John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Thursday, May 27, 2010

7am to 9pm!!!

Here are some pictures from the last two days.

Notice the pound of peanut butter on James' face...he tore apart his graham crackers and completely covered himself with peanut butter.

Do you see the kids...hehehe

Claire making faces at the lambs...told me that lambs are "not her thing"..hahah

Rob and Ryan going to ride four-wheelers!

My dad..aka Becky, with his granddaughters at the Price River.

Notice how daylight it still is and the girls are in their pj's ready for bed. It doesn't get dark here until 9pm...crazy!

My brother Ryan is such a nut. He has been awesome to hang out with. The kids love him to pieces.

Rosie with Ellie and Jenna

Ellie climbing a tree with her asparagus!

My Dad forgets that he is 63 years old and the slides at the park are for kids only...hahaha!

Ryan eating the home-made pizza my dad, Rosie and Paul prepared for supper! It was YUM!

John David climbing the slide by himself until Rosie joined in for safety support...what a crazy boy...the slide is like 9 ft tall!

My pretty little girls laying in the grass giggling!

Me and my brother with Dad!

Becky and John David riding the tractor!

The big girls were so pumped to be able to sleep in the camper last night. BIG smiles before drifting off to sleep.

Well...these kiddos are playing nonstop around here. We are preparing to take the kids on their first camping trip tonight. As Ellie puts it, "a for real camping not a pretend camping"...we are ecstatic to take them to Sanraphael Canyon and experience "real camping" with our children. I appreciate my dad and stepmom so much for all they have done to prepare this trip for us. There really is a ton of preparation before heading up the mountains for a camping trip.

The last two days have been extremely fun-filled and somewhat exhausting. The sun (and the kids) are up at 7am each morning and the sun (and the kids) go down at 9pm each night!

Here are a few of our favorite things:

*The HUGE dinosaur park
*Mommy and Daddy riding bikes up and down the mountain and all through town.
*Planting in Uncle Paul's garden
*Sliding and playing in the sand piles
*Family gatherings around the kitchen table (Ellie LOVES breakfast here)
*Playing Skip Bo
*Riding four-wheelers with daddy in the mountains
*Eating awesome breakfast every morning
*Visiting the swinging bridge in a little town called Helper
*Playing ball outside


♥Trina♥ said...

Yea! I'm so glad y'all were able to pull off the surprise. I was wondering last week whether or not y'all had been able to keep the trip a secret, not only from your dad but from the kids, too.

It looks like EVERYONE is having a BLAST. The girls will talk about this the rest of the summer.

I haven't forgotten about getting that donation to you. I know the Run for Ross is over, but I'm still going to get you a check in the mail. Even though you've been out of the classroom for a while now, I'm sure you haven't forgotten the hectic life of a teacher trying to wrap up the end of the year stuff. :)

Amy said...

I love seeing your dad enjoying himself so much. I am so glad y'all were able to surprise him and are having a great time. Can't wait to hear about the camping trip!

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