Sunday, January 4, 2015

A fun day in Donnelly

Yesterday we went with the Grange family to have fun in the snow in Donnelly.  The day started out with some sledding:

Turns out Gabe is pretty tenacious on a sled! Dave and I both claim responsibility for this. We both apparently had our glory days on water tubes in bygone years. Here is video of Gabe on his sled (he held on much better on earlier runs, but even when he fell he was tough!).

After the sledding, we went on a sleigh ride to see elk. Here are some pictures of the boys waiting to get on the sleigh. Aren't those horses awesome?!

The elk come here to winter every year and will come right up to the sleigh to eat off the hay bales we sit on!

After the sleigh ride, we went into town and had Subway sandwiches.  The boys were goofing around and I was trying to hold them still in the store and Lemon slipped and pulled me down with him! After lunch we went and swam in Gold Fork Hot Springs.  Sorry, no pictures, but believe me, you didn't miss out! (The pools were awesome but the people utilizing the pools didn't need to be documented. haha)

All in all, a very fun day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blog Cram!

Poor Lemon, there's virtually no evidence on this blog that this boy even EXISTS in our family.  Even though his life is poorly documented, he is very loved and an important part of US.  Here are some pictures from the last year of his life:
Going to visit Dad and his students at work for Valentine's Day

Brothers in their Sunday duds

Lemon ready to take on the day!

In our PJs


Bonding with Dad

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Team Hugs at Grandma Grange's house

Lemon really got into the hugs on Mother's Day.  Here's a sampling:

Team Hugs

The boys love to wrestle Dad

Wrestling with Dad

Lemon speaks!

Here are some of Lemon's words!  This was taken about a month or so ago, so he says a little more now, but I wanted the out-of-towners to know that he does say something since we can never get him to talk on the phone.  We love our little Lemon!
Lemon's First Words

Friday, February 21, 2014

It's been a while!

I think I'll just jump right in as if I haven't been off the grid for the past 16 months....and then maybe I'll work my way back to record some of Lemon's life! 
Valentine's Day
On the 13th we had a little preschool party with other kids from the ward along with Benton and Grayson.  I forgot to bring my camera. :(  The kids exchanged valentines, decorated cookies, played little games and did a lot of running around.  Good times.

I also dressed up the boys for our bi-annual tradition: visit Dad at work.  We go interrupt Dave's classes at CWI and take candy to his students on Halloween and Valentines.  We also go make the rounds of his coworkers as well.  Here's the boys hard at work.
Dave's students seemed to like the visit.  One of them said these boys would grow up to be "lady-killers."  So we'll get ready for that. 

The next day I woke up early and made a Vday breakfast for everyone: heart-shaped bacon, heart-shaped blueberry pancakes (served up in a new tortilla warmer I got Dave for Vday) and strawberry orange juliuses (I gave Dave his drink in a new photo collage mug I had made).  Then, I took the boys to open gym at the Boise Friends Church. Gabe spent almost the full hour and a half on this contraption, taking various kids for a spin on his backseat.  He would just pedal around by himself until he found a kid alone and then ride up to them and ask if they would like to go for a ride.  So he's got a career as a rickshaw man if nothing else works out.

Once we got home, Gabe and Lemon "helped" me make a chocolate cake.

Lemon had fun with his Valentine's balloons:

And for dinner Dave and I tag-teamed a steak dinner with caesar salad, braided bread, and of course:

We decided that next year we're going to be like normal people and get a pizza for the kids and go out to dinner.  Even though the day was a little hectic, I do love my boys and am happy to take the time to show them once-in-a-while!