21 November 2011

Westin will be Westin

Just some things that get us through our days when Westin was about to turn 2 in August.

Westin figured out how to pull the screen up and climb out the door. The screen has since been fixed but he went right for the same spot again and its broken once again.

Westin's favorite snack is popcorn. By far over anything else. We always enjoy a ball in the afternoon to help him wake up from his nap.

I found these chairs at goodwill and there is a matching one in the backyard, which is where this one should be too.

Apparently our orange shorts are a tad big. Westin ran right out of them and thought it was the funniest thing.

We got home, had a few days to recover then we had friends come and play!

We had a beach day, a bon fire and a couple of date nights including midnight premier of Harry Potter.

Our Bon Fire was so much fun as always. We did foil dinners and s'mores. Westin got in on the graham cracker and marshmallow action.

Westin was being a stinker but he had a lot of fun running around stealing peoples balls and eating a billion marshmallows.

We weren't super prepared to take the dinners out of the fire. We all worked on it and finally had delicious meals! We love foil dinners.

Saturday was beach day and we headed out to Newport beach. It. Was. Packed. we had a lot of fun and enjoyed some perfect weather. T.K. Burger was also involved.

Gotta love all our visitors!

12 November 2011

Idaho Falls Day 1 & 2

Going to Idaho Falls has always been a good time. I always come home wanting a  farm with chickens, cows and horses. I also want a farmer to take care of it all. Matts family works really hard up there to be self reliant. I'm still looking for someone to drive me a cow from up there...for the meat.

We made it to Idaho Falls to Matts Aunt Susan's house in the afternoon and were soon greeted by lots of cousins for the "cousin party".  We spent the evening hanging out with everyone.Thanks for coming to see us!

The next day we went to a park near the river in Idaho, maybe it was called "The Falls". We then went to do our yearly pony ride. Westin didn't really love the riding part but really liked petting them and looking at the horse.

Cousin Noah, how cute does he look in his boots.

Then there was the pro Megan.

Our best attempt at a cousin picture.

Westin got sick of the pony and wanted to go on a climbing adventure.

but pulling the pony seemed like even more fun.

We headed back to Aunt Susan's to play with the kittens and eat. Westin was really enjoying sharing his watermelon.

Then Daddy.

Finally he enjoyed some himself.

25 October 2011

Hopkinson Reunion - Day 4

Today was the Main Event!
We all met at a park in Bear Lake for the activities and good food. First things first, before all the kids got too dirty we did the group picture. It turned out pretty good, don't ya think?

Next up, the cousins. These are all my Grandma Donna's grandkids. How fun is it that we were all there?

Ryan Hopkinson Family

Lisa Bair Family

Royce Piggott Family

The siblings.

Next up, the fun.

We played lots of games. Like bite the doughnut off the string

Then off to water balloon volleyball, catch and throw the water balloon with a towel and a partner.

Water relay.

Lining up for the tug of war.

The best picture of the day...the Great Grand kids picture. Please notice my sweetheart on the right side having a total melt down.