Friday, September 5, 2008

Last part of Summer

School has started and fall is in full swing here. Ashelynn had to wear a jacket again on the first day of school. It seems that the weather here automatically changes the day school starts! But before I get into that, I need to talk about the last bit of summer.

At the end of July Ashelynn broke her wrist. She was at a birthday party for a friend and with 10 mintues to go until the party was over, she was pulled off of a chair and landed on her wrist. Its a bit of a long story, but the little girl that pulled her off of the chair felt sooo bad that it broke her wrist. The next day she and her mom came to the house with balloons, a gift, a letter, and $10 from the girl's allowance to help pay for the Dr. It was pretty sweet. Since Ashelynn's wrist was broken she had to stop soccer and swimming for the rest of the summer. She was pretty sad about it, but she has since grown attached to the brace. We went to the Dr. today and they told her to she could take it off, but now she doesn't want too!

In August we went to Flamming Gorge with Bryant's family. We had a lot of fun boating and stayed in a great camp ground in the mountains about 5 minutes from the lake. Ashelynn was sad she couldn't water ski or knee board, but she did go on a lot of tube rides with her cousins. Bryson liked the tube, but loved the wave runners and riding on the boat. Bryant got in several good knee boards and skis. He and his brother tried to knee board on the same board. It was pretty funny. They stayed up for a while before they crashed. We rafted the Green River with everyone near the end of the trip. It was really fun and there were a few rapids here and there. We also saw a family of river otters. So here are a bunch of pictures!

The week after wer got back Bryant did the "Art On The Green" competition again. He was in the professional division this time. He started his painting on a Friday evening, painted until 4am, came home and slept for 3 hours, ate, then went back and painted until 2 pm. He sold a print of the painting he did last year and also sold his painting this year in the auction banquet that followed the competition. Here is his latest masterpeice!
Ummm, I'm not sure why its sideways, sorry! Click on it to view it then you can rotate it!

Ashelynn's 6th Birthday was right after the competition. My mom and dad got to come up for our fun filled weekend so they got to be there for her birthday and the art competition. About 3am on her birthday she woke up with a terrible stomach ache and threw up. So her acutal birthday was spent laying down and watching TV almost all day. But she did feel good enough to have a little family party with us, my parents, and Bryant's parents. My dad didn't feel good either unfortunately. He and Ashelynn got food poisoning from the restaurant they had gone to the night before. Ashelynn rebounded pretty quickly, but my dad ended up in the hospital for several days! Thankfully he is doing fine now. Ashelynn had a big birthday party the following Tuesday so it made up for being sick on her birthday. There were about 18 kids there and we had a luau. It was quite a party! I couldn't have pulled it off without the help from my friends and mother in law. A couple of the kids thought it really was Hawaii (poor kids had obiouvsly never been there!) Again here are a bunch of pics!

Well this was long enough! It was about time I updated!


Jackie said...

Wow! Looks like you guys had a blast!

You need to update for us more often!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

poor girl on her wrist...glad that she can dump the brace...did she?

i tried to get k to do a luau party this past year, but nope, had to do princesses...maybe next year.

love to the fam!

Danielle said...

It was good to see you guys last week! I hope it doesn't start snowing very soon in Wyoming, because that would be unluxury.

Rachel said...

What a Summer you have had! I'm sorry about Ashelynn's wrist, and your Dad in the hospital?! I never hear about these things. I'm glad everyone is better now!

Gretchen said...

What a fun birthday party for her - what a good Mom to invite SO many kids over! :) Glad it turned out well.

Amy said...

I am so happy that you updated!!! No guilt trip at all, I really do love your pictures! You always so such fun things! I am so sorry about her wrist and that she had to end her summer a little early. I totally feel for your dad that he had to be in the hospital for that. No fun at all! I wish it was fall here...we are still sweating!

Britney and Jaren Jensen said...

Wow, beautiful scenary at Flaming Gorge! It looks like a blast! Your kids are so cute and getting so big, I can't believe it. I love the paintings too! I hope he doesn't sell all of his work and he keeps some for you to frame and keep in your home for memory sake!