Thursday, July 15, 2010

Love Living by Lake Powell

"the chains" is a place where you can hike down the sandstone to coves where the water isn't very deep.  it's only about 5 minutes from our house so we go there a lot.  the kids love it.  last week we had 4 of our nieces come and stay with us and we had a ton of fun.  we took them to "the chains" a few times and to lone rock beach.  since we have moved to page we have taken our girls to these 2 places and least twice a week.  it's a beautiful place and we love it!  the first couple of times we took our girls to the lake they wouldn't stop asking about fish and sharks and they were acting scared to get in the water.  now they just jump right in.  even the 2 little girls are comfortable in the lake!

the things i do to entertain my girlies...

we had gone grocery shopping and were back home for a snack of chocolate and powdered doughnuts.  well, katelyn told me i had chocolate on my tooth, so i grabbed a powered doughnut and rubbed it all over my face and turned to her and said "where?!"  she burst out laughing and then all the girls had to go a little crazy with the powered doughnuts!!

Katelyn's 9! (June 8th, but better late than never!)

i can't believe my oldest is 9!  it's difficult for me to let my girls do things that older girls do, so it was a big step for katelyn to be allowed to shave her legs!  she stopped wearing shorts awile ago and it's because kids at school were commenting on her hairy legs!  (for the record that comes from derek's side of the family...)  she was pretty excited about it.
katelyn requested waffles with cool whip and strawberries for breakfast.
she also got a blue ipod shuffle and mario galaxy 2 for the wii.  (i'm not sure what blue or green thing she had eaten before opening presents!)
later we had homemade ice cream cake... not sure where the pictures of that are?!
this was katelyn when she was 4.  she has grown up to be a great girl.  she knows right from wrong and usually chooses wisely!  she loves helping out with her little sisters.  she likes when we give her big girl responsibilities.  she's a goofball, and very boy crazy.  i have to say she is pretty much a lot like her momma!