Friday, April 20, 2012

The one with the rope swing

Part 2 of our recent Boise trip commences. There was endless bike riding (& playing cops and robbers on them), hours of swinging, countless cuddle sessions with Aunts and Grandma and Grandpa, kite flying (& a minor accident, see Troy's neck), late nights with bonfires and roasted marshmallows, a tractor ride, a Boise State scrimmage (they won!!), hanging out with friends, and so many more fun things!!!

Probably the best part of the "bike path", going down the ramp!! "WHEEEEE!!!"

We were so lucky to get to spend a few days with Aunt "Awly" (Holly)

"It's just a flesh wound!" The kite won. 

I visited my oldest, and dearest friend. Miss you every day Natalie!

We also made a stop at Grandma and Grandpa Benson's graves.  I love this picture of my mom and Aunt Maureen. I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa loved seeing them together!!

Grandpa borrowed a tractor from a friend, and the kids got to take a ride!! 

Troy was a little wary of the tractor, so he just did a photo-op, then got off before they left.  

He sure is intense!! lol

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Cousin Dallas earned a Bunny for doing so well in school, and he was kind enough to bring it by for the kids to play with. They were in heaven!

Savannah with Grandma Hill. Did I mention that Grandma got Brooklyn reading?! She has been so close for a while now, but I just haven't had the time to devote to her to get her over the top. Well, Grandma sure knows what she is doing, and had her reading in no time! It's like she taught 8 kids to read or something?! :)

I ate a few too many of these, but dang, they are SOOO worth it!! 

Uncle Mike showing Troy the cool Apache helicopters he flies. Troy was pretty impressed. 


Brittany said...

What a FUN trip!!! Wow! I'm so glad that u got to go and do so many fun things w ur fam! Times like that really recharge u- at least they do for me. What a nice long vacation- no rush. I bet Eric was happy to have u guys home tho! :) it was fun seeing pics of some of ur siblings too!

The Merricks said...

I had no idea a kite could be so dangerous, looks like you had fun in Boise. Hope you got to do everything you wanted to.

aubrey petersen said...

ok. that rope swing is awesome. i was watching that trying to think of where we could put one of those in our yard. your parents yard is amazing and so kid friendly. love it!

i'm glad you had such a nice time with your family! :)