During the May long weekend Randy and Alanna and their kids came up for a few days to hang out and while they were here we went to Jurassic Forest. It’s a dinosaur park about 40min north of us. Here are some pics from that trip.
This mother duck was sitting on her nest pretending she was invisible.
One hungry grumpy kid and one just plain odd.
The dinosaurs moved which was kinda crazy. The younger ones were a little concerned they were going to get them.
This is the best pic you can get with 7 hungry, warm kids. They perked up when we got them food and water.
I think his dad got him.
As always there are more pics on my flickr account.
20130518-191-19.jpg on Flickr.
So for some reason I’m having trouble with tumblr and it wouldn’t allow me to edit my post and kept deleting pictures and text I had written so I decided to just do 2 posts. SO here is more pictures from the cabin.
Brad was throwing a ball at Alex and he was trying to avoid being hit. (Boys and their games.)
Even at the pool on vacation you can get a time out….
At one point I looked over at Alex just in time to see him lift his swim shorts above the water. Apparently he jumped and they came off. Unfortunately I did not have my camera ready but he sure thought it was funny.
This one is for those in Africa that want to see snow. Notice the top of the red truck behind Gavin.
We stopped to take pictures at the train tracks and got lucky to have a train come while we were there.
I was going to add one last picture but tumblr wont let me. It was a picture of me and I was adding it just to prove that yes I was on this trip as well. Oh well, I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.
I thought I should finally blog about our trip to the cabin before I get another phone call from my father in law asking me to post pictures of our trip. It has been almost a month since we went so I am a little behind. We also didn’t take as many pictures this year, instead of me sitting on the sidelines taking pictures I actually participated in the activities. We checked in on a Saturday and stayed for a week. Monday we spent the day in Kalispell shopping. We found Brad some clothes (for whatever reason clothes for him are WAY cheaper in the states), we got clothes for the kids and found some cheap deals on snow gear for them for next winter. We ate at McDonalds for one of the two meals we ate in town and they really messed up our order which left us with 4 extra sandwiches and a huge thing of fries that we didn’t order. When I took the food back to them and said there had been a mistake made they gave us what was missing from our order (Brads sandwich) and told us to keep the rest. We spent a lot of time at the pool and hiked up to the waterfall a couple times. We ran back into town Friday morning for a couple hours just to pick up a couple things we didn’t think to get on the previous trip in.
Alex at the pool.
Sam playing with a toy submarine.
Gavin at the pool.
Sam and Brad
We took the boys helicopters this year, see if you can find the helicopter in this pic.
Sam put on my scarf while we were playing Yatzee one night.
Gav in his jams. (Excuse the poor quality of the picture it was taken with my phone.)
Gavin didn’t last through movie night.
Look at all that ice!! I’ve never seen the falls so frozen. We got rain later that night and when I went back up 2 days later the ice was almost all gone.
There was an award ceremony at the elementary school today, they do it every reporting period to acknowledge the kids that got A’s in there core subjects. I was informed that both Alex and Sam would be receiving awards however when it was all said and done Sam was the only one called up. I later checked with the school and they realized they had missed Alex so we did pictures of him after school (they put the pictures up at the school and I put them up for family).
They forgot Alex’s name so I added it.
Sam recieving high fives from his classmates.
Alex and his principal.
So Gavin turned 5. I’m not sure who gave him permission to do that but he did it. After dropping the kids off at school he and I went with our neighbor, Mildred, shopping. She had taken Alex and Sam shopping for their birthday and so it was Gavs turn and boy did she spoil him. After we finished our shopping at Toys R Us she took us for brunch at Cora’s which was excellent. Brad worked late that day but I let the kids stay up until after he got home so we could do presents and cake. The day after his birthday we took him to Red Robin for dinner.
Gavins haul from the neighbor.
Gavins new sunglasses, now maybe he’ll let me wear mine.
Brad and Gav at dinner.
Alex at dinner.
Sam at dinner.
This weekend we took the boys sledding. We just took them to the small hill behind our house by the school but they had a blast! It was a nice warm day and they soon shed their coats.
Gavin. Alex jumping out of Gavins way
Alex and Gavin. Why they decided to slide down a hill like this I don’t know but they had fun!
Wipeout!! Gavin had a few of these and thought it was great!
Alex liked to run and jump onto the sled, this is him in the air.
Gavin pouting, we only have 2 sleds so they had to take turns and sometimes they weren’t too happy with that.
Alex was playing/wrestling with Kiila
Alex was throwing snow for Kiila and she was doing flips in the air to catch it.
While we were in Cardston we celebrated Sams birthday. Grandma Froc had gone to Utah and was gracious enough to let us use her house which worked out so good. Seriously I started to panic when I added up how many people would be there, I’m too used to my small house but Grandmas house handled it wonderfully with no one feeling crowded! (We had 31 people in total.)
Sam and his cake.
Uncle Travis playing Grandmas accordion.
Uncle Matt and Julia enjoying the accordion.
Sam playing with his new racetrack that we put together after we got home.
We hadn’t planned on going to Cardston during the Christmas/New Years or even anytime in the first couple months of 2013 but we got word that Grandpa Marcels health was failing fast and Brad was able to get a long weekend so we took a trip down the end of December to see him one last time. Randy and Alanna were out of town and they allowed us to stay at their house which worked great, it allowed us to have somewhere else to go so that Grandpa didn’t get overwhelmed by the kids. 3 weeks later we took a week and went back to Cardston for Grandpa Marcels funeral. We stayed at Randy and Alannas for the first few days since Grandmas house was full and then when everyone (including Grandma) left we moved into her house for the remainder of our trip. Poor Randy and Alanna and their kids having all of us at their house! All the boys slept in Everett and Anthonys room and Brad and I took over poor Julias room, Brad on her bed and me on an air mattress on the floor. Randy and Alanna got the girls in their room. It was great to get to spend time with them though and we appreciated their hospitality.
Sam at Grandma Frocs Driving into Brian and Linds’ New Years Eve we were lucky enough to see this amazing sunset so we stopped to try and get a few pictures.
We went to Waterton and tried to get a half decent family photo. Not too bad for setting the tripod up beside the road and trying to get all the kids to smile and look at the camera.
So it looks like I need to do some updating. So I’ll start with Christmas.
Alex wrote an apology to Santa and the reindeer.
Brad had the boys walk down with their arms folded….
… and sit on the couch until they were given the go ahead to get their stockings.
Alex and his new neck warmer.
Gavin and his new R/C car (he actually does like it despite his facial expression in this picture).
Alex and Sam and their new helicopters.
Sam and Gav thought Brad needed some help opening his present.