Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Classic Skating!

Yesterday we went to Classic skating. I cannot believe how much it has changed since the last time i was there. They now have a room with a bunch of blowups. Logan had so much fun! He loved going down the slides. Unfortunately he couldn't go up himself. I took him down a few times and other people took him up. I cannot believe how tiring it is to carry a baby up those things! After he while he was done with that and just wanted to go walk around. He walked around with various people for probably an hour. This kid is entertained by the smallest things. He liked chasing the colorful circles in the skating room! What a goof.

After we had been there a while and he still hadn't had a nap, he started to get very very grumpy. Luckily my mom had to go pick up a neighbor boy from school so she took Logan with her and he got at least a 40 minute nap. There rest of us stayed there for a little bit longer. Each time the kids came to the table to get a drink their faces were more and more red. They had so much fun!

We also had another playdate today. At dominoes they have new pasta bowls and they were giving them out today for free for lunch. We got those then went to Annie's house to play. We had a lot of fun. Annie has a huge dog and in the past Logan has been terrified of her. This time he was not so much terrified just more always aware of where the dog was. David thinks Logan wants a dog and I say not so much. I think he just needs to see Logan with this dog. Then he will realize we just don't need a pet!

I cannot believe this is only my third post for this month. Really not much has happened. Logan went to the zoo for the first time last week, but David had the day off so we stayed home together. I was a little sad to miss his first zoo visit, but I know there will be lots more. Really not much else has happened. This week has been pretty busy helping my mom get her house all cleaned up from the remodel and to get ready for our Scentsy party on Friday. I will probably spend all day there again tomorrow and all night baking. Anyone is more than welcome to come to our Scentsy party. It is Friday night and my parents house. It is an open house and it is 6:30 til about 8:30. Other than that not much else. Hopefully May will be a little more eventful and i will have the need to blog more!
Wow reading this post back I feel like the writing is all over the place. Sorry!

You cannot really tell in this picture, but their cheeks are SO red!

Logan on an inflatable.

This is Annie jumping and dancing around.

Ari and Mckenna with their scooters. Not one of the kids actually skated. They either used scooters or played on the inflatables.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

St. George and VEGAS!

We had a wonderful weekend. About a month ago we were talking to David's brother and his wife about how we all need a vacation, so we decided to all go to St. George and Las Vegas for a weekend. It was very much needed! My wonderful parents watched Logan so that we didn't have to bring him with us. It was my first time away from him for more than four hours, and I thought I would cry and be so sad. I totally wasn't which really surprised me. Don't get me wrong I missed him, but I didn't cry and wasn't desperate to get back to him.

So we left Thursday night after David got home from work and drove straight to St. George. David's grandma has a little place down there that she let us stay at. It was really nice of her to let us stay there and we really appreciated it. On Friday morning the boys went golfing and Melanie taught me how to make my own backgrounds for my blog. I am so stupid about this kind of thing so I am sure she got frustrated while teaching me, but I am so excited to play around with what she downloaded for me. After all that we went to lunch and then outlet mall shopping. They had some awesome deals on kids clothes. I got two pairs of shorts and a shirt for Logan, and two shirts for my neice for only 30 bucks. It was a lot of fun. We then went home and played a new game called quiddler. I would definitely reccommend it. For the rest of the night we went to a little podunk place called fiesta fun. We did miniature golf, batting cages, and go carts. It ended up being so much fun!

On Saturday morning we woke up, got ready and left for Vegas. We stopped in Mesquite for their wonderful buffet breakfast. After that onto Vegas. We walked a lot! We went into quite a few hotels, a lot of shops, played the slots a little bit(I only put a dollar in the slot machine. I had a lot of self control.), and ate some great food. I can't really say there was a favorite part of Vegas and a least favorite part. It was all just a lot of fun hanging out, walking around, and people watching. One thing that was interesting..We ate at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and once our waitress found out we weren't getting alcoholic drinks we rarely saw her and if we asked her a question we would see her roll her eyes. Stupid Lady. Another thing, Last time we went to Vegas with Matt and Melanie we went into all the highend shops and had a contest to see who could find the most expensive thing. I won. I found a jacket that was $10,000 This year we decided to do the same thing. She found something worth $12,000 so I for sure thought she won. Well I found something for $20,000. A fur coat. Could you imagine spending that much on a coat?!? Now I am thinking I totally won. In the next store she found something worth $24,500!! A dress. It was hideous! We decided that we just needed to find the ugliest thing in the store and it was usually the most expensive. So crazy. Finally we drove back to St. George and didn't get back til 3:00 am. It was a long day.

Today we woke up and went swimming, got ready, packed, and went home. It was such a nice and relaxing trip. We were so excited to see Logan though. We got to my parents house and he was so happy to see us, but when we reached for him he just wanted to stay with my dad. As I have mentioned before him and my dad have a very special bond. I don't think Logan realized we had been gone for 3 days. It is sure good to see him and be back home, but I can't wait til our next vacation!

Miniature Golfing at Fiesta Fun. I came in dead last. I am a terrible golfer!!

Hitting balls at the batting cages. I hit all of the balls but one. I was very proud of myself.

David hitting balls. He didn't do too bad either!

We had a skiball contest and I won!! Only by ten points but still. I redeemed myself for my terrible lack of miniature golf skills.

At the Coca Cola Factory they have this thing you can do where if you pay $7.00 you get 16 different kinds of drinks from all over the world to try. It was very interesting. Some were a lot better than others. I highly reccommend doing this. I will tell you though, there was one really gross one and still thinking about it makes me gag.

Here we are at the Bellagio gardens. It is really pretty in there and there are a lot of different kinds of flowers.

David and Logan after we first got back. The two greatest boys I know!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Recent happenings

This week has been a pretty busy one. On Wednesday we had playdate as usual and decided to make it easter themed. The kids dyed eggs and made marshmallow rabbits. It was a lot of fun for the older kids but Logan for sure did not get what he was supposed to be doing. I started to give Logan an egg and a white crayon to draw on it with and right when I gave him the egg he smashed it on the table. So I made two for him and he just colored on paper, which was fine enough for him. I am very excited for next year when he will start to understand all of this holiday fun. After we dyed eggs we ate some lunch and Logan was so tired he fell asleep while eating his pizza. It was so cute and I got video of it but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to put video on my blog. So you will just have to picture it in your heads. Just about twenty five minutes before Leslie and Annie had to leave the kids made bunnies out of paper and marshmallows. We didn't have time to color the paper first which would have made them cuter but they still turned out very cute.

On Thursday I watched my neice Leah all day. I am the kind of person who cannot stay home all day so I decided we would go to the aquarium. We picked up my sister in law, Elana and her son Layne to go with us. When we got there it was so crowded. As we were looking for a parking space we were trying to figure out why it was so crowded. Then it clicked...Spring Break. What a time for us to decide to go. It was packed!! We still looked at mostly everything but its a good thing we have annual passes so that we can go back when school is back in session. The kids did have fun though.

And our Easter Bunny came a little early. Growing up the Easter Bunny always came Friday night/Saturday morning. We would wake up Saturday morning and our baskets would be filled. He figured Saturday was a day for Easter fun and Sunday was a day for the real reason for Easter. And that is how we decided to do Easter as well. So since Logan is asleep the Easter Bunny came and Logan will find his basket in the morning. This year we went low key and got him a new swimsuit and rashguard and some new sandals. We are not big candy eaters at our house so the Easter Bunny only brought a little which is perfect. For our fun Easter Saturday we are going with my family bowling and it should be a lot of fun!!

Leslie, Layne, Logan, and Annie dying eggs. Well Logan is just coloring.

Our Marshmallow rabbits.

Leah and Logan at the aquarium.

All of the kids looking at the stingrays. Everytime I go i try to be brave and touch them, but i just can't bring myself to do it!! I am a major wuss!

Logan's cute giraffe Easter basket. I am trying to instill my love of giraffes on him. He seems to like elephants more though. I guess I need to work a little harder.

All of the fun stuff the Easter Bunny brought for Logan!