Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Manwaring Adventures

So, here's just a recap of what we did last week.
Monday night we went and flew kites for FHE.
Anna and Ellie
Truman, Ogden, Anna, and Justin


Ogden and Anna

Wednesday night Justin wanted to head up to Wolverine to pick out a camping spot for his scouts for Friday night, so we went along. I didn't think he was serious when he mentioned hiking up to forty horse cave or we would have dressed a little more appropriately. We'll just say, Justin, Ellie, and Truman were the only hikers with good shoes on.

We still had fun, though.

For Christmas, Justin's sister, Natalie, gave us a book called Back Country Roads Idaho, or something like that. Justin has been aching to go hunt down one of the spots in the book, so on Saturday, we headed out to a part of Idaho I didn't even know existed to find a waterfall.

The kids were starving for some lunch when we were only about 4 miles from our spot, so we finally gave in and let them eat. There was sagebrush everywhere, so we had to picnic in the back of the truck.

When we were about 3 miles from our spot, we had to turn around because there was too much snow on the road. We all had such a fun time all crammed in the car together, though, that we'll probably attempt it in a few weeks when the snow has melted.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Easter Weekend

I know I'm a little late with this post, but we still had a fun time. All of my family was in town for Easter weekend, so the five oldest girls had a sleepover at our house on Friday night. We watched movies, stayed up amazingly late for such little girls, painted nails and did a lot of hair.
Anna, Avery, Clara, Addie, and Ellie getting ready for bed.
All the girls after hair and nails had been done Saturday morning.

On Saturday we had an Easter egg hunt where the younger kids were paired with older kids. The kids had a blast.

Owen and Ellie

Ben and Anna

Ogden and Addie


And of course, it wouldn't be Easter without some new duds.

How on earth do you get a picture of all four kids posing at the same time?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Justin is 32!!

Happy Birthday to one great guy!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jedi Knights

This is pretty much a daily occurrence at our house.

And don't worry, Easter weekend posts will be coming soon.