Mary helped Lucy plan a great party, where they made purses, got fake money, went to a "restaurant", and the "movie theater".
All set for the movie....except then they decided...They needed to dress up!!!
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.
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.
Every year we go camping at a beautiful spot in southern Idaho, called Willow Flat. And every year it is an adventure. Usually (and this year proved to be the same) the adventure comes on day two, so we have one day of peaceful fun.
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.
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.
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 wet....so 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!!!