Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dino Park and Summer Fun

I am trying to do weekly posts, but I think I got a little behind this week.  I am still trying to take and post a picture for every day of the year.  I haven't missed one yet.

 Porter playing Angry Birds on his Dad's phone.
 Fun with cousins
 We played with Vance's parachute one day this week.  If you follow my other blog you may have noticed I am trying to do a fun little (sometimes big) activity each day to add some fun and variety to our Summer.
 Porter was working on putting cereal on this yarn for a cereal necklace.
 Tanner being silly at the park on Saturday.  We still have been doing our weekly walk to the Library and the park, although this past Saturday was really hot. Not sure if we'll keep that up all summer.
 Stephen has passed on his love for Legos to our boys.
 On Monday we took the boys to a Dinosaur Park near our house.  It was a huge hit for everyone and I am really glad we did it.  We may have to go back again someday.  Maybe Vance will get more free passes from school.  :)
 Here the boys are playing with sponges.  I cut a bunch up so they could build towers.
Today we put some Ivory soap in the microwave and watched it expand.  It was pretty cool to watch.

Here are some other pictures from the dinosaur park.

Monday, June 18, 2012


We are home from our trip to Washington.  We spent time in good company, ate good food, and took lots of pictures.  It is kind of sad to be home, but nice to get back into our normal routines.
Porter is ready for a long ride in the car.
My little hometown has this Teapot Dome which is a National Historical Site.  It used to be out of town, but they moved it into town and fixed it up.  We took some family pictures by it.
Glen talked at church on Sunday which is why my entire family was gathered at my parents house.  Glen made friends with Porter by playing Angry Birds on his phone.
 On Monday our family went to Kennewick to visit the places we enjoyed while we lived there.  It was bittersweet. 
 Since Stephen's birthday was during the week we were up in Washington we bought a cake earlier in the week to eat and share with everyone there.  He loves big frosted sheet cakes so that's what he got.
 We played in a fun park in Yakima one day.  Tanner loved this tire swing.
 Tanner helping Grandma "feed" her flowers.
 Here is my birthday  boy.  Stephen turned 31 on Friday.  We celebrated by going miniature golfing.
 Vance insisted on going to the canal by my parent's house to throw rocks.  All the boys loved it.  Porter couldn't quite get his rocks in the water though which disappointed him every time.
 Happy Father's Day!  Stephen with his sons.  We left yesterday, but went to Sacrament Meeting before heading out of town with my parents.  
 Vance "gets" to wear an eye patch for a while to strengthen up one of his eyes.  We found some fun colored ones that you can put stickers on and what not.

 We took pictures of my family and then Eric took a picture of our immediate family.  Rose took pictures of the boys and some outdoor pictures of my family too so there are lots of pictures to be had.  I am hoping to make some larger prints to hang on my walls.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Vance had an appointment with the eye doctor on Monday.  They dilated his eyes of course, and he got to wear the funky "sunglasses".  He thought they were pretty funny.  He did good with the doctor too.
 Porter started to draw on the wall with a pencil so I made him clean up after himself.  This was his "Ta-da!" When he was finished.
 The boys playing with Mr. Potato Heads.   Did you noticed Vance's eye patch.  One of the lovely features he gets to deal with for a while.  One of his eyes is lazy and so to strengthen it he has to patch the other one. Not all the time, but when he is at home.
 Vance's glasses came today.  Yay!  He was excited to wear them, although I think by the end of the day he was tired of them.  I hope we can train him to take good care of them.  Anyway, it should be a temporary thing as his eye gets strengthened.  He does look studious.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

School's Out

I imagine most that read my blog are facebook friends with me.  Tanner came up with some fun voices for the characters in a book we checked out from the library and it was quite a hoot.  He is becoming quite the little reader and the voices spice it up a bit for me since I make him and Vance read to me for 15 minutes a piece each day.
 Vance's last day of school was on Friday.  Wow.  I took a picture of him holding a picture I took of him his first day of school.  That was fun.  I guess next time I should get a bigger print than a 4x6 since you can't really see him in the picture he is holding, but it was a fun idea I saw floating around Pinterest.  Vance has learned a lot this year and we really enjoyed his the teacher he had.
 Saturday was a normal walk to the library and park day.  We decided to do it in the morning before it got too hot and I am glad it did since he was in the upper 80's in the afternoon.  Porter had fun at the park playing with leaves.
 Stephen and I have been married for nearly nine years and I thought since I weigh what I did when we got married I would try on my wedding dress before slipping on my dress for church this morning.  Vance and Tanner wanted to know why I was wearing that kind of dress to church and I had to point out that it was my wedding dress.  I can't say it "still" fits because after having 3 kids I have no doubt there have been plenty of times when I couldn't fit into it, but it does fit again.  Yay!