Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bear Lake

We just returned from our annual Smith family Bear Lake trip. As usual it was a blast! It was so fun to get all the cousins together and spend time with all of the adults! I loved seeing my kids get to know their cousins better and become better friends. Heres some pics of our vacation...


..Brody..Emma..Chandler..Chloe..




Brody and Todd



We had so much fun riding the horses..Chandler was in Heaven!



The cousins buried Chandler and Ty in the sand!





Brody and his best bud Carter





This was seriously Brodys face the whole week. I think he had more fun than any of us!


Cody and Hallee tubing



We rented a boat on Friday and the kids had a blast. On Saturday morning I asked Chandler if he wanted to rent a boat or just go to the pool..He replied" The pool. It just kills me to spend money on a boat." Guess we were ALL being cheap!!

Chandler loved tubing..until he got sunk!! Good job Chan!



Way to go Babe!!

...Ty dogg diggity dogg...


We rode 4-wheelers EVERYDAY! Brody loved them and actually fell asleep with the key a few times! He would stand at the door and wait for ANYONE to take him on a ride! Chandler was driving himself one afternoon and ran into a rock. It was really scary to see him covered in blood. He cut above his 2 front teeth but it doesn't look like they are going to fall out! He also bit 3/4 of the way through his tongue. It has been crazy to see how fast his mouth has healed..it is almost completely better only a week later.















The kids loved mini golfing!!




The kids having "Movie Night"

We had such a fun time and we are so thankful for our family! I am thankful for my inlaws and all the time they put into making bear lake so fun..even with a broken shoulder! My boys loved riding the 4-wheelers over and over with their grandpa bob. We are glad Ryk and Brooke traveled all the way from Oregon to be there. Congrats Brooke! I am jealous you are that far along but I am so excited for you. You have beautiful kids and you should just keep having them! Ash and Cody we missed you but know you are making the best decisions for you and your family. It was so fun to spend the week with everyone and we love you all!!




I love my immediate family!! Thank you for being the best boys ever!! Thanks Todd for being such a helpful, involved father!! I am so excited to be pregnant again..well actually not the pregnancy part but I am excited to be a mom to another beautiful baby. Hopefully a girl!! I love my boys but I deserve a quiet reserved little girl, right? Chan and Brody I love you so much and apologize for the crazy mom I have become since I got pregnant but I know it will pass and I love you both more than you will ever know! Todd don't leave me..I am only pregnant 5 more months!! I love you guys.

12 comments:

Lyndsey Swindlehurst said...

I didn't know you are pregnant! That is so exciting congrats! You have such cute boys but it would be so fun for you guys to have a girl. Keep us all updated cuz I'm excited to hear.

katesmith said...

I love these pictures. I need the updated golf picture! Brody's smile brightens every day! Thanks so much for a great week and for all your help. Rikki, we are so excited about your news and yes, you definitely deserve a calm, feminine little daughter! I'm glad Chan Man's mouth is doing better....

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Wardleclan said...

I love that picture of your family! There is no doubt about it... you always have those boys lookin sharp and so I can't imagine what a gorgeous little girl you are going to have... i know it is a girl! :) I love being Chan and Brody's aunt... they Re the life of the party and bear lake wouldn't have been fun for Carter without brody there! They are so dang cute and i just love Brody's smile... i would say it is cheesy... but it is always like that... so maybe he really is just THAT happy all the time! :) I hope you know that I can come get the boys ANYDAY when you are feeling sick... seriously... Hallee and Carter would love it!

Ashley and Cody said...

I LOVE these pictures!! They make me sad we weren't there, but I'm so glad I could share the fun with all the pics you posted. The picture of Brody smiling made my day. I love that little boy and I think both of your boys are definitely a piece of heaven. You and Todd make the most beautiful babies, so I'm excited to see the next one!! Congrats again and I love you so much. I love talking to you. You always know how to make me laugh and you always look so beautiful!! Tell Chan we're sorry he got hurt and we're glad he's ok. Lexi is going to be jealous when she see's these. We love you and can't wait to see you again. You are such a good mom.

Janette said...

Looks like it was a great vacation. I love all the pictures, especially the family picture of you guys. I hope you are having a girl too (you deserve one and they are a lot fun)

The Smith's said...

I love your pictures. We are having a hard time getting our's up. I love your family picture. It turned out great:) Ours...not so great.... I think it was the overweight cow that ruined it. ME! It has taken my kids a while to adjust to not having cousins around 24-7 to play with. Ty had so much fun with Chandler. Brody is the most smiley boy ever!! He has so much personality... I love it. I am so excited for you and your new addition. Hopefully it is a little girl so that mine will have someone to play with.

Our Family said...

Looks like you had a great time! Congratulations on your pregnancy!!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! 3 wow! I don't know if I will be able to do it! So happy for you guys!

JESSICA AND LUCAS NELSON said...

looks like you had alot of fun. I am jealous, you guys seem to go on alot of vacations. I cant wait until Luke is done with his training and can take some time off. We miss you guys!!! Love ya!!

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NAT said...

Great pics! You look beautiful, prego. You are such a pretty girl, Rikki, with features I could only dream of having. I know that sounds kind of lezzy to say, but it's true. Todd won't leave you because he sees it, too!

I hope it's a girl. They are a lot of fun, but a tad more whiney and dramafied, I'm coming to realize. Still, the good outweighs the bad.

You're a trooper, 'cause I don't know if I'll ever be ready for three. You'll do great, though. I hope Chan Man's tongue is doing better. Ouch! Maybe you should just stick a tongue stud in there for a little flare.

Keep us posted on the pregnancy!