Friday, August 28, 2015

Misc. Summer 2015 fun

Hoogle Zoo fun in Salt Lake City, Utah (June)
 Chase at his swim lessons.  Passed his level with no problem (July)
 Reyna, Chase and I spent a day at Roaring Springs Water Park (August)
 Me and Madeline (June)
 Madeline receiving a surprise award at school on the last day (May)
 Chase showing off his new Lego, while spending a day with the girls shopping and trying on clothes.  He went to the doctor later this day and learned he had strep throat.  He was such a good sport, but can tell by the picture he just isn't his perky self. (June)
Lagoon Amusement Park in Utah.  We were caught in a down pour of rain.  Mark, Kacey and Reyna were in line (under cover) waiting for the new roller coaster, Cannibal.  I jumped out of line to rescue the kids that didn't want to ride it.  They were patiently waiting in the rain.  It was crazy!  Later it got super hot...never know what will happen at Lagoon.  Its rained every time we have ever gone. (July)  
Lagoon (on the train ride)
 Summer swimming meant some sun burns (even with sunscreen used). (June)
 Posing for the camera (July)
Our family had the opportunity to attend a free outdoor concert put on by the Nashville Tribute Band with Marie Osmond as their special guest.  Madeline was being her crazy self with selfies (August)
 More concert pictures with Chase "photo bombing" us.  He was quite proud of that. 

 Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts for A's on their report cards (June)
 Mark and I decided to try our hand at a local Spartan Obstacle Course.  This is the last of many hills (4 miles worth to be exact).  The course was dust and dirty and mud and obstacles and burpees ( 30 for each obstacle not completed as prescribed).  And...we actually had fun (June)

 We took it old school and went skating at the roller skating rink (august)

 Family fun times at the movies (July)

Cassie's 15th birthday

Cassie celebrated her 15th birthday on July 30th.  She wanted a new outfit, which meant a full day of shopping, then dinner with the family and 1 friend at the Melting Pot and a specific cake with raspberry filling from Walmart decorated as Avengers.  We had a good time and enjoyed celebrating Cassie.  

Family Reunion Fun

This year was our bi-annual Family Reunion at Limp Lodge in Provo Canyon, Utah.  This is 3 days worth of games and family fun.  There is no TV, no electronics, no service, all family time.  The kids played together and with cousins, played pool, made plates, competed in fun games and just had the times of their lives.  Here are some pictures to capture the fun times had.  
playing card games
 Cassie playing pool with grandma and cousins
 Cassie (15) with cousins Ben Jewkes (16) and Josh Novakovich (15)
 Chase trying to get an oreo from his forehead to his mouth with no hands
 Reyna and Madeline
 Reyna making bubbles
 Madeline making bubbles
 me and Mark
 Cassie doing the elephant game (knocking bottles over swinging her "trunk")
 The sock hop
 Cassie and Wes Jewkes (18) at the sock hop
 Chase and grandpa
 10th of July games...Potato sack race

 3 legged race Chase with Sophia Novakovich (5)

 Cassie and Wes
 Kacey with distant cousin Ben Larson

 Egg toss

 Pie eating contest


 All done.  Our family won quite a few gold dollars, thanks to Chase and Kacey
 Talent show....Chase decided he last minute he wanted to do a talent, so he signed himself up and did a balancing act.  He nailed it.  I have awesome video of it, but cant get it to load.  Cassie was also involved in multiple talent show acts.  Her cousin, Wes brings out the best in her.  She did a dance and 2 other skits.  I have video of the dance, but again cant get it to load.