Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Big Sky

Grady had a lot of fun with Uncle Ry Ry.  He went on the ATV with him, and even drove Papa's pickup.

Bryan and the kids with Grandpa & Grandma Barta and Cousin Jamie

 Uncle Ry Ry taught Grady to say, "Hey Baby." But just to his mama :)  I guess he said, "She's not baby, she's Mama!" Too funny.

 Bryan's Uncle Alan saddled up his horse, Buckwheat, for Grady to ride.  Grady had the best time with Alan and Buckwheat and is still talking about it!  Grady could ride horses everyday!!

 Running through the sprinklers at Nana & Papa's

 Sweet big brother..

 Miss baby blue

 Splashing the dogs with water!

 Alan's horse, Trigger

 Grady riding Buckwheat

 Grady learned to say, "Giddyup Buckwheat!" and "Whoa!"

 We went to Bozeman for the day and saw our friends, Lexi, Verity & Nora and got to stop at the Museum of the Rockies!  Grady LOVES dinosaurs.  (We also stopped at the Dinosaur Museum in Thermopolis on the way to Cody, pictures will come later from my point and shoot)

 Lots of pool time at Grandma & Grandpas!

 Lucy & Aunt Lisa

 Alan & LeeAnn's place

 Lucy is now crawling!

 We were also lucky enough to catch up with our friends one evening and their kiddos!  Grady gave all the girls hugs, but they're not too excited about it!

 Grady, Lucy & Tyler

What a goofy face Lucy!

We had a great time catching up with family, and now were looking forward to some down time at home and lots of swimming in the backyard!!

4th of July Weekend

 We started our 4th of July Weekend in Cody, WY 
We  had a family reunion of sorts for my Grandma Georgia's 90th Birthday.  She is one amazing pioneer woman!  Lucy was named after her - she shares her middle name 'Etta.'  We had a great time seeing lots of family we haven't seen in ages, and most of which our kids and Bryan had never met.  We also had the pleasure of staying with my Grandparents Ron & Bonnie in Cody.  Their house is on the Southfork and it has a stunning view of the mountains and the reservoir.  It's always nice to enjoy one-on-one time with family we don't get to see very often and we surely enjoyed our time with them.  The kids had a great time getting snuggles and we were spoiled with Bonnie's excellent cooking!

 Nana & Lucy

 Lucy snuggles with Great Grandma Bonnie

 The 'Close' family (and Frame family)

 My Grandma, Georgia 
I get my blue eyes from her and my Grandma LaVeda and passed them on to lil' Luce

 The Cody Stampede Parade on the 4th of July

 Grady & Papa
 Uncle Ryan, Lucy & Bryan

 Our Patriotic Princess & Uncle Ryan

Some of the photos are out of order...after the parade in Cody we drove up to Billings to spend the rest of the week with our families.  
 Grandma Gale & Lucy

 Ryan and his girlfriend, Beth - we love her!

 The 4 of us - very hot and tired after the parade!

 Fireworks at Grandma & Grandpa Kreitzberg's

Bryan & his Nana ;) she's such a sweet lady.
 Bryan and Cliff showing what pyros are made of!

And Bryan with his Papa - his golfing buddy.
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