Sunday, September 14, 2008

The last bit of our summer...

It has been a little while since a post so I thought that I would show what we did as the summer came to a close. It's going to be a lot of pictures! We went to Idaho for a family reunion and the first stop was Bear World. As you can see Dawson was really excited for this stop :) We made sure that we woke him up in time to see the bears.You drive your car through a wooded area where they keep all the bears so you have to keep your windows up and no stopping. Dave and I thought it was pretty cool being so close to the bears but Dawson acted as if this was something he sees everyday.

This was the only bear he was afraid of...
until we had him touch and he realized that this bear was not real. After the driving they had a little petting zoo and some small rides which Dawson enjoyed a lot. We had to pull him off the train ride, I think he could have stayed on that all day.

We stayed in a cabin in Island Park and did some fun stuff like rafting down a river, visiting Yellowstone and going to a rodeo where you could ride the steers of bulls if you wanted to.

This is my brother in law, he is the only family member that rode the bull and actually did pretty well.

I couldn't believe my brother David rode the steer, I thought that he would chicken out but he did a great job too!Dave and Dawson's 1 st time to Yellowstone :)


Dawson actually did pretty well on the long drives, he slept a lot of the time or watched the Jungle Book over and over. This was one of the random positions he fell asleep in...

We only had one little bump in the road and it wasn't that long. It gave us some time to get out and stretch, but with scenery like this we didn't mind to much.


The Grand Tetons were beautiful and it was a nice way to end the summer, now for the fall and a baby!

5 comments:

The Black's said...

You look so cute pregnant. That trip looks like a lot of fun.

ERIC, LINDSAY & SAM said...

What a great family trip! I can't get over how big Dawson looks! He's a little man now!! How are you feeling??? We're down to less than 2 months...kind of scary, huh?

Kylan said...

What a fun trip! I love Yellowstone and Kylan and I were actually talking about how we need to go there sometime soon. It's so beautiful! I've also been wanting to do a river rafting trip, how was that?

Dawson is such a cutie! Lili and I can't wait to play again!

Michelle & Cole said...

What a nice summer. I hope you're doing well. Have you picked out a name? We're having a hard time picking one. I think we're going to wait until she's born.

joyce said...

What a fun trip! What a darling family, too! Dawson is getting so big! Just 7 weeks to go? How exciting!!! Can't wait to meet him! Love ya! xo