Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Johnnies Travel to Exotic... Boise!

Last weekend, we drove (with my mom accompanying us) to Boise to visit my sister, Natalie. She finally got married to her boyfriend/fiance, Richard, of 5 years!!! We are thrilled for her. Richard is a great guy and we are excited for him to be part of our family. Months ago, we planned to visit for Breelle's dance recital. The weekend was a great break for us and we always love to see family.

Cadence loves Chuck E. Cheese. She was so excited when we drove up. She likes the pizza, but loves the rides. Her favorite thing about coming here is when she gets to give Chuck E. Cheese five - which she did this time.

Breelle was busy winning tickets, but she also had time to ride some rides with Cadence and assist her on skee-ball.

Cadence thought riding Clifford, the big red dog, was so exciting. She was able to make him bark by pushing a button. Does life get better than that?

Cadence put her face upto the plastic to give blowfishes to me, her mom. Isn't she sweet, and beautiful?

Cadence is sneaking a kiss with Chuck E. Cheese while she is driving!!! Watch out! Crazy driver on the road!

Breelle, Grammy and Cadence posing in front of Chuck E. Cheese. Cadence holding a much deserved sucker earned by tickets!!!

Cadence is scared by the "fake," mechanical Chuck E. Cheese, but likes the person dressed up as Chuck E. Cheese. She is silly! She talks about giving five to Chuck E. Cheese for days after she gets that opportunity.

Richard and Chris caught 12 Kokane Salmon fishing in just a couple of hours on a lake. Then they waded through the Snake River attempting to catch some catfish and bass. They only caught a couple little bass before heading back for Breelle's dance recital. The salmon tasted so yummy when Richard cooked them on Sunday. (Look at Chris' tan line in the bottom photo! He got some sun! And yes, black people do burn and tan - maybe it is called blacken!!!)

Natalie, Breelle and Cadence before the recital, "Alice in Wonderland." Breelle danced as a graceful, beautiful rabbit.

When somebody asks Cadence what Breelle was dressed as, Cadence would point to her nose. She really was impressed with Breelle's face paint.

Breelle after her recital getting flowers on stage.
Cadence was extremely disappointed that she could NOT go on stage and dance with all the other dancers during the recitals. She cried and kept saying, "Stage. Dance. On Stage." After the recital, she congradulated Breelle on stage and 'shook her bootie" which she is doing in this picture. She also knows how to dance like a ballerina by putting her hands over her head and turning in circles. This girl has got the rhythm! She wants to take dance now!!!

Cadence fell asleep on the floor for her Sunday nap. Jack, Richard's dog, cuddled up next to Cadence to take his nap. Jack is such a good dog.

Can you get pictures more sweet than this without posing?

Cadence loves playing with older kids. Breelle and her had so much fun at the park and playing around the house! Thanks for a great vacation to Boise!!! We are excited for next time!


Ker-Dog and the gang said...

I think that last picture could win a prize!

Annie said...

Oh my gosh. I'm dying over that beautiful Cadence with the dog. That's about the sweetest thing I've ever seen. How fun that you now have a blog! I love it!

Natalie said...

I love the picture of Breelle and Cadence on the stage! They are so cute! Thanks for coming to Boise for the dance recital!