Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Trips to Idaho

We have made a lot of trips up to my parents house in Idaho this summer.  It has been nice to have the help and just get away and take a break when needed.  Going from one child to two has been a large adjustment especially since Nate has been busy with his dealership.  I love Idaho and it is a place that is almost stuck in time.  I love that there are not high demands when we go up and that my family loves to play with my kiddos especially Izzy.  She loves it as well.  She does keep everyone busy.  Every time we make it up there and Izzy begins to run around and climb on everything my dad will chuckle and comment on how extremely busy she is.  She can keep everyone on their toes!  

One of the great things about Idaho is that most of my family still lives in that area so we get to see the Great Grandparents.  Siena met both Grandma and Grandpa Olenslager about three week old.  She also got to snuggle with Grandma and Grandpa Merrell.  I love my family and how they like to be involved in our life's.  

 One of the weekends that we made it up I took some pictures of my beautiful girls in some matching shirts that my friend makes.  We got some good pictures but it was hard keeping Izzy in one spot for too long.  

 (I love this photo a little glimps into the future)

Most of our trips up my brother and his girlfriend came up with us.  It was so nice to spend time together.  Izzy also LOVES her uncle Jakey.  He tosses her around and catches her when she jumps from the couch.  Siena also got some quality snuggle time in with Marcee.  They are so great to have around and spend time with.  I got to spend some quality time with Marcee while floating the river with Izzy.  It was nice to get to know her better and have some girl time.  

The middle of August we went up to Idaho to attend the Burley fair.  To say I loved the fair growing up is and understatement.  There is nothing better than a fresh scone, greasy burger with tator tots, and people watching while downing a homemade maple bar.  I also really wanted to take Izzy so she could see the animals.  I don't know if it has changed over the years or if my mind doesn't remember it correctly but there wasn't a good variety of animals.  Other than farm animals.  But we still had fun.  

 We always take Diesel up so he can run around and enjoy the fresh air and freedom.  He loves it but doesn't like that he has to stay outside (I love that he stays out I think it is good for him).  He occasionally pouts when he is blocked off the deck when we are eating and it is funny to see what he does.