Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Keyton&Lola Show

August 7, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fishing with Tom

Here we are on some fork of some river on the way to visit some friends at their cabin which is also located somewhere.

August 6, 2011

Floating the Boise River

Floating the river after work on a hot day.

Rock candy from Gma Becky occupied the kids on the 3 hour float.

Keyton took a swim with Auntie Em, probably because he didn't believe her when she said it was cold. It was a short swim.

K's uncharacteristic bravery continued as he "rode the bull" on the front of the raft through a few rapids. Although bravery doesn't necessarily equate skill and he was eventually thrown from the raft. Luckily Auntie Em was there to rescue him in a hurry. As for the rest of the crew: Nick navigated us into trees and rocks, I obsessed about staying dry, and Lola stayed clutched in my lap asking to go home.

August 3, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Camping at Last Chance

Looking fine camping with the family.

And comfortable.

Mallows for breakfast? Why not?!

At house rock. . .or dog house rock. . .or garage rock. . . or something like that.


Terry devised a clever scavenger hunt leaving Becky to come up with impromptu prizes.

Hiking to the hot springs.

We had the coolest hot spring ever all to ourselves. It was so warm and so nice!!!!

While not featured, Tom and Becky came on this trip too. Other camping highlights included a trail run to Goose Falls (and I didn't get eaten by a bear!), fishing with Tom, foil dinners and lots of other yummy food, Grandma laying down the law to get Lola to nap, and letters on the trail left by the mystery dog. Lowlights included Lola at 11pm, 12am, 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am, 5am. . . .

July 29, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Escaping the heat

On a hot Saturday we decided the options were to get wet or head up where the elevation would protect us from the heat--we chose up to Shaffer Butte, endearingly referred to Nick as Shave Your Butt. Nice Nick.

K. finds a gun, big surprise.

1/4 mile hike will really take it out of you!

K. artfully demonstrates how to eat around the cherry pit.

Lola plays in the dirt while taking care of buisness.

July 23, 2011

Cheetah performance

Keyton's class, the Cheetahs, at summer-camp school put on this show.

Lola debuted big girl underwear for the event and used the church restroom no less than three times before the performance.

And a video only a grandma would watch to the end:

July 15, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011


Look what I found in the flowerbed today.

A few days later the brown eggs have gotten almost as big as the store bought white ones.

But only because it was a two yolker.

**Egg update: now at the end of August all three chickens are laying eggs (2 lay brown and one lays blue) and we get about a dozen or so a week. Cool!
July 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

finger paint

July 15, 2011

4th 'o July

The best part of the day was driving back from Utah with ridiculously-fabulously-surprisingly-well-behaved kids! It was epic. But the fire works were cool too.

July 4, 2011