Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Attack of the happy mob...

Aunt Bonnie was very happy this weekend, because she got to be Aunt Bonnie.  My brave sister and brother-in-law packed up the family and drove 5 hours with four kids to visit.  It is a long drive and sanity was sacrificed.  Thanks guys, you are my heroes.  I so look forward to these visits.  I crammed in everything we could think of. 
The little one kicking back enjoying the Days of '76 Parade.  The girls were excited that Uncle Kelly led the parade.

  • Watched the Days of '76 Parade
  • Swimming at the Recreation Center (the girls are little fish)
  • Feeding the fish and ducks at the Spearfish Fish Hatchery
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Watched the Days of '76 Rodeo
No photos were taken as no cameras were remembered.  A phone also was lost during this time. 

The grand finale was the kickball game of the century.  The Olympics have nothing on us.

The Cutie Kick

High stepping

Can you say organized chaos?
The Baby took after the balls when nobody was looking.
Dad's secret plan to wear out the girls before the 5 hour drive home.  Good plan and it worked.  We all had great fun.  I wish we lived closer, so there was more Aunt Bonnie time.  I admire my sister and brother-in-law's patience and understanding.  Four kids are a lot of work (I took a long nap after they left) and they make it look easy.  I appreciate that they made the trip.  I hope Becky appreciates I did not take them camping:)  Thanks for the fun.


  1. What a wonderful day. I've have my grands here (Ari just left on Sunday), and it's so much fun. I wish we lived closer too. You're such a great Auntie! XOXO

  2. Oh that looks like it was fun exhausting take a nap after fun :) B

  3. I'm glad you had fun with your family...I'll bet they like Aunt Bonnie time to! :)

  4. It's nice when family takes the time to visit. I have a sister named Bonnie too. Her real name is Beulah (named after an aunt who died as a missionary to Africa before WWII) but has always been Bonnie to us.

  5. sometimes hard to get in the swing of things, I am sitting at breakfast with two

  6. Four kids on a road trip is very brave. Very, very brave. Looks like they came to the right place.

  7. I think you are wonderful to have done so much. Just one day here with my grands and all I can think about is a nap.
    It looks like it was all a very fun time.

  8. So glad you had a wonderful visit with your family! They look so darling and appear to be having a splendid time! Cheers, Jenni

  9. Ba ha ha now you see why there are never any pictures!!! Then having to figure out how to e-mail them..
    Did you get my message about the phone? I can't believe I found it it was a stroke of luck when cleaning out the car. Brinlee must have had it sometime on the trip to spearfish.
    The girls are still talking about it! It was fun for all of us and now off to Jims for a day. The girls are going to not want to be in the car for a while.
    Camping with a cat out there NO way. I was very glad it wasn't even suggested:) Love ya thanks for having us.

  10. I became a bit tired out just looking at your photos! Such a cute bunch -- love the little one bogarting all of the balls. xo

  11. There is such joy in your words, and your images. Sounds like a great time was had by all, what a wonderful family memory.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  12. What a bunch of cuties! I'm missing reading blogs, but have had little time for the computer. I've decided to be a winter blogger!

    Happy gardening, Diane


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