Saturday, August 22, 2009

Family Trip 2009

The past couple of years my in-laws have planned a wonderful get-together for us all to spend some time together as a family. Not everyone could make it and those who didn't were missed, but we still managed to have a wonderful time! This year we went camping up Mapleton Canyon. My kids love camping and it is always nice to get outside and spend some time with great company. The kids were able to ride their scooters, ripstick's and Uncle Jeff's mountain board (which is not as easy as it looks) for fun. Grandpa and Grandma are so good to plan hikes and scavenger hunts to keep the kids entertained. We went on walks with the babies in their strollers and just REALAXED! A few of the older kids and adults all played a game of capture the flag. While I was unable to play with a baby to take care of, it was funny to watch and see how serious the adults were taking the game as opposed to the kids! Rick and his brother's are very competitive so it always makes for some good entertainment. This was Jordan's first camping trip and he did pleasantly well! He loved being outside so much and watching all of the kids run around. He was mesmorized by the fire (scary I know) and loved playing in the playpen that Jeff and Kim had brought up with them. He slept in his pack-n-play for a couple of hours at the most and then ended up in bed with Mom & Dad the rest of the night. He slept but we didn't...oh well; as long as he was warm! Taylor and Bennett were both so brave and stayed in their own tent right next to ours; I was so proud of them for making it all night! As a side note: the tent was directly across from ours; if you unzipped our tent you walked right into theirs...I didn't want anyone to think I was leaving our children alone in the forest to fend for themselves!

The Campsite (the 2 tents almost kissing in the background were our tents - see how close we were!!)

Jordan taking a snooze in the tent

Dinner Time

Jeff & Kassandra

Miss Roo


My Hubby and Me

Mommy & the blurry baby

Tay & Dad

Playin' Skip Bo

Rick working his magic

Jordan in his cage - he loved it!

Frisbee & Walks - aren't my in-laws the cutest?

Gramma J & Baby J
I am so greatful that my kids have the opportunity to have family and amazing grandparents so close that are so involved in their lives. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into planning our family activities. We love you!

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