Thursday, July 24, 2008

A glimpse of our life

Viewed from the eyes of Tyler. I found this on a friends blog and I thought it was so cute, (thanks Lindsay) so I wanted to include some things Tyler had to say. It's so funny what kids come up with.

What is something daddy says to you?
Tyler: I want some nilk. (milk)

What is something your mommy says to you?
Ty: Play nice

What makes daddy happy?
Ty: Basketball

What makes mommy happy?
Ty: Go outside (not in this heat.)

What makes daddy sad?
Ty: ...(no comment)

What makes mommy sad?
Ty: I don't know

How old is your dad?
Ty: 2 1/2

How old is your mom?
Ty: 2 1/2

How tall is daddy?
Ty: really tall

How tall is mommy?
Ty: short

What is daddy's favorite thing to do?
Ty: play games

What is mommy favorite thing to do?
Ty: to hold me

What does your daddy do when you're not around?
Ty: runs in circles

What does your mommy do when you're not around?
Ty: play with toys

What does your dad do for his job?
Ty: stays there

What does your mom do for her job?
Ty: mommy doesn't have a job

What is daddy's favorite food?
Ty: french fries (I'm not sure about this one)

What is mommy's favorite food?
Ty: Carrots (what... try Chinese food)

If your dad were a cartoon character who would he be?
Ty: Donald Duck

If your mom were a cartoon character who would she be?
Ty: Mickey Mouse

If your dad were an animal what would he be?
Ty: a horsey

If your mom were an animal what would she be?
Ty: a lion

If you were an animal what would you be?
Ty: a gorilla

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Official

I know many of you have been wondering what the heck we are doing about a house..we have been on the fence about it, but it's decided and we are going to build with Hallmark. They broke ground on our home on July 10th and we can't wait for it to be done. We are going to do a lot of work on it ourselves to save money but definetly not stress! But I am very excited because that means I get to customized my Kitchen and I am so excited. Prospective finish date will be the first part of October. In the meantime we are just trying to and not go crazy with living with family. They have poured the footings and we stopped by to see it tonight. Tyler was having a ball climbing up the mounds of dirt and sliding down on his butt. We had a hard time getting him to leave. But it's the cutest thing, he keeps asking me "where's mommy's house?" and I have to explain that we are building a new house, so tonight when we went to see it he said "mommy's new house in the hole?" oh, how I love him!

The starting project...

Tyler climbing on the mounds of dirt..

and then sliding back down.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sleepovers, Homemade Jam, and Fireworks

I know it's been a long time since I've blogged. We have just been having such and fun and crazy summer. Living at Kev's parents house has sure been adventuresome, I'm pretty sure Tyler is going to go through withdrawals when we move out. We usually see at least a few of the grand kids over every day, not to mention all the sleepovers that have gone on at that house. Kev's sister Holly lives up in Layton and we don't get to see her all that often so she has come down and slept over a few times, which has been fun and hectic at the same time. The kids love to play outside in the water, eat popsicles, and apparently find garden snakes. That was the latest thing when they were all together, and they all loved it. I don't mind snakes all that much but my poor sister in law almost had heart failure when he daughter tried to kiss the snake. It was hilarious. We love family but it sure will be nice to have our own house again.

We also have had a sleepover of our own, we went and spent a few days with my family. My mom and I made homemade strawberry freezer jam. My mom has been making it ever since I was little, and now it's the only kind I like. Call me spoiled but you can blame my mom for that one. Then I spent the day scrapbooking with Jodi, while the kids played. We set up the slip n' slide for them, and Tyler went crazy. He loved that thing.
A little hesitant at first...
but then he loved it.

We spent the third of July up at Eaglewood Golf Course watching fireworks, an annual tradition in Kev's family. Each year our group grows bigger and bigger, but we have so much fun. Tyler absolutely loves fireworks, which is usually rare for kids, but he didn't stop asking about it the whole week until we went. Then he has to reenact what the fireworks do for's pretty funny. After the fireworks the Cherry's spent the night and we woke up the next morning and had a huge breakfast, including waffles, pancakes, eggs and hashbrowns. It was delicious, but took a long time to make all that food. They spent the day and the kids played in the water and had popsicles. We went out to my Uncle's house that afternoon, played in the water more and had a BBQ. It was a lot of fun, then we went out back and watched the fireworks off his back deck, this has been a tradition in my family ever since I was little. The house that my Uncle lives in used to be my Grandma's and we have been doing this ever since I can remember, I love it, it brings back so many memories. We also did our own fireworks out front, but nothing compares to the big ones in the sky.