Monday, August 30, 2010

Kates first day of school!!

Kate is loving school. She has already had her first week go by so fast!!! She is learning so much and is so excited to tell me about her day! She has Mrs. Wood is her teacher and she is a very fun teacher. I am so happy that Kate is loving this new experience in her life! It makes me so excited as a Mom knowing that she is ready for new things in life. We love her so much and know that she will do very well in school!!

Kate on her first day of school. She was so excited to pick out her new clothes for school.

Kate on her back to school night! She loved getting to see where she was going to sit!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fishing in the Shoshone River

We have so much fun as a family when we go outdoors!!! We love all the fun places up here in Cody!! There is just so much to do we never get bored!! While Jake was fishing in the River and the kids were playing with the rocks, sticks and mud I was sitting there taking it all in!! I forgot my book so I was just watching everybody do the things they love!! I got to watch my little ones play and was noticing there bouncing feet along the rocks! I got a little sad when I realized that there feet will never be as little as they are now!! They are just so cute and time is just flying by and my little babies are not so little anymore!!

Kates cute little feet

Taggs cute little feet

Kids playing by the river

Kate posing for the camera

The beautiful island we were on in the river!

Jake carrying us all across the river

Jake helping Kate cross the river

Jake trying to catch a nice fish

Kate playing by the water

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cute Kids

Tagg relaxing on the porch with his Popsicle on a hot summers day!!!

Kate in the pasture with the tall grass

New Trailer and New Horse

When I was in Utah we decided to get bo and bring him back up so we could have a horse to ride!! Jake was so excited to have a horse up here!!! Flint and Anette were just so awesome that they drove me back up to Wyoming so I did not have to pull the trailer myself. Flint drove my truck with the trailer on it which was a huge relief to me!!! It was wonderful to have them help me so much on the drive!! Thank you!!
My dad found a horse trailer for us down there and pick it up! Well he thought that it looked a little rough so he fixed it up for us!!! He worked so hard and it looks so awesome!!! Its perfect!! He painted it to match our truck!!! It was awesome and just what we needed! Thank you so much Dad for all your hard work!!! We love it!!!

My hottie riding Bo

The girls on the fence watching Jake ride

The kids Getting ready to brush Bo after we are done riding him.

The new trailer!!! Doesn't it match our truck perfectly?

Jake and Bo in his new home

Bo looking at his new home!! He is a good strong beautiful horse!!
Bo in the trailer after his long 8 hour drive from Utah!!

Our trip to Utah!

We went to Utah in July for the last time before Kate goes to school in August! Me and the kids were there for 2 weeks while Jake stayed home and worked! We had so much fun visiting family and friends! It just makes me cry to see all the cousins getting so big!! I miss being there to hold all my nieces and nephews all the time! The kids just love playing with all of them and they love playing with aunt Kelsey!!
We did so many things we went to the water park, the zoo, bike riding, watched a house being moved down the street, finished my quilt, played with cousins, took Aunt Kelsey to Volleyball camp, went to papas work, and just had fun outside!!

Laila playing in the water

Tagg trying to decide if he likes the water

Kate posing for her picture

The quilt I finished thanks to the huge help my mom gave me

Grandpa riding the bikes with the grand kids!!

Tagg ridding the scooter

Tagg and Har.vey happy at the zoo as long as they had something to eat!!

Tagg being camera shy (Shocker)

(not so baby anymore) Baby Grey

Kate ridding the train

Kate and her lion on the merry-go-round

The house they were moving down the street! The kids loved seeing it come down Grandmas and Papa Leethams street! It was moved from across the street from Grandma and Grandpa Stephens house!!

4th of July fireworks

We did fireworks that night and had so much fun!! Wyoming is just a fun place to have fireworks!! We did lots of fun little ones at out house. Jake almost killed us twice but we eventually survived and that night we went over to our neighbors house to light off big fireworks. The kind that you see at the firework shows in Utah!! It was so much fun the kids loved being so close to the fireworks and it was awesome to see the night sky just lit up with fireworks all over the place. You could see them for miles away!!! We loved it!!

Tagg loved the sparklers


Tagg and Kate both loved getting the GI joe men that we shot up in the sky.
They also loved helping Dad get the fireworks ready!!

4th of July Parade!!

Jake and Kate

Kate eating her HUGE snow cone!!

Tagg and Kate, Sorry I forgot to turn it!

My kids love going to the Parade! We went Saturday morning! The kids loved it! They had so many horses and alot of old cars!! It was about 21/2 hours long but the kids were so excited about all the horses they say that they didn't even care it was that long! We had fun with dad who told us all about the horses!! Tagg got a snow cone as big as Kates!! I think there eyes were about as big as the snow cones!
It is just so fun seeing my kids learn new things and have new experiences!! I love that they are starting to ask questions and enjoy being anywhere new!!