Monday, June 15, 2009

Family Reunion

On Thursday we went to Dawnata Hot springs For the Bell Family Reunion. When we arrived it was dinner time and there were a lot of family there. I was so excited to see them all. I had missed them a lot. They loved seeing Hali. She again took a while to warm up but was soon walking around and bossing everyone around. Everyone loved her hair. But she would say, "hey whatcha doing... my hair!" and give her sour face and s quenched up her nose. They all loved Colby too. Colby is fun to cuddle because he is big and squishy and he loves to smile and laugh. We spent most of the time in the hot spring pools or going down the slides. The Hot springs were so fun. Hali loved the water and so did Colby. I even got to spend time with Aaron because Grandma and Grandpa Bell watched Hali and Colby for me! What a blessing that was. We had about 70 people there so we all traded off cooking meals at our own camp sites. It worked out very well I thought because if we all had to cook our own meals the women would be stuck cooking all three meals and had no time to play. We had a campfire one night and got to roast some mallows, which is seriously my favorite thing to do while camping.The Reed Family had a Go Cart and let Aaron and I drive it for a bit. I had a great time. Hali wasn't even scared, she loved it too. Now the go cart is on are list of things to buy someday! Sunday morning we had a testimony meting there, which was really cool to hear everyone speak from their heart. That afternoon we left for Boise To stay with his cousin Clint and his family. Then on Monday morning we went back to Cali.

Top 10 favorite things
1.Visiting with all my family!
2.Meeting my two new nieces and Cousins
3.Grandma and Grandpa Bell watched Hali and Colby for me.
4.Going on the Go Cart Ride!
5.Roasting marshmallows!
6.Going down the scary water slide.
7.Watching Hail be brave going under the water on her own!
8.Swimming around in the warm pool with Jordon and Hali.
9.Eating yummy food!
10.Hali got a cute Tinker Bell sleeping bag from Grandma Bell and family.

Top 10 worse things
1.Hali got stuck under the octopus under the water =(
2.Our room got extremely hot at night.
3.I wish it were a few days longer.
4.Didn't get to make bows with Shawnna=(
5.Hali stole a chicken and potato from the basement.
6.Aaron got a little sun burn.
7.We didn't get time to Scrapbook.
8.Not everyone made it to the gift exchange that had a gift... oops
9.Forgot to pay at Johnny The Reed family fixed that. Thanks!
10.We all got colds on the way back home.

Now that we are back we are working on getting Hali potty trained and having her lean her colors. Also a better set nap time and Bedtime. She now has her own room! She can fall asleep by her self for nap time and is sleeping there most nights. Colby is sitting up now and starting to babble. ma-ma-ma da-da-da- blah-blah-blah and la-la-la. He is like 19lbs and fits nine month clothes but he is only 5 1/2 months old. He is joy to have he is easy to put to sleep during the day but does short naps. Hali is crazy, she wants to always go Home where ever that is and wants to go shopping or go to church.


Anonymous said...

Seems like you had a fun time!

Lindsey and Isaac said...

That sounds like a fun place to go! Colby souns so big! I agree, spending time with family is the best

Emma said...

Love the pics as always! Downata is fun! Colby is about the same size as Amy - it will be fun to reintroduce them in 3 weeks!

Marci said...

how are you? Love the blog! You guys coming our way anytime soon? we miss ya!