November 8, 2009

Highlights from Summer 2009

We had a very fun but busy summer. So busy that it has taken me until November to post! I think we are almost recovered. Here are the highlights:

Paige turned two! Where has the time gone? We celebrated with visits from Aunt Leslie and Rachel, Keith, Kade and Riley.

Our big 2 year old!

Cousin Kade and Paige

Cousin Riley and Laney

Enjoying a birthday ice cream cone cupcake

We enjoyed meeting a lot of cousins and extended family at the Gallegos Family Reunion.

This included a visit from Great Grandma Theresa.

Swimming, swimming and more swimming. We spent a lot of time swimming at Grandpa and Grandma Gleason's house.

Laney didn't do much swimming but she enjoyed lounging by the pool.

We have many new friend that were born this summer.

Laney, Nicholas, Eva and James

Our friends Dave and Krista had a huge garden this year. We visited "the farm" regularly to pick corn, potatoes, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans and more! Paige got to sit on the tractor and loved to feed Dave and Krista's dog, Vegas.
We were lucky enough to go on several weekend camping trips to Donnelly with Grandpa Al and Grandma Sandi.

We also spent a weekend in Donnelly with the Welch's

Paige and Miles playing on the beach

Over Labor Day Shantel and Parker (my niece and nephew) spent several days with my Dad and Mary. Shantel was so excited to play with Paige and Laney. She treated them like the little sisters she has always wanted!

Bubbles in the hot tub...what fun Grandma Mary!

In early September we went to Art in the Park. Paige had her first experience painting. She loved it!

Fall Fun

Here are some pictures from our visit to the Pumpkin Patch and Halloween. We visited friends and family Halloween night. Fortunately, Paige didn't figure out that she was given candy every time she said "Trick-Or-Treat" until the end of the evening. Thanks Aunt Shaunna for the cute Minnie Mouse costume!

Dan and Paige in the Pumpkin Patch

A hay ride to the Pumpkin Patch

Harper, Paige, Miles and Karlie

The cutest Pumpkin in the Patch!


We took a trip to the Fire Station with Fireman Dave and his niece Charlotte. Paige and Charlotte had a great time checking out the trucks and fireman gear. Ducky got to come along for the ride too!

Fireman Dave, Charlotte and Paige riding on the 1920's Fire Truck

Laney had her first taste of solid food. Mmmm Mmmm Rice Cereal. What a treat!