Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Summer!

 4th of July is really one of my favorite holidays. It's so fun! After 3 years of me begging and Brandon dragging his feet, he finally consented to going to the parade with me! He's such a good sport and really hates parades! Dax's favorite part was eating taffy with Grandma Kris!

 We also went up to Teton Campground to go horseback riding. Probably one of my most favorite things to do. It's so beautiful and peaceful up there! And seeing horseback is even better. Shannon and Layne made tin foil dinners for us and we had such a fun afternoon.

 This was Dax's first horseride. He knew just what to do!

 Then we went to the rodeo that night to watch Nichole and the girls ride!
They did so good and Dax was such a trooper! We stole Frank's hat while he was sleeping
and I think Dax looks pretty good! Binky and all!

Later in July we went to the zoo with the cub scouts! Yeah, I know, a zoo within a zoo. It was fun though. Dax was pretty fascinated by all the animals!

 Especially the lions....he was ready to climb right in!

 Amongst all our playing we did have to fit in laundry!  My little guy likes to help me sort the laundry. He's a big help! I put in the basket, he throws it out! I throw it out of the basket, he drags it back in!

We also had a Jacobs' Family Reunion. I love this reunion. My cousins are like my siblings. We've all been so close all growing up and now we are all having kids of our own. This is Kyle and his daughter Kloee, and Lindsay and her daughter Elizabeth. Dax is a little girl trapped cousin wise!

He and Kloee with their sweet hats trying to steal the ball from each other!

I tried to get him to love the dirt, didn't work too well. He wasn't loving it...oh well soon enough I'll wish he didn't love the dirt so much!

Father's Day!

 Not a better grandpa to be found!! We're so grateful for the father's in our life. It's so fun to watch Grandpa Layne with Dax. He is the sweetest and it makes me cry almost every time. He's never too tired to play with him or any of the other grandkids. We appreciate all he does for us and the example he is to us!

 We Harris sisters-in-law consider ourselves pretty lucky to get to be married to these awesome hunks! You'd never guess they were brothers?! I'm a little partial to the top left one...

 None of us would be here with out these two amazing people!

I love Layne and Beverly like my own parents! I'm so lucky to have in laws that are so great! Their home feels like my home!

 3 generations of Harris men...what a legacy you have in front of you Dax!
You're a lucky little boy!

How blessed I am to have these two boys in my life. I am so grateful for them both. This is what life is about! It's not about possessions or accomplishments, it's about family and I sure love mine!

Ah Summer!

 A lot has happened in the last few months. We've had a wonderful summer and have been all over. Little things have meant a lot more to me having Dax around. It's so fun to watch him experience popsicles for the first time, watching the amazement in his eyes as he watches fire, tasting the goodness of smores, riding horses, watching a butterfly land and take off again, feeling the weird sensation of grass on his feet...(he's not sure he loves that feeling like I do!). Our first accomplishment this summer has been getting him to crawl. He used to just use his arms. Both at the same time...he looked like a seal. Then dad decided to shove a toy in his shirt so he couldn't touch the ground with his belly...After much dedication and trial and error from many he figured it out! He went from this..

 to this...
 To finally this!! 
He learned on the grass, not loving the feel of it made him get on all fours! He's a crawling machine these days. We race down the hallway and he gets going so fast he face plants!

On to our summer... It started out with my birthday. June 17 and we celebrated at the cabin. That plastic birthday cake has been with me for most of my birthdays since I was 5! Glad it's still around all these many years later!

 Mardee, Tyler's daughter, has a birthday the day after mine so we celebrated together. She was turning 8, so the 8 was hers!

 Mom, Rich, Brandon, Dax and I went to the Playmill for my birthday and that cute boy to my right sang to me! When I was little I used to love to go up on stage, and I won't lie, it was still fun at 28!

 We took some family pictures while we were up there with all my family.

All the grandkids! Such cuties!!

 Mom and Rich worked tirelessly to get Dax to crawl!

We had so much fun up there.  We played all weekend doing all sorts of things like...

 Rich is the man!

 Pretty sure he got a bulls eye!

 And me...not so much! I just played with the guns!

 Dax loved swinging!

 Watching many horseshoe games...

And took long walks...I think we wore him right out! But we had a wonderful time in Island Park! One of my most favorite places to be!