Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Be sure to visit all the blogs on my blog role - they're fun and entertaining. But especially visit Giveaway today. They're having a blowout this weekend.

Summer fun

We had Priscilla over for dinner and she made frybread for us. Hillary loves getting frybread lessons from her.
Not bad for a 3 year old.Connor is finally learning how to mow the lawn. Unfortunately for him the self-propel feature on our mower seems to have quit working. Maybe I'll feel bad enough for him to get it fixed. If he was a few inches taller it wouldn't matter - but he's at just the wrong height for any leverage. But he did a great job anyway.

Pre-school graduation

Hillary has officially finished her first year of preschool. They had a cute little graduation for them at the park. Nando's mom made them cute little hats and certificates. There were actually 8 kids in the end - but Nando wouldn't sit for the picture and Kowen wasn't there. But they are from Left to Right - Brendon, Hillary, Makayla, Sierra, Annie & Kennady. Quite the group aren't they. Hillary is sad it's over.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pack meeting

For Pack Meeting this month we went hiking. Our goal was a campsite about a mile up where we had our meeting and dinner. Then we hiked back down. We are trying to earn our Utah County Trails patch and one of the requirements is a two mile hike. I was proud of our boys and especially proud of our little ones (Hillary and Brendon both 3yrs old) who made the hike with very little complaining.
The creek was very high and we had to cross it not once but TWICE. It was COLD! We all took our shoes off the first time but then when we came to it again - most of us just gave up and left our shoes on. Note: no one was lost to the swift moving water thank heavens.

Up at the campsite we did a quick service projects and the boys wiped down all the picnic tables.

Memorial Day at the Cemetery

Here we are at the cemetery. We met Grandma Carol and Cathy at Grandpa's grave. We tried to wash it off - but the streaks are part of the stone now I think. But we did get the bird poop off so that was nice.

This is us waiting for Grandma to arrive.
It was the first Memorial Day since Adam died. Originally Breanna announced she was going to spend the whole day sitting by his grave - but I think she has moved on just a little and didn't feel the need to do that any more. So we took some flowers over and took some pictures and that was enough for both of them.

And for those of you who are curious - but live far away here is a picture of both sides of the headstone. My mom doesn't like that her name is on her parents headstone - she thinks it's creepy. But Breanna feels the exact opposite and really likes that her name is on there.

So that was our trip to the cemetery. Lucky for me they are both at the same cemetery and it's only on the other side of town. But I've finally arrived at the stage in my life when I feel inclined to buy mums from the grocery store because I actually have graves to decorate. Sigh.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hillary ballroom dancing

I was watching a movie about ballroom dancing and Hillary started dancing around the living room. Then she went and put on her favorite skirt that her Aunt Alicia made for her so she could twirl better. I know she looks a little drunk - but she was really dancing. Sorry about the poor video quality - I took it with my phone.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hillary's Hats

I'm tired of seeing the Woot-Woot post at the top so I'm replacing it with Hillary's hats. Just some of the daily cuteness we get from the 3 year old.

This is down at the Funfinity store. We love going there.
This was 2 days ago when it was like 88 degrees in the shade. She decided to get out the hats and scarfs. Go figure.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Today is a Woot-Off over at Woot. What? You've never heard of Woot? Well get on over there and check it out. My dear Brother told me about Woot and I'm semi-addicted now. So go on and check it out at Anyways back to my original point...They suggessted a few blogs to check out while you're waiting for a new item. They were so great I'm adding them to my sidebar. You should check them out too while you're Wooting. Or listen to the Woot-Off theme song. My kids love it and we sing it for days after a Woot-Off. I wish I could down load it for a ringtone...sigh. So what are you waiting for - go there now.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We're in TROUBLE

Yesterday Hillary and I were walking two houses down to visit her favorite friend Sister Connelly (yes she's my favorite friend too) and her husband Sean. It's been a while since Hillary has seen her because she's been sick lately. Hillary was asking me if Sean was asleep. (He works the graveyard shift so this is a valid question). So here is the conversation that followed:

H: Is Sean asleep?
M: I don't know what they're doing. Sister Connelly and I are going to plan scouts though so I know she's awake.
H: Maybe they're kissing.
M: Why would they be doing that. It's gross. (My plan is to make her believe all boys are gross so she never wants to date. Think it'll work?)
H: Well we want to dance and if you want guys to dance with you that's what you got to do.

Now I realize how much trouble I'm already in with her. Perhaps I'll adopt the belief of the Duggars that all dancing is BAD and EVIL. Think she'll buy that?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I found this blog with the most hilarious cartoons. Feel free to check them out.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Warm weather and the ducks

For the last month or so the weather has been really nice during the week and "C" "R" "A" "P" crap on the weekend. So one day last week Pat brought Hillary and his neice Phoebe over to feed the ducks just before I got off and he went in. We had a nice trade off in the parking lot and the girls enjoyed feeding the ducks. They (Hillary and Phoebe) are about a year apart and just love playing together. They have started having sleepovers too and that's Hillary's favorite thing to do now.