Thursday, July 24, 2008

4th of July Trip to Round Valley

We had so much fun for the 4th of July this year. Simon and Jeni traveled to Eagar a few days before the celebration to hang out with the family. The best part was Melesa and Brett and there two little boys came all the way from Iowa to visit. We spent lots of time just hanging out and playing with the kids. Any spare time was spent playing guitar hero! Everyone was hooked on that game by the time we left.

Simon LOVED playing with his cousins. It was so fun to see Kimble. He's such a cute little guy. We even got to see some of his first steps.

In this picture Simon had been crying because he didn't want to share the boat with the baby. He kept saying "no baby" and trying to push him out of the boat. Little Kimble handled it so well. We finally got a shot with all 3 boys in the boat!

Jackson and Simon ended up being best buds by the end of the trip. They even got to go crawdad fishing for the first time. And, just like little independant kids do, they fought and fought. Simon was so sad to see Jackson leave. He even found a "little people" toy the other day and told us that it was Jackson (it had Jackson's haircut). ;o) He sure misses his cousins.
We all loved the parade. We loved seeing Simon's reaction to the horses, fire engines, and especially the helicoptors that flew over!
Then it was off to the family picnic. We enjoyed each other's food and company in the cool weather. The kids got to eat the candy and play with the toys that they got at the parade.
If you look close you can see that Jeni is almost 7 months pregnant.
After the celebration we had family pictures taken. We had to hurry because Heidi had to leave town so she could fly out to Mexico the next morning. After a few shots Simon decided that he had enough of sitting still and wanted to play in the irrigation ditch. Jeremiah took off his shoes and played in the water with him!
I had to share this picture with all of you. This is Jesse and Mom going for a motorcycle ride! I love it!
Can't wait until next year!


Bon said...

Jenn! I found you! You guys are such a cute family. Simon is adorable!! I hope all is well. When are you due? Boy or girl?

Melesa said...

Man...we had such a great time. I love the pic of mom on the motorcycle. The little people story is funny! Did I tell you we cut Jackson's hair? Sure miss you guys!

Si and Ry

Si and Ry