Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Craze!

The semester is winding down and there's a bit of craziness with a few deadlines. Anyway- I just wanted to take a minute to write a bit about LIFE!

We're enjoying a little bit of early harvest from our garden! Zucchini, sun-sugar tomatoes, peas, and peppers. Crook neck squash should be ready in a day or two, and there are lots of tomatoes ripening up here soon. We've had a few little varments enjoying their OWN harvest whenever they want to, but I'll take an occasional gopher nuisance over last year's grasshopper plague any old day! Buttered zucchini and sun-sugar tomatoes fresh out of the garden... YUM! THAT'S what summer tastes like!

We went to the Ute Stampede Mammoth Parade and Carnival a few weeks back and met up with Charloe and her little family. It was so fun! The kids had a ball and Kamden only went a-wol ONCE this year! ☺!Boston had fun riding big kid rides with Parker and Kip. She even took Kamden on the zipper once, which he LOVED!

Daycare, vinyl, writing assignments, and tests are keeping life crazy crazy crazy! I hired Boston to help with housework for an hour a day to help her earn money for her trip to DC next summer and to help me not go insane! It's worked out pretty well so far! She's learning a lot about responsibility and that's been good for us both! I don't know what I'll do when Dave isn't home all summer to help with kids and housework, too! It's been nice to be able to share the responsibilities of this crazy house around a bit!

I SHOULD have all A or A- grades! Hoping I can hold my own the same way next semester! Today's to do list includes writing 2 papers, about $200 worth of vinyl, and preparing for a test. Could be a beast!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Evenings are the Best!

Last night is my favorite kind of night... The nights where we all venture outside and the kids play and play while Dave and I tackle yard work and enjoy the cooler air. Paxton especially was just so fun last night! He punkered around the yard, doing silly things like drinking the dog water, puppy style, digging in the sand box and teasing the chickens. Kamden and Holden giggled and teased each other on the swings for hours and Kenzi just sort of did her own thing, including yelling at Saydee (our Sheltie) that if she didn't come, she wasn't going to play with her anymore! Boston had gone with Grandma to visit her cousins and it was strange not having her here! I got the vegetable garden weeded, Dave got the lawn mowed, and I managed to convince Paxton that the baby swing is not a torture-device! It was nice to venture away from studying for a bit and just enjoy my children and some therapeutic time in the garden. Here's some of the pics I snapped of the kids playing:

Kid Quote of the WEEK: An alarm on my cellphone went off while Boston and I were in line at Subway. Boston has figured out that if she smacks the pocket of my purse that the phone is in, it will turn it off. Well, this time the phone was in the back pocket of my pants, so she smacked my hiney! She must have thought smacking me was fun cuz long after the alarm stopped, she was still smacking my hiney. "Why are you still smacking me?" I asked. Her response? "I'm texting!" Love that girl!

Popsicle Paxton

Fabulous Fourth-a July!

We had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Friday night we went to the Air Supply concert and fireworks sponsored by Tooele City. The concert was okay, but the fireworks were GREAT!
Saturday we went to the 4th of July celebration at Nephi City Park. My brother Jason is a dj and he takes care of the sound for the talent show and auctions and also provides bounce-houses for the carnival. Dave helps babysit and tear down bounce-houses each year. The kids LOVE the carnival and have a great time every year.