Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's Always Fun Until Someone Gets Hurt

During lunch today, Luke and Molly were sword fighting with straws. It was pretty cute, but a little disruptive to the other people trying to eat, so I told them to knock it off before someone gets hurt (saying things like that always makes me feel like a true Mom). I think the series of pictures tells the rest of the story pretty well.

Luke dueling Molly.

Molly dueling Luke.

Molly got jabbed by the straw- sometimes I hate it that I am always right.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Jake Turns Eight!!

I know in my last post I mentioned Jake had his birthday, but tonight we finally celebrated it with presents and a family dinner.
The weather was so beautiful that we held the event outside. Kenn made up a chicken type casserole that worked out really well, and I tried a new frozen strawberry dessert with whipped cream- DELICIOUS!!! The kids had fun showing off to the grandparents, and the new Indiana Jones Legos were a big hit.
Jake is such a great addition to our family, I can't imagine what life would be without my Rocket boy. He is amazing and way too smart for his own good (Kenn and I always joke that Jacob is so smart he is either going to be one of the most successful people we know when he grows up, or else he is going to lead us all to an early death). Jake is also very fast in everything he does (hence the nickname- Rocket). He learned to walk when he was 9 months old, he was escaping the house and exploring the neighborhood by 18 months, reading by 5 years, etc. He was so fast that the doctor didn't even make it to the delivery.
We love Jake with all our hearts and wish him the happiest birthday. Here are a few more pictures of Jacob and his birthday dinner.

By the way I forgot to mention that Jacob is getting baptized Saturday, May 31st in Herriman (we are doing duel baptisms with his cousin Gavin). We are holding a luncheon afterwards at my brother's house in Riverton (lots of food, fun, and games). Invitations will be coming out this week with more information, but feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

Monday, May 12, 2008

California Trip

This past week we celebrated Jacob's 8th birthday, and our 12th wedding anniversary. What better way to celebrate than a trip to Disneyland!!!! It's our favorite place to go, and we always have a great time.
During our drive, we stopped in Baker, California at the World's Largest thermometer. The temperature at 10 o'clock in the morning was 76 degrees. Too bad that was the warmest temperature we experienced the whole time in California.
We also ate at a cheap restaurant with great food call Bob's Big Boy Burgers (if anyone has seen the 80's movie Midnight Madness, this place is just like Johnny's Fat Boy Burgers- only there wasn't a busty waitress wearing a "HUG ME" necklace).
Our first day in California, we had some free time so we headed to Newport Beach. The weather was cooler than I like, but the kids didn't seem to mind and played in the water anyway. Jake found a huge jelly fish that was bigger than my hand. We also watched men fishing on the pier. When one guy caught a small fish, I thought I would show the kids how the nice fishermen throw the small fish back into the ocean. Imagine my surprise when he quickly cut the head off the fish and then proceeded to gut the thing and chop it up to use as fish bait- all the while my kids watched in amazement. So much for a positive learning experience.
Later that evening we visited my Aunt Julia and her family in San Bernardino. She just moved into a huge house with a great view of the city and mountains. We had a great time, and Molly even met up with my cousin's little girl Shelby, who could have been her twin. With Molly's blonde hair and blue eyes, she fit right in with all the other California girls!
This isn't the best picture, but the girls wouldn't pose for us. Molly is on the left, Shelby is on the right.

We then spent the next 4 days at Disneyland, and California Adventures. The park wasn't too crowded, and we had little to no wait in most of the lines for rides. Here's a bunch of pictures of our time in the "Happiest Place on Earth" (by the way, the strange man in the teacups is Kenn's dad Bruce).

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