Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Battlecreek Falls

Our last activity for the weekend was on Monday.  We woke up on Monday morning and went for a hike up Battlecreek Falls in Pleasant Grove.  The kids did really well and we all had so much fun.  It was a nice hike and not too hard.  We figured it took us about 30-45 minutes to get up there.  It actually took us longer to get down because the kids kept stopping to play!
Makenna waiting at the gate.  She was excited for the hike
Kason had the best ride!  He loved just going for a ride
Up to the waterfall

Stopping for a snack and some water
We even got my sister Shellie up early on her day off to come with us
Makenna is such a model.  She was even doing her model walk on the way down the mountain
Kason finally got free and was able to play in the rocks!

Foam Days

Saturday was Foam Days in Lehi.  It started in the morning with a bunch of festivities but we were at a family reunion so we made it just in time for the foam.  It was so much fun!  I have been wanting to go the past few years but we are always at the cabin, so I was so excited to go this year.  The fireman squirt this foam from their fire hoses and it just sets on top of the ground.  The kids were pretty nervous at first so I kept telling them it was just like bubbles in our bathtub.  But eventually they warmed up and even had some fun.

Kason is actually crying in this picture!
Kason had a hard time warming up to it.  He hadn't had his nap yet.

"Foam" Boots
There were a lot of people here

Kason preferred to sit in the stroller.  He kept asking to put his shoes back on.  What kid asks for shoes on?
Makennas trying to throw it at me
She even got brave enough to sit down in it!
Westons going to go throw her in!
Kason did finally get in
I just had to get a picture of this!  She was all dressed to celebrate the 24th!

Splash Pad

Last weekend was so busy!!!  And most of that was my fault!  But we have been sitting around to house for way too much of our summer so I was determined to do some fun things while Weston had a few days off work.  So Friday we took the kids up to the Highland Splash Pad.  They both really enjoyed it.  Although I think their favorite part was the ice cream cone afterwards!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not a happy post

So this is not going to be a happy post so I encourage everyone to skip over it. 

I am going crazy!!!!!  For three weeks I have been changing beyond gross diapers, cleaning up puke, and doing millions of loads of laundry.  And plus I don't know whats worse actually being sick or having to take care of people that are sick.  But for 3 weeks this is all I've known.  Kason, Makenna and I have all had it twice and now Weston has it.  So now I have gone through two cans of lysol, two containers of clorox wipes, a whole bottle of laundry soap and one container of clorox bleach.  And not to mention the diapers!  I have cleaned this house top to bottom including all furniture, door knobs, light switches, toys and anything that can go in the washing machine.  And Weston had to rent a carpet cleaner and clean all our carpets becuase Kason does not now how to sit still and watch t.v. while he is sick.  Now as soon as Kason goes down for a nap I am tackling the fridge.  Maybe there is something in there that is expired or something that I can disinfect. 

But does anyone know what its like to be stuck inside the house for 3 weeks with two whinny kids?  Because if one isn't puking then the other is crying to go outside!!!  All I know is that if your, your spouse or your children are sick or have been sick in the last 24 hours with any thing much more than a runny nose please do not come near me or my kids!  Please do not share food or drinks with my kids.  If you so feel the need to get out of your house because you are going crazy (believe me I know) then please at least have the courtesy of calling or texting me to let me know because we will not be showing up.

There I have said it and now maybe I can relax a little bit before my next load of puked on laundry.  Oh and thank goodness for Netflix.  I don't know what we would have done.  Although I am out of shows to watch.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

p.s. Makenna told me today that I was a mean mom becuase I wouldn't let her have lunch.  Well I'm sorry, I am, I admit it but I am not going to be cleaning up after that again!

p.p.s.  And I am sorry to anybody out there if we have gotten you sick.  We have tried to be careful but after a couple weeks you think your all better and then, it starts up again!  So I do want to apologize to any of you out there that we may have spread stuff too and hopefully you can forgive us.  Sorry.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Days

We have been filling these nice warm days with trips to the park, walks around the block and of course playing in the swimming pool and running though the sprinklers.  Kason's not really a fan of getting wet but he does like to splash the pool water.  Makenna on the other hand can't get enough of it all!

Just racing back to their towels
Weston put the hose on the slide so it went really fast!
Then he put it in the pool.  I think that was the favorite for the kids.  Kason even went down it and loved it!
Both kids all worn out
Just running through the sprinklers.  What do you think?  Kason looks like he is loving it!!!
Just getting a little wet

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Blog Postings

I have started writing blog posts for another blog called Oh So Savvy Mom and my first post was a review and giveaway for the Zhu Zhu Pets.  Everyone should check it out here. (go ahead and enter for it also!)  I also have another post scheduled for next week so you should check back to see that one too!