Tuesday, October 21, 2014

fffffrrrrrrrttttttt!!!! Thats the end of the Birthday song right?

 Ella Bella turned 12 and finally gets to go to Young Womens
She's been looking forward to joining in our crazy antics
 This was her favorite gift from us and I was worried but it ended up being a slam dunk
as long as we put it in the furthest recesses of the basement while they are "enjoying" it
Ky & Ella
Ellafaye & Ella
Chloe used to think Faye's name was Ellafaye
Judy Garland (Emily) & Ella
Brin & Ella
Her mom may have had a heads up on what Ella was getting from us
Gracie and Ella
My ears were ready for a break after all the screamo was over
Sunday the Family came over for cake and ice cream
 She chose Costco cake 
(she's Dave's kid because I would never choose this)
 Two weeks shy of two years earlier than her this Freak Show was born
Logan keeps us entertained around here lately or putting ourselves in time outs to keep from pummeling him.  
 He had a great B-day and is now 14 
(two more years ladies, I hope you can contain yourselves Until he's datable)  
Ughh, that just made me sick to my stomach.
 Dave once again was not thrilled with the purchase of non Jazz/BYU gear
 This kid got a total of like 100 bucks worth of socks
I hear its a phase.   He's got some real nice socks though.
I don't love that they have special washing instructions 
but what I won't do in the name of John Stockton
 This Kendama has provided hours of entertainment 
(and annoyance of "mom watch")
 This was his greatest surprise, he even did a happy dance
 "Jordan one hundred and twenty nine millions" 
or something like that
 I Bon-fired his cake instead of spreading the candles out 
since he has a reputation of coughing the candles out 
if he is forced to blow too many times.
 Now this is My boy, Pie for dessert.  
Thats a real birthday cake right there.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Monopoly, Twenty one, checkers, and chess

My cute little Nevey finally started Kindergarten
It was a torturous week for her waiting until she got to start
We had stake conference and church was over early so I decided we needed to torture Logan further by making him miss more football games on TV and took a hike up to Lake Mary.
Before we started Ella was all gung ho to go all the way to lake Catherine 
but the hike just to Lake Mary made her change her mind about that.  
She now feels like we tried to torture her more than Logan

They were all good and didn't complain but Logan keeps asking why we are doing weird things every Sunday.  I think he may have some sort of trust issues with us.  He's always waiting for the other shoe to drop even though it never does.
I'm pretty sure she fell a time or two.  Better her than me.

The water level was pretty low but it was fun telling the kids of our memories to Lake Mary with our friends, back when we were Just Friends.   ha ha
We told them mistakingly how we jumped off the rocks into the water and they were quick to tell us that there were no swimming signs here.   Oops.  I suppose if that is the only mistakes they think we made, we are good.  Maybe they will swim in a no swimming lake or jump a fence to a "closed" Magna pool for a midnight swim.   Harmless, minus the pneumonia I got from either my friends dirty gym clothes (he was a boy) I wore or the algae growing on the surface of the water.   C'mon people, this was back in the day when toilet papering wasn't a criminal offense.

This guy is on the moon in more ways than one
He was dancing and yes, he does dance like a white boy
After we got home we finally went to go meet Sophie
Kind of a little sweetheart.  She pooped on Dave.   LOL
Neve also started soccer again this year and to our joy can be quite aggressive and fast.  She happens to be more aggressive at practice toward her own team than she is on game days to the opposing team but she doesn't know those other kids so she tries to be nice.  We told her to stop being nice.
We went to a party for Forza soccer club and Sams team won time in these bubbles.
One problem,  How do you kick the soccer ball when you are barely tall enough to be in the bubble.   The boys had a major disadvantage in this game against parents.  Sam started just rolling around in his ball and wasn't too worried about the game.  I think I may have had a freak out if I had tried to even get into this death trap.

Some guys get all the breaks

The first day of school and I'm not sure how Logan plans to get through the day 
without getting his "J's" dirty.  He started with paper towels, what a dork!

Headed to 8th grade and even got a ride from his friends nice Mom
I say ride the bus
Samuel apparently didn't want to wait for me to get up to get his picture taken on the first day so he took matters into his own hands.

I made him ditch the Fish Lake hat
He's off to 3rd grade
and Ella bella is off to rule the school in 6th
Next year will be awesome with 2 kids each in two schools  
Two start times?  What will I do with myself
Heidi had a new baby girl and named her Sophie so I dusted off my embroidery needles and made her a little monogram frame.   I'm crafty like that.    I actually love embroidery and need to do it more.  It's very relaxing, except when you poke your finger......repeatedly.

Cascade Springs
As a kid we used to spend a lot of evenings  and weekends taking 
drives to various places.  My Dad loves to drive.  
I had remembered this little place Sarah referred to as "Barbie wonderland" 
when she was a young dork so we invited Carri and the Harmons and headed out after church.  
Stupid 4 Oclock church mind you.
Ella and Brin are kind of too cool to even stay by us so they wander sort of away in their own cool sphere

This was our crew of kids minus Logan who was screw balling around somewhere I'm sure
Oh and Carri
Dave has a bum chin and I don't know what he is doing in this picture 
so I'll just assume he was trying to be modest by covering up
Quite the motley crew
These girls adore Carri and she is a great little Auntie to all of them
Always a good sport for their antics, or her own
Trying to take a cute pic of Carri and we got something quite unexpected
This kids cracks me up when I don't want to kill him
He did ruin Harmons family pic of just their kids moments before this
This is my favorite good picture of the day I think
Logan isn't being too weird and Ella didn't do fake smile

He's just naturally kind of a punk
I think Luke mistook this for an interpretive dance studio
It was quite spacious inside
I do not have a clue what prompted this inhale the toilets
exhale to the mountains spiritual experience they were having
Some kind of a cleanse I reckon

Carri is from Kanab
No other explanation needed
Angi told me the other day that her good luck had rubbed off on us 
and now look, it has transferred over to the Harmons.  
We are all so lucky to be friends.

Speaking of luck, I was lucky enough to get a Staph infection in my finger
that quickly spread into my blood
and allows me to flip the bird without seeming rude
They sliced it open to clean it out, I suppose stripes on your hand and arm are frowned upon.

Best Song lyrics ever