Saturday, May 9, 2015

Trip to Idaho and Utah

We made a long road trip out to Idaho and Utah, with stops at Spokane on the way out and back.  We stayed with Isaac and Kim for several days at their home in Provo, Utah.

 Isaac and Kim and Joslyn.  We went for Isaac's graduation and had plenty of time to visit.

 First we dropped off Caleb at BYU-I.  He's studying Mechanical Engineering.  He was probably glad to get back to school after being off on break and stuck at home with us for over three months.  We've enjoyed having him though, he was a big help with the yard and at the triplex.  He's doing good at school

 We also picked up Amery in Spokane and dropped her off for school.  She's studying nursing at BYU-I and is also doing really well in school.  It was nice to spend some time with her on the drive.

 It was fun to play with Joslyn and get to know our youngest grandchild.  She was a little shy around us but liked to play.  She can sit really well and can stand up holding on to things but cannot walk or talk yet.

 Joselyn is very cheerful.  I think she got used to having us around.

 Kim and Isaac take good care of Joslyn.  She is a lucky little girl.

 We met up with Mary-Anne and Jacob and Hannah for a hike on morning to a waterfall.  It was cold but still nice to get out and hike.

 Little Hannah is so cute.  She stayed in the stroller most of the time and shivered she was so cold.  But she got out some.

 Jacob didn't mind the cold at all.  He was running 100 miles per hour all over the place.  He made guns out of sticks and gave us guns too and wanted us to play with him in his imaginary games fighting bad guys all during the hike.  He interacts very well with adults and wants to involve them in his play.

 Kim and Joslyn and Isaac.

 Isaac and Jacob.

 On a different day Mary-Anne invited us over for dinner.  Nathanael was out of town on some training to be in the Army reserve.  Jacob was running all over the place every minute again.  I've never seen anyone with so much energy.  He loves to play with people and never stops.  He's so much fun.

 Hannah was having a great time too.  She likes to watch Jacob and laugh at the things he does.  Then sometimes she tries to imitate.

 Jacob was playing with swords and also throwing paper airplanes all over the house.  I don't see how Mary-Anne ever gets any rest.

 A different day we went to the tulip festival at Thanksgiving Point.  It was funny when we came to this one spot Jacob immediately ran and sat down for pictures, like it was expected there.

 Here's all three grandkids: Hannah, Joslyn, and Jacob.  Hannah was giving me lots of attention.  She kept wanting me to hold her hand while we walked around and also wanted me to carry her sometimes.  Maybe I remind her somewhat of Nathanael.

 Joslyn was having fun.  She is so cute.  She's fun to watch and you can get smiles from her sometimes.

Me with the grandkids.  It was a great visit for us and we are so lucky to have such wonderful grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cinco de Mayo at Talitha

Talitha and David invited us over for a backyard Cinco de Mayo get together.  David cooked tacos and we had lots of good food to eat.

 It was a lot of fun and great to all get together.  Malachi and Doranda came over with their families too.

The weather was great and  I played bocce ball with the kids.

 There was also a game of yard yahtzee.

 They also had a pinata and each of the kids go to go, from youngest to oldest.  Spencer was first.

 Leon was next.

 Then it was Scarlett's turn.

 Penelope was next.

 Then Mallory.

 Tucker had to use a thinner bat.

 Andrew was last.

 Finally all the candy got spilled out on the ground and it was a free for all.

 Talitha made a dessert pizza that was the best I've ever tasted.

 They had a little cake for Scarlett.

Happy birthday Scarlett.  She's going to be 4 years old.  She is such a special little girl.  We all love her so much.  What I like about Scarlett is that is so friendly and always gives me a smile when she comes over to my house.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Ride

My Taurus was having too many transmission problems so I traded it in for a cycle.  I'm just going to keep it for the summer until August.  Can't wait until Jacquelyn gets home from Arizona so I can show it too her.