Scotty went to Browns Camp with Uncle Chris to explore with the newly finished beast! When they were home Talan wanted to go for a ride in 'Talan's Jeep.' Scotty has taught Talan how to eye Land Rovers, Land Cruisers and Jeeps...yes at the age of 2 he can tell them all apart :)
For the 4th of July we went camping up by Ukiah with my family. It was so much fun! Grandma Mac made a sand box to play in that he enjoyed when we were at camp. I was curious to see how our 'bike rides' would go. My family is all about riding 4-wheelers so about 2 years ago we bought one from my parents. Well, the rides went good. Talan sat in the front while dad drove and I had McKenna in her Snuggli while I sat in the back. Oddly enough McKenna loved the rides and fell asleep everytime! I was amazed someone could sleep on such a bumpy ride!
Uncle JW showed Talan how to hold a weed...he thought it was pretty cool! Grandma Mac always brings Talan his favorite Apple Jack cereal!
One of the days we road the bikes down to the river. Uncle JW actually floated down a little ways in the freezing COLD water. Talan enjoyed sitting in it and of
course throwing rocks!
Thank you Grandpa and Grandma Mac for taking us camping...we loved it!
The day before we headed to Walt Disney World there was a Hot Air Balloon festival in Tigard. I really wanted to take the kids early in the morning to watch. Well, early ment we needed to leave the house at 5:45 am! We were going on an adventure! I thought it would be early enough for Scott to come with us before he went to work..but apparently it wasn't therefore it would just be myself and the kids! Needless to say I packed a 'sack breakfast' the night before and loaded the kids in their pjs. They had a blast (so , Talans face appears a little confused!) Now everday when dad gets home from work and we talk about our adventures for the day, Talan almost always says he saw a hot air balloon! The things they remember :)
Talan has recently learned how to ride his little bike!! Usually he just pushes on the ground with his feet but now he can use the pedels! He is becoming such a big boy :) His favorite place to ride is in the garage since the concrete is nice and smooth, he says he likes to go FAST...aunt Jessica has a little scooter that he like to scoot around as well. Yesterday dad was going on a bike ride (road bike) and Talan really wanted to go for a 'bike ride' with dad. Someday soon we will all be riding together. Scott is planning on riding to Mt. Hood before we move back to Rexburg...he is amazing!
Last weekend the Thompson family decided to drive to the coast. In the past we have been very lucky to go and have great weather...well this trip the sun was out and it appeared to be great but the wind was blowing like crazy, therefore a very cold trip! Kenna did great though, except when I had her facing the wind she would gasp as if she couldn't breathe :( We hiked through a cave and then drove to the Tillamook Cheese factory to have a picinic and of coarse buy squeecky cheese!
On August 4th we will have been married for 8 years (that seems like a long time to me!) We met while attending Ricks College (We are old!)We have 2 beautiful kids- Talan and McKenna. This summer we moved to Portland Oregon and are living with Grandma and Grandpa Thompson's while Scott completes an internship with Skanska. He loves his job and is looking forward to completing school this next spring...ya!