Sunday, May 31, 2009
I sure do love the game though and I can't seem to stay away from it... I have been playing softball since I was four and I have loved it ever since. My body sure doesn't go as fast as it used to and my reflexes aren't near as good, but the game is always the same and I love it!!!!
The kids and Morgan are always my #1 fans cheering for mom and wondering how I can possibly get this dirty playing softball. One inning after a particularly dusty sliding experience, I ran into the dugout and Will said, "Mommy, did you get beat up?!"
Here I am with my beet red face after an inning.....
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We had to make some cookies to try to fatten these little guys up..
Will "helping to stir the dough"
This picture cracks me up... Andrew wanted me to take a picture of him rocking out on the guitar... I love that face he is making... serious guitar man!!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here is the end tally....
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Eight Cubs and one Cassidy all squished together, she is the only girl that could ever put up with these guys!
this is Lund with a worm in his hand and ready to show off his gross eating skills.. Just look at that smile on his face. I am scared for his future dares....
Here is our crazy monkey on the monkey bridge
here are the gutter races... you had to blow your paper boat across Of course, I took all the boys to the Goodwill on the way home... it was half price day, what do you expect! They had so much fun pretending to use everything in the store.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Will getting dirty as usual.... that's why he loves camping!
I got brave right before we left and decided to dive off a high cliff... not too high of course, I am not crazy brave or anything!!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I want you to pay special attention to the two bundt cakes I made for the Book Club. Both of the recipes came from my great friend, Destiny, who is a baker extrodinaire and they were soooo yummy! One was a Death by Chocolate variety and the other was an orange bundt cake that is very delish if I do say so myself! Thanks Destiny for letting me pick your brain and your recipes!
On Friday I decided that I really wanted to go on a bike ride with this awesome lady in the ward, laura Phelps, who is like a million times more in shape than me and did I mention awesome?! So, being that it was a totally spontaneous thing and being that I had to figure out where all four of my kids were going to go, we didn't end up leaving until 11am. That should have been my first clue, but I wasn't really looking at clues, I was flying down the road over to the Phelps home and ready for adventure. (and thank you jenni Davenport for watching the kids on such short notice).
Laura, as her usual spunky self, was up for anything so I helped her cramm the two bikes in the back of my Pilot and we were on our way. She said that she knew a trail that went all the way around Coor's Lake that she and her husband soemtimes rode. Clue 2: Her husband Carl, is an even more insanely awesome bike rider than, well anyone I know, and I know a lot of people. Well, truth be told, I don't know that many people over the age of 10, but trust me on this one. Carl Phelps= insane mountain bike rider, and a very quiet soul to boot and Laura Phelps = not much less insane and spunky as all get out!
Back to the story about one in-shape lady on a bike that knew what she was doing in the middle of the hot day and one not in-shape at all lady on a borrowed bike in the middle of the desert with no water! O.K. I made the last part up, of course I had water- I borrowed Lund's hydropack that had a leaky valve and I had to keep the end in my mouth the whole time else it shall leak all over me..... not a bad idea to let it leak all over considering how hot I got.
Else you shall fall asleep, let me finish my lovely story. Pretty much, we took a two hour bike ride in really hot weather and I just happen to be out of shape and tired and anything else that makes me look as pitiful as I probably looked. We rode a little over three miles through very insane conditions, like uphill (not my favorite) and downhill (really not my favorite) dirt roads. Laura put up with me like a champ and needs a medal for going the extra mile... and I truly mean the extra mile... We got almost finished and I just couldn't go on anymore and I knew that puking was in my very near future and I abhore puking! So I lay against a rock in the only shade I could find and she had to ride the rest of the way by herself and then bring back my car to pick me up..... It was either that or call the Ambulance and I didn't feel like listening to them laugh....
So, I got home (after picking up some lunch for Laura and myself at the Cafe, which was my treat for all she had to put up with) and the kids commented about how red in the face I was and how big my teeth were... (oh wait that is Little Red Riding Hood). I was SICK the rest of the day. I felt like I had the flu and I could hardly move at all...... I spent lots of time in the bedroom laying down and cursing the sun.... And then I got the phone call that Morgan threw his back out at work......
So, stay tuned for chapter two of this entry becuase this has been long enough and I haven't even gotten to the part about boys camping or husbands hurting their backs and all that followed.....
p.s. don't worry Laura, of course I am going to want to go riding again, because that is just the torturous kind of person I am!!! Torture for me and you, I am multitasking! He! He!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
And you just keep doing "hands on" research and loving it even more....
Then you get brave and get closer to the source and you are really impressed...
... and then you just give into the impulse and drink it all in!!! What a wonderful experience, I wish more of us would treat life this way... just drink it in baby!!!!!
p.s. thank you Brooklyn for being a wonderful model for me as you discovered water yesterday and inspired me through your curiosity. What a beautiful girl you are!!!!
p.s.s. I wish we all looked so great in a bathing suit!!! I just love those toddler thighs!! but, seriously, when are my toddler thighs going to go away!!!????
Sunday, May 3, 2009
My beautiful sister, Becky, and her handsome son, Brody!
Thanks for letting us stay at your house Becky!!!!
"A family that can watch 3D movies together in dorky glasses, stays together!" Isn't that how the quote goes???!!
Look how crazy she is in her 3D glasses!
Friday, May 1, 2009
He kept bending over for the pictures to "be like a fairy". I am not quite sure why... Do fairies have back problems or something???????
Here's my little fairy flying off to his next adventure!
Later that night while watching "Batman Meets Scooby Doo" he said he was now a "Blue Bat"