Wednesday, July 9, 2014

June 28 - July 5: The Boys Go Adventuring and the 4th of July

June 28.  We came home from Grandma's and Grandpa's on Saturday morning after a breakfast of gluten free pancakes.  I tried to get the house in order and get ready for a Sunday dinner the next day.

June 29.  Sunday morning was a bit silly at our house this week.





This picture was taken by one of the Primary teachers of the kids during music time and you can see Stan in it.


After church we had a BBQ at Charlotte's house with my cousin Megan Welling and her family.  It has been years since we have seen them and it was so nice to catch up.




After the BBQ, we dropped Kimball and Stan off with Grandma and Grandpa Hansen.  They had a fun trip to Bear Lake planned.

June 30.  It was strange to have just Abby home with us on Monday.  I had forgotten how much work one little toddler is.  It made me appreciate the boys and how well they play with their little sister.  We talked to the boys in the evening and learned that they had made it up to Bear Lake safely and spent the afternoon playing in the pool like little fishies.  They are becoming really confident in the water.  Grandpa taught Kimball how to dive and get a ring from the bottom of the pool.





July 1.  Tuesday was the big 4 wheeling day for the boys up in Bear Lake.  They visited the site of a old plane wreck.  To beat the heat Abby and I got Slurpees.






July 2.  Wednesday was the day for the boys to come home.  We finally picked them up about 5pm.  They had lots of adventures to share and it was so good to be back together as a family.  It was so cute to see how happy Abby was to have her brothers back.  She couldn't get enough of them and would follow them around trying to play all evening.

July 3.  Thursday we had blue ableskivers for breakfast at Stan's request.  In the afternoon we had piano lessons and then swim lessons.  




This is Kimball at his piano lesson with Susan Holt, his teacher.  Below is a video of him playing Star Wars on her electronic piano with the symphony sound.  He can actually play the song better than this but he was trying to play it really loudly because the harder you press the keys the more intense the symphony sound.





They boys begged for pizza after swimming, but I had put some chicken thighs with fajita seasoning in the crock pot.  Abby usually turns up her nose at everything, but she downed that chicken like it was nothing.   

July 4.  Friday we headed up to Kaysville for the parade.  Unfortunately we left Daddy home with a stomach ache.  However, he did make it for the tail end of the parade and the water fight.  That's right, Kaysville has a water fight immediately following the parade.  The fire trucks come by and squirt everyone.  The parade watchers try to fire back with squirt guns and the like.  Grandpa planned really well and had an armory of squirters and plenty of ammunition in the form of coolers full of water.









We met up with the Kopaigora's at the parade.  These are our friends that live in Ed and Cyndy's ward.  Alex is from Ukraine.  Kimball wanted to keep playing with his friends so we had Joseph and Suzie over for the afternoon.  


We lit off a few fireworks and even made a Diet Coke/Mentos geyser.






 



The Kopaigoras stayed for dinner.  Everyone headed off to the fireworks except me and Abby.  The little girl had refused to nap all day and was a bit grumpy.  I was able to catch most of the finale from the back yard.  All and all it was a fantastic 4th.  Happy Birthday America!

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