Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Fort

I should have taken a picture, alas I did not... BUT, I will tell you that Kaylee, Brenna and I built a REAL cool fort last night. There was a hole right in front of the TV just to watch 'The Princess and the Frog', ample space to color, lots of comfy blankets and pillows, plenty of popcorn and fun drink cups full of.....water, and a star disco ball. Luckily, Kaylee was already scheduled for a sleep-over so we got to camp-out IN the Fort! It was even a school night (I know this cause Kaylee would remind me every 10 minutes starting at 6:00 AM).

It has been a while since I built a fort. It seemed like it was harder than I remember, might of been cause Brenna kept trying to jump on it instead of go under it, but it was EXTREMELY FUN!!!! I am talking Serious Amounts of Fun!!!! Does that mean I have the same maturity level as the under 5 crowd? Maybe. It could just me that forts are fun for children of all ages (which is what I prefer to believe). Whatever the case may be, ask yourself this question. When was the last time you did something completely childish, and had the time of your life? If it has been a while, build yourself a fort!

I didn't get a picture of the fort, but I did get this picture of Kaylee.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Camp Out

So for the Maxwell Family Reunion this year we headed up to Hobble Creek Canyon. I am not in an articulate mode. So I think on this post I will let my pictures do the talking. I will add little tibbits, but that is all you get. SO! My Parents went up on Thursday night with Kaylee and Grandma Lois. To get as much out of the weekend as possible. Kaylee was totally stoked!














This picture of Kaylee at the fire was just to cute not to share. I went up with Nate, Sarah, Brenna, and Ammon on Friday. Most of the pictures I have are by the river, we spent a lot of time down by the river.
















Emily and Tanner acclimating to the water.



Kaylee was hard core with the water guns. There were some little islands that Kaylee named. There was Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and the biggest one was Lagoon.


Emily, in on the water gun action.



























It took a little bit but Brenna warmed right up to the water. Nate would throw rocks and splash us (boys and their rock throwing).



Then we headed over to Dinner, and everyone started showing up then and the real party started.






This is a great picture of my Dad. I love the look on his face!

I got to sleep in Cassie, Emily, and Tanner's tent. It was fun! The next morning after breakfast it was right back out to the river.





So cute of Brenna!

We all kept trying to figure out how to make a whistle out of the snake grass. My Grandpa Bringhurst used to do it all the time, but we never learned how to do it. We finally figured it out, you have to blow over the top of it (kinda like a flute(and different sizes make different sounds)). After some playing around Cassie and I found enough notes to play 'Mary had a little Lamb'!

After we cleaned up camp we went out to a large grassy area and hung out for the rest of the day. It was a very relaxing, fun, awesome, successful trip!