Friday, May 31, 2013

Not to rub it in... but my kids let me sleep in this morning. Like REALLY sleep in. I rolled over at like 8:30, thought to myself, "Don't feel guilty. Keep sleeping." The house was silent, so I feel back to sleep. I rolled over to a silent house at like 9:20! Yep, 9:20. :) The kids were happily watching tv downstairs. Really, not to rub in it though. :)

We went to have a picnic in the park then came home so Kolbi could have a nap. It was a must today!

We decided to take advantage of the last few days of free ice skating with our passes and met up with some friends in Provo at the rink.









We got some dinner at Two Jacks then walked down to see the Provo Temple. 8 kids between us and they're all best friends! We sure love the Browns!!

It really is pretty amazing to look at the temple. Crazy how they can raise it off the ground like that! It sure was another great day!



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last day of school!! Wahoo!! You better believed I blared "It's Summertime" from High School Musical 2 when I picked them up! 

Kolbi's logical accessory choices for such a fun day.

This is THE only picture I took from our neighborhood carnival. I was twirling a jump rope for almost an 1 1/2 hours. A few of us moms even got in on the jumping fun!! The kids LOVED it!!

I decided to add a little more fun in and took the kids to the dollar theater to see 'Oz the Great and Powerful'. It was the 7:00 movie which would ordinarily too late for them, but knew they'd love to stay up late. Kolbi crashed against my arm! It was so cute! She was OUT! 


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jackson had his first baseball game tonight! This year it is coach pitch. He did great!!! He hit his first ball pitched to him and he even got to ground a couple balls! It's super basic at this age, but still really fun to watch! 




Tuesday, May 28, 2013


With a little harassment from Taylor, Jackson pulled out his tooth tonight! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day was a long day packed with lots of fun. We started off with a family hike! All of those kid did awesome! Should I point out that we were the only ones that didn't need a carrier for any kids?! Or should I point out that we are the only ones that have anyone in diaper?! hahaha! Jackson carried that backpack the entire time. He stayed in the front of the pack with his cousin Mason the entire time. We plan on doing a lot of more these!



After the hike we came back to my in-laws house for lunch. We sat outside soaking up the sun for hours! Taylor was super nice and saddled up a horse and took all the kids on rides. 





After some serious yard work, it had been 2 weeks since it'd been mowed or weeded, the kids enjoyed some sprinkler fun! 

We knew it would busy, but decided to battle the crowd and headed to Trafalga. We didn't do everything we wanted to do, due to the crowds, but still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Jackson amazes me sometimes. All 4 kids wanted to ride this Hopper ride together, so they all walked in when it was time. They were one seat short. Kolbi was the last one, seatless. Jackson hops down immediately to give his seat to his little sister. I was beaming with pride! As wild as he is, Jackson really is a GREAT kid. 





I can't believe I squeezed into that tiny kid sized seat. My hips were hurting so bad. haha! Not doing that again!! 




Sunday, May 26, 2013

Just hanging out as a family.... watching Meat Eater. That's how we roll!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

After 2 weeks of being separated, we are finally together as a family again! We were SO excited to pick up Taylor this morning!! 





Friday, May 24, 2013

We pulled into town literally 20 minutes before we needed to leave for Fisher's preschool graduation. It was a little hectic. We unloaded everything while the boys showered. Even though the rest of us looked like crap, I wanted Fisher to look decent. Taylor's parents even came to support him! He did a great job! Sang good and nailed all his speaking parts. Mrs. Heather did an awesome job! Fisher loves her! Can't believe he'll be in Kindergarten next year and Kolbi will have Mrs. Heather for her first year of preschool!





Thursday, May 23, 2013

I promised the kids a ferry ride this trip. We saved it for the ride home because it WAY cheaper when you head toward Seattle. We barely made it in time to the ferry. We were actually the last car on and then watched us take off. They needed to do a mandatory coast guard rescue drills. I've been on the boat for one of those; it was pretty cool. When the drill was first announced, Kenadee and Jackson got nervous. They have planned emergency drills at school where they know what is expected of them. Here, they didn't know what they needed to do or where they needed to go. It was kinda cute! They were relieved when I told them (multiple times) that it has nothing to do with them, and it is a practice for the employees. haha! Ferries are so fun. It's just kinda cool. Again, nothing like this at ALL in our desert!
 






Lunch pit stop at McDonalds.


We made it to Baker City, about our half way point at 5:00pm. After checking in the hotel, there was a tiny park on their property. I'll take a little park over no park at all!