capitol reef and lilah’s birthday

we took a camping trip to southern utah’s capitol reef last weekend.  i posted some pics to flickr and on my blog, but here’s the kids highlights.  it was great fun, and the campsite had a couple fruit orchards that the kids, especially gavin, loved.  also, the orchards were great for attracting a family of deer who would wander through the campground to the orchard and have breakfast on the fallen apples.  unfortunately, no deer shots here.

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then there was lilah’s birthday when we got back…

lilahs-birthday 001 lilahs-birthday 006 lilah models her new birthday dress

gavin, of course, wants to pose, too

gavin, of course, wants to pose, too

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lilahs-birthday 052 lilahs-birthday 053later, lilah presided over the opening of her presents.  she allowed gavin to help, and even rewarded him by giving him a ride her her new baby doll’s stroller.

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