Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Girls Camp

Megan and I just got back from girl's camp all last week. It was a lot of fun and really hot all at the same time! The theme was Kindle the Spark and our ward took it a little farther to Sparkle. Our camp director did a fabulous job and all the girls behaved and were very kind to each other! It was lots of fun to be there with Megan. She LOVES girls camp! And I realized she doesn't get a lot of girl talk at home because of all the boys at our house. Which is so weird for me to think about because I grew up with 4 sisters!
Our ward doing our skit - it was the best, lots of dancing.

Lots of yummy food!

Our camp was on the edge of the mountain, so we got lots of good sunsets.

Taking a break from the heat and eating some popsicles!

Megan and Kate

I woke up early and went for a run up the mountain, made it to the top and got to see this beautiful scene!

The girls taking off their blindfolds after the faith walk. Apparently I'm too good of a Satan because I got every girl but 4 to leave the rope! Oops! Now everyone calls me Satan.

Playing water balloon volleyball.

Lots of braiding and hair wraps going on.

Fun to see my dad and Kathy up there.

This was the 1st day when we were only supposed to be sitting in the sun for 30 minutes. That turned into 2 hours!!! We were dying!

The girls made signs for their tents. One group named them after a boy they liked. So I was nice enough to bring the sign home and put it in the yard of the boy they liked.
After getting an average of 3 hours of sleep at night, Megan and I crashed on the couch for a couple hours!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cardboard Boats

I was in charge of another fun youth activity to kick off summer. The kids had been talking about doing cardboard boats for awhile now and we finally agreed to it. We had a good source of cardboard from one of our neighbors and we split the kids into 4 teams to build them. There were no rules, just the goal of getting it to float! 3 of the 4 did great, the other failed miserably. It was a lot of fun!
Some of these groups were pretty serious - see that saw up there!

The final product.

Sorry about the pictures, the sun was setting and couldn't get away from it!
This one sunk pretty fast.

Here's a video of the race:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

School's Out for the Summer!

We made it through the last few weeks of summer! Hooray! Here's the kids on the first (left) day of school and last (right) day of school. I think Megan grew the most and unfortunately the boys stayed the same. Sigh. Toby and I helped out at the Field Day again. I love going, the kids are soooo happy, and you have no choice but to be happy right a long with them! Megan officially survived her first year of junior high. She did it with a 4.0 - she did awesome. We didn't see her for the 2 days after school was out, there were so many parties and hanging out at station park!
Of course, now that we've had a week of summer under our belts, the kids are already bored. Oh well, happens every year.
Max's 2nd grade program. Why do they do these? They're soooo long. I think everyone would be happy for 2 songs and call it good!

Field Day

This picture shows what an awesome mom I am. Sam's teacher made those pinkish shirts for all the kids for their program. Sam looked hideous in his with his orange hair, and I knew he'd want to wear it everyday so I threw it away as soon as the program was over. Then his teacher decided it would be great on field day to have everyone wear matching shirts. Oops.

This is a really bad picture of the fire truck hosing down the kids.

Max has a friend that has donuts at her house after the last day of school every year. So yummy.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Best Day Ever!

The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend turned out be a pretty good one!! When the day was over, Max told us it was the best day ever! We started it off with giant pancakes at Grandpa's, then we went to the pool and Sofi joined us! Then it was onto the zoo where Sam was sooo excited to go because they had big bugs to see. It was like a nightmare for me, but he loved it! Then it was onto some yummy pizza that we ate outside on the patio. Then it was onto Coldstone ice cream, which was like Christmas morning for Max. His face watching them make his ice cream was hilarious - he was so excited! When they handed him his bowl, his eyes got really big and he said, "I could eat this all day!" Then it was back home to settle in for a movie, (Monster Trucks - wasn't as bad as I thought) and popcorn. It was a pretty good day! And the best part about it, was that it was all free!! Between our passes and digging through our gift card drawer, we found something for everything! Score!

Look at those happy faces!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

BYU Heaven

We found out from some friends that there was going to be a BYU Fanfest at the fairgrounds that are down the street! So we called superfan, Brother Ditto, and headed out. We got there right as the football players were getting off the bus. They're huge! I felt so small compared to them. I should hire one of them to walk around with me all the time so I can feel small and skinny! Sam got a picture with the cheerleaders, then asked for their autograph. It's one of his prized possessions! The coach is super nice and hugged everyone before we got a picture. The football players were all super nice and fun and I wish I'd gotten video when they started dancing, it was awesome. Basically, we all left feeling giddy and couldn't believe all the cool people we'd met! Even Toby was excited, and he's not even True Blue. Slow and steady - I am showing him the error of his ways and bringing him back to the path of truth and righteousness.
Sam's new girlfriends.

Max had a pretty good throw!


Sam asked for an autograph from the guy on the left because he 'liked his hair'. Hopefully the player wasn't too offended!

This guy is huge!!! And super nice! Look at his hand around Megan, it's bigger than her face!