Look at that little hard working face.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I was so excited to be in Idaho for the 4th of July. I love the 4th! I was only a little sad that I was gonna be gone from my own home cuz I had lots of cute decoration crap that I wanted to make (from pinterest)and put out, but I'd take Idaho over making my own craft crap any day. I was a lot sad though that Had couldn't be there with us. He didn't even watch fireworks this year, just went to bed. He said what's the point in watching them if you're watching them by yourself.
We started the day off right by getting to the parade at approximately 9:57, when it started at 10. I'm sure Leslie was a little panicked that I wasn't gonna show up at all. They were saving seats for us! We made it though, just in time for the flag to pass, I think. Maybe we were still trying to find them. Anyhow, we found them, and it was fun to see all the little kids supporting their country by wearing the clothes us parents picked out for them. :)
My old basketball coach, Gary Gardner, from BYU-Idaho happened to be sitting there at the parade, right next to us. I was so happy to see him, and he was happy to see me. He told me to take a picture of him for Had. So here he is waving to Had. :) Funny guy! I miss him, and playin for him. He moved to Utah, so I rarely get to see him. But his son lives across the street from Had's parents, so every once in awhile, we get to see him. He's funny. He told me and Had when we got engaged that we are the greatest basketball couple ever. He's the one that convinced me that I was good enough to play for a college, when I didn't believe it myself. Because of him, I ventured off to Virginia and played basketball there (and ran cross country). I have a special place in my heart for this man.
Here's "Scary Spice" as my sister called her, showing her patriotism.
And my little Jeter boy, rockin the red white and blue.
Gettin sprayed was awesome!
Jeter, Lexie, Ashton, Deegan, and Jerzi... some dang cute kids!
Ok, so really I just liked the fact that I figured out how to make only these colors stand out on a black and white picture, but the kids are pretty dang cute too.
So like I said, I got to go play in a coed softball tournament up in Ashton, thanks to Kenzie. It was so fun! I miss softball so much! I needed a break from the kids too. (When I say kids, I mean Jerz. She's hard for me somedays. Jete, well he's mainly good.)
The kids got to stay up and play at Grandma's all day. They ran across the field to go see Grammy Whyte, they played in the park, and drank out of a garden hose. What more could a kid want? They loved it. We were all happy!
Me and Jerz became friends again. I liked her again. It's amazing what naps do for kids, and what a little sports does for me. :)
Blayne and a couple of his neighbors put on a firework show for their whole neighborhood that night. It was so fun and relaxing. We threw a frisby around, ate, and talked until it was time for the show. The kids played and played, even during the show.
They all loved being together. And I love that!
Look at that beautiful sunset!
We went to Bear World one day with Blayne and Les. As much as I'm not an animal person, it is actually a pretty cool place. The kids loved it, and I was intrigued by the bear that would sit up on his back legs and wave to the tour bus throwing out food, eat the food, then wave again at them. It was pretty amuzing to watch.
They have a petting zoo there at Bear World.
For some reason, Jerzi is afraid of dogs and cats, but not goats and deer.
How disgusting, look at him lick Jete! Vomit. Good thing Jete's all chill about it. I wouldn't have been. That's usually when I kick animals in their mouths, if they lick me.
They also had little rides there for little kids. They all went on each ride a billion times and didn't want to leave. It was super hot outside. Lucky for these kids, they have a nice grandma and grandpa.
How cute is this?
Two peas in a pod! Coolin down with their root beers.
Broc is always so nice and volunteers to take the kids out riding every time we come. It's so awesome and makes them so happy. Jeter never wants to get off.
After Bird's game, when I got back to the track, Broc and Blayne had to race. HAHA It was funny to see these grown men on those tiny dirt bikes, on a tiny track.
Brayden and Diana had their sweet baby Madilyn while we were there. I'm so glad she was born before we left. I was getting nervous she wouldn't come before we had to go back to Texas. She's so sweet and tiny. I can't wait to see her again and see how much she's changed!
What a cute little family!
The night before we left we had to have one last hurrah, so we watched a movie out on the big screen up to Blayne and Les's. The weather cooperated for the most part and we got to see everyone one last time to say our goodbye's for a month. We can't wait to go back!!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Aah ah aaah, ah ah aah aaaah. That song has been in my head like crazy since watching the olympics. And it's pretty fitting for this post. Another Idaho trip for us is coming up, so I better hurry and finish posting about our last one.
We did tons of stuff while we were in Utah and Idaho, and we loved every second of it. Jerzi can't seem to understand that we live in Texas. She still argues with me that we live in Idaho. And Jeter is convinced that we are moving back to Idaho when he is 6 years old. Well, at least if we aren't living there, we can warp their little minds that Idaho is the best!
Grandpa Pocock took us up the river on his fishing boat while we were there.
We drove up (a little too far) onto a little rock bar, so we could get out and play with rocks, go the bathroom, and cook the food. I'm pretty sure that I should not have been the one that was teaching the kids how to skip rocks. Look at that form. HAHA
After Fuller Fest got over, me, Jete and Jerz stayed a couple extra days at my sister Angie's house. It was super fun to spend time with them and their awesome family. It was Javin's birthday while we were there. Jav let Jete pick out his birthday cake (a basketball cake). Jeter was so excited about it, and also about the donut that Jav got for his birthday. It was the biggest donut we have ever seen (sorry, no picture). Holl and Jeff, and Dustin and Alissa and their kids came and celebrated his b-day so we had a ton of fun with everyone.
We went to a park/splash pad and played and ate dinner, then went back to the house to play some more. The kids loved the pinata and all of it's goodness inside.
The three cute princesses
Holl and Jeff brought silly string for everyone. It was so much fun. I think the adults liked it more than the kids. It was pretty much everywhere, but oh so fun!
I love the look on Dustin's face. He was getting everyone in their face, including poor little Mag, and just laughing his head off.
Jerzi hangin out with the boys, playin Jav's new game on the wii (or xbox or whatever they have.)
So Josh and Ang let me drive their sweet '86 Lincoln back to Rexburg so that I could have my own car to drive around in. It was so nice of them, and that car was so sweet! I'm so sad that I didn't get a picture of it, cuz it was the bomb. It's a nice, big, yellow, luxury Lincoln. The seats were so comfy and it rode so smooth. It was a little long though, and only a couple times I felt like whew, am I gonna make this turn? Anyway, we drove that thing all over town, and it was a champ. Thanks again Josh and Ang.
We went to Jackson Hole,Wyoming for a day with some of my family. We went swimming at their rec center while my parents went and waited in line at the Bar J. Swimming was a blast!
We started out going down the slide with Jeter and Jerzi. Then the kids got a little more brave and wanted to go down by themselves, but just have us catch them at the bottom. (Jeter wasn't quite tall enough to reach, but he could bounce off his tip toes for a sec, then go back under) So he decided he wanted to do it by himself. He loved it and thought he was so big to go down by himself and not have anyone catch him. He would go under the water, kind of splash and kick around for a little bit under there, each time looking like he was gonna drowned, then come up with a huge smile on his face, and want to do it again. He was so brave, and both him and Jerzi loved this swimming place probably better than any other swimming place we've been. I hope we can go there again in our next Idaho trip.
After being so brave on the little slide, we decided to try out the big slide with the little munchkins.
More fun than the little one! Jeter eventually started going on this one by himself too. We were all in the shallow pool and all the sudden we notice that Jeter and Miles were not anywhere. We were starting to panic for a second, then we noticed the two 4 year olds were just climbing up the stairs to go on the big slide, by themselves, and didn't tell any of us.
We all had so much fun. Even Ern got in on the fun, even though her hand was in a cast. She saran-wrapped it and kept her arm up the whole time. HAHA Oh I guess it wasn't as much fun for Audrey. She was 9 months pregnant and didn't get in. So she took pictures for us, super nice, but not that fun.
After we got done swimming we went to meet up with my parents at the Bar J. In case you don't know what that is, it's a little cowboy music, comedy, and dinner. We used to go to it all the time when I was younger, and my whole family just loves them. It's always a good time.
My parents waiting in line all day paid off. They got us front row seats!
We love the Bar J!!!
I had a little video clip of them singing a song about Texas, and the guy in the middle looked down at me in the middle of the song, and started singing and smiling right to me as I zoomed in on him. It won't download though, dang it. It was funny.
More Idaho fun to be continued...