Sunday, July 15, 2007

Success in the Sky

We are spending three weeks this summer visiting our family in Utah. I decided to fly by myself with the three kids in order to save Dan's precious vacation time. Truthfully, it wasn't too bad. My oldest daughter was a pure angel. She was so helpful and played and kept herself happily entertained throughout the flight and in the airport. There was also a sweet grandparent couple that helped me on and off the plane and also helped during our potty break during our layover. I was SO grateful for them.

I wish I could update pictures, but I forgot my cables for my camera. We have been spending a lot of time with family so far this week. I had an uncle pass away so we had a funeral on Thursday. It was a sad thing, but on the positive side I was able to see so much of my family that I hadn't seen in at least a year or more. On Saturday we had a family reunion on my mom's side and it was a blast to see all the cousins with all of their kiddos. The girls had a great time swimming and playing. Walker was the lucky one that was allowed to stay inside the clubhouse where it was nice and cool. His Aunt Carin was happy to keep him on her lap so she could enjoy the cool too.

Last Friday we went to a community pool in North Ogden. The girls love it there because there is a fun playscape with slides in the water and lots of fun things to do. Tarin decided to try the diving boards. I took her over and helped her go off the small dive. She thought that was good fun and kept going a few more times. She decided the small dive was too boring and that she would try the high dive. So, all by herself, she walked over and got in line for the high dive. She jumped off as big as could be and landed right smack dab on her face and belly. She emerged from the water crying because it hurt. I was just purely amazed at the fact that she even tried it. I think she may try it again. We talked about looking up and not looking at the water, so we'll see. I told her that she needed to do it at least one more time so I could take a video of it. She is such a brave little stink. I know she must get that from her dad. I didn't dare jump off a high dive until I was at least ten. I think she was pretty proud of her self.

Ella has been enjoying running free at Grandmas. That is the best thing about Grandmas is that you can go outside or inside and just play and play and play. It is the best thing for me too. Last night she was running to go outside and slipped and cracked her head on the corner of the railing. All I saw was blood, but luckily it was just a small gash right above her eye. As she was crying and we were trying to get the bleeding stopped, all she could say was "I want my Grandpa." So Grandpa took her and rocked her and helped her calm down. He played games with her to keep the ice on her head. I am interested to see how it looks this morning, as she is still asleep. She was excited that she got to have a butterfly bandage on her head.....although I don't think she realizes that it isn't pink and purple like the butterflies she imagines.

The baby has been a true champ. He basically is in a new spot every time he wakes up. He wakes with a big grin for whomever he is visiting at the time. He did so well on the plane and has done just great with all the passing around and all the kisses from all the people adoring him. He is such a great baby and so easy going. I guess when you are number three you learn to go with the flow.

That is our trip in a nutshell as of yet. We have a few more fun things planned and will update as we go. Maybe I can find some cables and update the pictures. We'll see how ambitious I get.

Monday, July 2, 2007

On the Lighter Side

I never thought I'd be married to a Blogger... There's no turning back now. I might as well take the responsibility to keep you all entertained while you read our Updates. So Here goes nothing... Enjoy... Keep coming back for more...

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Arrggg Matee!

This was a wet and wild week in the great state of TX. Some areas around us received upwards of 20" of rain in one or two days. There is more rain on the way for the 4th of July too. So far all of our firework plans have been cancelled. The Man is looking for somewhere outside city limits where he can play with pyrotechnics and blow stuff up. I am secretly hoping he doesn't find anywhere to do it so we don't have to spend the money on dang fireworks.

Our HOA put on a parade for the 4th around our neighborhood. We decided to participate about 24 hours prior to the event. Thankfully we live in a very talented neighborhood so we were able to pull something together without a glitch. The kids all had a great time. We created a mini pirate ship and filled it to the brim with a bunch of rascally pirates. The new truck pulled the float and even Willie the dog got to participate. It was a great weekend. The kids were sweating to death. The sun hadn't made an appearance all week, but for the parade it was shining brightly. I was in the truck keeping the baby happy so I don't have too many complaints. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to pirate up the baby. Thanks to the help of Tarin and the neighbors. Needless to say, the kids were plum tuckered out after the hour long event. That was about the extent of the excitement in our world.
The girls passed their swimming lessons with flying colors. They love the water and love to swim. They are getting so big. Tarin has mastered the elementary backstroke. Ella is learning how to float and kick on her belly. She is trying her hardest to keep up with her big sister.