Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jenna!

While we were in Cowley/Lovell, Jenna had her 11th birthday! We got to celebrate with my side and Joel's side of the family, but not at the same time. It was kind of a busy week for the Robertsons. :) At Grandma K's house Jenna helped make "dirt"; pudding with crushed oreos and gummy worms. She got to blow out candled and open presents. Can you believe she's already 11!?

We celebrated with Robertsons the Saturday after the wedding, so instead of birthday cake Jenna got to blow out candles in leftover wedding sheet cake. It was delicious, though! She got to open more presents, and I think she had a good time.  We kind of had to do her birthday in bits and pieces this year, but she was very understanding and didn't ever get upset about it. She's growing up. :)

Devil's Canyon

After the Robertson reunion we headed to Cowley to be there for Erin's wedding! In the week before the wedding, Joel was able to go down Devil's Canyon with two of his brothers. It's been too long since he's gone down, so it was great he was able to go. He caught a pretty big fish, and believe it or not he also caught a bird. No picture of that, though. However, Dane does owe Joel $1000 because of it. :)

Robertson Family Reunion

On August 3rd, a Saturday, Joel and I woke up crazy early so we could pack up and get to the Robertson reunion. The reunion was on the Big Horn Mountains at a campsite near Hyattville. It was a great spot; beautiful, green, with a stream running close to the pavilion area where we had meals.

The kids had a great time with cousins, some they knew well and some they didn't. The older three pretty much took off when we got there and we hardly saw them the rest of the time. Joel had fun participating in flag football and some ultimate frisbee. There was also a lot of horseshoe playing. Joel let the kids swim in the stream, which they loved.

Audrey did pretty well while we were there. She walked and crawled around and was pretty happy to explore. She even got her two naps, thanks to people who let us put her down in their trailers. 

We always have fun at family reunions. The only thing that made us sad about this one was that we couldn't be there longer because of work. But we enjoyed our one day there and having the opportunity to see, play with, and chat with family that we don't get to see very often.

So Adam, Joaquin, and Gavin were "playing" and it was hilarious. They were tackling, wrestling, pushing, and generally fighting. They didn't gang up on one person, and would kind of take turns. Someones it was more playing and sometimes it was more actual fighting. No one cried, no one got seriously hurt, and it was actually quite entertaining to watch.

Adrienne's birthday

Adrienne came to visit us for a couple of days at the end of July. It was only a few days past her birthday, so of course I made her a birthday cake! It was quite delicious, if I do say so myself. It was great to have Adrienne here, even if it was only for a bit. We didn't do a whole lot, but we did discover the Green River is poor in the nostalgic candy area. Don't ask.