Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Our Little Musician!!!

Here is Tyler at his first piano recital. After sitting through the 2 hour recital of dance and piano, we were very pleased with his performance. He played 2 pieces, each about 1 minute long. He's only played the piano for a couple of months! Great job Tyler!!!

Mormon Rocks

For Memorial Day we decided to head to the Mormon Rocks, about 20 minutes from here. We have always seen them as we drive to the mountains, so we decided it was time to climb them. It is probably a 2 mile hike around this trail that ends up on top of some of the rocks. The kids love hiking and they all stated that this was "the best day ever!!" Which is something we hear them say at least once a week!!!

Look at us, aren't we quite the little


This was a neat rock filled with tons of little caves. This was the only one we could get the kids into. They loved it!

Look how cute I am....I am a big girl now.

Brooklyn wanted to walk all by herself, very independent that one. She also loved looking at the bugs on the ground. Every ant hill we passed she would squat down right above it and shout, "Oooooooooo, bee." Considering there were about 200 that we passed, this took a little longer than planned, but hey, it was fun.

Grandpa and Grandma Ecklund with Elena!
Elena and Mom on our "Girls Trip" to Portland.
Dont we look handsome in our

new clothes from Grandma and

Grandpa!!! Thank you!

Elena and Brooklyn enjoying ice cream at

one of our favorite restaurants,


Monday, May 12, 2008

Fathers & Sons aka Aaronic Priesthood Commemoration

I was put in charge of doing the water balloon toss. I decided to put a twist on things. Water Balloon Launchers! These are just a few pics I was able to take. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take too many of Ty and May. I was able to take a few pics after everyone got started having fun. Between the three of us we were able to send some over the fence you see in the background. We got bored sending them over into an empty field so we turned around and sent them into the Frisbee golf course, the parking lot and the metal roofed building (which sent out a loud BOOM! from the impact). Well that got their attention. What took me a couple of hours filling the balloons got used up within an hour. It was fun. Almost all the kids from the stake came over to join the fun, only two families from my ward came over. So what did we do? We sent the balloons hurling over trees, over the parking lot and onto the make shift baseball field the summit ward was playing on. :)
We did end up making some more water balloons some time later and firing them off at each other within the ward.

Fathers and Sons '07

I had to post these pics of last years Fathers and Sons at Santa Fe dam.