Monday, July 19, 2010

How we spent our weekend...

This weekend we packed up the ladies for a little overnighter in Bear Lake. Oh how we love to get away! Do you remember when we went to Laguna Beach a few months ago and this little lady was TERRIFIED of the giant waves in the ocean? She wasn't excited for another day at the beach...but she got over that fear in about 3 seconds flat. She enjoyed herself all day long.

Sienna showing off one of the many, many seashells she found.
Adyson, who is often scared of well, everything, just really loved the lake. She is sure growing up and shocking us with her ever changing ways. She couldn't get enough of the water, and at times we would look for her and find her clear out in the water exploring. (She's still Adyson though folks, so don't worry too much, she didn't go past her chest.)

Travis. What a good dad he is. As soon as we got there Sienna begged him to "help" her build a sand castle. So Travis started filling buckets and began constructing the best sand castle known to man. About 30 seconds in Sienna said (and this is a direct quote), "Dad, you keep building the castle, and I'm just gonna do whatever I want, ok?"
Bless her.
And bless him, because he just kept digging, and building.

Sienna preparing a mud-turtle pie. Tasty.
LOVE these ladies. They make life so, so good.

Um, it was windy...I should have pulled the curly locks up...I know.My Dad decided to "help" in the digging of the mote around the castle. He managed to pretty much collapse the back tower. And then Adyson gave us all a great chuckle when she very dramatically exclaimed, "But WE ALL worked so hard on it!"
For the record: Travis was pretty much the only one working hard on it.
What a funny lady I am raising.

The final product, with a very authentic crumbling tower in the back. I love the look on Adyson's face here, classic. (In her defense, she found the twigs for the landscaping, and the rock for the drawbridge.)
My 3 favorite peeps. I adore them.
Sunday night we decided to have Sienna try to ride her bike without training wheels. Sweet little lady was NOT excited about it. We sat her down, and she just started to cry saying she couldn't do it. I told her to try, just once, and keep peddling. That was it. She peddled, I let go, and she went. And hasn't stopped since. And I tell you what, that kid is very, very proud.Zoom.

I've found a little bit of pride, and a little bit of sadness in this. My baby, my baby! can ride a bike without training wheels. What, like tomorrow? she will be driving a car...

And to speed up the growing up process even quicker (and pour salt in my wounds), Adyson had her first "friend sleepover".
It's began.
Adyson and bff Lexi have been talking about having a sleepover for the past few weeks. I've heard them whispering, and Adyson even has a bag packed. It's cute. And a little heartbreaking. That being said, I'm so glad that Adyson has a friend like Lexi. They have so much fun together, and always let Sienna tag along. Lexi is Adyson's Brittney, and I can't imagine my life without my cross the street bff.
Disclaimer: Adyson has like, a lot of make-up on, and I'm not sure whats up with her shorts on her head. She's a clown. And we DO bathe our kids; occasionally.We got them all snuggled up in the front room, and let them watch the new "Sonny with a chance" (It's like Punky Brewster for their generation). They snuggled in and told a few secrets and went right to sleep. So cute. And if you find a way to freeze time, I will pay you.


Brittney said...

EVERYONE should have an across the street bff. They make some of the most precious memories that last forever. Oh my heart is smiling. Love you!

Jill said...

i want to freeze my kids too.
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Jenny said...

We spent our weekend up at Bear Lake too! Can't seem to get enough of it!

Melissa said...

oh that looks like heaven, it's so hot...and that water is soooo fun!!! Yeah for Sienna riding her bike, she looks so cute riding off on her own. PS I LOVE the new couches.....we are totally lusting over them, we want leather couches for our new great room soooo bad...but it's going to be years...they look gorgeous in your house, and the colors on the bed spread are DARLING!!!

Trisha said...

Looks, house, friends, all of it!

jwoodruff said...

Ohh! Sienna- I am so very proud of you!!! What an exciting day! And sleepovers too. You are having an eventful summer!