Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Whirlwind Weekend...

What a fun 4th of July weekend we had!
Just a few of our activities...

- My sister and her family of 6 came up to stay with us
- Went to Seven Peaks water park
- Went and saw Eclipse with my sister
- Took some family photos
- Celebrated my little bro, Troy's, 21st birthday
- Had a Cummings family reunion in Heber City at the park
- Lit fireworks - enough to have the cops pay us a visit (those darn illegals) ;)
- Ordered the UFC fight
- Had a BBQ at our house
- and the guys played a couple rounds of golf.

It was busy and there was just not enough sleep to be had, but so much fun. I should have taken more pictures, but I'm just glad I got what I did. :)

I took Mical and her family out for a quick family shoot on Friday morning because it had been over 2 1/2 years since her last family photo. Remember these? Yep, it had been far too long! Here are just a couple shots...
Maddi - age 9
Caden - age 7
Callie - age 5 (she must catch America's Next Top Model when it's on because she knows what to do in front of a camera!)
and Cole - age 3 (as of next month)
Cute, right? They are pretty easy to photograph now that they are all getting older. I can't believe my sister has a 9 year old. It's crazy to me!

Here is the family reunion from Saturday...
My Aunt Susan and Uncle Shane filling the pvc pipe gun that Shane made with candy to shoot at the kids. I think this was definitely a highlight.
And it's flying... Susan and Shane there with all the kids along with my Uncle Kim with the hat on.
Cohen totally got it and was grateful for his Aunt Alex (my little brother, Trevor's wife) who helped him get his share of candy.

My sister is potty training her youngest, Cole who will be 3 next month and I thought it was hilarious watching him run with his candy while holding onto his shorts for dear life... poor guy isn't quite used to a skinny bum without diapers to hold up his pants. ;)
I was laughing at these next few, the kids faces are priceless as they see the candy coming their way... and then realizing that it might hurt when it hits them, so a few are ducking for cover.

A happy Scarlett with her bag of candy... and wishing for some sunglasses about then.
Cohen ran us tired the whole time, but he had a great time and even got into the water balloons... so much that he was totally drenched and went home in just his diaper.
This picture is from the BBQ we had at our house on Sunday evening. Everyone had eaten and was watching Life on dvd in our basement. Between Planet Earth and Life, I think we had something playing non-stop all weekend when we were home. The kids (and adults, I have to say) were glued.
It was sad to say goodbye to cousins and there were even a few tears over it. I love that they love each other so much!

Now I'm just trying to catch up on sleep and get back to our normal daily life. I'll have a 5 year old soon and he's very insistent on being involved in planning his party at the end of the month. And a couple more family reunions happening soon too. The summer is flying by way too fast!


Jen Bird said...

What a busy, fun weekend!! The summer is cruising by!!! I love the pictures you took of your sister's family! I about died when I saw the little model Callie! Seriously, she knows how to pose perfectly! Cute family!

Mical said...

I seriously need to just put a link from your blog to mine. I don't know what my deal is lately! I love all the pictures!!