Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thompson Campout '08

Camping is a family tradition for the Thompsons (moms family). Aunties are a favorite as well as cousins and Grams & Gramps (and this year Andrew & Brandons dogs). This time Kirstin's lap was again chosen as a favorite. But I don't know if it's built for 3 toddlers. This is what Gigi looks like as she paws me wanting to be picked up.

It's always fun when the sun goes down. The bon fire starts and the marionettes come out and the sparklers. You get the idea. I mean the daytime is filled with washu tournaments, and walks to the petting zoo, swimming,and giant bubbles. (you'll have to look on my parents bolg for those. I didn't always have my camera out to capture those moments.

Gretchen got lots of rides in the stroller. Sometimes she even sat in her cousins strollers or they would take turns pushing each other around.

The kids liked the park that was right across from out site. Their bigger cousins would come over and take them to play. They had a blast. THey probably spent half of their time awake over there.

Visit from Jaime & Lily

We've had some of our favorite people visit this summer. The first were Braden's sister Jaime Moyle & the newest Barnhart Lily. They live in Colorado, so we are so excited whenever we get to see them. And look at that cute baby!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Summer Fun

When the dudes turned 2 there was much celebrating. They had a pool and a slip-n-slide, and invited all the important people over to play. Here is some of the action, playing in the water and opening presents.

Here are cousins playing and the newest members of the 2's club sporting their new winter dino hats I made.

Another thing we like to do each year is go to the music in Plymouth celebration. It's a blast! We went with the Barnharts and were right next to our new ward, so we went back & forth.

We spent many days in the Barnhart's backyard. It's nice to sit on the deck or a on a blanket on the grass. We lit off many a firework, and the kids even went on 4 wheeler, wagon and mover rides.

Bath time is a blast at our house. This is how cute Gretchen looks after her bath. She LOVES her bunny towel and hops all over the place. I have some cute bum shots of her too, but didn't think those belonged on the internet.

The girls (Gigi especially) are going through a stage of wearing Mama's shoes. They LOVE the high heals.

We only made it to the MN zoo once this summer. Usually we are frequent visitors. We always love the farm, and particularly liked the Russian Grizzly coast exhibit. We pretty much spent the day outside. In the winter we do all the indoors stuff, so we wanted to make sure we got to all the outdoor exhibits. It was a beautiful day that started out cool, but by the time we made it to the splash area, it was rather warm.

First days

So another school year begins. This year Joe is in 1st grade, and Lorelei is in preschool. So I have 2 full days where i only have one child at home. Yea for me! I hope to get lots done on those days, and spend some quality time with #3. I am the third child and sometimes felt lost in the crowd, so I try to spend one on one with each. I DO know how hard that is to do and still live life and keep up the house and do all the things I feel are important. So, we do what we can. Anyway here are the kids on the first day of their classes. They are SOOOO cute. I hope you think so too.
Don't tell me if you disagree. :)