Tuesday, July 06, 2010

When a princess has a barbie birthday

This is what happens......

You start by having barbie cake with your best friends.

Grandma and Grandpa get you a killer kitchen set. After you make a few calls.......

You and your bestie check it out thoroughly.

Every princess needs a magic mirror. This one reminds you that "You are as pretty as a princess". Not that you were ever in any danger of forgetting!

Let's get you a blow out so you are ready for your closeup! That birthday girl sure is a giver. She wants to make sure everyone looks good for her big day.

A little lipstick finishes things off nicely.

Happy Birthday Canyon!

A Few Degrees Cooler Than The Traditional Red Hot 4th

In Idaho Falls the temps were cooler but the fireworks seemed hotter! It was such a great time. Thanks to the Hardman's and the Brijs's for hosting what I hope, becomes a least an every other year tradition. And now for the pictures.

We started out at the parade. Just me Canyon and Penee. Canyons favorite things included the Tigers, the poms (a high school mascot and it's corresponding cheerleaders).
After some post parade, holiday naps we met up with the Larry Arnett's and Brijs family's for some delicious TGI Fridays. We had the very best server they had. It was a nice way to see Miley for a bit while she was at work.

Here is one half of the table

And the otherThe resident 4th of July photographer

As usual it was the kids who had the most fun.

Following lunch Penee and I took all the kids back to the Hardmans where they played for awhile and then we took them down to the river.
They were excited for some river time. But even if they hadn't been.....do kids ever walk anywhere? No? I didn't think so.
The girlies had fun throwing rocks and twigs into the river.
Even though there were lots of people down by the river we all felt super safe as we brought along our personal ninja for protection.

Our marathon day continued as we switched venues to the following.
This was our view for the delicious dinner, symphony and fireworks that night.

What's the 4th with out some ice cream.....

Some Dancing......

and a little flag waving.

Happy 4th of July all!

Chucky Cheese

Remember when Austin had the job to dress up as Chucky to the delight (I'm sure) of all the children everywhere?!?! Good times.
Anyway.....Miley, Aaron and family came down to celebrate Grandma's birthday. Whilst they were here we thought we would jaunt of to the CC while I was on my lunch break. Here are some of the highlights.

Balloon rides

Fun with Dragons

Brother loved the creepy animatronic robots.

All in all a most excellent day at the Cheeser!

Grandma Dorothy's 80th Birthday Extravaganza

(art work by Aaron)
We had a birthday blowout to honor Grandma Hendrix on June 26th. Penee put a lot of planning and work into the whole affair. It turned out wonderfully. Lots of great food, family and other delights.

(Cake by Candy)

What would we do without Auntie Candy and her mad cake skills. She simultaneously made this cake and designed and executed an award winning float for her Granddaughter. Could she be any more amazing?!?! Me things not.

Grandma got to hold court (that's her in the beautiful pink jacket) with her sister, who came all the way from Montana to celebrate with her.

There was eating

Shuffle board playing (as befitting an 80th b-day party)

There were tributes of singing, poetry and mostly lots and lots of love.

Happy birthday Grandma Dorothy! We love you.

5 months

The title is derived from an IM I got from cousin Ryan taking me to task for my woeful neglect of this blog. He said that I have been doing lots of things (and he's not wrong) that could be blogged about.

5 months however is just too long to sum up. So instead all I can do is just move forward. Which I promise to do. I further promise an abundance of pics. So get excited Peeps!