Monday, July 18, 2011

Until we meet again….

That sounds like an awful title doesn’t it?  It isn’t meant to be by any means!  Honestly if you had any idea of how many pictures I have taken over the past 3 weeks you would be saying the exact same words.  It seems like I have sifted through a million pictures all of which I became attached to…but know in my heart of hearts that only…maybe…20 out of a 100 are worth keeping.  I think my camera downloaded over 700 (GEESH).

So on FB I posted like a hundred.

All of which I have become attached to and it will take me a minute maybe two to delete, delete, delete all of the ones not worth keeping.

Yes the girls came and went.  The pool got used A LOT.  We ate out a lot of the time only because we were OUT a lot of the time, doing this and that.  But I feel like I really didn’t do a whole lot either!

Time fly’s when your having fun as the saying goes.

I did….take some awesome pics of the grandies….and because my subjects are…well……………..BEAUTIFUL, I can say I think I did a pretty good job since I don’t have a clue how to photo shop.  All of these are yes, straight out of the camera with no extra whatever’s.  Oh and if you haven’t seen the hundred that I posted on FB, if you have an account, feel free to check the many new albums out. hehehehe but here for your view pleasure or not so viewing pleasure are my beautiful grandies…

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I love the color contrast on this pic


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summer 2011 081 Uncle Mike’s house had plenty to keep the kids busy.  Brook loved visiting Uncle Mike’s farm.



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Moon walking at the Planetarium downtown SLC.




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The trampoline was a lot of fun and water balloons seemed to be a big splash hit!

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There were bugs….and play time in the canyon

There was toe painting and the 4th of July parade to attend and snatch up as much candy as you could possibly think of…

Heads were dunked in icy cold water in the canyon….it was AWESOME!

but I think the most fun of all was had on the slip ~ slide.  NO ONE has a slip ~n~slide like the Higgins have…. Thanks to Mike ,squeals and giggles were on going…  If only I were 20 years younger…ahh I just felt like I would have been one huge blue bruise if I had done what the kids did…

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LOTS of water and most important GARBAGE BAGS.  Yep..GARGABE bags with slippers soap and baby oil…give you the UTIMATE SLIDE~!

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I just love this one of Owen…he is having so much fun and on the run to start again!

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see the big puddle at the end of the slide…that is what you want to aim for.  Mike was the ultimate pusher.  He is running to give Ryan a shove…into the puddle, and boy did he take off!

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the water was cold, so they tell me but that didn’t stop the kids.  The bags actually helped keep them warm!



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Madi, Lauren and Brooklyn all had a good time.



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then when all was said and done Ryan got to blast his dad with the hose….see the little pool it is full of soapy water, they kids still needed a bath in nice warm water to warm up…

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It looks like the flag…

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Can you believe this?  and I watched Camille make it….still it just didn’t make sense to me.  But then again, I am ok with that hehehe.


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the grandies enjoyed a few fireworks in the back yard then they were put in the back of the truck (honestly they were very safe) and we headed down the road a bit for the big display which didn’t last very long….but, that’s ok too.  It was a fun packed day and they didn’t mind coming home and jumping in bed.

So that has been the month of July for me.

It is quiet at my house right now.  I have nothing planned even for Labor Day, which I will NOT be laboring on.   I think I will stay home and let all the other crazies be out on the road.  I will be in my pool soaking up the sun and sipping a cool tall something….