Sunday, July 4, 2010

Devree's 16th Birthday!

Devree blew out all of her 16 candles and that means she is cheering that she has "no boyfriends".
We visited Sister Day in our ward. She is 97 years old and in a rest home now. Noble and Shay blessed and gave her the sacrament and then she asked for a blessing and we visited a bit.
We went to the fountains at Sparks Cinema to play in the water.
Noble and Dane messing around.

Shay messing around.

A close up of the big dead tree and Shay climbing it. He is going to put the rope around the branch facing forward so we can break it off for firewood. Eventually after 2 days of hanging on the rope with Noble. The huge branch finally came down and miraculously no one got a concussion.
There was a big dead tree that was a challenge to climb and kept the boys entertained.
Dane the hero who was hiking ahead on our 4 mile hike.
Shay on our 4 mile hike where we never found the lake to swim in.

Breakfast in bed for the 16 year old!

Devree is a big fan of "Hoops and Yoyo" cards that talk and sing silly things. This one is about "A dingo ate your birthday cake".
Devree's gift was Sims 3 Adventures or something like that. She is a big Sims fan.
Todd with his close eyed smile happy to be camping.

The 3 boys swimming in the "snow melt" kind of water.
Todd setting up the water bottle rockets.
The boys found a log to have lots of fun with.
Devree requested a carrot cake that we made in the dutch oven over the fire.

Noble got ordained an Elder today by Todd. The fourth of July will have much remembrance now.
We were able to see the fireworks last night in Virginia City. We saw it with the Olsons and I forgot to take even one picture. It was a great show and I loved how the church bells played patriotic songs throughout. It was probably one of the best fireworks display we have seen in a long time. This week was a fun filled, birthday filled and becoming an Elder filled week. This summer has been packed with lots of activities already. But still more adventures to come. We hope your summer has been fun filled too.


ShaneWendy said...

You guys sure do know how to have fun as a family. I love all the fun things you guys do to show family unity. It sure is an example to me. I hope you guys have an enjoyable summer. We love you, and can't wait to see you again.

angelicindy said...

What a wonderful weekend! I love that you guys are so adventurous :). And that is one AWESOME tree to climb!

Barry and Jeanni said...

I can't believe Dev is 16! Logan is right behind her- Glad she had a great birthday. Sorry we couldn't find you guys on the fourth- we tried- but ended up in a large dirt lot and were right next to the fireworks! Beautiful!