Yesterday we had Carter's 6 mo checkup. Everything was great, minus the shots, of course. But I just can't believe how time has flown by. He already has two bottom teeth., he got those when he was 5 mo. He's all over the place into everything already, and will grab anything in your hands. He is such a handsome little guy and I just LOVEhim to pieces!!!
For Memorial Day weekend we went camping. It was the day after we got home from our vacation so we were all tired. But we LOVE to camp so we were all excited to get up in the mountains for some fishing, smores, and relaxation! Ben, Kel and Logan went fishing so we broke out the marshmallows for some smores!
We all had fun fishing at the lake..........
minus the random rain showers!!
Camping is our FAVORITE thing to do in the Summer!
*******Now I need a vacation from all my vacations!!!!!!!!!!!!
After our trip to Canada we went to Conner to see my Dad. My Dad and Carter. He hadn't seen him yet so it was kind of special.
The next day we drove up to Painted Rocks Reservoir and stopped for a picnic.
Logan spotted this fox.
He just sat there for a while and acted like we weren't even there. It was really cool the kids just loved it. I had never seen a fox that close before. He was so calm it almost seemed like you could pet him!
It was a short but sweet stay at my Dad's. But it was definetly worth it to see him. We all miss him SO much!
For our family vacation we went to Canada. Ben's cousin was getting married so it was a good excuse to get away. The hotels in Alberta have water slides in them it's pretty cool. I wish the states would catch on. This the hotel in Lethbridge.
Carter's first pool experience!
Hotel in Brooks had a slide too. We all had so much fun in the pool!
Then we went over to Waterton park. It was really beautiful but a cold day!
The deer and mountain sheep would walk around in town, it was really neat. The kids liked to be so close to the animals.
Uncle Chris and Aunt Lani rented this cool bike for everyone.
I think this was Carlston Lake near Waterton. It was still completely ice, but it was actually warmer than town! The backside of this lake is the US too.
This was up Red Rock canyon. This little stream was so pretty. Ben said when they've been up there before you can slide down the rocks into the water. (of course it was probably ALOT warmer)
On the way back we saw a black bear and her baby (the cub is behind the tree hiding)
Our view out our hotel window. Rain, rain go AWAY!
Canada was alot of fun! We all got to see were Ben's Dad grew up and go to school. It was really neat and I know that it meant alot, because we don't know when we'll be able to go there again.
I had to put in this picture of Carter trying to sit up like a big boy!
Logan had an orchestra concert last week. This picture at the top is of ALL of the 6th graders. I couldn't really get a good upclose shot of him because it was so crowded and I had Carter helping me with the camera. It was great they had all of the students from all around come for a big event. He's been playing the violin his 6th grade year and has done really well. Next year he says he wants to try guitar. He's so smart so I know he'll catch on quickly! Good job bud I'm proud of you!!
I can't believe my baby girl is 4! She already acts so grown up. She got a very special princess cake this year. I usually make all of their cakes but this year I've felt pretty overwhelmed, so I let Kent's make it! It turned out great and I wasn't stressed about making a cake all day, it was wonderful!! Special thank yous to everyone who came and for all of the great presents. She got spoiled as usual!
She got a bike this year from Mom and Dad, Logan went out last night and helped her learn.
She always wants her Aunt Mikka to help her with her open presents! Which is great because then I can actually watch her! I took pictures and Ben video taped it was great!
I hope you had a happy birthday sweetheart! I love you so much and you bring some much needed girliness into this house! I thank God everyday that he gave me you!!
We're Ben and Trisha we were married June 16, 2004. We have 5 wonderful children, Logan, Brylee, Boston, Carter and Brendan. Ben works for his Dad as a Plumber and I get the joy of being a stay-at-home Mom. So welcome to our blog, I hope you enjoy a little peak into our crazy life!
"If you are still in the process of raising children...be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show upon almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys, scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon & that you will-to your surprise-miss them profoundly." -President Thomas S. Monson
riding his dirtbike
playing with friends
p.b. and jelly sandwiches
riding his bike
playing baseball with Dad
to be home
late night movies
sucking his thumb his blanket eating sleeping his crib rolling over his family smiling talking