Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall 2010

The kids had Fall Break this past week and this is what we did:

Our happy family! One block from our house is the entrance to Battle Creek Canyon. We went for a little hike on Saturday (10/16) up to the waterfall.

This is the view of Utah Lake and Utah Valley from the waterfall.

This is my sister Colleen at the top of the waterfall.

This is Joshua and Caleb at the base of the waterfall.
About halfway to the waterfall is this little pond. The kids love to throw rocks into the water.

Ellie, Colleen, Caleb, Caitlyn, Joshua and Cim hiking up to the waterfall.
On Friday we went to Pumpkinland at the Vineyard Garden Center. These are the cousins: Alex, Kailah, Logan, Ellie, Joshua, Jackson, Justin, Aubrie and Caitlyn.
Kailah, Alex sliding down, Joshua and Justin deciding which way to go down.

Jackson getting air down the bouncy slide!

Ellie, Logan, Kailah and Joshua.

Ellie inside the big pumpkin!

Peek-a-boo Joshua and Ellie!

Grumpy Caitlyn, Silly Joshua, and Happy Ellie and Caleb! Pretty much sums it up!

Also on Friday we went to Trafalga for a little game of mini-golf! Notice how Caleb has already followed through in his swing, but the ball is still on the ground! :)

The rules say you aren't supposed to swing the club above your knees, but I think we forgot to tell Caitlyn!

Ellie and Joshua. They obviously get their golfing abilities from their Mom!

Caleb and Caitlyn played VIP Special Needs Soccer again this Fall. The following pics are from their games. Sometimes it would be slow, so Ellie and Joshua would join in. I'm not sure why Ellie is making this face, but it makes me laugh!
Caitlyn making a goal!

Joshua being a goofball!!

Seriously, I don't know if we have a picture of Joshua where he is not being silly!

Caleb loves to kick the ball as high as he can!

Caitlyn playing with some of the buddies from Discovery Ranch.

Ellie and Joshua kicking it around.

Awards Day! All the players get a medal and team picture.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Break 2010

For our Spring Break this year we went to California. We went to Aunt Mari's house in Newport Beach and walked the one block to the warm and sunny beach! It was a beautiful day! Cim's Mom and Dad were there too.

Caleb, Caitlyn, Mom Carver, and Cim trying to help the very uncooperative Ellie into the cold water.

Caleb throwing rocks into the water.

Happy Caitlyn loves the water and the beach!

In true Dad fashion, Cim tried to take the kids out into the deep, cold water and they all cried and fought to not go in. Joshua was digging in the sand.

Ellie was not happy about Daddy taking her into the water.

We went to a really cool place in L.A. called The Skirball Center. It's a Jewish Heritage Museum and they have this huge Noah's Ark exhibit where the kids can play. The animals are made of everyday items like the zebra's mane is made from a keyboard. There are a lot of interactive things for the kids to do.

After so many days on the ark, I'm sure there was a lot of poop to scoop! There was even fake poop for the kids to clean up!

Lots of animals. Joshua is up there behind the penguins.

This was a ramp where the kids could place animals to enter the ark.

We also went to the Natural History Museum of L.A. These are the cousins...Caleb, Joshua, Becca, Megan, Caitlyn and Emma.

The kids in their natural element...with the wild animals!!
Caleb, Ellie, Caitlyn and Joshua.

Joshua and Ellie making silly faces.

Joshua showing us the map with a little attitude.

We also went to Six Flags Magic Mountain. We spent most of the day in Bugs Bunny World riding the kiddie rides.

Ellie and Joshua were fearless and loved every ride but, especially this bounce and pounce ride.

It went up pretty high, but they loved it!

Oh Joshua....

I love this picture of Cim and Caleb!

Ellie, Joshua and Caitlyn in the tea cups.

They had to go on it again!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Special Needs Basketball 2010

Caleb and Justin (our nephew) shooting around. The younger kids in the program just spend the time shooting baskets. The older kids play an actual game in another gym.

Caitlyn shooting. Caleb dribbling.

Caitlyn and Justin shooting on a lower basket.

Cim giving Joshua tips and Caleb helping too.

The whole younger group. Aren't they cute?!

Caleb dribbling.

Ellie showing us the hole in her mouth. Her tooth became infected after it was chipped, so they had to pull it out. She will get a fake tooth in a couple weeks.

Still adorable!

Caitlyn, Ellie and Joshua were doing a passing drill with their Daddy.

Caleb getting ready to shoot!

They have a really fun time!