Thursday, February 17, 2011

These last few months.....

We have been absent from blogging for a while but it had more to do with forgetting to to it than anything. Here are some photos from last few months.

Listen here, I give the orders......

Bethany and Bronwyn sharing some mother daughter time.

Bronwyn just loves her bear she got for Christmas.

Just a day or two before the leaves were all gone....

Cousin Hudson came to play, we are so glad that my sister Summer and her Husband Eddie moved back to AZ.

She can still eat her foot.

Looking all too cute in her Christmas dress from Grandma Brown.

Bronwyn has found a whole new world now that she can walk....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bronwyn's First Birthday

I can't believe my baby is one! It's been a harder transition for me than I ever thought. She is getting to be such a little lady. She is also getting more and more independent. We had fun celebrating her big day. I had fun planning a tea party theme. I borrowed many items from Mom and sisters for decorations. My very creative friend Lindsey made the tea pot cake which was just the icing on the party. It was so fun to celebrate our little girl. She didn't know what was happening, but she was a sweet girl and loved having her friends and family close.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ryan's Birthday, Family Reunion, and August photos

Starting the month of August off, we celebrated Ryan's birthday. I am sorry we didn't get a photo of the amazing cake my sister and niece made him: a twelve layer cake with the most delicious frosting! It is my new favorite. . .

Bronwyn doesn't seem to enjoy our birthdays. Perhaps because the attention is not on her...?
Whiting Reunion 2010
We had a good time visiting with family in the cool mountain air. It rained every day, but coming from the heat it wasn't so bad. Little Bronwyn sleeping in her favorite spot. I have to remember on our next visit to bring twice the amount of pants for her. Kids attract dirt like nothing I've ever seen.

The strangest phenomenon of all was the way a heavy cloud of fog just rolled in and covered everything. I have never seen this at the homestead in all my life! It made for a very creepy setting. Perfect for ghost stories about ancestors haunting the Homestead.

A few random shots of Little B
Are we raising a couch potato? She loves her Baby Einstein movies. . .

She has the funniest scoot-crawl I've ever seen. She drags one leg and has the other one sticking out like a spider. Aunt Amanda calls her "Thump-drag"

She loves to cuddle her teddy bears! I couldn't resist taking a photo. She is such a poser.

August went by way to fast. I can't believe in a few weeks my baby will be 1 years old. I am really kind of freaking out about it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer Vacation 2010! Part 2 - Montana

Yes, we took tons of pictures during our vacation. So much so that I had to break up the blog posts. But up in that part of the country, it's hard not to point and click at everything. Not to mention we just wanted to capture every moment of Bronwyn's first vacation and her sweet expressions.

Island Park, ID, is not far from the border of Montana, so we spent a lot of our vacation time in that state as well.

Ennis, Montana. A cute western town with a fun mainstreet made for a nice day trip from the cabin.

Bronwyn points at everything now. Right now I think it is precious, but hopefully she will outgrow that trait when she gets older.

Note the little cowboy boots on Bronwyn. They didn't stay on her feet long that day.

West Yellowstone. The entrance to Yellowstone Park. It is only about a 20 minute drive from the cabin so we went there quite a bit.
Our favorite stop was the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Museum/Park.

I love the way Bronwyn's eyes shine when she gets excited about something

Daddy and daughter posing together

I love how such simple things make her happiest, like playing with some pinecones on the side of the road.

One of the Grizzly Bears foraging for food.

The wolf pack in action
YELLOWSTONE! Of course this was the highlight of our trip to take the drive through the park and see the sights. We picked the busiest season of Yellowstone history to make our visit. . . It really was crowded but still so amazing.

Ryan at the Rainbow pots

At the Spasm Geyser

Hurray for Old Faithful!

Waiting for a herd of Buffalo to leisurely cross the road. . . .

Yes, this picture is real and not from a post card. Ryan took this awesome shot of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. It really is that gorgeous!

Lower falls of the Yellowstone river

Bronwyn's highlight of the day? To sit in the green patch of grass and pull up flowers, grass, rocks, sticks and pinecones.

We just can help but marvel at those first people to come upon Yellowstone and what they must have thought about such a crazy but awe-inspiring place. We surely enjoyed our drive through the park and we are already thinking of what we want to see on our next trip there.