Saturday, July 24, 2010

On Top of Old Baldy

After dinner Dad/Grandpa took Baylee, Jer, and I on a four wheeler ride. Up to Baldy Mountain. It took use about 45 minutes and we took a different route than I had ever been before. I remember going in High School with Mom and Dad and getting a flat tire. Dad had to walk to get help. No flat tires this time. Just a good view and a good time.

Snow on top of Baldy Mountain. When I was growing-up Mom used to tell us that we couldn't wear shorts until all the snow had melted off Baldy. I don't think there are many days that Baldy doesn't have at least a patch of snow!

Bancroft Pioneer Day Celebration

Nothing Beats the Bancroft 24th of July Parade. Long Parade and you even get to see it twice! Candy, Candy, and more Candy. It's just one of those yearly tradition you've got to go home for. Growing-up it started with a Melodrama the night before and Lions Club breakfast the morning of the 24th of July. Someone would drive around town with a microphone system hooked to the truck and announce the parade, and harass the town's people to cook and enjoy the festivities. After the parade we would meet at the city park for the kids footraces, and the ever excited D.U.P. program. It was a time to catch-up with friends and talk about the approaching school year. After that the rodeo and youth dance. Fun times...
Today it's changed a little bit. Grandpa makes a better breakfast and it's free. We still line the Bancroft Main Street and watch the two-way parade. We still don't attend the D.U.P program, but walk the little craft fair set-up in front of the school. Hoping to run into some old friends and see how their family has grown. No foot races and the rodeo is also gone to the wayside. instead we go back to Grandma and Grandpa's and enjoy BBQ chicken and the big old shade tree. There's nothing like sitting at home in the swing, and relaxing the day away.

Friday, July 23, 2010

All Things Dutch

NOTE: This is Grandma and Grandpa Stavast it is a picture that was taken in 2006. That is Maggy sitting on Grandpa's lap.

I think that all our kids have tried on and worn these little dutch wooden shoes. I remember when Baylee was little whenever we would visit Grandma and Grandpa the first thing she would do was remove her shoes and prance around their house chasing the two dogs Toby and Cubby. Needless to say it was Taby's turn to wear the wooden shoes. She wasn't so sure it was fun, and took a bit of convincing, but here she is!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Drive-In Movie Time

Drive-in movies...A thing of the past...something that always sound like "so much fun!" This year we went to see the movies Despicable Me and Karate Kid. The girls were suppose to take a nap that afternoon, but like always the nap didn't go as well as hoped. Frankie cried all the way to Rexburg which set the mood. We got there WAY TO EARLY, and everyone was more than ready for the movie to start. We pulled the van seat out and they were ready for the movies. Maggy sat on the "poky" grass and Dad and Mom froze their hind ends off in the lawn chairs. It was a fun time, and I think everyone saw most of both movies.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Research Based Family Time

We took a trip to the Tetons to help Jeremy get ready to write his final paper for his Master's program. It was the perfect day. Sunny and clear. We left Frankie with Aunt Raini. It was the first time since March that we had gone anywhere without her. Strangely, I look at this pictures and feel that someone was missing. It is a little shameful that I've lived in Idaho all my life and have never been to the Tetons.

Baylee on her "side" hike with Dad. They wondered off and left the rest of us on the hiking trail to be eaten alive by mosquitoes!

We did go to the ski resort, splurged and rode the chair-lift to the top of the mountain. It was cold and very windy. I though Maggy would freak out, but Baylee was the scaredy-cat this time!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Fourth of July

We didn't do much to celebrate the 4th this year. Not even a parade. We did however do our own mini celebration at home and roasted marshmellows in the backyard. I'm so thankful that our kids are easy to please. A bag of marshmellows, graham crackers, chocolate, and some cheap fireworks and they were completly satisfied to stay home and celebrate with Mom and Dad. Heck they did get to stay-up later than 7 p.m. and in our home that is a treat all in itself!

Baylee and Payge what great big sisters! I couldn't have made it through the last year without them!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Princess Frankie

Princess Frankie Jaclynn Green...What's not to love?
Especially with a smile like that!
Four Months Old

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brain Freeze!

You're probably wondering who invented this game.....

Yep. You're right it was Payge!

Let me give you the rules of the Brain Freeze game!
1. You have got to be crazy and a bit stupid.
2. Place the center of your forehead directly over the sprinker.
3. Keep still as possible while screaming and laughing as loud as you can until you can't stand the freezing pain any longer.

5. Try everything to get rid of the brain freeze you just inflicted upon yourself!
6. Laugh and Dare your sister to do the same!

Repeat for hours of harmless fun!

Maggy never really caught the spirit of the brain freeze game. Smart little girl!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Grandma's House

Misty and the clan were at Grandma's for swimming lessons so we dropped in too and spent a few days to help pass the ten days I was without Jeremy. The kids had a great time playing with cousins outside in the water and of course any summer trip wouldn't be complete without a trip to Lava Hot Springs!
Baylee diving with Levi in the small indoor pool.

Maggy got brave and ventured off the steps this year. She is still very timid in the water.

Taby is more interested in eating Grandma's popcorn than playing. I'm thinking it must be just about nap time!

Payge got in a little bit of trouble the day before and Mean Old Mom wouldn't let her go swimming with everyone else. She had to sit on the edge of the pool. I'm not sure if it was harder for her or for me. She was a good sport and took the punishment with pride.