Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Grandma T's House In Circleville, Utah.

Time has been well spent at Grandma T's house. Tyson has been going non stop every day just playing outside and being with Grandma T. Here they are coming back from feeding the goats at Roxy's house. My mom has a HUGE apple tree out back and every year it produces a plethora of apples, which half of them end up on the ground. (These are the ones the goats get.) Tyson has been better about being around animals if they are on the other side of a fence. This is a shot of the landscape of my mom's house. She has the nicest lawns. I love my little home that I grew up in. Mom has been redecorating a lot and the changes are awesome. It is so nice to come home and feel at peace. Don't you just love the mountains?? I DO!!!!Tyson and Grandma T were inseparable. If she was going to the store, Tyson had to go. If she was just walking outside to turn off the water, he was right behind her headed out the door. I wasn't missed by my boy. He turned to Grandma before me. The time off was nice.....My mom's backyard with the new slip-n-slide. Ok, so I haven't even seen one of these since I was a kid. I used to have one and played many a summer days on it. mom bought this for Tyson to use when he comes to visit, and we set it up to slide problem....Tyson didn't know how to slide on it. SO........................I had to demonstrate! Now the picture doesn't do me justice. The video is much much funnier. But that won't be posted....Sorry....I put new meaning to "runs like a girl" and "Lurch".... Needless to say, I had a ball slipping and sliding with my son. He didn't ever get the whole slide on your tummy, so we ended up having to throw him down the slide.As you can see by the look on his face. He is having a ball. We played all afternoon on this thing. The funny part about it is, that night Tyson woke up with leg cramps and I was stiff and sore the next day. That is what I get for acting like a kid, oh well, it was worth it.
The next day we ventured over to my friend Heidi Sudweeks house for some more water fun. Her mom had this big blow up water slide that she was borrowing and she had some kids over for a play date. (Thanks Heidi for the invite) It was the coolest thing ever. I want one of these someday to have at my house. It has this big slide, plus water guns, and a water tube to climb through.The thing was massive. It took up a whole part of her lawn. The kids played and had a ball.

I put Taryn in her cute little bikini, but she wasn't at all pleased about being in the water. She had more fun in the baby swing. What a kid.We took an afternoon and went up to the Circleville Cemetery to see my dad's headstone. I have only seen pictures of it and I enjoyed seeing it in real life. It has a mountain scene on it with a big bull Elk bugling. There is a picture of the St. George Temple, where mom and dad where married, on the back with my sister's and my name next to it. It looks so nice and I am sure my dad would love it. It was good to feel a closeness to him again. Sunday dinner is always had at my MomaD's house. It was a treat to go there and enjoy in the good food. My kids and their Great Grandma and Grandma. This was the first time my grandparents have seen Taryn. She was an instant hit. She loved to be with MomaD and PopaD. This is a picture of Four Generations of the family. I have so enjoyed my time here and wish that we lived closer so that time like this could be spent more often. During our stay here, Taryn has turned into quite the little eater. She loves any kind of cracker she can get her hand on and for the most part doesn't choke too much. She is still learning the process of chewing. She prefers to swallow it whole, and is learning that it isn't the best idea. She is also developing a little personality all her own. She loves to grin and smile and laugh more and more. She is also, now, taking naps. FINALLY!! She is also almost to crawl. She can get on all fours but then just rocks back to the sitting position. It won't be long and she will take off, I just know it.Since she is trying new foods, we gave her a sour apple to try. By the looks of her face, I don't think she liked it. But what is comical is that she kept taking a bite of the apple and then making this same face. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time!This is my Uncle Clayton. He is one of my mom's brothers. He just bought this bike not too long ago and came down to Circleville for a visit. I lived with his family for one summer while working for JB's Restaurant after graduating high school. He is a crack up and such a great guy. I loved getting a chance to see him.Two little monkeys in the tub. These two are hilarious in the bath tub. Some one is always laughing and usually it is Tyson making Taryn laugh.
This is but a beginning to our fun times at Grandma T's house. There are lots more posts coming......


The Morrills said...

I love the pics!! Looks like you had a great time in Circleville! It was fun seeing you for a minute at church! You look great!! Your kids are super cute! Tyson was such a great kid in Primary!! So cute!! And don't worry, he will catch on to the slip and slide. Dax had a hard time last year and this year he is a pro!! :)

Cluff Family said...

SO FUN! I Love the tub picture! Also, way to go on the slip'n'slide!!! I can't believe Taryn is ready to start crawling!! Fun to get to spend time with your mom! I LOVE the mtn view from the front yard! I hope you enjoy your time there and I hope Vaughn is doing well in Abq. :)