Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paddington Party

After our Star Wars party, Matt asked me if we could do a "movie party" every Friday.
I'm not sure I'm up to doing every Friday, but maybe once a month.

Recently, the kids and I have been reading the Paddington Bear books.
When we finished all the ones from the Library, I decided it was time to rent the movie.

We had a little Paddington snack bar and Paddington bags to hold their snacks.
Matt had the clever idea of giving everyone bear ears for a "costume."

It was a really fun night, and we LOVED the movie.
It was the kids' first time trying marmalade, and now Matt wants it all the time!

(Yes, I spelled 'pretzels' wrong ---embarrassing). 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lake Powell --Part 1

We spent 5 days in beautiful Lake Powell for a little Gunnerson Reunion!
We had so much fun and it was so great to be with the family!

We had most of the family there--minus Tom and Chris and his family.
(We missed you Breanna, Parkar, Lissie, Katelynn, Jacob, Logan, Abbey, Lila, Chris, Taylor, and Tom).

The first day we pretty much just drove down, set up camp, and visitied.
The next day we started with a "mountain man breakfast" (that we made WAY too much of).

After breakfast, Jadi had the families choose a team name and had each family make their own flag.
We were the "Lake Powell Monsters."  
Matt's monster is my favorite!  He did his with NO help!

After our flags were finished, we headed to the lake.
We took turns on the boat and on the beach.

Lindsay sure loves all of her uncles!

Darin made this cool rock sculpture!

Lindsay already misses Kaylee like CRAZY!!
We sure wished they lived closer!

Matt was a little hesitant to get on the tube, but he LOVED it once we got going!

Andrew fell asleep with grandma!

Check out that awesome sandcastle Nate and Janie's family made!

Lindsay held Noah like this for a good 2 or more minutes.
She had a HUGE crush on Noah and says she want to marry him!

That night we did nacho casserole (again, I made WAY too much).

It started getting windy and a little rainy, so we brought the toppings into our tent.

Cute Luke!  

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lake Powell -- Part 2

While we were in Lake Powell, Jadi planned and prepared the most fun games!
We played a bunch of minute to win it games and everyone had a blast!

Jadi counting all the cheese puffs!

They played a game to see who could wrap a mummy the fastest, Matt and Darin won!

We played this fun game using beans, a cup, and a ruler.

They also had a bean toss--that was surprisingly much more difficult than you'd imagine. 

Uncle Geoff helping the kids to the math to determine the winner!

More games...

It started to rain, so I took all the kids into the tent for more games (minus Kaden and Scarlet).

After games, the men went on a little fishing trip.

While the men and older boys were fishing, the women stayed back for walks, visits, and shopping.
We also spent a lot of time in the tent during the rainy afternoon.

And here is another cute craft Jadi did with the kids!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lake Powell --Part 3

We spent a day exploring Lake Powell on foot.
It sure it beautiful!
This first picture is our view from our campsite!

Next, we went to explore the dam.

Then, we went on a hike to horseshoe bend!
Boy!  Is is BEAUTIFUL!!

I thought it was cute that these three wore the same shirt!
They are pretty super!

After our hikes, Jadi did a cute scavenger hunt for the kids, and one of the prizes was bubbles!

Weston was SO cute!!  He talks so well and he is SO much bigger than Andrew!
They are only 2 months apart!

Our last night we had a bonfire, played some more game, and Jadi gave out awards to everyone!