Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day weekend

It was a fun weekend. The best was having Todd home on Monday. We made smores by our outside campfire (it was really hot though). I got this little air hocky table at Children's Orchard (a used kids stuff place) and was going to wait 4 months until Lincoln's birthday, but. . . we got it out early. Growing up I remember this game we had that was green and you'd hit a ball back and forth trying to score. (Remember that Lisa and Wendy) With so many Webkinz games my kids like I was hoping something "real" would be fun. They love it. Lincoln is working on his not crying if I score skills.

Here the boys are listening to Todd share a Scripture story. This was after 20 minutes of running around crazy and repeatedly asking them to sit still and listen- but it's sure cute.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vegas Summer

Todd brought home a bunch of Otter pops (Smith's brand so not officially otter pops but that's what we call them) I think they are very messy but the kids like them.
Kaylee made this hat for Dallster at school.
Kaylee had her first piano recital. She did great and she loved the flowers.

This picture is us eating watermelon at the park.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dallin turns 2

Last week baby Dallin had his 2nd Birthday. He was trying to bite the cake.

His hair was dark when he was born. We love him.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The best week ever

Thought I'd go ahead and share a little bit about our Cruise. First of all the most thanks goes to my sister Amy for taking care of our kids all week. And thanks to friends who helped out having the kids over to play.

I'm sooo grateful to have my wonderful husband Todd to spend the vacation with- he's the best.

Everything about our week was perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing. We went on a Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas ship- the largest ship there is. The shows were amazing and the fancy dining every evening was so much fun! We went with my sister Lisa and her husband Alan. I'm so glad that we could go together, they are wonderful. We enjoyed staying up late playing Ticket to Ride, talking, and getting 2 am pizza and cookies (and fruit, brownies. sugar-free lime mousse, etc.)Our first port was in Labadee, Haiti. Todd went on the world's largest zip line and we all relaxed in hammocks by the beach and bargained with the Haitians for some maracas and bracelets.

2nd stop Jamaica. We got a Taxi and were shown all around and climbed up Dunn's River Falls. We loved the people's accents and would like to take on a bit more of their "irie" don't worry about a thing attitude.Our 3rd port was the beautiful Grand Cayman. Todd, Lisa and Alan went snorkling while I slept in and then met Todd to walk around and go to the turtle farm. When we got back on the boat we participated in the Amazing Race running from top to bottom and one end of the boat to the other answering questions and doing physical challenges. It was very fun! That night was another formal night.The boat had an ice skating rink.And a rock climing wall.And Todd whooped it up on the flowrider!
Also miniature golf, basketball, ping pong and shuffle board. We really loved it and feel thankful to have been able to have enjoyed such a wonderful vacation. Now things are back to normal- the kids still fight and I've got laundry and dishes to do. But I'm trying to appreciate them more and make the most out of every minute! (Man, was it fun)