The 24th of July 2011

Rides at the carnival.
Lucy teaching everyone "its good to party everyday" at the Street Dance.

Cute kids at the Parade!

Kacy and Mary Hike the Y - July

Lucy turns 6!

Lucy's special cake at her family birthday party, with cousins Blake and Peyton.
Lucy got a "poofy dress" too!

Mary helped Lucy plan a great party, where they made purses, got fake money, went to a "restaurant", and the "movie theater".
Here they are buying tickets for the movie.
And treats at the "concession" stand.
Look at these awesome girls! It was a great party, that went much later than we planned!

Lucy waking up to presents on her real birthday!

Kelsey turns 3!

I can't believe our baby Kelsey is 3 years old! This was two of her favorite presents, her "poofy dress" from Aunt Flur and her super hero cape from Aunt Katie.
We had a family birthday party to celebrate Kelsey turning 3, Eddie turning 1, and Lucy turning 6. They each had their own little cake, and enjoyed that individual attention.
Kelsey and her little buddy Trey!
Of course Kelsey was spoiled by the family.
Lucy and Kelsey opening presents on the morning of Kelsey's real birthday.

She loved all of her presents, but especially her pillow pet!

Then that afternoon, several of our neighborhood friends came over for a slip n' slide/sprinkler party. The kids all seemed to have a lot of fun.

Pink cupcakes!
Kelsey with Kyla and Julia her little 3 year old neighbor friends.

Willow Flat - June 2011

This is why it is called Willow Flat. The river has all this little tributaries running through the flat meadow part. Mary took this picture, and I love it.
We always do a couple little hikes around the area. Here are Peyton and Lucy down by the river. All the cute little girl cousins walking around the camp ground.
There were several campgrounds around us that were flooded by the overflowing river...luckily not ours. As water started pouring down the road, Kacy worked very long and hard on a "levy" to keep water away from the motor home.
Kris and Katie brought the game "father's day" and the kids and adults had a lot of fun
playing it.
And then it began...a fast but furious hail storm on our second evening. It was little crazy. Most of us ran into the motor home, but Kacy got in our car. Here he is in the craziness.

Here is some of the hail...pretty big I'd say.
Thank goodness for the motor home, although with all of us in it during the storm, it was a cramped.
Here is what it looked like around our tent. And because it was such big hail, and our tent is just a Wal-Mart special, our tent leaked in some places and got a couple sleeping bags we slept in the car!Here is Kelsey in our car bed. Lucy slept in the motor home, but Brynn, Kacy, Kera, Kelsey slept in the back of the car (with the seats out) and Mary slept in the passenger seat with it reclined. What a night!
Here is Kelsey, a vision of the dirtiness and tiredness that we all felt, but it was another fun year at Willow Flat!!!