Monday, July 28, 2008

Pitcher Pictures

My sister in law Kate, her husband Miles and their family were up from Utah this weekend and it was so nice seeing them. It has been about 2 years because they didn't come out last year. So Saturday we spent the evening at my in laws having cake to celebrate Terry (my father in law) and Kate's birthday. The kids had SO much fun playing together. Cameron who is 8, played with Colin, Mia who is 7, played with Ally and Andrew (4 years I think) and Annika (2 years) joined in where they could. I wish we would have gotten some pics of them all huddles together playing their Nintendo DS's, it was so cute!

Yesterday, along with Uncle Ross, they all came to our house for a family dinner. It was just so nice to be able to have everyone together. We were missing Uncle Tom though!!! Hopefully we will be able to get our families together again sometime soon. 2 years is just too long! Thanks Pitchers (and Watkins) for a couple of fun days!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Remember When....?

This comes from my friend Amy. Love you and miss you Noodle!!

Remember when? Here is a fun little game...Leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time, or a long time, anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. On your mark... Get Set... Blog!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Our Summer Thus Far (in the form of pictures mostly)

Summer sort of kicked off with Colin's "Last Day of First Grade" park day!

Even Ally got to have fun blowing bubbles........
...and play with her friend Katie!
Colin just loves to be a boy and play!!
Max had had enough and really just wanted a nap.

But the girls were enjoying themselves.

The first dayof Summer Vacation we went to get Max his second haircut ever and eat some ice cream at B&R. Fun was had by all.

This summer has brought us lots of fruit, which Max is loving, along with many shirtless days!

The kids love to turn the sprinkler on to cool off in the back yard.

And Max likes to watch!

They even found a ladybug to join in the fun!

Again, we went to the park with our friends Kamaile and Marcus!

So the park gets another thumbs up!Ally wanted to climb this rock thing like Colin.......but she got scared.......really scared!But she was ok just that high :o)Colin loved it though!Much happier down here, even though the sun was in her face!Kamaile didn't want me to take her picture so I surprised she gave me stink eye. (It's payback for my Wal-Mart pic a few months back, hee hee!)
Marcus liked the swing.And Max liked eating the swing, can we say "Ew germs!" ?
Marcus LOVED the slide, practically throwing himself down it.

One day when we were out in the MV (aka Maple Valley), we went to a local Lake and just hung out. Max was being sweet boy!

Then it was 4th of July, where we woke up early for a ward breakfast and flag raising. And in the evening we went to the Fourth on the Plateau which is just a walk across the street from our house.

Here the kids are waiting for it to get dark enough for fireworks with their friends from our neighborhood, which we happened to run into.
Still waiting.....
...waited too long, Ally fell asleep right as they started....
...and Max not too long after.

Can't believe they could sleep through the loud fireworks, but they were SO tired!!!

We have also gone to Kamaile's pool a couple of times, but watching 3 kids around a pool doesn't leave any extra hands to take pics, sorry! But we have enjoyed doing that and appreciate their hospitality!!! Thanks super tan friends! (They recently got back from a month long stay in Hawaii and we all look extra white sitting next to them both, even though the older kids have started turning a nice shade of tan recently.) UPDATE: I forgot I took a couple pics on my cell phone to prove to Kamaile that Max looks like Casper the friendly ghost next to her.

And we have had more bubble and sprinkler days.

Oh, and Spencer and I have gotten to see 2 fantastic concerts, but because of the million rules they have, were unable to bring our camera (although I was able to sneak a few on my phone cam). We were front row for Styx and Boston (Spencer's all time favorite band, even though the lead singer Brad Delp commited suicide a year or so ago) and we were 5th row for James Taylor. It was great to get out, just the 2 of us. Hopefully we will get to do that more. Summer always brings great concerts to town. We have Carrie Underwood in a month or so, should be fun!