Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Cody is off at scout camp this week. He's kind of a busy guy these days. Between his ward calling, scoutmaster, his job and the latest news - he's the new President of the Back of the Wasatch Dental District - he has a lot on his plate. I was extremely lame this year and didn't take a single picture on Father's Day, but we do appreciate him so much and all he does for our growing family.
We had his parents up for dinner on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day and they offered to take Cole for 2 days for me. So nice! I love the little guy, but he is definitely my high maintenance child. I was able to take Tucker and Aubrey to their first movie in the theater yesterday - Toy Story 3. We went with my dad and saw it in 3D on the IMAX. It was such a great show and they loved the whole thing. It is so fun to watch your children's "1st" moments.
Today I dropped off Tucker and Aubrey at the Calderwoods and I drove to Logan to meet my new nephew. Heather had her baby boy Friday night. They named him Ethan James Pelfrey and isn't he a cutie?!! He's got a stork bite on his forehead and forcep marks on the back of his head, but he is so tiny and precious! It's a little crazy and overwhelming to think I'm going to have my own little bundle in just a few short weeks.
If you are ever bored and don't want to pay to go to the zoo, did you know you can see great wildlife right in Park City? And I'm not just talking about moose and deer. Someone owns a buffalo, zebra, donkey and some crazy goats. You can see them right next to exit 2 on highway 40 - across from the Home Depot.
My kids especially love seeing the zebra. I mean, who owns a zebra? Do you have to have some kind of special permit? It's a little weird, but something we look forward to seeing everytime we drive by.
Once a month we get together with our best friends, the Dyers. This past weekend we drove up Millcreek canyon and had tinfoil dinners and roasted marshmallows. By the way, Millcreek Canyon is the canyon to go to these days if you are in the Salt Lake Valley. We tried going up Big Cottonwood Canyon after Memorial Day and were shocked that they charge you $7 per car just to picnic. That's ridiculous! Millcreek is only $3 a car. Of course, the best place to go is right up here in our mountains where you don't have to pay at all. : )
I love that our kids are such good friends (not that you could tell from Tucker's expression in this picture). Leah and I have been friends since we were 12 and it's fun to see friendships form with our kids.
I've been working on a fun project involving this carseat. It's been through 3 kids and needed an overhaul, so stay tuned on my craft blog Pieces By Lisa for an update soon.
Lastly, we went to the Wasatch State Park pond last Monday night, for Family Night, to feed the ducks and geese. It was such a nice evening and the kids loved throwing our leftover hotdog and hamburger buns at the birds. I love living here in Midway where we have such fun outdoor activities to do with the kids. I mean, who wouldn't love no traffic, the mountains, awesome neighborhoods, friendly people, etc etc.
Posted by Lisa at 10:59 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Cody and I wanted to take the kids camping this weekend, but the weather just wasn't cooperating with us. It wouldn't have been bad camping in the rain if the weather were warmer, but since it wasn't, we decided to drive to Logan and have a sleepover with Heather and Dan.
We arrived right after they got home from work and we ate our dinners and headed up Logan Canyon to have a fire and roast some marshmallows. Cody was counting on finding some red pine needles to help us get a blazing fire going, but no such luck. That canyon is full of green! It took awhile with the rain and wet wood to get a roaring fire, but we all had fun and ate some tasty mallows!
Posted by Lisa at 9:44 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
Call me a dork, but I have been waiting for one of these for a very long time! No more PO Box for us - the mail lady can finally come to our house! Our neighbor works for a timber frame company called Euclid, and he made a nice fancy mailbox for his family last year. Luckily we are such great neighbors and we talked him into making one for us as well. : ) I love getting the mail and am excited that I no longer have to run to the post office everyday.
And Cody is loving his new lawn mower. Our free grass is doing quite well and is lush, green and beautiful. The lines where we laid the grass are slowly disappearing. I'm sure the novelty of a lawn will wear off someday, but when you have never had your own yard, it sure is fun to enjoy!
Posted by Lisa at 11:31 AM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This kid sure does keep me busy. I bathed the kids last night and we'd just finished brushing Tucker and Aubrey's teeth when my phone rang. I ran downstairs to answer it and when I got off I heard water running. Running back upstairs this is what I found. Little boy sitting in sink with water on, brushing his teeth. Why do I have a feeling Cole is NOT going to grow up enough in 5/1/2 weeks? Good thing new babies come out not being able to move around. Gotta love him though!
Posted by Lisa at 9:12 AM