In September, Jared went backpacking with Mark and Andrea and I stayed at their home in Idaho with the kids. We had a blast together going shopping and having fun. When the boys got home, we all went to visit Twin Falls and hiked around and visited the lake and played at the playground. Jared and Mark were pretty exhausted though! It was a fun trip.
We had two birthday parties for Ayden this year. We opened presents at home a day early with the family, and on his actual birthday we were in Idaho with Andrea and her family. Andrea made Ayden a really cool spiderman cake that was chocolate and cookies and cream. It was super yummy and looked really awesome.
Every year we like to take a drive up into American Fork Canyon and see all of the fall leaves. We took a picnic up this year and then the kids had a blast playing in the water. Jared tried to teach the boys how to skip rocks, and Ayden spent a long time trying to master this skill with no luck. Meanwhile, Jared was showing off his mad skills by skipping larger rocks mutlitple times. Chris had fun exploring in the water looking for cool rocks and sticks, while Tory was trying to get as wet and messy as possible! Afterwards, we drove all the way through to Provo Canyon and stopped in to visit Great Grandma in Orem. It was a really fun afternoon.