Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Martin Visit

We were privileged to have the Martins finally visit our new house. It was a fun weekend. We went down to OMSI and had a blast there. Then we were trying to go to The Old Wives Tales a supposedly nearby restaurant that had a family fun room, but my new phone's gps took us way out of the way so we ended up going to Ikea instead to pick up a few things like our new guest bed! Lizzy has graciously agreed to vacating for any guest. Her bed extends to a king size. We just ordered new bedding too, I am so excited! Anyway so we ate some Swedish meatballs and ice cream then headed home. Someday I would like to go there though. (If I can ever find the place that is.) Daniel, Charly and Taylor put the bed together while the rest of us got ready for bed. Jessica tried out the bed and declared it good! Oh yeah. The next day we went to the Vancouver Recycle Fare and checked out the amazing creations.  I especially liked the metal dragon.
From Martin trip
Afterwards we headed back to pack every thing up. The Martins left us for the North and we headed East to Utah, but that is a trip for another post. Stay tuned!

Firehouse Days

Our local firehouses hosted a special event to raise funds and awareness in the community. It sounded like fun so I got the kids ready and we headed out. I ended up at the wrong firehouse, but was soon directed to the right place. We walked over and enjoyed the festivities.
From 2013-06-02 Firehouse days
It was fun and much bigger then I had anticipated. We were able to ride in the old firetruck which was so fun. While we waited in line Charles kept helping these older girls. He was so chivalrous. It was sweet. A good time was had by all.

Where Did I Leave Off..

Oh yes! Lizzy's birthday! Lizzy turned the big 5 when was it. EEK, last month. Whew, I am so behind. Oh well. So she had been asking to do a princess party which sounded perfectly normal until she told us the details. See while everyone else would be dressed up a princess, she was going to be a witch who captures them. So wait, what? You want to lure unsuspecting 3-5 year-olds to our house so you can capture them and turn them into something slimy? I don't think that would go over to well. Back to the drawing board kid.
 Her next attempt was much more acceptable. She decided to go the fairy route. Wings, fluff and kids? Now that's what I'm talking about.  Plans went forward. Invitations were sent out. A pinata was purchased and  I bought mounds of fruits and veggies. (Fairy's = nature in my mind.) Then Lizzy threw me another curve ball. She didn't want a cake. She wanted cookies instead. Ok, I can deal with that. So the night before the  big event Daniel took Lizzy and Charles out on a ward Elders Quorum/primary camp out.  Devon kept me company while I stayed up till 1 AM making cookies, snickerdoodles, because the sugar dusting makes them sparkle like fairy dust. That was fun! I may have been a little distracted on the actual day. Oops.  Luckily my parents came down to help us celebrate. They helped a ton with decorations and just getting everything ready. Daniel and the kids came back exhilarated from their adventure and my Dad even got to ride the lawn mower! Then the guests started to arrive. We had a good turnout and even though Lizzy got stuck in her room when she put her outfit on, backwards, but other then that I think it went pretty well. Oh, and her frenzy of unwrapping. I don't think I have ever seen someone tare through presents quite so fast! Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Lizzy's big day! It wouldn't have been the same without you!

Now What?

School is over! Yay, we even had some sunshine so I put the sprinkler on and let the kids play. Little did I know how disastrous this would ...