Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
. . . horse herpes that is. At the Davis County Fair, the only horses in the rodeo beauty pageant arena were in a bucket. This video features junior queens competing on stick horses. According to Spencer, all the girls need are a couple of coconuts (as seen on The Holy Grail) and it would make the story that much better.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Weight: 18 pounds 6 ounces (50-75%). Height: 26 1/4 inches (75%). Head Circumference: 44.5 centimeters (75%).
Gus has begun to babble and he quite enjoys it. It's like a little game to him, making sounds and combining syllables. We have started him on solid foods and he loves them; hasn't rejected a single thing yet. He's starting to figure out how to crawl, and I say that in the loosest terms. Basically, he gets up on his knees and lunges forward. He has begun to experience a little bit of stranger anxiety (must love his mama). And he enjoys sitting on the floor, playing with toys and his brother.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
When we weren't out on the ski boat, we spent time on the paddle boat, canoe, or kayak. I was able to go sailing for the first time this year as well. Our final night we had an auction to raise funds for the next reunion. Spencer was the auctioneer and he charmed the audience with his great wit.
Auntie Sarah came prepared with her sculpting clay. The older kids learned how to make elves and the younger ones, bugs. It was great fun for all who participated. Each year we take part in a service project. This year we helped put up siding on the north side of the house.
There were many things to do around the cabin while we weren't enjoying the sun and surf. Van spent time riding around on the adult tricycle, watching the tractor launch the boat, and playing soccer with his cousins. All participated in a family variety show; Van performed "Book of Mormon Stories."
The water level was extremely high this year, 8" down from full to be exact. To give you an idea of how much the lake has risen, last year it was 6' 2" down from full. Because of the water level we had life jackets on the kids for the majority of the time. Here we enjoy our first morning by the lake.