Monday, May 24, 2010

The Amazing Flying tent! Dave and Jensen went on our ward's Father Son campout. They had a lot of fun until bout 11:30pm when it started getting REALLY windy. They put up with it for over an hour until Dave finally started packing up. He got JJ and all the stuff out of the tent and into the car. He went back to take the remaining 4 stakes out when the wind caught the tent- stakes and all -and sent it far far away. Dave chased it for a little while than rightfully gave up. He thinks it still would have blown away with the stakes AND with Jensen inside. So yeah crazy hard wind! Jensen was really upset they were going home without the tent. He kept saying we have to go find the tent or I can't ever go camping with daddy again! He was very sad.
Eating hobo dinners


JJ LOVED the lantern.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jensen's 4th birthday was today and it was a ton of fun. It was a train party.

I made the Thomas cake.
I had my friends save all their diaper boxes for months. Each kid had a box covered in butcher paper. We put faces and wheels and stickers on each of their trains.
We went for a train ride around the backyard including stops at the quarry and the docks. notice cranky the crane.

Lily hands on hips refusing to do something.

Then we did "Truck toss" They threw balls in empty train trucks to fill up the cargo.

Pin the wheel on Thomas


Happy Birthday!
My mom made an INCREDIBLE pinata.
It didn't break very easy so after all the kids had a couple good wacks. We all tore at the pinata.

JJ playing with his loot.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The star!

Every Mother's Day primary song needs a sunbeam to make it fun. Well for my first time having a kid singing up there Jensen did not disappoint. JJ is usually kind of shy but he saw his opportunity to talk into that microphone and he seized it. He RAN up to the stage. The little girl that was singing a solo got shoved to the side while Jensen wildly grabbed for the microphone. While the 4 moms were singing with the kids JJ was trying to push his way in. When the song was over he wouldn't leave the stage and one of the mom's had to carry his "dead weight" little body off. It was really funny and he got to shine, but didn't get to talk into the microphone- another time Jensen:)

Don came home safe from Afghanistan! It has been nice to be able to hang out with him and Austin for a couple of weeks.

I got them to to some work for me too- even better!
Lily conducting music.

Dave played a Heroscape tournament he did really well and had lots of fun.