Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So I'll be in
Sunday, July 27, 2008
St. Anthony always made a huge week long celebration out of the event. It was looked forward to every year. We had a community play, rodeos, bake sale, parade, neighborhood fireworks and BBQ’s with friends. It was a time of year we always looked forward too. Even last year after moving to
A friend of ours is starting a wood fired pizza catering business. He set up a booth and let the Scout's sell pizzas as a fundrasier to pay for Scout Camp. They did pretty good and the pizza's are so good!
This pig was supposed to be greased, but it wasn't and I am sure the parents were a little thankful not to have their kids covered in grease.
Here is the crowd at the big dinner. From far away it was hard to tell but there was lots of people getting their free meal.
RJ is on the blue firemen pole in the middle (wearing a cowboy hat). He was so excited that he was finally able to go down it without help.
The older kids got some practice on how is might have been like to pull those hand carts across the plains, the younger kids enjoyed the ride.
Each boy caught a fish in the near by stream during the week. Jared caught one as well and his was the biggest. The grilled them by and had a nice fish dinner.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
After hearing many comments from friends about how well they enjoyed the twilight series, I requested a copy at the library. I was number 24 on the waiting list. Luckily they had at least ten copies so it only took a week to get a copy. I finished reading it early this week and very much enjoyed it. I am waiting for my copy of book number two which I should be able to get Monday.
I have been pulling weeds in the garden. I almost have them all out. I might think twice about having such a large garden next year. My strawberry patch produced its first strawberry and I had to take a picture of it. I was so very excited. We tired a strawberry patch in St. Anthony but it failed. But it looks like I will get a few this year. And this one tasted very yummy. I was lucky enough to get to it before Savannah :)
We have been working a little with Savannah using the potty. She doesn't really know when she needs to go but does know when she has gone. We generally sit her on the potty in the morning when she wakes up and is dry or before she gets into the tub. And she likes to go after RJ uses the potty as well and she has gone a couple of times rather then just sitting. I am crossing my fingers that she will have this down this fall.
We spent most of the week outside enjoying the nice warm weather. The kids played in the backyard and had lunch on their play set just about every day. We also enjoyed or weekly excursion to story time at the library and a trip to the park afterwards. We finally used our Funland coupons that the kids got for reading. They got one free ride at the park and RJ has been bugging me for weeks to use it. After Funland we signed up for swimming lessons, which will start next week. RJ is so excited for it. .
We went to the temple Friday night for our date night. Afterwards we went to DI to pick up a few things for Scout Camp next week. While there we found this cute little desk perfect for the kids for $25. We put all there art supplies and play dough, etc. in the desk. They love it. It is just the right size for them and it keeps them off the kitchen table. (which really isn't that great of a table, but it is not not to have to clean up their mess each time it is time to eat)
Monday, July 14, 2008
Lisa and I took the kids to the zoo while Jard and Jeremy spent some quality brother time together. They went golfing and checked out the army surplus store.
This duck has a blue bill. Out of all the times we have been to the zoo in that past few months, I don't think I had seen it before.
We tried to get a photo of all three on the lion but Savannah slipped off pulling Makale down with her. This was the best I could get.
This picture is for Matthew. He says he has never seen a tiger before and when we took him to the zoo last weekend he was so excited to see the tiger. Unfortunately the tiger was sleeping in the shade of his den and we were unable to see him. Sorry about that Matt, maybe next time.
After the zoo we went to the river for a picnic. Daddy and Uncle Jeremy were supposed to meet us there but they were running a little late. This is a picture of RJ calling Daddy to tell him to hurry up.
Playing in the water along the side of the house. Notice how Makale and Savannah are sitting the exact same way, classic!