Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer Rewind... July Part 2

Naylor Reunion
On Friday, July 20th we drove up to Sandpoint, ID for a reunion with Brian's immediate family (though Emily and her family and Darin weren't able to attend and were missed). We left after Brian got off work at about 6pm, so we put the kids in their pajamas and they slept most of the drive.
Maybrie was out quick...
while Thomas was content to check out the scenery! :)
Thomas and Tyler were too cute in their Thomas the Tank Engine pajamas. I think all of the little boy cousins think Thomas's name is funny because it's the same as their favorite train!

On Saturday we rented a boat and a jet ski to enjoy on the beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.
The kids (Maybrie, Olivia, Lindsey, Aidan, and Tyler) ready for their first ride on the boat
Brian was the first out on the wake board, and since the water was so cold, he got all suited up! :)
Aidan, Maybrie, and Tyler enjoyed playing on the beach, especially playing fetch with somebody's dog

On Sunday we went to church and just hung out back at the house. We celebrated Jon's birthday that night since it was the next day.
Maybrie, Aidan, and Olivia digging into chocolate birthday cake... yum! 
Maybrie got her fingernails painted by Aunt Lisa

On Monday we went to SILVERWOOD theme park. We were worried about rain, but the weather actually ended up being perfect. We all had a lot of fun!
I made this picture bigger so you can see their expressions of sheer joy and excitement! It took a little coaxing to get Maybrie on at first, but after one, she was ready to run to every ride!
Olivia and Maybrie were riding buddies for most of the morning. So cute seeing Liv take Maybrie, her younger cousin, under her wing:)
Brian and Thomas (I was so thrilled Thomas kept his hat on all day, he usually hates it!)
This little guy only got to ride the carousel, but thankfully he thought watching the older kids ride was just as fun!
Maybrie and Olivia
We met Garfield! I have always been a big fan, and Maybrie recognized him from the holiday movie set we own.
All Aboard! After we ate the lunch we packed out in the parking lot we all went on the train together.
Thomas loved it!
Me and my baby
Thomas conked out around afternoon nap time (the angle of this picture just accentuates his chub!)
We rode the carousel about 5 times! The kids loved it!
We had a great day! There were good kiddie rides for Maybrie and Brian and I got to ride a few big ones too. The new one "Aftershock" was really fun, we went on it twice in a row and then Brian went back with Lori two more times!
Maybrie wanted to hold Thomas one morning. I love sweet sibling moments!

It was a fun reunion and we were so glad we were able to visit with both sides of our family before moving so far away. After two years in Utah by my family and two years in WA by Brian's family, it will be sad and different not being with family for holidays and birthdays. We love and miss you all! Thanks for the memories we made this summer.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer Rewind... July Part1

I am backtracking and posting about what we did this summer besides pack and move to remind myself that we did have fun in the midst of all the chaos! :)

4th of July
We spent Independence day in Pasco, WA with my sister Jessica and her husband's family. We enjoyed a poolside BBQ, sparklers, and saw fireworks all across the Yakima Valley as we drove home that night. 
Maybrie swinging
Daddy and Thomas
Thomas was fascinated by Tony and Amy's dog Storm and loved watching it and crawling after it in the grass.

During the month of July we stayed at Brian's parents condo in Yakima (huge thank you to them for letting us live there for a month during transition!). On one rare morning Thomas cuddled with me on the couch when he woke up and fell back asleep on me... it was a cherished moment that I don't get often enough now that he is getting bigger.
Reynolds' Reunion
We traveled to Utah for a family reunion with my dad's side of the family July 13-18. We drove down with Jessica and Justin and their family because they were taking their minivan and truck to haul their boat. Another big thank you to them for letting us catch a ride and for loading their truck with our stuff to be moved to Indiana by my parents. On the way down Jessica and I drove the van with the three girls and we put the babies, Thomas and Ren, in the truck with Brian and Justin. It was one of the smoothest drives to Utah we've had yet!
Naomi, Daphne, and Maybrie at Burger King for lunch on the way down

On Saturday we went and visited my Grandpa Jack at the assisted living center where they were having a "Hogs and Dawgs" party. We enjoyed a yummy lunch and visit with the bikers! :)

Sunday through Tuesday was the reunion at Yuba Lake, just south of Nephi. We camped, played on the water, ate, visited, and got caught in a massive rain storm! Thomas was totally the life of the party there... my family goes nuts over chubby babies, so he had his fair share of attention! Here are a few shots of the fun...

My niece Helen and Thomas
My niece Penelope and Thomas
Maybrie really was thrilled about camping and her sleeping bag, but she is in a phase where she doesn't want to take pictures and either frowns or turns away when I try to take one of her. That is probably why there are way more pictures of Thomas than Maybrie this summer!
Thomas playing with Uncle Tim
too cute
Thomas on the beach... he loved the rocks (and putting them in his mouth!:))
Me and Brian
Thomas got a kick out of riding with daddy in the kayak
I love that Thomas is wearing this life jacket... my brothers wore it when they were little!
Just exploring
All tuckered out
Even Maybrie napped because we wore her out so much!
My "Happy Camper" Thomas
Jane and Eliza
During the huge thunder storm Monday night all of the grandkids piled into my parents' cabin and played with glow sticks... it was pretty adorable!
Nothing like a sleeping baby...  especially in an adorable swimsuit!
Okay, maybe two sleeping babies is cuter! Thomas and his cousin Ren became good buds on this trip, probably because they had a 10 hour drive in the back of a truck on the way down to bond. We had a great time visiting with family. It is always so fun to see cousins I haven't seen in a while and catch up. It was a fun trip, but as usual it went by too fast and I never seem to be able to get in all of the visiting I want. I am so glad we were able to go spend some time with my family before we moved so far away.