Thursday, July 23, 2009

The best 2 year old skier...ever!

Ever since Baylee learned to ski, Avery has been asking for her turn. Today we decided to let her get in the water and "try them on". She sat in the water and floated all by herself...and we thought that was a HUGE accomplishment.

Later in the day she decided that she wanted to be pulled by the rope. We had to move the boat a little bit to take some of the slack out of the rope and the cute little thing just stood up and was actually skiing. Dave kept going and she had the time of her life. She couldn't stop smiling and was SOOOO proud of herself.

As you can tell from the screaming in the video we were SOOO suprised. She had no fear of the water, falling, or being left behind. We are so proud of her!!!
Baylee also did a great job today. It was a fight to get her out of the skis by the end of the day. I love this picture where she's actually asking to go faster!

Over all it was a GREAT day at the lake!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

First day of 1st grade

Since we're on year round school here, Baylee has already started 1st grade. She has been really excited and didn't even realize that she only had a 2 and a half week summer break!!

Here are some pictures from the first day of school...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our Missionary!!!

Saying goodbye at the MTC.

At Jon's farewell party the night before he left.

I thought I would post some of our last pictures of Jon with the family before he left on his mission. We are so proud of him, but it made me really grateful that I don't have a son of my own to take to the MTC and leave for 2 whole years. It was an emotional experience...but that's usually expected in the Mortensen family. Jon did a great job despite all the nerves. I know he'll be a great missionary but we definitely miss him already!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baylee can WATER SKI

Let me just start for apologizing for the terrible camera work. I didn't realize that you couldn't turn video like you can turn pictures.

The highlight of our summer so far is Baylee learning to water ski. She is doing a great's been so much fun to watch her. She usually starts out screaming (because the water is so stinking cold) but the minute the boat starts moving she stops. Then...once she gets up she tells Dave to slow down. I don't think the boat could possibly go any slower, but she insists on trying every time.

Avery is pretty determined to do whatever Baylee does so she's anxious for her turn to wear the skis in the water. Maybe when the water gets a little warmer!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Private Blog

Well, with all this identity theft that we've been dealing with lately the detective has advised me to make sure my blog is protected. I guess the only way to do that is to make it private. goes!
For all of you who would like to be added, please leave your email address or send it to me at I'd like to have this done by the end of the month. Sorry for the hassle!!