Sunday, July 5, 2009

Trampoline Fun?

Tonight after we had finished unloading the camper and washing all the laundry, we decided to go outside and mow the yard. The girls had already had their bath and were in their pjs. I decided to let them go out and ride their bikes on the concrete. Before I knew it, they were on the trampoline having the time of their life. I had to snap a few pics of the after effects of the trampoline fun. Needless to say, they had to get another bath!

Fourth of July Camping Trip

This year we spend the 4th at Petit Jean Mountain. This was the first time we have been there. We had so much fun. It is absolutely beautiful there! My mom and dad came up on Saturday to celebrate the 4th with us. We all had a nice time.

The girls posing for a pic just before leaving the house.

Relaxing with a popsicle. Oh, the life!
Standing by the lookover at Mather Lodge. This is where we ate dinner the first night.
Kennadi proudly waves her flag to celebrate the 4th.

This is a bike parade they have every year. People gather at the visitor's center and decorate their bikes in red, white and blue. They then bike through all the campgrounds. Halle really wanted to be a part of it, but we decided to watch this year. Maybe we will try it next year.

The girls had so much fun riding their bikes at the campground.

A little water balloon fun.

We took the girls on a small hike called The Rock House Cave.

The Rock House Cave.

This is Stout's Point. It has the most breath taking views.

This is where we waited to see the fireworks, that is until it started raining. (That is a whole other story that is really quite amusing. If you are curious, ask me!)

This was a great Fourth of July.

We made a lot of wonderful memories and are hoping to make this a yearly tradition.

Horseback Riding

Halle and her love for horses. Honestly, I don't know where she gets it from - not from me I can assure you. We have a friend at church who rides and has several horses. She has taken Halle riding before and promised to take her trail riding. This past week we all loaded up and headed to her house for some trail riding. Halle absolutely loved it! She did not want to quit. We all enjoyed riding (although I was sore for 2 days).

Even Kennadi got in on some of the fun. She enjoyed the trail ride too.

Halle's 7th Birthday

Seven years already! I can hardly believe. First, I can't believe my "baby" is already 7 and second, I can't believe I am old enough to have a 7 year old! Where has the time gone?

This year, Halle decided to have an all-girl princess party at Pinkabella in the Hot Springs Mall. She was very excited and it turned out really cute. The girls had a lot of fun.

I just have a few pics of the party that I took at the beginning. Kari was gracious enough to take pics for me with her camera. I didn't have to worry about getting all the cute shots b/c I knew she would. She will be editing and posting them on her blog soon. I can't wait to see them. Thanks again, Kari! She is so talented. If you are looking to have some pics done, she is your girl! Check out her blog at

The girls anxiously awaiting the party fun!

The girls dressing in their princess attire.

Kennadi not sure what all this stuff is about.

The princesses getting their hair/makeup done.

Halle, striking a pose in front of her royal table.

Even princesses need to relax!

Birthday girl - Princess Halle. It was such a great night for her.