July 15, 2016


Library Summer Reading Program, had a pool party at the end of the month of the program. It was a lot of fun and they had pizza and certificates for the readers!  We even got Brent to come along after he finished blueberry pickin with the boys and he got some pictures for us!

I consider myself a pretty good swimmer, I swim laps frequently. But I'm laughing my head off in this picture because I'm scared of diving! I decided since I'm a good swimmer now surely I can dive no problem....
Looks are deceiving... it was a total belly flop.  OUCH!  Speaking of ouch, I got a bee sting and my foot swelled up the next day and has stayed swollen for days and days.

Ghosts & Cuties & Instagram/Cell Phone Photos

Fireflies have been so much fun to see and catch this summer.  Brent was curious if we could capture them in a picture.  While he failed at that, he started taking some "ghost" pictures of the kids and the neighbor kids. They had so much fun posing for them like zombies.

The kids have all been riding their bikes a lot lately. This cute little lady loves it and is getting quite good. Soon I'll have to post some videos of my dare devil boys.

 We got a pass to the Discovery Park of America and have gone several times already. The first time we went we tried to fit everything in and see it all.  

Chico saw this Rocket engine and said "can I build one of these someday!?"

Our leaning tower of pizza.... Pizza crust that is. We were at a pizza buffet in union city with Brent after discovery park. Who wants to waste space for the crust! Ha ha.

Oh girls camp. Teenage girls make me smile. I was asked to be a guest speaker at stake girls camp yesterday. I don't know if I did too well at the speaking part but hopefully my art did more of the speaking for me. Anyway as I was leaving I stopped in the bathroom and saw these pictures all over the stalls and just had to take a picture. Ha ha.

Something about summer time makes me just want to lay around and let the kids watch tv all day. While we've still had a few shows a day, this summer instead of watching tons of shows we've been reading little house on the prairie. Savannah doesn't love it but the boys sure have! We've already finished one book and have started another. We've also been in the car a lot and have listened to the first Percy Jackson book and are now listening to Harry Potter book 3. I'm enjoying it just as much the kids (maybe even a bit more, ha ha)!

 Jumping into the sunset.

 Looks like someone jumped a little before we counted to 3. 😂...these cute boys have never done a diving board before but they did it at this birthday party like they've been doing it all their lives. I tried it once and was surprised how far I went down, it scared the crap out of me. Guess I weigh a bit more than I did as a teenager. Ha ha.

This crazy kid did a front flip off the diving board without any mental prepping or even telling me he was going to do it. #fearless #crazykid#keepsmeonmytoes

We took the kids to "Land between the Lakes" today to the Elk and bison prairie. We got there a little before the animals were most active so we pulled over and had a picnic of cherries and strawberries. It was really beautiful. A park ranger pulled over and showed us some antlers she had in her car too. We're glad we waited because as soon as we started driving the animals were out like crazy.

Griz actually let us take pictures with him. Though Brent wanted to be silly in his.

 I can't believe we forgot our camera. This is just about the best picture we got of the elk.
Don't worry we were driving really slow in an elk and bison viewing area so they were safe. Anyway, they LOVED getting to be unbuckled looking out the window and pointing out the wildlife. Poor Chico in the middle. :)

We were setting up for a newborn photo shoot and Brent had the little ones pose for him while he set up the lighting. Chico looks so handsome.

And Sanna's ballerina bun is so cute.

Daddy Daughter Date

For one of our Primary Activities I was in charge of the Daddy Daughter Date.  I delegated parts of it to others but the photo booth was my little baby.  I  brought some of my vinyl backdrops and got some pom poms and streamers from dollar tree and was really pleased with how it turned out. I even brought our big flashes and while Brent and I were getting the lighting set up we all took turns posing.

Then we hurried home and got cleaned up for the big date! The Primary President and I both have boys that of course we couldn't leave at home so we let watch a movie in a classroom while we served at the Date.
When everyone got there I took cute pictures of the Dads with their daughters. The silly ones were later...
Then everyone ate Pizzas and Artisan Bread. I didn't take pictures of that because I was hiding in the kitchen stuffing my own face with pizza.
Then the games and dancing began. First we did a relay race where the dads had to dress their girls in a  dress, boa, heels, and a crown and then help them to cone and back.

Then they all danced...Sanna was quite the demanding dance partner. Brent got quite the workout dancing with her.

We ended the party with root beer floats and then finally let the boys out of the classroom as we cleaned up...