Sunday, July 28, 2013

4th of July--Tinney Flats, Diamond Fork Hot Springs & Maple Canyon

We planned a camping trip with the LaRiviere's since they would all be around for Stella's baptism.  As soon as we arrived at the campground Clive went right to the stream and proceeded to throw rocks in it for about an hour--right through dinner.
On the fourth a bunch of the Goodrich family came up for the day (Sam's family, Nate's family, Jordan & Lacey, Grandma & Grandpa).  Stella and Katie stayed at the campground.  We sat around and talked about books and movies and played horseshoes.  There are no pictures of all this relaxing because the camera went with the LaRiviere's.  They hiked 2 1/2 miles to (and fro) the Diamond Fork Hot Springs.  The day was hot and, it turns out, so were the hot Springs.  Only Fred got in.

The Goodrich's left to continue their 4th celebration at Sam's house.  The LaRiviere's had dutch oven and roasted marshmallows. 

 Everyone but Sam & Scott
On the 5th we packed up camp and headed south to Maple Canyon to do a little climbing. 

 Clive cried, "mom!" non-stop until I got done with my climb.
 He really wanted to climb but wasn't very good at it. 

 What would we do without Pepe?

We were lucky to have Pepe in our car on the ride home.  He insisted on stopping for ice cream.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Clive's Golden Birthday

Moving and having child #4 threw me into a funk.  I told myself that I would snap out of it when Clive turned two.  I never blogged about his birth.  I can't believe he is now two.
His birthday landed during a busy time.  Rather than put it off until I could plan better I decided to go ahead and "throw" a celebration a few hours before dinner. 
Dan bought a cake on his way home from work.
We sang.  Fred was being obnoxious.

 Clive "blew" out his candles.  The drool missed the cake.

 Rachel and her kids, Kate and her kids and Halle were there.

 He was good about getting all the paper off the present.  He thought that was the game and didn't know to look in the box.
 He loves bikes.
 We bought him a balance bike that is small enough for him.
 He is used to our old balance bike that he loved to walk because it was too tall to straddle.  So, at first, he just wanted to jump the bike. 
 It wasn't long before he was speeding along.  He is always saying, "watch the gate" then he'll take off.  (That is what is said at BMX races.)
 Leaning forward means he's going really fast.
 He LOVES his bike and wants to ride it all the time.  It was the most perfect gift we could have given him.
 With cousin Milo.