Monday, June 9, 2008

Getting ready to leave...

Here they are getting ready to go on their fishing trip.
I kept Grace home with me (for 50 different reasons you don't take your 18 month old to a fishing pond) and because the last thing I wanted to see were worms, or dying fish flopping around gasping for air, and especially watching their guts oozzing all over my families clothing, shoes and hands and then watching them eat their afternoon snack without using hand sanitizer! The thought was just too much for me! Buying the worms at the store earlier was tramatic enough! I had to grab a plastic grocery sack to open the cooler with and put the container inside of. Travis didn't understand my concern or my fear of "worm germs").

Going fishing with Papa!

The kids couldn't wait to go fishing this morning with their Daddy. They were talking about it for days. Tristin is wearing Trav's hat and looks ready to go...

Daisy with her first fishing pole! Yes, a Barbie one!

So, I knew if I was going to send my little princess off to go fishing with the boys, I was going to have to buy her a fishing pole. I couldn't buy an ugly black one (that would have been much cheaper), but she was going to be catching her fish with a pink, green and blue Barbie one! She absoultley loved it when she saw it in the package. I couldn't resist, it even came with a little tackle box!

The adored fountain at the temple!

If there's ever a moment you're screaming at your kids at the temple, it would be right here in this spot- right next to the fountain! So much for a spiritual experience, right?

Happy Daisy

She loved the pretty flowers at the temple and wanted to jump in the fountain, of course!

Daisy at the temple

Daisy is so funny, she just plopped down by the flowers and let me take her picture, Sometimes I think she was born to do this!

A day at the temple

We went to the temple last week and walked around outside with the kids. It was a beautiful sunny day and they loved it!

Tristin and his teacher, Mrs. Kaae!

Tristin loved his teacher, Mrs. Kaae this year. He was in her morning Kindergarten class. I was able to volunteer a few times and she was great! I am so thankful for her and for his positive experience in her class.

Graduation Day!

Here's a picture of Tristin at the beginning of their program walking up to the front.

Kindergarten Graduation!

I have no idea where this year went, honestly. But regardless of my shock, he graduated last Tuesday and is now out for Summer vacation. Tristin did really well in school and made lots of friends. Last month when we were inviting friends for his party, he said, " I want to invite Abby, she's so beautiful." So he did learn a few extra things too!

Tristin and his ribs!

What can I say? This little guy loves his ribs (and yes this picture looks exactly like last years picture. He's wearing red shirts in both) Happy 6th Birthday Tristin!

Celebrating Tristin's 6th Birthday @ Goodwood!

The ribs are coming, don't worry!
It's tradition, every year on Tristin's birthday,
we take him out for his favorite ribs at Goodwood!
This day is almost as exciting as his actual party!

Tristin blowing out his candles!

Here he is blowing out all 6 of his candles.

Tristin wacking the pinata (that you can't see)

So much for a shot of the pinata, Trav tied it really high in the tree, but they broke it in a few swings!

Tristin's 6th Birthday party!

Tristin had a Transformer party this year (he's in the back with the mask on). We had a BBQ for the kids, a pinata (that Tristin & I made), cupcakes, games and presents. They had a great time and tristin loved his presents! It's hard to believe he's 6 already. My little man is growing up!