Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home (or at least where I grew up)

So, again, I am REALLY behind, but I am finally posting some pictures of our trip to Cody to visit my family.  We were there for the first week of August and we were busy the whole time, we really had a great time and did some waterskiing, game playing, Jared and my Dad did 4-wheeler/motorcycle rides.  I got to see quite a few friends and catch up a little bit.  We also had a couple of swim days for all of the little cousins.  My mom's crazy cousins came to visit and we had a great time seeing them and playing games.

While we were there Jacob learned to ride a tricycle.  You can tell by the picture that he is pretty pleased with himself.
This is cousin Toby.  He is a funny kid and one of the many 2 year olds.
This is Toby (my sister's 2 year old) and Breckin (my brother's 2 year old).
Claire had to be in on all of the bike riding too.  You may notice that in all of the bike riding pictures the kids are not wearing shoes...it is just something that we do in Wyoming, at home I almost never let them step foot outside without shoes on, but in Cody I just let them roam around and ride bikes and hike through the weeds shoeless.
There were a lot of very big family meals at my parents house while we were there, this is how the little kids at most of them.

Jared is holding Brighton (my brother's youngest)and our Claire in this picture, we just think it is so funny that Brighton and Claire look more like siblings (reddish hair, light skin, blue eyes) and Breckin and Jacob look more like siblings.
Jacob was convinced that he was waterskiing here.
The 2 year olds had a major fascination with "Grandpa's Tracker"  which is his lawn mower. Believe it or not, that antique is what he still mows the lawn with it, it is a good thing he knows how to fix things!
These are my sister's oldest two with Claire at the park.  These two were a huge help the whole time we were visiting and really love playing with Claire and Jacob (as long as they aren't busy catching grasshoppers, spiders, moths, etc...)
That there folks is a small sampling of our trip to Wyoming.  And, so you all know...only 3 more days and we will be in Mexico!!!!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Have fun on your kidless trip without us :(

Christina said...

You're going to Mexico - my goodness you guys get around don't you. How do you get that much time off of work.
have a blast in Mexico!!

Anonymous said...

for everyone's information,Dani's mom did not let her kids run around barefoot. Some great pics, but you missed Tyler. I love the picture of Jacob on the waterski and Claire on Thomas. Did you notice that Claire's belly is showing in several of the pictures, much like her Mom at that age, but her mom's belly was shwoing because the shirt rode up and the pants slipped under the belly.

Love ya,
cmil

cookfamily said...

How fun you got to go back home! I love to look at your blog, your kids are so cute! - Anita (aka Shman :)

Nicole said...

I love the pictures of your kids! They have so much personality! Hope to see you soon!

Nicole said...

We didn't come!! But we have the 25th of Oct saved on our calender! We are doing King's island and would love it if you guys could make it!!! Can't wait to see you again!