Friday, July 15, 2011

May Mania

May was a very full and busy month. It was concert season for my music stuff; John was taking finals; my baby sister got married; we went on a vacation-camping in the White Mountains (that we are pretty sure look nothing like when we went now that the fire went through)....

Grandama Merrill treated the younger grandkids to a trip to the Aquarium (while the older ones were still in school).

Abigail loved it!!!

She even spoiled us more with lunch, carousel rides, and some clothes shopping.

We used two weekends for Mikell and Marilee's wedding festivities. Winslow welcomed us from our camping trip with LOTS of wind. My family has arrived earlier to decorate - which became difficult when the power went out.

She likes to wear our shoes and dress herself.

Abigail thought she was so cool sitting in the driver's seat at the campsite.

We arrived before the Memorial Day crowds and had elk in our campground the first night.

Abigail kept trying to be strong like her Daddy.

Our trip went pretty smoothly. We just had some stress getting out the door - and then left our jackets behind. We drove into town to find something to keep warm - there's always got to be something, right? It is the wrong season for warm stuff, but we found sweatshirts.

They had a free craft for kids - Abigail still talks about her birdy feeder.

Abigail loved it when we went out on the lake - except each time she remembered how much she hated the life jacket. (It was crying then laughter and excitement back and forth.)

When John started the fire, Abigail would yell "Happy Birthday" and get all excited...

Camping was a blast, but next time we will bring a friend for Abigail or go camping with another family -- Abigail started getting a little sad when she saw other kids at the end.

We stopped by the Snowflake Temple on our way to Winslow.

We couldn't leave Winslow without Uncle Mikell taking us to "the corner".

Then - we woke up and May was over....

June in a Jiffy

When anyone finds the month of June, please let me know....though it wasn't nearly as busy as May, it sure went by fast!

Some cute little cousins were adorable in their first dance recital.

Abigail happily obliged to Grandma Amy's offer for ice cream.

Swimming fun has begun.

We celebrated Father's Day making our Daddy a card and breakfast in bed. We joined my mom's side of the family for dinner...failed in taking pictures with Daddy.

Abigail loves when she gets play with my cousin's daughter.

Grandpa Kyle invited us to the AMY for the new Charles Chultz exhibit.

No way could we leave without going to the little kid section.

Then we went to a nearby park to join in the free fun to celebrate Parks and Recreation....even ended up with a free ticket to Broadway Palm's "Cinderella". (Fun date night at a GREAT price!)

Abigail really enjoyed exploring the police helicopter.

We also enjoyed a super fun day at Uncle Dan and Aunt Mary's for a pool party with the Merrills, but of course I never took any pictures.