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Friday, July 18, 2014

Best Babysitter Ever!

We lucked out this summer and got the best babysitter ever.
For the kids everyday is like going to summer camp.

They have done all sorts of activities.
They have made volcanoes, lava lamps, and an outdoor fort.


They have read lots of books, made friendship bracelets and had a water balloon fight.



They even "heart attacked" our bedroom door.
We could not ask for a better babysitter.




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy 4th!

The Hodges' came to visit us for the 4th of July weekend.
We had plenty of fun together.
The annual Scout breakfast:
The Parade:
Hawaiian Shaved ice:


And fireworks:


Apparently the back of the van provides the best seats!

The next day we went to a production of "Who Shot Juanito Bandito".

We finished off our adventures with an Old Ephraim Pizza.

The kids were determined to finish it off:
With only a few crusts left on their plates, we all rolled out of the restaurant.  
It was a valiant effort. :)

It was so fun to have visitors...come again anytime!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thunderbird's Airshow

At the end of June, we went to the Hill Airforce Base -- Warriors of the Wasatch Airshow.
It was kind of a last minute decision so I'm not sure we were as prepared as we could have been.


While thousands of people had been there all day, we got there just in time to see the last flight: 
The Thunderbirds 


Ryan wanted to get us as close as possible but the kids didn't like it because it was so loud.  
A few earplugs later and they were happy.
It was also very hot and Makayla had not worn the appropriate clothes so she kept pulling things up.
I wore the wrong shoes so I kept hobbling around.
We were a sight.
Ryan was so happy though...this is his thing.
He walked around with a grin from ear to ear...naming all of his favorite airplanes.


His enthusiasm may have rubbed off a little on the kids too!



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Entertainers


The kids have been having tons of fun with friends this summer.  One of the things they have been doing is making up plays in the basement and then encouraging the adults to come and watch.

I'm seen repeated shows several times and they are all about the same but the kids love them. 


It's a great way to keep them entertained.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Take me out to the Ballgame!

Both kids decided to play baseball/softball this year.  
Corbin was right on the line so he could choose between t-ball or baseball.  He chose baseball.  
Even though most of the kids were going into 3rd grade (Makayla's age), Corbin fit right in. 
 He was a very focused player and loved to play first base.  
One time he even caught a pop-fly.  
Everyone was surprised (even him!) but he talks about it like he knew exactly what he was doing...of course!

Such focus!

At one game when I was filming, I caught the first 4 pitches that he missed.  
On his last ball, he got a huge hit (passed 2nd base) but the camera showed "insufficient card space."  
Argh! :)  You'll just have to take my word for it.
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Makayla played coach pitch this year. 
She told me several times, "I don't like running.  I don't like catching.  But I don't mind hitting too much."
By the end of the season she decided that baseball was not for her.  

She had a hard time staying focused on the field.
One time she missed a play at second and her coach yelled at her.
I asked her if that bothered her and she replied, 
"No, I'm used to it."

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She never hit it very far, but she almost always got a hit.
Even though she has decided that baseball is not for her, 
I wouldn't be surprised if she signs up again next year...she just hates the thought of 
missing out of time with her friends. :)

Another season gone...until next time baseball. :)