Tuesday, July 26, 2011


 We had a great time exploring Nauvoo with family from both sides.  Bond's parents and brothers, my parents, and my oldest sister and her husband.
Bear was so exhausted from the late nights and lack of nap time that he fell asleep on me while we were on the wagon ride.  This is a rarity amongst both of my boys so I enjoy it when I can.

Left to Right: My parents, Bond's parents, and Bond's brother.
 Pioneer boy...doesn't he have the CUTEST brown eyes?
 Bug was pretending to be at school and wanted to tell him what to draw, so this is his wagon.  I love the spokes he put on the wheels.

 Uncle Grayson, Bug, Pops, and Bear in the saw competition.
 Bear was blue from head to toes after eating this while we waited for the pageant to start. When we took his shirt off his entire front was literally stained bright blue. 

 Bear did NOT find humor in this pose we were forcing on him.
 They LOVED the stick pull.  There was a young teenage boy hanging out there wanting to challenge any one he could.  When Bond sat down to verse him the boy very seriously said, "Don't hold back." It was hilarious, and so cute how confidant he was.
 Attempting to waltz.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bug's Fourth Birthday Party in Nauvoo

My Four Year Old!
The two Birthday Boys.
Bug and his Uncle Grayson.

With my mom and sister.
 Grammy, Uncle Sam, and Bug.
 Poppi, Uncle Grayson, and Pops

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Fourth

Ready to head to the Ward Fourth of July Breakfast and parade.

The boys read together in Bug's bed every night before going to sleep, but when I went in to put them to sleep I found them watching our neighbor set off fireworks.
  Sparkler enjoyment to totally terrified.
 Smoke Bombs

 The smoke from these HAS to be toxic.  We kept our boys out of it. Bug would light them drop the punk and run out of fear anyway.
 Bond decided to tryout homemade funnel cakes.  They turned out better than any I have had and he made them three nights in a row for different celebrations.

 Our neighbor throws a huge block party every year including a Bounce House and thousands of dollars worth of fireworks. 

 Hope you had a Happy Fourth!