Thursday, July 10, 2008

DisneyWorld Here We Come - June 08

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This was Dane's first trip to Disneyworld or Disneyland for that matter. We took Ryland when he as 5 and Cooper was 2. We were gone for a week and opted to leave Bryson and Colter at my parents for the week, thanks to alot of convincing on Cannon's part. The second I stepped on the airplane and saw other's taking care of their young ones, I was grateful mine were home having fun with Grandma and Grandpa Myers. Thanks Mom and Dad. We spent a week in Florida at Disneyworld, Blizzard Beach and DisneyQuest Adventure, along with enjoying the pool at our hotel. We had a fantastic, fun filled week. A couple of nights we went to be at 2pm and 3pm, then waking up at 11am (we never could have done that with Colter and Bryson around). Notice the picture of Dane asleep on the hotel floor as we are checking into our Hotel at 1:30am. The boys absolutley loved all the rides at Disneyworld. They could not get enough. We shut down the park at midnight and the kids were able to ride their favorites -Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Railroad as many times as their hearts desired. The weather was great with afternoon thunderstorms and actually not to humid. The boys can't wait to go do more rollercoasters.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Start of Summer- Fun at Simonton's Cabin


Ok- so I finally figured out how to do a collage of pictures and it has motivated to me try and catch up on my blogging. I just had so many pictures I wanted to include that this is the best way. We spent the first part of June up at the Simonton's cabin in Forest Lakes. The weather was so nice and cool, we were able to do a fire in their outside fireplace everynight and so smores, Yum! It was us, Simonton's and Hilderbrands. Between all of us we have 11 boys and 3 girls. The kids were in heaven getting dirty and being able to be together 24 hours a day. They all go along great which made it nice for us adults to be able to chat, play games and eat. Aren't vacations all about eating? The kids went fishing a couple of days and everyone caught a lot. Cooper & Brooklyn were the big winners. They each caught a large trout, and before that we thought the pong only had blue gills. We went on Ranger rides, picnics, hikes (ok walks), played lots of basketball and pounce (card game Simonton's taught us). It was a perfect start to the summer. Thanks Simonton's - we are so lucky to have such great neighbors we call our great friends!!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Colter - 7 months


Since I was leaving Colter for a week, I decided I needed a few pictures of him to look at while I was gone. His dad was getting him to laugh. He is such a cute, good kid. I just can't get enough of him.
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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

The Scout Bear (aka Dallas Thompson) with Colter

The Float Drivers
Bryson & Kenady

What would you think about a parade in 112 degree weather? I know it sounds crazy, but it actually is tons of fun. My neighbor told me about this after we moved in last year, that we had to be in town for the 4th of July. Our neighborhood Seville does a parade and that it is so fun. I can tell you that after doing it last year and again this year, it is a blast. Of course we do a water float with a few neighbors, so we stay cool and we are kind enought to cool off all the spectators and other floats too. We all love it. We decorate the float the night before and then the kids get painted up in the morning. After getting soaked at the parade, we swim and eat at the Simontons for more fun. This is proof that 4th of July in Gilbert, Arizona is great. Look at these cute kids!!!