Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The end of summer...

Wedding cake and cotton candy snow cones are the best.
 Brain freeze!
In August Lucy also had the Strikers Cup, tennis lessons, and a back to school woof'um party with friends. We made a bucket list at the beginning of summer, and here are some activities we did but didn't take pictures of: Girlz 4 Life movie, Kid to Kid school clothes shopping, splash pad, Finding Dory, and trips to the library.
 Neighborhood gang on the neighborhood tramp!
 I love all the produce, I just wish it came all year long and not in a two week span.  I've canned 14 quarts of salsa, 75 quarts of peaches, froze beans, froze peaches, canned tomatoes, and made 40 loaves of zucchini bread.  And eaten lots of veggies!
 Labor day weekend Lucy and I went shopping at the Park City outlets.  We had lots of fun!
 Dustin was out of town last week fishing in Yellowstone and Jarin pulled out his first tooth!  We sent this picture to Dad and asked if he noticed anything different about Jarin.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1st Day of School

Lucy - 6th grade - Last year in elementary school!
 Love the sloth and the flowers!
 Jarin - 1st grade - Oh yea, lunch at school!
 Quite handsome, if I do say so myself!
 Russ - Preschool - 1st year of school!
 He was dying to go...Mom, why do you keep taking my picture?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Liberty Park

We took our yearly trek to the park for a picnic, great photos, water time, boat building, racing, and Burnett fun!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Banks Family Reunion

Day One: When we arrived at the May Family Ranch, we had lunch and then immediately got busy on their homemade super long water slide!  The slide was used everyday and was a highlight for the kids.
 Day 2: Red Fish Lake was breathtaking!  We rented a boat, did paddle boarding, paddle boating, floating, eating, and relaxing!
Lucy, Lainey, and Sydnie were glued at the hip for the entire weekend!  We literally never saw them...they were in room 15!
 Looks like someone found a chip bag!
Day 3: While the boys were away fishing we had lots of fun.  We played board games and card games, did a craft with Grandma, had a competitive dodge ball battle, climbed a mountain, and then did my favorite activity of the trip: Sunbeam Hot Springs!  Later that night we had a talent show and woof'ums!
I told the kids to look for a treasure while hiking.  Jarin was my hiking buddy and we found this huge ant hill and decided it was our treasure!
These hot springs flow right into the gorgeous Salmon river.  There are little rocked, circular pools with varying water temperatures.  I sat with one leg cool in the river and one leg in a hot spring.  I don't love hot tubs because I get too hot so this was the best!  And the scenery was perfect...I did not want to leave!
Some of Lucy and Jarin's talent show skit.
Day three: Group photo, cleaned, packed, and visited a ghost town.  An old mining town in Custer, Idaho.  Before driving back home we stopped at the historic gold dredge at the Yankee Fork...massive!  Also, a couple of nights some of the girls laid outside after dark and saw a meteor shower...pretty cool!
Panned for gold!
Grandma and Grandpa Banks with the grand kids.
Another reunion in the books!  Thanks to Aaron and Shannon for getting this together!