The weekend of Brooklyn's baby blessing my sister Sheila took a large group picture of our whole family and group shots of each immediate family. She sent out the pics this week, and I decided we needed pictures of our kids together and individual shots of our three to update frames around the house. Since Brooklyn is growing like a weed, I figured we had to get these pictures before she got too big for her outfit in the original picture. I love how they all turned out.
I tried taking pictures of Brooklyn on 4 different occasions and ended up with about 90 not smiling pictures. But this one turned out pretty cute, so we're going with it!
Dustin's in that awkward fake smile phase (where his cheese smile is nothing like his real one), but this one turned out pretty good.
And Logan didn't want to wear this shirt anymore. He wanted the black striped shirt in the picture below. But Mom insisted on the original shirt to match the first shoot.
These boys are best friends most of the time! They're either playing great or fighting.
I love this one too! These boys just love their sister so much! What great kids we have!
Group shot. Everyone is actually looking at the camera.
This weekend we headed down for a long weekend in Hurricane visiting my Grandparents, my Mom, and Aunt Kathryn. It was good to see them again. Grandpa is doing worse than when I saw him two weeks ago, he just seemed so tired. I'm glad we got to stop in again, although our visits had to be short so not to wear him out.
We also hit up Zions while we were in town. We decided to hike the three Emerald Pools. We usually do the first two, but this time we decided it would be good to do all of them (what were we thinking?!?). The boys climbed up every big rock on the side of the trail and insisted on a picture. So we have tons of those shots!
They're little explorers for sure! They did great on the hike up, but were pretty worn out on the way back. Also, Zion was the most crowded I've ever seen it! We had to wait in line for the bus for about an hour. It was insanely busy so we only hiked Saturday instead of returning for another hike Sunday morning.
The boys were very impressed with the little trickle of waterfall and the rainbow it produced.
Every time we saw the waterfall, the boys insisted on a picture. They love cameras.
At the last pool Logan had a hay day drawing in the sand with sticks and being tempted to swim in the pool. He kept telling us that this was the most beautiful hike he had ever been on! It was pretty cute.
After the hike we headed to Hurricane to hit up the splash pad. The boys wore themselves out some more and Dave and I visited with my Mom and ordered pizza. They have this brick oven on the side of the road in town you can get a pizza from. It's fabulous! We ate way too much pizza.
We stopped in at my Grandparents again and my Uncle Mark, Aunt Melissa and their 3 kids were also there. We visited briefly, but didn't want to overwhelm Grandpa so we headed back to our hotel and finished the night with a movie.
We also hit up the pool at our hotel 3 out of 3 days we were there. The boys loved it! They are looking forward to swimming at our hotel pool again when we go to Moab to visit Dave's extended family. Dave and I were completely worn out by this trip, but the boys said it was the best vacation ever. So I guess we did something right.