Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
On Saturday, we took Brooklyn and Kaydon to Sunset Days. Sunset is just up the road from us and it seemed like an easy thing to do with just the two kiddos. Jackson was with friends, Braxton at scout camp, and Colton was at his 1-on-1 with Papa and Grandma. A few things I never want to forget about this day: Brooklyn has THE best brudders ever. The boys are so good with her. They are perfect gentlemen, so protective, and always wanting her to be happy. Sure, they fight and they are all mean to each other at times, but when it comes down to it, she really does have the best big brothers a girl could ever ask for. Second, Kaydon riding the "ride of death." Seriously almost peed myself watching him on that thing. It was the FUNNIEST thing I have ever witnessed. When he got off, he could not walk, and ran into the fence. The worker of the ride was even laughing so hard that he couldn't stop. Third, italian ice. It was my first time having it, but certainly not the last!
Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday was a rough day for me. Josh asked what I wanted to do Friday night. I told him that I wanted to go miniature golfing. We arrived to the fun spot and the kids all whined and complained and became grumpy-pants immediately. Apparently, they hate mini golf. Weird, as we had never been before. Whatever! I was determined to have a good time, regardless of their panties being in a bundle. There were moments when they had a good time, pretty sure. Don't mind the fact that we lost WAY TOO MANY balls in the water... even on a mini golf course. Whatever!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Last weekend, we had a super fun barbeque at Papa and Grandma's house! Josh grilled up some amazing food and we were surrounded by family. Just Uncle Ryan and Brooklyn were missing. Love this family of mine!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
On Saturday morning, Joshua took me golfing. I haven't been in almost four years! I sucked back then, too. Did you know that I golf barefoot? I do! Did you know that I use a tee no matter where I am on the course? I do! Did you know that I don't actually keep score. Duh! Did you know that Joshua has to keep about 14 balls in his pockets so that he can just keep throwing them to me? He does! This guy is the definition of patience. I say bad words. Only a few, though! I threw my club a couple of times. It didn't break! I broke some branches off of a tree. It was impressive! I made my ball skip right through the water and onto the green. Even more impressive! I didn't hit anyone on other fairways! Even MORE impressive! My husband is a natural athlete... good at EVERYTHING that he does. I am not a natural athlete, therefore NOT good at everything I do... but it's entertaining!
Monday, July 21, 2014
On Saturday, Nana got married. Our favorite part was that Uncle and Auntie were there. Uncle just about burst into tears when we left. We need to go down and visit them SOON! Uncle and Josh are hysterical! We are so glad that Nana is happy and wish her a lifetime of more happiness!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Last night, I looked in the backyard while up in my room exercising. I saw Josh and Braxton in the garden. They were just walking around, talking, checking for any food that would like to be eaten by our hungry little mouths. Then, they grabbed Braxton's bow and arrow, stacked up some hay, and shot. Then, they lost the arrow in the UNWEEDED garden and searched in the dark, with flashlights for it. Then, they came inside and went to bed. I don't ever, never, ever, take for granted that my boys have this in their life now. They have a dad who spends time with each of them, individually, gets to know them, does what they want to do, talks to them, disciplines them the right way, and loves them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
When I got home last night, Josh had made dinner and started laundry, and was sitting outside on the front porch watching Colton and Brooklyn play with their friends in our sprinklers. There was giggling and laughing and yelling with joy. It was awesome. At one point, Josh yelled to me that I had to go look at the kiddos. This is what I found:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
My parents take each grandchild on a one-on-one each month. It was Kaydon's turn on Saturday. He has been SO excited, and has had it all planned out for quite some time. The grandchild gets to choose where they go. It has to be an activity... like, they don't get to go to the toy store to pick out a toy. That's not an activity! They get to eat somewhere and do an activity. Kaydon chose to go to Antelope Island, and since it's pretty much our backyard, it was perfect! Plus, Grandma and Papa had never been there!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
On the Fourth, we took the kiddos to Papa B's. He has a swimming pool in his backyard, and a nice BBQ! The kids played and played and played... even the big kids. My kids are funny. They loved squeezing into Papa B's pool and playing for hours, but they don't like going to public pools that have lots more room! Guaranteed, we will be spending more time at Papa B's this summer!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Have you been to Farmington Station? If not, GO! It is like going on a mini-vacation. Seriously, it is. Thursday night, Josh had to work so the kids and I went to Farmington Station. That is the closest Old Navy to us and I really wanted to get them flag shirts. Only problem was that they didn't have anymore because it was the day before the Fourth. Whoops. Anywho, the kids and I did go to the candy store. Pure awesome sauce! Then we got some dinner at Johnny Rockets and just walked around. My kids are seriously so much fun to hang out with. They say and do the funniest things. I am SO grateful to be their Mama!