Monday, July 5, 2010

Lots of Happenings

The past couple of weeks have been so much fun. We have really taken advantage of the fabulous summer weather. A couple of weeks ago I went to my FIRST rodeo. Pretty sad huh? I am from Wyoming and I have never been before! Brian, Averie and I met up with my brother Andy, Amylyn, and our friends Kent, Kim, and Cletus. It was a blast. We all picked different riders for each event to keep it interesting. Sadly, I was not the best at picking the winners. I don't think any of my choices actually won. My favorite part of the rodeo was when they put dollar bills on the calves and let the kids come out in the arena and chase them. It was so funny to watch. My least favorite part was when one of the bull riders got stuck when the bull was bucking. It was so scary. He seemed to be ok, but man I bet he was hurting really bad afterward.

Going to the Pool
My sister, her three kids, and my mom came up the other day to play in the pool. Averie really likes the water as long as the wind isn't blowing and the sun isn't shining on her. I think she will enjoy it more next summer, but it was nice to get some sun finally. Don't you love our matching toes? So darling. Still haven't been able to paint her fingernails. She never opens her fists long enough to do it. Stadium of Fire
This year we were so lucky and we got to go to the Stadium of Fire. I bought the tickets back in March so we have been looking forward to it for months. I was so nervous to take Averie, but she did great. My mom was such a sweet heart and held her the entire night. Averie just slept the entire show. Some of the fireworks woke her up, but she would just go back to sleep. Carrie Underwood did awesome. It was so fun to see her perform.
You know I had to get Averie a darling outfit for the event. Here is Averie sportin my first attempt at a patriotic bow. She thought it was too big.
I agreed and I tried again. Just right!
My Birthday!
My birthday this year was so fun. My parents were nice enough to watch Averie and Sergeant so that Brian and I could enjoy some trail riding on the quads. We went up American Fork Canyon and it was absolutely perfect. The weather was nice and the views were amazing. I just love riding up in the mountains. I can't wait until next year so that Averie can come with us. After the long day of riding, we went to my parents house for dinner. My mom made us the most yummy dinner. She is such a sweet heart. After eating dinner, my brothers and I decided to dig out the old family videos. Poor Amylyn and Brian, we made them watch 2 hours of family videos. I loved it though. It was so fun to see ourselves as kids. Even though I am a year older, I have to say it was a great day.
Silver Lake
Brian and I loved Silver Lake so much when we were riding the quads on my birthday, that we decided to go back and take Sergeant and Averie. Averie was so cute. She would kick her feet in the wather and curl her toes in the sand. She loved being in the out doors. Sergeant on the other hand, was quite the stinker. He HATES to swim. I don't get it. He has always been this way, but we were hoping that maybe just maybe he would swim in the lake. He would only go in the water until it hit his chest. After that he would have nothing to do with the water.
Well as you can tell it has been a busy few days! I just love these summer activities. It is nice to be able to spend so much time with family. I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday!


Ela and Daniel Asisi said...

Oh my goodness, what fun you guys are having! I love the pictures of your toes and the matching nail polish! So cute and Happy Birthday!!!

Brynn said...

I'm lovin the blog! nice job!
yea, the matching nails are pretty stinkin cute :)
glad you had a happy birthday!!

BoyackTidbits said...

Isn't family life fantastic! So many fun things to do and experience. Glad little miss is enjoying...what a cute smile! Jay/Brie went to Silver Lake over the 4th and said it was freezing. Guess they didn't have much fun. They left for CA. at 1 a.m. this morning. He broke his nose, had 5 stitches and messed up his right shoulder and side of his face, wrists, knees, etc. by faceplanting on the sidewalk. The wheel came off his 10 speed at 25 m.p.h. He still packed up the UHaul. The paramedics put his bike in the Bronco. SEE HOW MUCH FUN KIDS ARE!!!

The Payne Family said...

Holy cow... you guys have definitely been busy these last few weeks. I'm so glad we got to spend time with you guys this weekend. Thanks again for getting us the Stadium of Fire tickets. We had a blast!!! And happy birthday again!

McDevittClan said...

Such cute pics of Averie. I love the hair bows and toes:) Glad you had a great Birthday and 4th of July.