Thursday, August 20, 2009

Reunion, Birthday Boys and school

Last week we had the McAllister family reunion. Each year we go to a wonderful cabin up Mt. Pleasant canyon and have a fun time being together for a few days. Richard and I were in charge of it this year and so here are some of the highlights.

This is Kates first time on a swing- she loved it!

Cousins playing a fun familiy bingo game

Tie dyeing t-shirts! I think the adults actually enjoyed this activity more than the kids!

Grandpa trying out the wood burning tools. Each person in the family burned their name on a wood plaque that we later hung at the lambing shed.

Uncle Steve in the canoe and cousins piled on the paddle boat.

Drying out our beautiful creations on the swing set.

Richard found this little guy (I don't know how he spotted him) on a dirt road. Isn't he the cutest little horny toad you've ever seen?

All the kids loved riding in the mule. Landon and Daniel especially loved their rides with Richard where he let them drive all by themselves. I rode with them while Daniel drove and I was actually impressed with his capabilities. He came to a dead end and just put in in reverse, backed up and turned right around like he'd been driving all his life. He was very fast, though.

Jack gave each of the mommies (Lori, Emily, Kathryn and me) a driving lesson on this lovely tractor. It was kindof crazy to drive, but I got to knock down a tree and it was like breaking a toothpick in half. Power!

Here's a bunch of us at the lambing shed ready to hang our plaque.

Richard made himself a sweet t-shirt. My favorite part was his bum highlights. It just kindof makes you want to grab 'em!

Maybe we'll have to be hippies for Halloween this year!

The whole group!

We had our annual pinata as well to celebrate Landon and Daniel's birthday.

Their cousin Caden also celebrated his birthday at the cabin. Sixteen years old! What a cute boy!

Last Thursday was the first day of school! It has been nice to have a few hours of a little less crazy at our house.

Daniel has been busy with his High School Musical and has done a great job. He's been so cute to watch! Tonight is his last show and its been a lot of time and driving, but I think he has really enjoyed the experience.


Layne said...

I think maybe Caden should take my sister Troy out on a date.

LMN said...

You guys are so cute! I love Richard's t-shirt, too - that is hilarious ("bum highlights"!)

What a fun get-together!

Mike and Erin said...

Looks like a fun reunion! Now that we have some "free time" we'll have to get together and have lunch - take care!