Thursday, September 27, 2007

More goings on....

What a bummer when Teeny told me that Sunday was officially the first day of Fall. We had a great summer, but we could keep on keepin' on having a great summer too. But Fall has its perks. We took the munchkins up Provo Canyon a couple weekends ago. It was when they were looking for the Cleverly girl and we saw searchers everywhere. Sad ending. But the boys had a good time getting hauled in the bike trailers and Teeny and I got our workouts for the day. Lugging those guys around isn't as easy as it use to be. The boys all really loved the 'tree tunnels' and would let us know whenever we were remotely close to, or in one.

I guess the biggest news as of late is that A has started Preschool! We thought it would be a good thing for him to get into a school type setting and get him used to that before Kindergarten. So far he's loved it. We were a little concerned when his teacher told us that he was so shy, but the next week she told us nevermind, he was quite the character that same week. we kind of expected him to be a little shy and were hoping he'd come out of his shell like he has. He can be so funny and fun to be around. He brings home his lessons and has a new song for us every week.

We also took the annual haul up to Cascade Springs. We usually wait to go around General Conference, but it was a nice Saturday and we didn't have much on the agenda, so up we went. The fall colors were amazing. I had to drive really slow to enjoy it all. I love to see the one lone bright red tree amongst a bunch of really green ones. Cascade Springs is such a neat area and they have done a great job with all the boardwalks so you can get right up in the springs and check things out. A loved the fish, of course. N and T did too, especially when they actually did see one. They loved reading the signs and playing 'train' all the way up the trail. It's so funny to watch them! We finished the Alpine Loop coming down Provo Canyon and headed home.

Poor N was just getting through a blink on this one....

Friday, September 07, 2007

'Bout friggin' time!!

We've had a great time this last couple of months. N, T, and A have kept us busy and we love it. Here's a run-down list of what we've been up to:

July 24th:

We went up hiking by Brighton Ski resort with Jesse and Neil. Nate and Jodi were there too, but just at a different lake. A hiked the whole time by himself and did so good. N and T had fun too getting a lift by mom and dad. Lucky little buggers. One day they'll be hauling me around just to make things even. Even if I don't need a wheelchair (which I don't aim to ever need) I making those guys do a little make up work for all the times we hauled them around. It's only fair, right? Anyway, we had a great time and the weather couldn't have been nicer. We got out of the blistering heat for a day...nice.

July 26th:

Off to Lagoon!! Bob and Shirley took the family to again and we loved it. We still can't believe how fast that day went by! It was 5pm before we even thought about the time. We got to do a few 'big-kid' rides. Wicked really was awesome. Nothing like shooting straight up @ 40mph! Shooooot dang!! The kids loved it too. We got A to go on the Tidal Wave and he loved it. I was hoping to get him on some other rides, but he is still just a little to short. He kept telling us that he'll go on bigger rides, "when I'm five". Soon enough. Thanks Bob and Shirley!!


We finally got together with Kristy and Miles and their family!! We had a great time and love hanging out with them. Our kids all got along really well and we got to go see Ryan Shupe for free. What a great time!

We love going on walks. It's great to get out with the family, and usually the dog, and mozy along. It's great because it gives us time to talk and chat with everyone. We'll end up at the park usually too, and the kids love that. This is one of the walks we went on down by the Jordan River. It was a super nice evening. A kept pointing out all the sunflowers. We hurried back though as soon as we saw those pesky mosquitos.

The Jensen family also had the annual get together at the Chevron Pool. It was a lot nicer than last year when we got rained out. The kids love that pool. It was a great time. I still wasn't able to convince A to go down the slide by himself.....maybe when he's five.

The kids and I finally went sailing with Neil whilest the ladies went parade of homing. It was a nice sail, but the Tooele Twisters picked up and started throwing us around a little. We got out of there as soon as we noticed what was going on. The lake was pretty low too. Low enought that we hit bottom coming into the marina. Oops.

P-Town was a success!! Between the golf and all the meat Doug purchased it was really hard not to have a great time. It was so fun staying at their place and getting a better feel for Poky. We loved their house and are excited to see the after pics when they get the paint on it. Super nice! Thanks Rach and Doug (Ava too!!).