Friday, June 22, 2007

Lazy Saturday...

Many of you know that Troy works on Saturdays. It's one of my most boring days...mostly, because other people are doing family things, so we usually just stay home. I have been needing to go to the grocery store, but dreading it, because who in their right mind wants to take 4 kids to the grocery store on a Saturday????????? Not me. Anyways, my dad surprised us Saturday morning, and said he was taking his dogs on a walk. Naturally, Jake and Kyle wanted to go. So, he took them to Copperton to walk the dogs. That put me with 2 kids at the grocery store! WAHOO! So, I found a waterballoon launcher and water balloons at the grocery store, and I stopped at Target for a little kiddie pool. We got home and set it up. Cherice brought Daxton and Kinlee over. The kids LOVED the pool. It was 100 degrees outside, and I thought the water was freezing, but they didn't seem to mind! (Oh, Jake has face paint on, leftover from the ballet bbq - if you're wondering why his face looks funny)

Oh, funny story, Cherice and I were trying to show the boys how the water balloon launcher worked. Cherice and I each had a hold of the handles, and the boys were pulling back the rubber band. Well, they ended up launching a water balloon into 2 backyards over, landing on their deck. Cherice and I dropped the launcher and thought about running in the house...just like we would have done if we were 10...we told the kids that they probably shouldn't aim in that direction, and let them do it on their own...

I love the backyard! It would be the greatest if we could get that cement and fence done...all in time...Anyways, Haley loves being outside too! Here she is on a beach towel! Oh, I took her to the Dr. on Wednesday. She weighs 12 lbs 3 oz! YEA!!!!!!!!!! She broke the 12 lb mark! Maybe her 3-6 month clothes will start fitting now! I bought her size 2 diapers today, hopefully they won't be too big!

When Troy got home, we decided to go to the Herriman Rodeo. I know, I am not a "rodeo" person, but it was a lot of fun. The kids had a blast! Troy's dad used to ride bulls, so it was fun to show the kids something that their grandpa had done. As I was there, I kept thinking what a different world rodeo people lived in, than I live in. I guess that's one of the beauties of America...we all do what makes us happy, or at least we all should! We're off to Bear Lake in the morning, to help "break in" Doug's(Troy's dad) waverunner's that he just bought. It should be a fun day! The rest of Troy's family is camping...but we're just going up for the day. I don't know how camping is going to be with Haley. I imagine it's going to be horrible...just wondering how I'm going to make her a warm bottle in the middle of the night, while she's screaming for one...oh well, a few more weeks until I have to have it figured out. In a few weeks, we are going back up to Bear Lake for a family reunion...we'll see how it goes! Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Pricilla said...

kiddie pools are so great. Sounds like Haley is doing fabulous. Maybe you could use one of those bottle warmers that you plug in the cigarette lighter in the car when you camp.

NASA said...

I love seeing Kristin in her bathing suit...she's a chunk just like Arwen! What a cutie!! Way to go Haley! Could you make a thermos of hot water right before bed and just keep it right by you and pout into the formula when Haley wakes up? We bought a decent one at Target for cheap that works pretty well.

SFNielsens said...

I was going to suggest what Sarah did. That's what we use to do. Love the pool and the launcher (you rebel). Oh how I long for a backyard! Yah for Hailey. What a precious little pixie!