Friday, June 12, 2009

16 miles with a 50 pound backpack? I'm glad it wasn't me!!

Jayden had an overnight hiking trip last month. They had to pack everything they would need in a backpack (including all the water they would need for 24 hours) and hike 16 miles round trip! I think that just sounds like torture but he LOVED it! He had lots of fun and Scott was able to go so that made it even better! Scott took the camera with him and did a great job taking lots of picutres! Here are a few!

The whole gang!

Is he really a boy scout? Where has the time gone?!?

He even did a little (pretend) rock climbing!!

Our now experienced hiker!

Scott took lots of scenery pictures! It looks beautiful up there!!

There were TONS of lizards! It was heaven for Jay!

Ah! A snake!

Jayden LOVES the critters!

He had a GREAT time! There are not a lot of boys his age in our ward but the few we have are good kids. He also has really awesome leaders who don't let the boys slack. Jayden has accomplished a lot since we moved here! He's looking forward to the next camping trip!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Playing catch-up.....once again!

OK, I know it's been a month and a half since I put anything on here. If there was an award for the biggest slacker blogger, I would totally win! My kids have kept me busy the past few weeks. I have way more pictures than I want to put in one post, so I am going to spread them over a few days! I'm going to start with Braedy's gymnastics meet. It was the first weekend in May. She did AMAZING! It was the first time she competed individually. She was absolutely nervous but I was very proud of her! Here are just a few pics. Sorry they are so dark, I don't know what happened!!

What a cute gymnast!!

Braedy doing her floor routine. This was her first event and she was super nervous! She went a little faster than she should have so she had to stand and wait for the music to catch up at the end. But she recovered and did great on the other routines.

The beam. Braedy doesn't really care for the beam. It's a little scary to her.

The uneven bars...Brae's fav!!

Getting her medal!! She wasn't too excited to be standing in front of all those people so she jumped down before I could get a good picture of her!

She also did some vaults but my camera takes forever to snap a picture and I didn't get a good one of her vaults. Overall, it was a great experience for her. She had a lot of fun and it was awesome to see how much she has improved! Grandma and Grandpa Garmire were able to be here for her meet and they took her out for a milkshake afterward so that made it even more fun!!

Also, she found out yesterday that she is moving up to the next level! I really like the gym that she is at right now. She has improved more in the last 8 months than she did in the first 3 years of taking gymnastics.