Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Huke, I am your Father"

Max's birthday falls on Jason's birthday, and also 12 days before Hazen's. I fear that for forever, Hazenboy will be slightly sad on Max's birthday because he's so excited for his own! Max had a great party this year. He decided to go with the theme of Star Wars, which was so unique, and SO Max. Heather made all of the kids Jedi costumes, which Hazen refused to wear during the party, but of course wore it for several days afterwards! There were plenty of activities for the "Jedi Training Camp", and the party was topped off with Abbie dressing up like Darth Vadar and all of the kids getting their very own light saber. Great party, Heather, and Happy birthday, Max!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Summer BBQ

To add to our fun summer BBQing, we had a little BBQ at Becca's fiancee Kevin's clubhouse of his condo. It was great to get together with the girlies, because I've been so stinking busy this summer, so we just haven't played as much as we used to. Everyone brought their own meat, and something to share, and we just hung out and talked. We even swam for a while, but the pool was pretty cool so we spent most of our time in the hot tub. The kids played and swam, and there were no tantrums. Sam had wrist surgery the week or so prior to the party, so she had to keep her wrist protected from the water, a task she accomplished with this handy dandy shower bag. The only bad thing about summer, is that it seems to end way too soon. Another successful party!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TICU Summer Party

Well, I suppose if you've been living under a box for the past several months, you wouldn't know how much I love my job. I love it. Did I mention that lately? Well, at the end of July, we had a summer party that was a blast! I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but I did take a few. We went to Miss Lynda's house, and had a really delicious meal, as well as some great company! My favorite part of the night was when it was winding down, and we all sat out on the porch and I was able to listen to the many stories that everyone had to share. I'm so lucky to work with such great people that have so much EXPERIENCE. I literally can utilize every interaction I have with them as a learning moment, but we also have a lot of fun! I love my job, and I look forward to the many years that I'll have to continue being a part of the team. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

I was scheduled to work on the Fourth of July, so we decided to play holidays the way Utah does, and celebrate it on whatever day we wanted to. We had some friends over, and started the evening with Kebabs and other delicious food. It was great, because the kids were all able to play in the backyard while the adults ate and chatted. Jason and I love how many great friends we've made at crossfit. They are so much fun to workout with, and so much fun to play with.

After eating, we headed over to Provo to watch the fireworks from an elementary school nearby. The fireworks were actually way further away than we initially thought, so we couldn't really see that much, but we entertained ourselves with glow sticks and sparklers, as well as with a little box of fireworks. It was great hanging out with our buddies for an early celebration of the 4th.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Camp Grandma

Fourth of July weekend, my mom decided to have "Camp Grandma" in their back yard. This involved Pizza for the kids, followed by smores, sparklers and pop rocks, along with a little glowstick fun. Hazen had been looking forward to this event all week, and kept on asking me when he would be able to sleep in a tent with Grandma in the backyard. Heather was the trooper of the group, and stayed in the tent with my Grandma and the kids. I slept snug as a bug in my bed. I know, I'm no fun, but the way I look at it is, I get so LITTLE sleep as it is, that I might as well take good sleep when I can get it!

Hazen didn't like the pop rocks, they made him really nervous, but as always he loved the sparklers, and the glow sticks were a hit with the kids. I took over "marshmellow roasting" duty for the babies, not so much because I'm nice, but because I think it's fun. :) I only caught Milsie's marshmellow in fire. Sorry!

When it was time to retire to the tent for bed, some did better than others. By this, I mean that every time Hazen would hear ANYTHING, he would loudly exclaim "What was that!?!" The kid also woke up at 5:30 am, so Heather took him to Walmart so he wouldn't wake up the other kids. Next time this happens, she'll have to send him downstairs so that she can get a little bit of sleep!

Haz is still asking when he can go camping next time. I'll have to get over my aversion to crappy nights sleep and take him sooner rather than later!