Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kids New Pictures

Here is the updated pics for the kids in 2011.

Creature Day at the Library

The kids wanted to go to story time today because they were having an activity called Kim's Cold Blooded creatures. At first I was wondering why, as both of my kiddo's don't like those kinds of things.

Here Zach is sitting with his friends waiting for the show to begin. He actually only sat like this for about 5 minutes and then he was everywhere else.

Kylie holding her little cousin Brooklyn, and you can see cousin Trista off to the side.

When it came time to holding the creatures the kids lined up like crazy!

Kylie headed in the direction of the turtles.

And Zach didn't have a care in the world. He was just running around having a great time. When it was time to go, the lady with the very large snake did not have anyone in her line, so I asked Zach if he wanted to hold the "big snake". I thought for sure that he would say no, but to my surprise he said yes. And walked over to the lady and let her put this gigantic thing on him.
Zach weighs 36 pounds and the snake weighs 45 lbs. He was never scared, but he sure has the look that it is pretty heavy!

4th of July

This year we celebrated the 4th of July in Henefer again.
Here the kids are watching the parade. (Which just happened to be the shortest parade that I have ever seen.)
And also doing fireworks at Grandma and Grandpa Ovard's in Henefer.

Swimming Lessons 2011

This year for swimming lessons both of the kids were really excited to go. Kylie has become quite the little swimmer over the last couple of years and Zach was just as afraid to get wet as he was last year, but he was always excited to go and get in the water.

Here are a few pics from their days at the pool.

By the end of the two weeks Kylie was diving pretty good. This was one of her first ones.
A little knee bending going on there!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Craftaholics Gift Exchange

This is my 3rd time participating in the Handmade Gift Exchange organized by Craftaholics Anonymous . It has always been a lot of fun to try to come up with just the right thing to make for someone that you have never met before. My partner this time was Anne from Washington. She told me that she loved Summer time and being able to spend time with her family. Her favorites were the color purple and anything with Dragon flies. So here is what I made for Anne.

A summer block with Dragon Flies!

Anne sent me this crocheted blanket that I can cuddle up with when it gets colder. (Which I hope is not for awhile, as it seems like the warmth just got here!)

Thanks Anne! It looks great on my couch and matched the family room really well.