Sunday, June 15, 2008

tHe BaTeS rEuNiOn!!

Last Wednesday, on the way to the reunion we stopped at Kacey's house and celebrated Alma's birthday that was last Thurs. She was sweet enough to let us crash for a night and also helped me get stuff ready for his birthday surprise dinner. Thanks again Kacey! You made his birthday special!

So this last weekend we went to Gandy, Utah and we had so much fun with Crafts, swimming in creeks, paper airplane contests, and roping (fake) bulls. Here are a bunch of pictures of us and the Bates family adventures.

This is a picture of where we camped from a distance. It was all desert and then a huge patch of trees where Alma's Uncle lives. It didn't feel like we were out in the Nevada/Utah desert!

This is where we stayed at the reunion. Alma's dad is the oldest of 10 kids so it was all of his siblings and their kids and their kids.... so it was a lot of people! So this is where all of Alma's siblings and their families stayed.

Where we all had breakfast together. All 100-150 of us.

This is my cute niece and nephew, Alissa and Dallin. They are so adorable.

Me and Alma in our tent... taking a breather from all the fun!

My niece Sophie was minding her own business... eating a twinky, when along came Grandpa Bates.... he poured water on her head. I couldn't help but laugh. He has so much fun with those grandkids.

Here is Alma throwing his paper airplane. I was so surprised how far it went!! He came in 2nd for the paper airplanes, 1st for the adult scavenger hunt and 2nd in the roping. I am so proud of him for doing so well in everything he tries at.

Here is Dallin... singing the theme to Indiana Jones. He is 4 years old, and all weekend he would sing it over and over again. It got stuck in all of our heads. It was so cute!

Here is Alma roping. He did such a great job. After the tournament was over, all the ropers were just timing themselves without the pressure and he and his partner got a time of 1.82 seconds from start to finish roping head and feet. The fastest time in the tournament was 3.10 seconds... which was him also. But after all the factors in... he came in a close second.


Kacey said...

Impressive roping skillz!! Looks like you guys had fun. It was great to have you at my house for a bit. Come back anytime!

karibates said...

OH MY HECK! I love that you video-ed this! Thanks for posting it - you made my night :)