Monday, June 30, 2008


This weekend we went to a reunion for the Riding's. We just went up to one of my aunt and uncles cabin's in Forest Lakes but it was nice to be able to get away and out of the heat for a little while. We had a good time just hanging out and spending time with family.

Nena loved swinging in the swing. Whenever we took her out, she started crying.

Playing whiffle ball (I don't know how to spell it)

Sitting on the swing.


The other day me & Nena went swimming with my family at one of their neighbor's houses. It was the first time Nena's ever been in a big pool and she loved it! As soon as we got in she splashed and squealed!

All decked out & ready to go! (I don't know why the picture is blurry, I was so sad because it's such a cute picture.)

Nena & Annie at the swimming pool. (It looks like no one is behind watching them but my sister is, she is just right behind them so you can't see her)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cute Pictures

Nena always puts her hands in her hair when she eats and gets food all in it. It drives me crazy!

The other day, she was being fussy in the car and we had just gotten some apples from Clar's brother so we gave her one to play with. A while later, I looked back and she was eating the apple!

This picture was taken kind of a while ago but it is one of my favorites! I love how you can see her teeth so good and her eyes look so pretty!

Trying on one of dad's hats.

Nena loves phones and she has learned that you hold them up to your ear and talk on them. We gave her an old beat up cell phone to play with because she always wants to play with ours. She holds it up to her ear and just babbles. She also puts the remote up to her ear and a bunch of her toys, it's cute!


I love taking pictures of Nena when she's sleeping! She always rolls and moves around all over her crib and gets in funny positions, it's so cute! This is my favorite when she sticks her bottom up in the air.

We always find her with an arm or leg hanging out of the crib, maybe we should put the bumper back on.

We went camping and it was so cold so we had to try and keep her warm while she slept at night.

She falls asleep on the floor sometimes when she's really tired.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


On Tuesday I got together with some of my friends and their babies. We went swimming in a little blow up pool and ate pizza! It was fun and we had a great time. The babies are all so cute!

Mirabel, Alexis, Nena and Annie

Hanging out in diapers. (While we were there, Nena fell and hit her head on the corner of the piano bench. That's why she has the big line across her face.)

Fun-Filled Saturday Afternoon

On Saturday afternoon we went to Clar's work party. It was held at the University of Phoenix stadium on the football field. It was a big carnival with jumping castles and lots of booths, face painting and lots of other things. It was fun, we pretty much just walked around and talked to different people.

Before we got down on the field

Just chillin with Dad


Next to the jumping castle that had a huge dog head on the side of it.

Just walking around. Nena always sticks her tounge out, it's cute!

After the party, we decided to stop by Cabella's and look around because it's right across the street. There is a lot to look at, it's pretty cool.

Clar and Nena in the wildife museum

Looking at the animals

"What are you doing here?"

Hanging in the shopping cart

Monday, June 16, 2008

Day Camp

I am the cub scout Bear Leader in our ward. On Thursday and Friday morning we had our yearly Day Camp. It turned out to be really fun and I think the boys had a good time. First off, we made toolboxes for the Dad's for Father's Day. (The boys did everything themselves except cut the wood.)

We also had a "Bug Lady " come and show us some different bugs. That was probably my least favorite part of the whole thing. I hate bugs and to see a bunch of them all right in front of me and to see people holding and touching them is even worse. Yuck! The boys, of course, loved it though and afterwards they were even able to hold a few of them.

This is a kind of praying mantis thing from Africa.

He was kind of freaking out.

It was tickling his ear!

A millipede!!


When the bugs left I could finally breathe a little better.

The Theme of our camp was Camp Moroni and so we made headbands, armbands, and little pouches so the boys could dress up like they did back in Moroni's time. Captain Moroni even came and taught the boys about the Title of Liberty and then the boys got to make their own Title of Libery's.

The last thing we did was to pretend to act out a battle between the Nephites and the Lamanites. We had buckets of water and spongy balls and had a battle leaders verses boys! Everyone got pretty wet and had a great time.

The Leaders surrender!


The wonderful leaders that I work with! They are all really amazing people! (It was right during the middle of Nena's naptime so she passed out both days.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Swim Meet

Yesterday, my sister Melissa had her first swim meet. Since my parents were out of town at girl's camp, the rest of the family went to cheer her on. She got 2nd place in her individual race. Good job Melissa!!

Cute Cousins

Nena & Annie love to play together. Whenever Nena sees Annie, she starts to squeal and gets really excited. They always follow eachother around and laugh and smile. It's so cute!