Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Karter!

On Tuesday (15th) Karter turned 4 years old! Wow! Time really flies. I found out how easy he is to please when I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday and he told me, "I just want a cake.... and we could go for a walk!! That would be fun!" He ended up having a friend over for the day, and then we watched Daddy play softball, ate his favorite- pizza, and had a Blues Clues cake. Then, he was spoiled with presents (thank you grandparents- he loves everything!).
Karter's such a sweet boy and Kollan and I are so grateful for him. He constantly makes me laugh. Like when a couple ladies from primary told me that they had been missing the child who was going to give the talk that day so they asked for a volunteer to give a talk. Of course Karter volunteered and went up to the little podium, where he started out, "IS EVERYONE HAVING A GREAT TIME?"
He loves to entertain whether it's telling his jokes, or singing and dancing. I'm amazed by how many songs he knows in primary or singing along to the radio. His favorite right now is Called to Serve, which he sings both verses to. I'm sure I could brag about him all day long, but I'll just end by saying that he is a great brother to Ty, a good friend, a sweet and wonderful son, and so smart and very creative. He's excited to be 4 (in fact, as I was just typing this he told me, "I'm 4 now! I'm so close to being a grown-up!).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Independence Day!

We had a great Fourth of July at Gma and Gpa Arritt's house. The day started with a great parade which both Karter and Ty really enjoyed, but I included a picture of Karter holding his ears because he did think it was very loud. We had fireworks at Gma and Gpa Maxwell's house and a picnic with lots of other family in between. Overall we had such a great vacation at the cabin and in Burley- it was sad to go home.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Cabin at Island Park

I love summer vacation! It always goes by way too fast and makes you feel sad when it's over, but it sure was great! We drove up near Yellowstone to Island Park where we had an Arritt family reunion. We spent some time in West Yellowstone and also fed some bread to some really big fish (while some mosquitos fed on us), but we especially loved just being with family. Karter discovered he has a fun little 2nd cousin named Addie who he loved to play with, and we had our annual bean bag tournament, which Kollan's team took 3rd, and I think mine was tied for last- but who's keeping track right?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I love it when we can see family, and we are so blessed that our kids have such wonderful grandparents and great-grandparents.
Grandpa and Grandma Maxwell stopped in Cheyenne to visit during their roadtrip to Nebraska and we got to go see Grandpa and Grandma Arritt in Island Park last week. What great great-grandparents!