Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kayaking on the Snake

We went kayaking one afternoon on the river below Jackson dam while my dad was up visiting. Almost didn't go because of rain clouds. But we got to see 3 otters eating a fish and a moose with her calf in the river, a golden eagle and other birds. Needless to say we are happy we went.

Here is Mare on a rare break from the kids :)

Got to see this eagle on two different sides of the river this one had better sunlight on it.

Here is the moose. The mom was in the river the whole time. The baby came out of the willows walked along the shore then bounded through the river passed her mom and onto the other side.

Me and the boys were paddeling up river to meet my dad and Peg, when we came to a slight bend and saw these otters. I just banked about 10-15 feet away and watched them. We could hear them chomping on the fish.

They were really fun to watch. Deacon said that otters were way cooler than moose.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Skinner Family Reunion

We attended the Skinner Family Reunion this last weekend.
It was great to see everyone again. Wish we could get together more often.
Soon and Jason have a beautiful home and were perfect hosts.
The food was awesome! Marci made some of the best cookies I've ever eaten!
We all stayed up far too late and got up way too early!
Everyone rocked it out at Rock Band on the Wii!
Liston played more video games than he's ever played in his life.
Coleman is a daddy's boy and not friendly to anyone AT ALL!
The talent show showcased some very talented kids!
Grandma gave out some great prizes--my kids love they're cards!
And did I mention I forgot my camera? Yep, I did!
So hopefully someone will send me a few to post!
Thanks for the fun time everyone!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4th of July

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting 4th of July pics! We had a pretty quiet day. We had been planning on going to Jackson for the fireworks but we decided to go to a friend's house for a BBQ and to watch the good ol' Driggs fireworks. The BBQ was fun and delicious---the fireworks were um, pretty pathetic. Probably the worst I've ever seen and I've lived in some small towns! BUT at least we had fireworks to enjoy and Deacon seemed to love them. Liston and Coleman both snoozed through them!

Anyway, we started the day watching some hot air balloons. Driggs has a balloon festival every 4th and the balloons head to the sky each morning for about 3 days! We actually have one hot air balloon that flies over our house almost every morning through the summer. I feel like a kid when I hear it coming close, and head out to gawk at it with the boys :) Here are a few pics of our early morning:

We also went to the parade in Victor. The boys had fun begging for candy. Coleman loved the horses and tried to walk out in the road and pet them!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Very Own Drinking Fountain

Deacon taught Coleman a new trick :)