"Get your motor running, head out on the highway, we went to California and lots of people came our way". It's been a summer full of great visits with family and friends. And of course, Liam takes the driver's seat in this little family. (What's with his hair?)
Melanie and the kids came to visit. She and I stayed up super late chatting under the stars about a million things. I felt like a kid again. She's a great photographer. Here she captures funny Kyle making a face.
She and I also visited together while I was in California (because she was amazing and drove all about the countryside on our behalf since I was vehicle-less). This picture shows what the four boys thought of our adventure. (This was taken outside of Andria and Kevin's house, where we went and experienced the sonoric joy of seven boys and one girl playing together).
Ryker and Raelin came up and visited us in Deweyville while their parents celebrated their anniversary.
We also painted garden fairies which came out surprisingly nice (my Mom organized that activity). I'll eventually put some pictures up of those.
The following four pictures are from our (Grammy was driving Liam and I) stop over for some exercise at State Line on our trip back to Utah from California in July. The story is from Sept. 9. Remember that was a while ago. He speaks MUCH better now.
Yesterday, we had all been sick with some kind of stomach flu and all the food in the kitchen either sounded to me like the cause of all our sorrows or a certain contributor to them. What then for dinner? I didn’t know. So I asked Liam. “What should we have for dinner, Liam?” He thought for a second and then thoughtfully responded, “Mee” (Meat).
Liam and I had a great time visiting with the Andrews in California, and an even better time (because it was longer) hanging out with them in Utah. However, I think we were responsible for the most flops experienced in a single trip on their behalf. We took a half hour drive to go to a pool twice and never got wet, we went to a fair that was so crowded that you could hardly breathe, and we walked about eigtheen times farther that anyone with five hungry kids should consider to get to a rodeo that we didn't know you had to pay to get into. It was ... vacation! Okay their vacation where Elias broke his femur had to have been worse.
For some odd reason I didn't have my camera around while we were visiting, so I have to use the few pictures I managed to get. Here's McKay, athletic powerhouse!
Melissa, about to sustain a serious injury.
A plant, hiding behind their kitty.
We visited Colleen and Dan in their NEW HOUSE! It's awesome and so perfect for them. They're about as cute as (searching for the right description here), apple dumplings? No. Cuter. Kittens eating apple dumplings? Cuter. Wild animals eating the kittens eating the apple dumplings. NO! But really cute.
And developing personality.