Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Lovin

Whew! I know I have published a lot lately, but it has been a busy summer. These next few posts are about our vacation to California. We had so much fun. The little boys couldn't get enough of Sea World, and the big boys couldn't get enough of the beach. Kameron and I just enjoyed watching them all have fun. It is so nice to escape with your family and spend quality time together. We are always so busy and running around that we don't get enough time together. I love them all so much and want to do this more often.

Sea World

They had a bear cave. The kids would climb in and the bear would roar and scare them to death. Kameron have had fun seeing all of our kids come running out of the bear cave over the years. Being silly waiting in line

The little boys LOVED Shamu. We saw it three times over the two days we were there. This time we had to sit in the splash zone. We got soaked. They thought it was so fun.

Amazing Shamu

Point Loma Tide Pools

Thorne Boy crew getting ready to go to the tide pools
Another Crab

That shell did have sonething in it.

Crabg everywhere

Beach babies

We went to some tide poos at Point Loma. Austin is holding crab that he caught. The kids kept saying that they wanted to go crabbing. So there you go.
Ridge and Jackson looking at the local wildlife.

Logan loved all of that sand.

Logan wanted to put his goggles on. I don't think he could see much at that pool.

California Dreamin!

We went to the beach in California and my kids are total beach bums. They loved every minute of it. After hours we had to drag them out to go home. I have to admit though that the beach is Kameron and I's favorite place to be also, so they come by it naturally. The only question to ask is why do we live in Utah and not by a beach?Austin found snail and clams under the sand in the water.
Jackson and Ridge boogie boarding.

This was Logan's first time at the beach that he can remember. He keps saying I have never seen so much sand. When it was time to go into the water he would say "I am going to go get into the pool." Funny funny boy.

Jackson love boogie boarding. He doesnt weigh much so he could ride the wave forever all the way up to where we were sitting.

Surfer Dude

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You Rock Mom!

Jackson had his 8th Birthday in June and we had a snake party! I know I know a snake party. I was told that none of his friends mom's would let them have a snake party and the exact quote is "You Rock Mom!" So as much as I hate snakes that made it all worth it. I do have to say it was a very easy party. The guy was funny and entertaining. I learled a few things and we saw all kinds of creapy crawlies. Scorpions, lizards, turtles and snakes. All in all I think it was a successful birthday.
Austin loved the big snake. Ridge and Josh stuck with the little ones.

Jackson's Birthday (SNAKES!)


Temples and Babtisms

Jack and Grandpa Rick.
The Family

My cute man.

We can see the house from the Temple.

Jackson got Babtized on July 11th. If was a great day. Jer and Jolene and their kids came, as well as Bryan, Hillary, Kyleigh and Grandma and Grandpa Cook. We all went to the Temple open house in the morning and Grandma Luci, Devean and Emily joined us later for the babtism. If was a wonderful day. We are so proud of Jackson. He is a sweet boy and turning into a little man.