Tuesday, July 31, 2012

pool party

Maddie had a great time at her friend, Brecken's pool party today

A weekend with Grandma Jann and Grandpa Boyd

On my way home from Burley on Friday I stopped in Logan and dropped of Maddie, Garen, and Sophie with Andy's parents.  Then Everett and I headed home.  The kids had a blast with their grandparents.  They played lots of games, got to play at cousin Levi's house, went for a hike along the river and threw rocks in the water, and visited their great grandma Margaret.
Andy and I enjoyed our quiet weekend with just the baby, even though most of our time was spent painting and redoing our kitchen cabinets.  Jann brought the kids back Monday night and was nice enough to stay till Tuesday afternoon so I got to go to Zumba and to a friends lunch while she had the kids.  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our week in Burley

The kids and I got to spend a week in Burley with my parents.  Here are some of the highlights of our stay there:
-Got to see Sara's family and celebrate Abby's birthday
-Spent endless hours climbing the apple tree and playing "travel"
-Endless hours on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath and another hose in their hand
-Grandma took Maddie, Garen, and Sophie to the Wizard of Oz play at the Oakley playhouse
-Grandma took the kids to pick vegetables, then took them to McDonald's for ice cream
-Grandma took them shopping in which the girls got new skirts, Maddie a dress, both got stuffed kitty's, Garen got Spider-man puzzles and a Joker car.
-We went and cleaned Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Dora's headstone 
-I painted a dresser for my mom
-Endless supply of popsicles that Grandma was always willing to hand out
-My friend Alisha took Everett's baby pictures
-Alisha and Carrol and their kids came over to play and catch up
-Tracy and 4 of her kids came to play and celebrated Andrew's 12th birthday
-Maddie joined Tracy's kids at the International Dance Festival workshops where they got to learn and meet dancers from Poland, Russia, Japan, Indonesia and the USA.
-Sophie and Garen wouldn't leave cousin Andrew alone for one second, they thought he was so fun.
-We all went to the evening show of the dancers at the King Fine Arts Center
-We played at Storybook Park
-We all loved the time we got to spend with grandma and grandpa!