Monday, July 30, 2007

Ward Campout

July 27-28 was the ward Campout. We went to a little campground outside of Tillamook Oregon. It was almost a 2 hour drive, but the area was beautiful so that made up for it. The campground was bordered by a small river, the Kilchis, in which the kids all played and got wet Saturday morning. We arrived late Friday evening and quickly set up camp. The site next to us had the Bug Family, with two kids close to William's age with whom he quickly made friends. Anna was swooped off by one of her Young Women's friends, Sarah, for most of the trip. It was pretty nice. We had a good time talking with people in the ward and getting to know them better.

Here, Anna has tasted something she apparently doesn't like.

Thanks for the loan of the tent, Rach and Josh (as usual).

William and his friend Ashley in the sand.

William, Kip, and Anna on our little walk in the woods.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Washington County Fair

On the 26th of July, Rachel, Emma and Gabe joined us at the Washington County Fair. It was a perfect morning for fairgoing. The sky was overcast and it remained cool until after noon. We looked at the animals until William, who has developed a super-sensitive nose lately, decided it was too stinky in the animal sheds. Then, we ate some greasy fair food and headed to the rides. The kids loved riding the carousel and the boat ride. Anna had to be dragged out of the boat kicking and screaming, much to the amusement of the parents in line. But I'd bet half their kids did the same thing at the end of the ride. At the end of the day, William and Emma did their best not to pose for a picture together. They turned out looking pretty silly.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July, 2007

We went to the Hillsboro parade on the morning of the 4th. To make it even more fun, we road the Max there. The kids love riding the Max and it stops right by the parade route. Anna and William loved getting candy from the parade participants. William got especially excited about it when he realized he could take his parade candy to the party at Butch and Jo's that night to share with Spencer, Alyssa and Jared. I thought that was very sweet of him.

Utah Trip

We spent the 28th of June to the 3rd of July in Utah. The first few days were at the Killpack family house. It was a blast to be there with Chad, Angie and their new baby Abby, Cory, Ang, Jovin, and their new baby Mayer, as well as Mom and Tasha. It was definitely a party house. The kids loved seeing the little babies and William enjoyed playing with Jovin. But nothing was better than when Jenny and Tyler brought over their boys. William called them his "friends" and adored playing with Clayton, Orson and Preston. Anna also adored Preston, dragging him by the hand around the house to play with her. He seemed quite pleased with the attention. It was really cute. William loved the campout, but our camera battery died soon after we got there, so there aren't many pictures. And Kip managed to take off the tip of his thumb chopping wood. Luckily, it turned out to be a superficial wound, but it was scary for a while. He's been banned from the use of sharp objects for the time being.

After a few days in Sandy, we loaded the kids in the car and headed to Kaysville. William was very unhappy to leave his "friends" behind, but he did find some things in Kaysville that made it worth being there. Grammy and Grandad have a great toy collection saved from when we were kids and William always enjoys playing with them.

Here are some pictures from the trip.

Anna having fun at the Killpack House.

William and Daddy.

Everyone Adores Abby.

Camping Out

Fun toys at the Parker House.