Monday, August 23, 2010

Demolition Derby

We went to the Demolition Derby in Spanish Fork on Saturday. Bert and I went to one when we were dating 8 years ago, but i hadn't been to one since. I loved it and have wanted to take the boys to one for a while but i always seemed to hear about one after it was over. So when i heard about this one I jumped on board really quick.

We had so much fun. My 2 sisters came with us and Casey and Lauren (one of my roommates from college.)

Here's the group right before the final Champions round. My sister Erin has an almost 2 year old and he was only interested for so long, so they left early.

Cooper loved it so much and keeps asking over and over if we can go again! They have made up their own version of it here at home. It's quite funny to watch. They announce their cars, "Here comes Lightning McQueen" or "Here comes the brown car that kept going" and then they countdown. 5....4....3....2....1 and the crashing begins. Come on over for the show anytime :)!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Fun

We have been swimming and slip-n-sliding a lot this summer. It's nice to fill up the pool and set up the slip-n-slide and the kids can go to town for hours. I don't have any good pictures of the slip-n-slide yet, but we have the perfect hill for it in our back yard. I have many fond memories of slip-n-sliding when i was a kid and I'm happy to pass that on to my kids.

Jacks got a bike for his birthday and we have been riding A LOT lately. We have a church really close to our house (I Utah every church is close to your house :) ) He's getting pretty good at it. It shakes him up a bit when he falls but I just keep telling him that that's a part of learning and to get back on and try again.

Cooper has been riding this trike around but he could never keep up with Jacks and he just seemed too big for it. So I went out and bought him a bike of his own.

He loves it and thinks he is such a big boy. It's the cutest little thing ever. One of the challenges of having your kids so close together (19 months apart) is you can't wait around for hand-me-downs on everything. I'm glad we got this for him and he can be learning to ride at the same time as Jacks.

Cutest little biker dudes ever!

Primary Activity

We had our annual Fireman/Policeman Primary Activity on Aug 6. It was great. This is an activity that we all look forward to. This kids love it and I had a few kids ask me about a month ago when it was going to be because they were so excited about it. And we leaders love it too because there isn't a whole lot we have to do. ;)

We have all the kids gather first and listen to some safety tips from Ben and Dave.

Then they turn on the water and the kids can run crazy for about 10 minutes. They get completely soaked.

Then we give them a Popsicle and they can walk home. Perfect summer activity! Thanks Dave and Ben! It was a lot of fun and I appreciate you coming over and helping with it.


We went to Boise for a quick weekend trip in July. Bert has a brother that lives up there. We always have a good time when we go and the boys always want to know when they will be able to go up again!

We went to the zoo while we were there and had a great time.

The kids played in the water in the backyard and we headed out to the pool one afternoon too.

They loved having a sleepover with their cousins Josh and Samantha.

It was a fun trip! We went to the rodeo while we were up there too but I didn't get any good pictures of that since it was so dark in there. Thanks Dave and Julie! We had a great time!!