Friday, August 31, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
We have been so busy lately that it has been over a month since Bert and I have gone out on a date. Far too long! I dropped a few hints ;) and he planned a fun night out. Peggy watched our kids while we went to Zupas for dinner and then to the temple. It has been a long time since I've been there because of life and having a baby, but it was so nice to be there again and walk out feeling so peaceful and content!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
His first day finally came. He's in the afternoon class and all morning I kept asking him if he was nervous or excited and he kept saying he was excited. When we pulled up to the school I could tell he was getting a little nervous because he asked if I was walking him up to the door and he wanted to hold my hand. Even after we got in the classroom, he put his backpack in his cubby and then came back over to stand by me and hold my hand.
Monday, August 27, 2012
We celebrated Ry's birthday tonight over at my mom's house. My boys didn't want anything to do with their 1st birthday cake. They wouldn't even touch it. I thought for sure Rylee would be different. She loves to eat everything! And she is becoming more independent and wanting to feed herself a lot of the time. But...it didn't happen. Tiff smashed her hand in it because she didn't want to touch it. Then she smeared that all over herself but she didn't want to eat any of it.
At first, she was more interested in the bow than opening her presents.
But then she got the hang of it. She got lots of cute new clothes and some new toys.
This was her cake. Mom, Tiff, Erin, and Shelly Ann all helped make it last night. It came together pretty quickly and I was very pleased with how it turned out! It tasted really good too! Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. So delicious!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
We went to a park last night and Cooper was climbing on the outside of a tube slide and fell off. Bert and I didn't see it but he must have landed on his foot somehow and possibly sprained it. It has been hurting him to put pressure on it and it's a little swollen and sore. Hopefully he will heal quickly! He missed his first soccer game today and I hope he won't miss any more!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Rylee turned 1 today!! We had to postpone her party because my dad's work party was today at the Hogle Zoo. We had a great time walking around looking at the animals. The polar bear was the best. He was swimming around right in front of the glass the whole time we were watching him.
Friday, August 17, 2012
First ride of the day! I quickly realized that I am not young anymore. I used to be able to ride every ride at Lagoon and this Paratrooper ride was one of my favorites! Unfortunately, this ride turned out to be Cooper's favorite and he kept asking to go back again and again but none of us adults wanted to ride it again because it would make us sick.
Nana didn't know this ride would get you wet. She let out a shriek when it started and she got sprayed right in the head. She got soaked and Jacks loved it!
Waiting to ride "The Bat."
Good thing Nana came with us because Bert and I can't ride any of the spinny rides.
Ry loved the Carousel!! Until it was time to get off...
We were so glad to have Papa and Nana come with us. It was a very fun day!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
We went to The Living Planet Aquarium today. Ry loved watching the penguins swim by the glass. She wanted to touch them. Occasionally they would swim by really close and freak her out and she would lean back.
The main reason I wanted to go was to see the River Otters that are on display there. They were so cute! Two of them were sleeping but the other one was very entertaining to watch.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Bert and I were in charge of lunch so we ordered a 6 ft long sub from Wal-mart and served Frito Salad, watermelon, and chips with it. It was a hit. Very easy and very yummy!
We were also in charge of putting together an obstacle course for everyone to participate in. Bert did most of the work and I helped out with a few ideas here and there. He's getting to be quite the pro at these things because he does one for mutual every year :).
Cooper got soaked during the obstacle course. I don't think he was too upset about it.
The winning team: Grant, Daniela, Jennifer, Travis, Dawson, Stephanie, and Lynette.
In the evening we went over to Peggy's church and shot rockets in the parking lot, played bunco, and had dinner. It was a long, busy, hot weekend! We had a great time!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Bert took the day off and took the boys to Seven Peaks this morning to play and then we headed over to Peggy's for lunch. After lunch we drove to Terri's and played in the pool all afternoon and had dinner there.
Cooper finally got up the nerve to jump off the ledge into Terri's pool. He was so nervous, but then so proud of himself afterward. He is getting so much braver lately and I love it.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Every year we get the cousins together and take a 4th of July picture. We finally got around to it tonight. We had a BBQ at Ben & Becky's house and then took the pictures. We all commented on how well they turned out this year...either the kids are getting older and better at it or we have tortured them enough that they know to smile good and get it over with. :)
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Mom, Erin, Tiff, Becky and I went up to Sundance tonight to see 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. I have loved that movie my whole life and was so excited to go see the play. They did a really great job with it and the trees surrounding the stage were so beautiful. It was so nice to be out with the girls!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I went to get a haircut from Shelly last week and she asked me if I wanted some frogs. I thought about it for a second and then figured the boys would like having them. Jacks is my big helper whenever I have to clean the tank. I pour the frogs into a bowl and clean out the tank and put fresh water in and then he picks them up and puts them back in the tank for me. I don't ever have to touch the slimy things!!