Friday, July 17, 2009

Bridger's Favorite Pastimes

It is so funny to me how different siblings can have such different personalities. Bridger and Ryker are definitely little buddies, but they are so different at the same time. Ryker has always had the biggest imagination, he is also very organized and he likes things done his way. Bridger on the other hand....well, I will just say that he is very much a free spirited little guy (and I love that about him) but he really enjoys spending most of his day getting under Ryker's skin....

This is him taking the pictures off the fridge of letters that Ryker has so carefully drawn and placed in a specific order. Ryker tries so hard to put them out of Bridger's reach, but Bridger always finds a way.
It is so much fun to crumple up papers!
Clapping the papers together...

Knocking over Ryker's block tower....
Ryker loves to line up his cars in order. He has never been one to crash cars together. He likes them organized. Bridger just thrives on unorganizing and crashing his line of cars.
I can't help but smile when I see these two play together, Bridger just loves being a part of it all. All in a days work I guess:)

I also wanted to post a couple of pictures of Bracken (my youngest brother) on his mission in Equador. Next month he will have been out for a year. I love seeing pictures of Bracken with the people in Equador, he kind of sticks out like a sore thumb. Here he is with his companion and a family they were teaching......Bracken looks like a giant!
My boys miss their uncle Bracken, but it has been such a great teching opportunity for them. He is such a great missionary!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 4th weekend, and temple open house:

We had such a fun weekend this past week. We went to Idaho for the 4th, and had a blast. We were sad it went by so fast, and wish we could have stayed longer! Our kids got to play with cousins running through sprinklers and just playing. We had a hot dog roast, watched amazing fireworks from my sister's front yard, stayed up late playing card games, etc....

Looks like there is room for one more in the pool, too funny!

Ryker drawing with cousin Skye

The 4th of July with grandma and grandpa ( they look so AMAZING!) I love the red white and blue outfits.

We also tried to celebrate Canada day on the 1st (Shawn's home and native land:) I made Canada flag cookies, but don't look to closely, I was in such a hurry to get them to the seminary before Shawn came home (it's the thought that counts anyways....right?) We also had spaghetti for dinner, the only red and white meal I could think of.

This week we were also able to go to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house. It was so beautiful. Ryker absolutely loved it. When we walked out the doors the first thing Ryker said was, "Can we go in again" it was so cute! We are so blessed to be surrounded by temples, literally.