Saturday, July 26, 2008

Parade o' Fun

We woke up early today and went to the Frontier days parade. Whitney walked in it pulling a handcart. Riley danced to the bands and waved at all the horses. Brooklyn held her ears for the most part, but did let them out enough to get a sucker in her mouth. There was a lot of horses, this is Wyoming, and a lot of old fashioned cars.

Family Bonding

One of our favorite things to do as a family is wrestle. So Drew's sister, Whitney, who is living with us this summer, took this picture of us. We are so blessed to have each other.

Happy 24th of July

We celebrated the 24th of July at a church stake activity. It was all you could eat scones, watermelon, and homemade rootbeer. (And boy did we eat all we could!) Stephanie had about 6 scones, Riley had at least 5 pieces of watermelon, and Drew kept going back for more drinks. Brooklyn spent the whole time in the volleyball sand pit.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Riley's new tricks

Riley is growing more and more each day. Her new trick is climbing onto the couch and walking across the whole length and back. Needless to say it scares Stephanie half to death. And yet Riley just smiles.

Carnival fun!

We had a great time during Frontier Days in good ole' Cheyenne, Wyoming. We took a school bus ride to the carnival. Drew won two stuffed animals for the girls. Brooklyn rode a fun car ride. And to top it all off Stephanie and Whitney shared a funnel cake. Delicious!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Riley's first birthday!

Riley is one year old! We can't believe it. She has just been the greatest little girl and has really spoiled us as parents. We love her so much! Drew's family was in town for the occasion and it was great to have others around. Steph made some delicious lasagna for lunch and we got to follow that up with some great birthday cake and ice cream. We gave Riley her first bite of cake and first bite of ice cream and she absolutely loved it, of course! She smiled and ate until all of the food was gone. Grandma JJ gave Riley some cool sunglasses and her first backpack. She walked around like she was all grown up.