Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stillwater Reservoir

My friend called me this morning and wanted to take a trip to Stillwater Reservoir. I hadn't ever heard of it but it is this reservoir that overflows over the dam in the spring. It is about an hour from my house. So we loaded up 6 kids and went for a drive. It was really cool. My friend said you used to be able to get to the top and actually see the reservoir but it is closed off now and you can only see where it spills over. Here are some pictures.

When we drove around the corner and could see the water JayLee just kept saying "This is so cool, this is so cool, this is so cool." It was really pretty up there I guess I need to explore in the Uintahs a little more so I know how lucky I am to be so close.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The best day ever!!!

Before I tell you about the best day ever, it has been a while since I have posted. I have been sewing a little bit and JayLee has been having swimming lessons. It is mommy and me class so JayLee and I have been swimming every day for the last two weeks and YES we have froze our butts off and it has rained nearly every day. Wahoo they are finished today.

Olin had his 9 month well check on Monday and they told me (something I already knew) he is tiny. He is in the 3rd percentile for his height and weight. So I have to add butter to everything he eats. He is a vacuum anyway, the kid eats EVERYTHING but I don't know where it is going. So were going to try to fatten him up in the next couple of months. Wish me luck.

So now The Best Day EVER! I leave Olin with a neighbor while JayLee and I go to swimming lessons. So yesterday when we were picking him up, we went inside to chat for a while and there was a knock on my friend's door. So my friend answered the door and who was standing there but Pennie Marlene!! They were on their way back from South Dakota and came home through Flaming Gorge so they could see us. I was so surpirsed. They were driving along the lane looking for old farm houses or horses that looked or sounded familiar becasue they didn't know where we lived but then they saw my car and stopped. Thank you, Pennie. (or Slate and Max for letting her stop) I only got to see her for a little while but it was still a good day.
We have been doing some summer things here is a picture of Olin, JayLee, Mattie, and Aften at the Drive in movie. It was really hard to get them all sitting still for a picture just so you know.