OKI-DOKI!!! for the weekend we went down to a little town in southern utah called Toquerville. our very good friend syringa's parents have a ranch out there. who even knows how many acres they have. we had a blast. we went off roading, ate a lot of goooooood food. fresh food i might say (meat and eggs and stuff) yummy. we loved being out in the middle of nowhere just visiting playing intense card games and more. dixie and calvin are her parents and they were the greatest hosts. so the thing i WAS NOT looking forward to was GETTING on a horse let alone RIDE THE THING! oh no!! so here are the pictures of the weekend.....
First we got here pictures of the guys branding the new steers from south america. they each get an ID number.
oh and a nice contraption to hold them in place. haha.

these steers need certain size tips at the end of the horns. so they saw them off then seal them.

Rich was putting this stuff on their back so they dont get worms. they also got shot with antibiotics.

delila just being so cute sunday afternoon looking at all the cows. she kept going OOOO in a long deep voice. thats her mooing sound.. so cute. she wouldn't let go of her blankey either. kinda cute.

Now this was way cool, we were just standing around and this pigeon flew over my head like a foot over and landed on great, syringa's husband. her dad calvin was trying to get it to go to him. he wouldnt though. the pigeon flew away but then it came back the them and it is now in the chicken coupe.
richie having a blast. first looking up at the beautiful surroundings. then he and delila hanging out and then richie giving the steers de-worming stuff.

delila and i walking to the piggies and rich picking up the eggs.

delila loved these little chicks. oh and all the dogs on the property she would hug them and let them kiss her. it was ADORABLE.

on our way there and rich with the horse LEROY! that was his horse out there for the weekend.

and this is ME ( yuck) on good ole' Blue. he was so sweet to me. if you know me you know that i DO NOT LOVE HORSES AT ALL. in fact terrified of them. bee's terrify me a lil more but luckily they were not around so i only had to deal with the horses. we went on beautiful rides for the weekend. i really had a great time. GUESS WHAT, i WILL do it again. yes i will.

Syringa with delila. Delila fell asleep while riding and she also fell asleep while going off roading too on the 4wheeler. Delila was a doll the whole drive there and the whole time there and the whole drive home.

I WAS SO SO GREAT. a nice way to kick off the summer trips.

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right now

delila is watching her baby Einsteins like this. she loves the kids in it and claps for them every time they do something and then will bounce up and down and put her hands in the air. pretty funny and cute. oh by the way thats my floor well part of it after being down here for only 30 minutes. wonderful huh! haha

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Oink Fest

this is what she does best. this is one of her new favorite snacks. yummy. after this we had to practically hose her down. haha great sunday activity.
lets see, some of the new things Delila does now are.....
hold the phone to her ear and say hello (heoo) haha thats a funny one. she mostly walks on all fours now. she climbs up on everything. she loves to watch people. she dances a lot. thats really funny to watch. she taps her foot. she falls asleep within a few minutes 5 out of the 7 days of the week on her own in her crib. THATS A BIG DEAL.
we are so excited for this summer. we have a lot of plans. for 7 weekends in a row we will be out of town. well we will be home one of those weekends. but we are excited. first is southern utah second is southern utah third is california 4th is northern utah and 5th is southern utah and a couple more lil trips. haha delila is gonna hate the driving. well maybe she will like it? who knows we will see. (flying to california though, thank goodness)

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pool side

so we went swimming. and delila LOVED it so much. we dunked her under a few times and after the first couple times she thought it was fun. looks like we have a water baby on our hands. these are some pictures of us after swimming. i forgot to pull out the camera out while she was in the pool. but she loved it a ton!

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Delila and i went to the zoo with heather and max and kathy and braden and mason! fun day out with the cousins. it was a beautiful day. delila loved the monkeys the best cause they actually moved around infront of us. atleast the smaller monkeys did. after being at the zoo with delila and talking about animals she has a new animal word that she says DRUM ROLL...... please......
Doggie. haha it sounds like doyee but hey it is a start.

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at cousins birthday party

so Mason had his 1st birthday party last saturday. he is 2 months older than delila. anyways they have tons of fun playing together when they actually settle down to play with the same toy. they are both buys lil babies. anyways here is delila being so cute and also mason and delila playing together.

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tupac what?

haha. sweet and not so sweet. haha delila is a fun lil girl. she lets us do all kinds of silly things with her. and she laughs about it too.

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just a cute kid

Delila LOVES to eat. so she is MOST OFTEN in her high chair when she is not playing with toys. she is a sweetie pie!! her faces are so funny.

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not a so normal bathtime

Richie took delila swimming in our bathtub to get her excited for the weekend when we were going to go swimming. SHE LOVED IT! she had a ton of fun.

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Yesterday was an EVENTFUL day

Delila and i went to the park with Heather (sis-n-law) and Max (nephew) yesterday. it was so pretty outside. so we walked over and hung out for a bit. Delila could NOT stop watching her cousin Max run around and play. by the pictures you can tell cause i couldn't get a straight on shot with her face. haha! so cute. max and delila play and play and play together. BUDDIES FOREVER!

i love these toes

i love these fingers
and i love these legs. ( she went to the dr's yesterday. and she is 27 inches long and weighs 17 pounds. she is little but super healthy) oh she had a shot and did just fine.
Max playing more. LOVE THE BOY.
got a bit tired i think.

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