Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Charles Rick Phelps


Charles Rick Phelps joined our family on September 3, 2016!  He is a beautiful, calm, and sweet baby boy that we already love so much!  We woke up Saturday morning with a couple of texts from Skylar that came in at about 1 am saying that they were in the hospital and then  one at 3 am saying that the baby was born.  We slept right through it!  Had know idea until we woke the next morning that all of this was even going on!  The delivery went well and Sarah is well on her way to recovery now.  He weighs 7 lbs 1 oz and is 19 1/2 in long.

When we got the news we hurried to get ready and went to visit.  I held and held little Charley  and did NOT want to give him up.  He is a sweet little baby that hardly ever cries.  I hope he stays that way because little Henry is a HURRICANE and requires a lot of attention.  I know that Skylar and Sarah will welcome an easy baby:-)

We love you little Charley Rick!







Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cherry Hill and Lagoon

This year for our family reunion we did some camping at Cherry Hill water park.  We got there on Wednesday evening (August 3rd)  and set up camp.  Rick and I provided a lasagna dinner for the group.  After visiting and watching the kids play we called it a night.  We awoke the next morning for our fun breakfast at the famous Granny Annie's.  I really don't know how famous it is but we discovered this place a couple of years back and were impressed with the ginormous scones and it's been tradition to eat here every time we come to Cherry Hill.   


A delicious and filling breakfast for us all.


After breakfast we enjoyed the whole day at the water park.  Here's Haivyn wrapped up in a cocoon.



Lots of water time and treats for the kids.


Lounging in our spot in the shade.


Alyssia was able to join us.  We don't see her much so it was nice to have her.


Rafe relaxin with his momma's shades.


The Phelpses in the lazy river.

Grandpa taking an afternoon nap.


The girls playing.....



Sarah reading to the kids back at camp.


Friday morning we got up and headed over to Lagoon.  All the kids were excited for this!
Grandma, grandpa and Haivyn.  
We watched her most the day so the others could enjoy the 'big' rides.


This is a sweet picture on the carousel.



Haivyn and Rafe on the boats.

Naptime for Soutie.


A group shot.  The Phelpses were there for a few hours and then had to leave for their ward party.  Skylar was in charge of the dinner......



Gary joined us after his workday ended.  He joined up with the twins and John and had a great time!

Rick and I on the Skyride.  I love this one at night!


While the others went to ride The Samurai I got on the Giant Ferris Wheel.  It literally took my breath away it was so high but what beautiful views!

Tuckered out Rafe.
His daddy won him a stuffed superman!


Goodbye until next year Lagoon!  You have made our summer complete!


Birthday Girls

We celebrated two birthdays recently!  Sarah turned 26 and Kendra turned 25!  We had a family dinner and then opened presents then had dessert.  Sarah wanted a Costco chocolate cake and Kendra wanted a lemon cake.  They each got a chance to make a wish and blow out the candles!!  
They are so cute:)  Happy Birthday girls!!





Days of 47 Rodeo 2016

We were able to get tickets to the Days of 47 Rodeo this year.  We had an enjoyable time watching the bull riders, ropers, bucking broncs, barrel racers, and saddle broncs!  The Bomans joined us which added to the excitement:)    

We had to wear our cowboy hats for the occasion!

Soutie on grandpa's lap.

Wearin' grandma's hat......

Some Dipping' Dots for the kiddos!

A group shot.

Me and my beautiful daughter:)


 Cowboy Rafe!