Up until recently the kids were not so keen on mountain biking. It’s understandable really – the bikes made for kids are heavy (especially relative to their weight, geared inefficiently, and have generally lousy components. But the biggest reason is that mountain biking is simply hard in a way that other sports are not. It […]
So I had to look up how to spell twelfth. I tried twelveth but that’s clearly wrong, indicated by the red dotted line below it. Anywhoo… Tory turned twelve this year and celebrated with friends Jeremiah, Christian, Sophia, and Talon. Kari found a bowling alley and arcade down in Salt Lake and it was a […]
For some reason we rarely get good photos at Halloween. Here’s a few from the night. It being a weekday and all, we had a small-is affair starting at our house. We then strolled the neighborhood trick-or-treating, ending up at Kristen and Pete’s. Spring Creek is becoming a top-notch Halloween neighborhood! Tegan was Granny, a […]
We’ve done the Ruby Horsthief stretch before, and we’ll do it again for sure… It’s an easy class II float that is great for the kids, and our current skill set. This trip was a bit different as we booked it at high flow without really realizing it. This made us a bit nervous about […]
After renting and borrowing rafts the last few years, we decided to plunge in and get our very own. The kids were there as I unboxed and inflated it for the first time. We still need to name her, so if you have any ideas…
It’s become an annual tradition to spend Easter with our Park City friends, hoping for sunny warm weather to mark the end of winter. This year the McCains hosted at their new house in Prospector. Fun day for the kids and the adults.
It was another year for the joint party for Tory and Tegan. They asked to do it so I guess we’ll keep it up until they say otherwise. This year they wanted to go to Black Diamond Gymnastics, which included an hour and a half with two coaches and it was a lot of fun. […]
Kari and Michelle teamed up with a few other girls to run the Dirty Dash – dressing up as bridesmaids and running thorough the muck. Sam and I brought the kids down to cheer them on, but unfortunately we never saw them! Turns out they ran it even slower than we could have guessed. The […]
The Canyons resort throws off their fireworks on the 3rd of July every year, and it’s getting bigger and bigger each year. So we’re lucky to have our friends the DeFord’s living so close we can avoid the traffic and parking headaches. They invited a bunch of us over for dinner before the concert, and […]
Easter was early this year (I think) but thankfully the weather was warm and sunny. We spent the day relaxing in the back yard while the kids hunted down elusive eggs and treats.
Their birthdays being 5 days apart, celebrations overlap and get shared. This year we had a party at our house, with sledding, games, and a special box of doom with brains and goo and treats hidden inside. It was a ton of fun. The adults had an evening soup fest later on too. On Tegan’s […]
Bowling was all the rage for this years Tory and Tegan Birthday Week™. Tonight we went to Jupiter Bowl in Park City. Josh, Heather, and Serisa showed, as did Sam and Sophia. Jarrett and Mel were there, and Uncle Nate too. Watch as Tory nearly picks up a split:
Rather than try and go back and separate out each event that happened over the last two months, here’s a bunch of photos from that time. The main reason I’ve missed so much is our camera had a series of unfortunate events… but we’ve got it back now so I’ve no longer got an excuse […]
My mom used to take a picture of us kids on the front steps of our house on the first day of school each year – so it’s only right that we get one of Tory on his first day of preschool. He’s been so excited to go, it’s fun to see the day finally […]
I’ve had to start titling these posts with a year extension as we come around to doing the same events year after year, but what the hey… I could do some kind of clever title, but that’s not what this site is all about so again – what the hey. That aside, the Kids Fair […]
Willow Creek park is one of the bigger places for the kids to run and jump so we were happy to find that it had finally melted out from the long winters nap. At least for a day, anyway. The next day we woke to another 9″ on the ground.
Grandma Pat and her sister always had to share their birthday parties, and the advice is – even though there’s less than a week between Tory and Tegan’s birthdays – do separate parties. We’ll definitely take that advice, but for the next few years while they could really care less, we’ll do them together. And […]
Kari took the kids to Cold Stone Creamery the other night while I was out.
The ice cream man drove by the other night, and it being such a rare event, Sam decided to partake. And no, I don’t normally let my kid go shopping in his birthday suit. It was a swimming pool/potty training thing.
We headed south to Yuba State Park for a weekend of camping, beaching, and boating. Four families and one dog spent three days in the heat, eating drinking, surfing, swimming, laughing, and playing. It was a great time, and thanks go out to Pete and Kelly for inviting us all along. Click the image above […]
We always go to the Uintas to camp, because it’s relatively close, and so very woodsy-mountainsy. But we like to explore new places too, so we treked on up near Powder Mountain to a place that looked pretty good on the map. The bummer part is that lots of other people had that same crazy […]
Sophia and her parents Sam and Michelle come over to visit quite often, but this time I got a couple of pictures of the occasion. Tory and Soph played in the grass, and Soph spent a little time with Tegan. Click above for more images.
We’d planned on heading down to Fruita for the weekend, but the forecast was dire. The prospect of spending the weekend ducking the rain with the kids was enough to keep us in closer range to home, so we headed up to the Mirror Lake area of the Uinta’s with Michelle, Sam and Sophia for […]
Another powder day, another kiddie swap. I took a few pics of the kids on my shift, and I’m trying out a new gallery viewer. Let me know what you think. EDIT: So I broke this post by deleting the old gallery. This new gallery is much better.
One of the nicer things about living in Park City is that there are so many people around who love to do the same things we do. And we’re doubly fortunate to have friends like this who also have kids. Pete and Kelley offered to spring for a condo at Powder Mountain last Monday night, […]