Monday, March 23, 2009

Boise, Idaho

We went on a quick weekend trip to celebrate March Madness with Matt's brother and sister and their families. It was fun. Get ready for a load of pictures. First we'll play Where's Sammy (Where's Waldo style). You may need to click the photo and enlarge it to find him.

Did you see him? How about now? Matt's brother's house it right in front of an empty field. There are some dirt hills in the field and a few discarded building supplies. Sam and his cousin's had a blast out there. He called me over to see the fort he built.

This is Sam climbing into his fort.

Still working on getting in there....

"Ahh, this is the life. I have a wonderful view of the sky... I just hope that a bird doesn't fly by..."

"Such a nice a spacious piece of property."

"Uh oh, gotta go bathroom!"

Aunt Jill took us down to see their creek which I thought was more like a river. This is Sam and his cousin Chase. Chase was worried about "Creekodiles" while we were down there.

This is Jill and Mitchell.

Cousin Dallin taught Sam how to skip rocks.

And Sammy skipped his first rock and I just happened to catch both splashes on "Film".

And back at the house the March Madness was intense. Look at them all leaning forward.

Oh, they are munching on their wings.... Have I ever mentioned how much I love game day food? Well the wings did not disappoint.


The weather was beautiful on Friday. We went to the park and everyone else in town had the same great idea. It was pretty busy.

Sam and Dallin had a great time monkeying around.

If that's not a white monkey I don't know what is.

On Saturday the weather turned rainy. We went to the Boise Discovery Center. It was a fun and different thing to do. We learned a lot about natural forces. Matt controlled a robot hand.

Sam pulled himself up... up...up.

There was a curtained off room where you could pose. Then there was a beeping noise to alert you to stop moving and then a bright flash. Then when you stepped back it was like your shadow stayed there. I'm not sure why Matt is making such a lovely face.... It didn't show up on his shadow.

Here is veterinarian Sam at his practice. he spent more time with the X-rays than he did with the animals... We're hoping he becomes a radiologist instead since we hate animals and we're trying to instill the same feelings in Sam.

On our way home we saw a double rainbow. I"m not sure why the higher one didn't show up. So you'll just have to believe me when I tell you it was beautiful.

It was a fun trip and THANK YOU to our wonderful family for spending time with us and letting us come to your homes.


Jeanna said...

Yay! I was waiting to see this post. Nice pictures of all the boys. I sure do like the nephews and neice (soon to be neices) in Boise.

I loved sam's fort, too. So stinkin' funny. I love that kid.

Anonymous said...

You were in the same state as me!!!! That's amazah-zing.

Reno Wells said...

That looks like a very fun get-away!

The Hungry said...

very fun - love the radiologist in training comments.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I love posts with lots of pictures. Looks like you all had a great time in Boise.

I especially loved the picture of Matt and Sam in their matching navy shirts flashing the "Hang Loose" signs. Too funny.

Oh and don't worry about your cookie obsession. I like to think that because you can only get Girl Scout cookies once a year, they should be eaten without any guilt and he or she who buys the cookies gets to eat them. Survival of the fittest baby!

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