Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hello, it's been a long since I have written anything. I thought it was about time I updated our blog. First, on July 22 we went to Sparks for Cedric and Sarah's wedding. It was very beautiful and also a lot of fun seeing everyone again. My favorite part that I didn't capture on video or camera was when Dallin asked Hannah for a dance and they danced. It was so cute. I wished I had my camera). Anyway, then we came back to hot Las Vegas. The boys had their last baseball games this past weekend, that was fun. Calvin's team threw water balloons at each other at the end of his game and Dallin's coach passed out trophies and pictures at the end of his game. Dallin got on base the most times of any player, on his team, this season. I think that they both have shown tremendous improvement with their baseball skills. Elsa is talking a lot more. One day she came into the kitchen and with arms up in the air proclaimed, "Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, presenting..." then she said something but I couldn't understand it. Actually the way she said it was like this,"Ladies and dendelmen, boys and dirls, detenting..." Now she goes around the house saying this and then after presenting she says "you!" Abigail is 10 months old now and I took some cute old fashioned pictures of her. She is now rolling over and scooting a little to get places, but not yet crawling. Last night, Saturday, we had a ward party at the community pool. It was so fun. Abby loved the water. Elsa did too, but she didn't want to leave the steps of the pool, except to jump to me and go to the baby pool. Dallin and Calvin brought their life jackets and were like little fish. After swimming for about an hour we all went to another part of the park and had a potluck dinner. On my way there, I was tossing stuff over the fence to Clint to put in his truck and looked down and saw a whole bunch of ants all over my feet. I hurried and brush them off but still got bitten. OUCH! Then after we ate, the firemen, next door to the park, sprayed their foam all over the kids. Dallin and Calvin loved it. Then they sprayed the kids with a regular hose to wash them off. Then, Carrie, their babysitter, came home with us and watched the kids while Clint and I went out with his sister, Danielle and her husband Anthony. Then today, we went to church and had wonderful meetings. And now we are relaxing. That's all I have to say for now.

In this picture, we were eating dinner when Elsa started to growl. I looked to see what see was doing. She bit her bread into the shape of a dinosaur and was playing with it. Then she ate a little more to make a butterfly. She makes us laugh. Every day.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Here are some pictures Britta took on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Summertime blues

Well, it's the middle of summer and I can't wait for the kids to be in school. I know, I know. It's only been a month since they got out. They drive me crazy sometimes. Although it is nice at times to have them home. Like today, when I woke up this morning, Calvin, of all kids, came to me and said, "I cleaned the living room already." What a kid. I love it when he's like that. Dallin is like that too lately. He is really trying hard to get to level A. (The video game level).
It is so hot lately that we don't go outside at all during the day. So the kids play inside and mess the house up after they clean it. It drives me crazy. Am I never going to have a clean house. Anyway, On Thursday Elsa started her swim lessons. It's a parent/tot class, and it's so fun. Elsa did so well for on her first day. She was a little scared at first, but when as she got used to the water she was like a little fish and was soon jumping into the pool to me. One day , maybe, I'll bring my camera and take pictures. Maybe. The boys are loving their baseball teams. Dallin has shown tremendous improvement this season. Clint and I have been so proud of him. I think it's because he has a better coach this year that actually knows what he's doing and Clint has more time to show both boys how to throw and catch. Calvin is a natural, one of the things he improved in was batting, and not throwing the bat after he hit the ball to run to first base. One day he almost hit the coachs' son who was helping his Dad by playing catcher. (Bytheway, his son is about 17 years old, not 5.) Anyway, Calvin is doing alot better at just setting the bat down, then running. I'm so glad their games are in the mornings on Saturdays, although it is still pretty hot, but not as hot as the afternoon.
The other night Clint went to watch Las Vegas Paving pour a barrier wall. He came home feeling pretty impressed that they poured a 6 foot wall with a curb machine and he thought that would be pretty cool to learn to do that. He is still just thinking about going to work for them. I hope this whole idea of his work expanding to Reno works out or Clint find a job in Northern Utah.
Well, I better go for now. I'll add some pictures later. See ya!