Saturday, July 26, 2008

Chapman Family Reunion
Every year, we go to Kyle's family reunion down in Fountain Green. It is a blast! We camp at this awesome ranch and have lots of fun. There is horseback riding, four wheeling, water fights, slip & slides, and more. This was Sammi's first year camping and I think she did okay. I won't lie, camping with a one year old is not that fun, but we tried to make it as fun as possible. She loved playing will all the cousins, especially Ammon and Jace.

Sammi playing in our tent while setting up camp.

Sammi & her cousin Ammon. They love watching Backyardigans together!

Horse buggy riding. Sammi laughed so hard when she went.

Sammi and her buddy Carley. She is one of her favorite cousins.

Uncle Barney pulled us with a four wheeler into town for ice cream.

Sammi & her cousin Jace. They had so much fun playing together.

The Manti Temple

The Worsley Family

Sammi learned a new trick at the reunion. She now loves to turn around in circles.
This is a video of her doing it. She is so funny!

A few weeks ago, Sammi was running a fever and we noticed she had some spots on her back. We thought maybe it was heat rash and would go away. But it got worst! She ended up having spots all over her body. She didn't know what to think of them. She would just look at herself and touch the spots. She must of thought it was weird having little red dots all over her. After a couple of days, they went away. We have no idea what they were, but they came and went.

4th of July
We went to the Centerville City 4th of July parade. Sammi had fun through about half of it. Then she was ready to explore and walk around. So I ended up chasing her through the crowds of people so she wouldn't get away. All in all, it was a fun day.

Father's Day
Here are pictures of Sammi and Kyle on Father's Day. I know Father's Day was forever ago, but I thought I would still post them.

Okay, I thought it was about time that I updated our blog. It has been one of the craziest months for us. Sammi is now 16 months and walking like crazy! She has been walking for about a month now. Her vocabulary has grown and has included mama, dada, go, good, bye-bye, night-night, nana (banana), and apple. Kyle has recently changed employment. He has been working for Russon Brothers for about 3 years and they decided that they didn't need him anymore and let him go. This was a really hard thing for us, especially since he bent over backwards for them and they always told him he was one of their best employees. But, he is now starting to work for the post office in SLC and will be making more than what he was at Russon Brothers. Also, he will have a more flexible schedule in case he decides to interview for other jobs or go back to school for his Masters Degree. We are discussing both options. So, I guess this was a blessing in disguise. Kyle also sprained his knee a month ago. The doctor was concerned that he might have dislocated his kneecap, but we are optimistic that he didn't. I am still just trying to keep on top of things and all the changes that has happened. So, the past couple of months haven't been the best for us, but hopefully things will improve.

Here is a video of Sammi walking for the first time. She was not as coordinated in the video, but walking nonetheless.