You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. some may be significant only to you. some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience. - President Hinckley

Monday, June 28, 2010

Camping/ Fathers and Sons

I went with my parents last week and took my kids and 2 of my neices camping in their 5th wheel. It was a lot of work for a short stay - we are going to try to go again just so we can stay longer. I went up the day before our fathers and sons outing and spent the night- travis had to work so he came up the next evening and did the whole father/son camp. The kids had a's really a lot of work to take them anywhere, but it's worth it and it reminds me that there was a time in my life fighting over who had the best walking stick was the most important thing to me. There was a lot of fighting over sticks. Sleeping was a beast at 4 in the morning all 4 of my kids were up having conversations (lucid conversations) but we survived. Hunter was the "master" fire starter - he loves to build the teepee and start it. Tyler just walked around giving thumbs up and big smiles, and Gwendalin loved having Jocilyn and McKenna there to hang out with. As long as Dallin was dirty and falling down a lot - he was content. Such good memories - I wish Travis could've come.

Lazy lazy days....

I sometimes dread the days of summer- I don't know what to do to entertain the kiddies....but I love having no schedule and the occasional sleep in day... My kids love to sleep in the same room togehter - it's like a "sleepover" and since I don't let my kids do real sleep overs it's a good substitute. Dallin liked to join in as well - he climbed out of his crib to join the crowd and crashed. Since these were taken - he now has a "crib tent" and is stuck in his crib until I decide to get him out. It's good really, because he likes to get into everything. Last night they all slept in the same room and Hunter let Gwendalin sleep in his bed - that left him with no where to sleep. I went in to check them and you can see that he found a nice cozy spot right a top his chest of drawers. I laughed so hard - took a few pictures and put him in Gwendalin's bed. Such a cute boy! Anyway, we got a small swimming pool and the kids filled it up and put it beneath the slide for an afternoon of sheer pleasure. It's nice to have them home! A good break from ask me in a few months how I feel about it and I might be singing a different song. :)