :)
What a cutie!
We went to the cabin the last weekend of July with our friends The Schauers.
It was a really quick stay and I took about 5 pictures and not even a group one :( But we had a great time!
They brought up their 4-Wheelers and drove around a bunch.
Here's Pat & Mara.
Jared & Savannah
Xan took his helmet off before I could get a picture.
Thanks again for coming with us!
Jaina loved the banana chairs at the cabin too.
Grandma Ethel stayed in Utah for the whole month of July. It's always so fun to have her around. We made sure to get a family picture with her before she headed home.
She's such an amazing Great Grandma!