Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great-Grandma Dawna

Great-Grandma Dawna (my grandma) has a wonderful playroom in her house! It has murals on the walls painted by my grandfather and uncle. The entore room is completely filled with toys, books, and crafts! I remember playing in it too! Now it's time for the great-grandkids to play in it! Here are a couple shots of Shane and Lily playing with Grandma Dawna. They played in there for hours! (literally hours!!)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cousin's Camp

We had a wonderful opportunity to attend Cousin's Camp. This was an event where all the cousins on my side of the family got together. It was geared for all our children to play with each other. My aunt and uncle own a camp, with several cabins, a pond, etc. We usually come here for many family get-togethers! It was so much fun! There were a total of 2 Great-Grandparents, 5 Grandparents, 22 Grandkids (with spouses), and 17 Great-Grandkids.


Shane and Briana at Campfire

Grandma Gail (my mom) and Wyatt

We enjoyed roasting hot dogs and marshmallows

Lily LOVES her watermelon!

Grandpa Steve (my dad) and Shane

Learning a new song

Brian and Lily listening to the singing

My cousin Joel, who recently returned from his mission in New Zealand,
performing a traditional dance. Pretty AWESOME!!!


Morning Crafts: Scrapbook/Journals

The little guys made 'new' crayons, from recycled crayons, in the sun.

A major attraction at camp!

Going on a treasure hunt!

The treasure was a snack: Frogs on a log

Our view from our cabin

Great-Grandma Beth and Great-Grandpa Jack (my grandparents)

Water balloon fight!

Baby Archer (2 mos. younger than Lily) enjoying the kiddie pool.

Lucy at the Archery station

Brian 'signed' up Lily to do archery. :)

No words needed!

Art work with pastels.

Brian and Scotty ( it was a pretty even match. Eventually Brian won)

The little guys had to get in on in too. Odin and Shane

Camp Cookees: Anna and Mom

More Camp Cookees

Biscuits to go with our foil wraps

Lily and Grandpa Steve

We played Kick the Can, in honor of Pioneer Day

Mmmmmm......... Foil wraps!

"Little Eddie"

Aunt Anna with nephew Wyatt and niece Lily

Doin' what boys do best, playing in the dirt with a stick.

All the great-grandkids

Shooting the potato gun. This was a MAJOR hit!!

Couldn't resist

Too stinkin' cute to pass up.


I was in charge of an activity: Making butter/dragon flies. The kids thought it would be fun to hang them up in the trees. It looked fun to see them everywhere.

I also had them make pine cone bird feeders: peanut butter and birdseed.


More Bubbles!

Just as we went home. Uncle Don gave all the little kiddos a ride on the 4-wheeler.

Monday, July 20, 2009

First Meeting of McLelland Cousins

My sister-in-law Briana and her two little boys, Shane(4 next month) and Wyatt(19 mos), came for a visit. They live in Atlanta and they made the journey by vehicle to come visit family out west. She spent a few weeks with her family in Utah and is making her way to the McLelland family in California. Along the way, they stopped in Dayton for a few days. This is the first time Lily has met her cousins on my side of the family. These boys belong to my older brother Mike.
Here are some pictures from their visit:

Shane goofing off with Lily's flower headband
Wyatt enjoying some chocolate pudding.

I couldn't resist this one! I think his tummy is so cute!

Playing at Lake Tahoe

The geese decided to join us.

Mmmmm....... a rock!

We decided to bury Shane. He LOVED it!

Cute little guy!

Another cute little guy!

The three of them! Shane, Briana, and Wyatt