Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Brave Little...Mother

Well, I made my first trip back to southeast Idaho - without Ty. I had planned on making the visit to spend some time with family and thought it would be a perfect time since Ty would be away to Scout Camp for a couple days. I was nervous about the car rides but the kids did pretty well actually. Vanna had a rough time on the way home for a while but, all in all, I don't think I could have expected any better. Although, it will be much nicer when Ty is with me again to make our trip back down there in another couple weeks.

While at my mom's we met up with my sister and her kids to go swimming at the big Lava Hot Springs Swimming Complex. Cash was kind of chicken and wanted to stay up on the steps of the pool most of the time. I finally coaxed him out into the pool area if he was in an intertube or riding "piggy-back". Vanna loved it - couldn't get enough. My mom and I did a little shopping at a couple of our favorite craft/home decor stores in Pocatello and we couldn't pass up the mall or Don Aslett's Cleaning Center either. Cash, of course, got to ride the four wheelers several times with his "gampa" too. I also lucked out and was able to make it to my soon-to-be sister-in-law's bridal shower. We are so excited for her and Josh - they get married Aug. 15th!

It was a busy little trip - apparently so busy I didn't have time for pictures unfortunately - but so fun! I can't wait to see my family again in August!
And so my mom can see what new little craft (besides scrapbooking) I've been working on...
I've made some of those large flower clips to go in these adorable crochet beanies. Since they're on clips you can change them out easily. I think they're adorable on our little darling! At first Vanna didn't know what to think of them - but she soon realized that they were "pretties" and began showing her true love for the dramatic.

And...other random 4th of July photos. We put the kids in their p.j.s so we could leave to see Weiser's fireworks as soon as we finished our own little stash. Cash insisted on dressing himself in Christmas socks and sandles to go with his p.j.s. Funny kid.


The Nelsons said...

Those bows are so cute. She is such a girl isn't she! I admire how brave you are to ride that far with your kids. Next time you come you should give us a call and we can meet up.

Marcy M Miller said...

Sounds like fun when you went home. I've never been to the swimming pool at Lava, sounds like fun. Your flowers turned out cute- I'm amazed she keeps the beanies on, my girls do not like hats.

Zoey said...

Where are you living now? I was thinking that you were still in Pocatello. Funny me!

Cami Jo said...

She looks adorable in that hat and bows! You are so talented. If you ever get a minute when you are here next, give us a call. I'm not sure when you were planning to come down next, but if you are around the 26th of July, that's when we are blessing Madison, and we'd love to see ya! (So would the ward!) I understand thouh, how busy it gets when you come home to visit family. Believe me! So, if you don't make it, don't worry. We'll meet up sometime!