Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Swimming


 Summer fun with cousins in Uncle Larry's pool:  The girls are so cute but look at the geek above them in that picture!

 Swim Team for Sophie and Swim Lessons for
Ben and David.  David had our friend Scott Morris as his teacher and Ben had Cashe.
Everyone's dives got better this year.  Especially David's

After lessons we got Shaved Ice from the best place in town...HARMONS!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

14! Already?

Sophie turned the big 1-4 on Saturday.  She and Leighton Ipson (Austin's little sister)share a birthday.  This year they had a swim party at Leighton's grandma's house and then went out to Tuacahn with Shayne and 4 of their friends to see Hairspray.  They had a great time.  We gave her a purple piccolo and she's been  playing it ever since.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sand Hollow with Red Rock

Joel's work had a last minute summer party at Sand Hollow Reservoir.  It was supposed to be a nice little bring your family b-b-q but ended up being so much more.  We love the Habibian family and feel like they are part of our family so of course we went.  

Frank is in the orange tank top.

John and Kristal and kids came to and they were just 5 minutes in front of us and John was on the phone saying he couldn't find where on the shore Red Rock had set up.  He drove passed a HUGE party of 200 college aged kids that was going on and kept going until he ran out of places to look so as he was coming back he noticed his boss right down by the party.  So we pulled up and parked next to them and sure enough Red Rock had set up right next to a SUU summer party marathon.  They had a volleyball net up in the water, boats, jet skis, a huge b-b-q/food area and they even had a DJ pumping out great music.  It was awesome.  The Habibians knew exactly what they were doing by setting up there.  Half of the entertainment was provided for them.  We did have a jet ski which was really fun and a fishing boat that some of the guys used to see if they could catch anything but I think there where to many speed boats and people out on the lake to scare off the fish. 


 Sherman cooked up some hamburgers and we had fruit and chips and cookies and 2 coolers full of water, Gatorade and whatever you wanted to drink.  It was perfect. 

 We were there for 4 hours and would have stayed longer but we had 2 baptisms that evening in our ward so we had to head out.  It was really fun.  I'm glad that our kids are able to spend time with our Red Rock family.  It's really nice when they know who their Dad is spending his time with.  

 They also had a great time playing with their cousins.  I loved to watch Sophie, Kali and Mary.

Here they are making Princess Peach's castle.

 Here they are burying each other. Alex is a Mermaid!

And of course a trip to Sand Hollow wouldn't be complete without a sandcastle/thing.  Elaine taught us all how to make drippy trees with the sand.  They turn out really cool.

Can you see the face?

Then the chicken fights started.  I told John I'd put this picture in here for him.  
Look at all the muscles!  He's ripped!

 Lots of fun had by all!  Thanks Red Rock!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Skim boarding is a must during the heat here.  In so much that our Beckstrand family made skimboards for reunion.  It was awesome!  Well, much like the rest of the kids David loves it and is a natural.  This being Shayne's last summer with us she has been taking them all every Friday.  Here are some of the pictures:

Here is Josh's showing the proper way to fall.

 Josh floating with his scout survival skills (blowing air into your clothes).

This is by far my favorite picture of the whole summer so far.  Click on it to see a larger version.  Shayne did an awesome job!


Baseball Season!  Ben loved his team.  It's the same team he's had for 3 years.  He's definitely one of those 
kind of kids who need the comfort of knowing people.

He's getting really good at fielding.  In fact the neighbor girl, Lilly, was playing shortstop and every time it was hit to her she'd throw it to Ben at first base and they'd get an out.  At one point their own coach said, "Ben stop getting everyone out so they can play."  It was funny.

 Baseball season comes and goes fast around here for Pee Wee's.  The games are Tuesdays and Saturdays with practice on Thursday.  David had fun with Evan and all his friends from the ward on the team.  Here is Evan hitting.
 Kyle was one of the coaches and here he is telling Evan to run to second but Evans pants kept falling down.  You can click on it to see a bigger picture.  Kyle was trying not to laugh.
 This is Taiven rounding third and being the catcher.  The position all the kids wanted because you get to touch the ball EVERY time.
 This is Dominque.  He was awesome and he'll even let you know.  He's in my Primary class with Logan.  Logan is the one in the green plaid shorts.  He was just happy to be there.  He constantly smiled but I don't know how much of the concept of the game he actually learned.  But the point of the whole thing is for them to have fun right?  They did!

  Kyle showed all the kids how hard they needed to swing by holding the bat and making then try to pull it away.  I worked really well.  Our team hit the ball more than any other team.  We were the best team by far.


Here they are all standing around waiting for someone on the other team to get a hit so they can all run to it to see who gets it first.


Here is David throwing the ball to first and thinking he's a hot shot because if you go through your line up then the last hitter gets to run the bases and if you don't get out then of course it was a homerun!  And it was his turn in the very last game to be the last hitter.  Here are his buddies cheering him on.  They were darling.