Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Family time





On June 6th we went to two different outdoor festivals being held by some towns just outside of Boise. The first one we went to was the Renaissance Faire in Meridian, Idaho. It had the typical arts and crafts booths along with booths that had kids practicing calligraphy, making play swords out of "water noodles", and booths that demonstrated weaving and making small metal badges.
There was some Celtic dancing, there were mock sword fights, and Mike did the caber toss. (Which is basically where you try to flip an 85 pound pole end over end.) There were also plenty of "ring toss" type games for the little kids. If was pretty fun.

The second festival was in a small town called Star, Idaho. The festival is called "Mule days" but we got there too late to see the mules. oh, well. Mike and I both got to do the rock climbing wall, which I really liked. It was my first time doing anything like that. Ryleigh got to have her picture taken in a tank. I don't think she knew what to think of it all. The rest of the fair was carnival rides and food and craft vendors.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We love this girl!

videoHere's a shot of Ryleigh's improved walking skills. That's right, she's got mad skills!

videoThis is a video Mike took of Ryleigh taking a mid-morning nap. Lately she gets tired at different times and all of a sudden she will just crash!
videoLately Ry has been calling Mike by his name rather than "Dad". It's really cute but we're trying to stop it early. She picked it up from the neighbor kids who just sit and yell "Mike, Mike,Mike, Mike,Mike, Mike,Mike, Mike," until he answers them. The sepia coloring is a feature that I found on the camera and wanted to try it out.

Join the cool crowd!!!