Friday, June 25, 2010

Week 24

Lots and lots of fun this week

-We took the kids to see Toy Story 3 on Saturday. They were enthralled. I love how easy it is to take them places (most of the time) now. And we had dinner at Panda Express - gotta love kids and chopsticks!

-Father's Day! Kaitlyn helped me plan breakfast in bed for Sam, and even woke up early to help make it. She insisted on the green waffles :) We had a low key morning, during which the kids and I ran over to give Grandpa his gift. And we spent the afternoon/evening with Sam's family. I'm pretty sure Sam enjoyed himself - he's a great dad and deserved a good day!

-Our first hot dog/marshmallow roast of the year! Tyler tried a hot dog IN a bun for the first time - what a surprise. We didn't even ask him to do it. After a few bites the hot dog ended up on the plate to be cut up and eaten with tooth picks. But we are so happy he's starting to try things along with Katy once in a while.
The marshmallows, of course, were fabulous - both with/without the graham crackers.
-Warmer temperatures yesterday sparked an impromptu sprinkler party with the neighbor boys. Kaitlyn turned the sandbox into a "beach" and had a great time laying out in the sun.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Week 23

This week:

Kaitlyn was in the Kamas Valley Fiesta Days Princess Program. She loved it.

Sam spent the last month in Canada with the Air Force and was supposed to make it home just in time to see the Princess thing. But (par for the course with the military) a plane was broken and he got delayed for 3 very frustrating days. We finally picked him up Tuesday afternoon and are SO happy to have him home. It's amazing how much a little time apart makes you appreciate each other and you enjoy the time more when you see them again.
Finished up the week with card night triple baby shower - so fun! I love time with the girls.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Week 22

Dance Recital! It took up a good deal of our time on Friday and Saturday but it was worth it. The kids did a fantastic job and seemed to enjoy it. Aren't the cute?!

They also finished our neighborhood playground (RIGHT next door to our house). The kids have been watching it come together for weeks now. And even though we had a busy Saturday, the kids really wanted to help so we took some time that afternoon and helped them finish spreading the bark. The kids have been out playing on it as often as possible ever since.
(*need to post photo of playground)

The kids have also been playing "Magic Show" a lot this week. I have been amazed by their creativity and ingenuity. They shut themselves in Kaitlyn's room for hours "practicing" then call me back for the show. They set up her room with all the chairs they could find along one wall facing the bed, and using stuffed animals for most of the "audience." They also made tickets for everyone and made me "wait in line" at the door. Then both kids put on their "capes" (blankets tied around their shoulders) and the show begins.
Their best trick (and frankly, it's hilarious) is making Tyler "disappear." He takes off his cape and knees down in front of Kaitlyn's bed. Then Kaitlyn holds her cape up in front of him and says the magic words. We pause while there is a lot of wiggling coming from behind the cape - because Ty is crawling under the bed. When the cape is removed, Ty is gone! (except for the foot or the hand that didn't quite make it under the bed! lol) See? Hilarious. I love it. And I think it's really something that a 6 year old and a 3 year old would come up with that concept and excecute it all on their own (even more so since Ty doesn't always want to cooperate with Katy's plans).

The sudden warm temps on top of recent snow and nightly thunder storms has the river flooding pretty bad. It has been quite the site. We have taken a couple of drives out to see everything. They even had to sandbag a bunch of houses along the main road in Oakley. Of course we didn't get any flooding by our house. But the water system got contaminated and we haven't been able to drink our water. You don't realize how much you rely on something until you can't use it - it's been hard.

Kaitlyn has also had practices for the Kamas Valley Fiesta Days Princess Program every day this week. The big event is on Saturday, then they have a bunch of "appearances" throughout the summer - parades, rodeos and such.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Week 21

Lots of photos from this week!
Rediscovered the stick horses - they had been needed at dance class until now. That head tilt is so funny - it's what Ty does when he's trying to pose for the camera

Park time with Grandpa and Grandma

They were having a "giggle contest" in which they took turns trying to make each other laugh.

Memorial Day - I was just going to take the kids to see the flags at the cemetary but it turned into a bit of a learning experience for our inquisitive Kate.

Summer is here! We've had our first full week of really warm weather and we've been loving it. We turned on the sprinklers for the first time this year and everything.
Kaitlyn was in a bit of a "mood" one afternoon - the poor girl had had to give up playing with 2 different sets of friends in one day due to the friend misbehaving and not being allowed to play anymore - so to try to bring her out of it I had her start a list of all the fun things she wants to do this summer.