Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hello Again, and Independence Day Fun

Hi everyone! I've been really taking a break from blogging. Not because there isn't anything to blog about - but because I'm trying to get out and do more in the Real Word, which leaves me with just enough energy to straighten up the house, and prepare some sort of dinner. So blogging has been put on the back burner.

My birthday was fabulous except that Turtle's arm popped out of his socket while attempting family pictures (the whole experience was traumatizing... I am never going to attempt family portraits on my own again!). I'll report on my birthday in another post.

Lets back up to the 4th...

We really didn't do much for Independence Day. We missed the balloon launch and parade, but that's alright. We had a fun afternoon at Grandma's for a Bar-B-Q.  Monkey loves it there because there's so much for the kids to do, and not mention all the other kids he gets to play with! His favorite was playing the pool. You can tell by his expressions he was having a blast! He was laughing so hard. It was precious.


Turtle was like a magnet to the pool. He would have gone right in if he wasn't under such tight surveillance! It was just a little too deep for him.  But that didn't stop him from having fun, no siree! He discovered the slide and swing! Fun times!


The trampoline is always a big hit, but it makes me ridiculously nervous. DH had a blast flipped around and playing with the boys! Monkey was really trying to be like his daddy and flip, but flopped. I'm sure he'll keep working on it!


It was a nice day. I didn't end up doing any fireworks because DH had to work that evening and Turtle was D.O.N.E by the time the fun started. Oh well, we have the 24th to do them. (It's Pioneer Day here in Utah, which is an official "firework" holiday). No (long term) harm done.

I have a bunch of crazy pictures to share... and I'll get to them eventually!


Emmy said...

Well good for you! Glad you are having fun and all is well. Those are some great shots. I am dying to know what happened Turtle's arm!

Carolyn said...

Those baby cheeks are delicious. Sounds like a fabulous 4th to me :)

Shanna Notebo-Tabura said...

How cute are those pics.

Did you husband make you nervouse doing those flips?? The coach in me so wants to cretique (spelling?) him. I bet if i fixed some things he would be able to go so high!! lol. couple of simple things.... lol dont throw his head back and then use his arms like he's pulling on a bar from above his head towards his thigh.. oh and ps love the pointed toes. lol

Ritsumei said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog this afternoon, and I love it. In fact, I "borrowed" your featured blogger idea, and featured you on my blog. Love the pictures of your boys! We call our little guy Monkey too.