Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dragonflies Galore!!

Tonight after Pat got off work he noticed that there were a lot of dragonflies around, so he and Xander got out there nets and were able to catch around 4. In this picture they both have dragonflies in their nets. (Pat had accidently hit one and it fell, so he put it in Xander's net) BOYS LOVE BUGS!!!! :)

So my sister mentioned that I hadn't updated my blog since the 4th, so here is an update! We had a really fun 4th. We spent alot of time with Pat's family. His brother Ben and his family were in town. So that made the holiday extra fun. We sat on the lawn at the Provo Temple and watched the fireworks from the Stadium of Fire. It was great. But Xander was starting to fall asleep in the middle of them! When it was over we had to walk a little bit to get to our car, so we made Xander walk. That woke him up!! It took us at least 30-35 minutes to get home, and Xander stayed awake the whole time. I thought for sure that he would have fallen asleep. So he was up until 11:30 or so! Then the next morning we woke him up a little early and went to see Transformers!! (It was better than I thought it would be)

Since then we haven't really had much going on. We saw Harry Potter last week and loved it!!! But then I got sick, and ended up giving it to Xander. So we are both on antibiotics.

We are planning a trip to DISNEYLAND! lol (I have to laugh, because I never would have thought that I would be going twice in one year! If I would have know then I would have upgraded to an annual pass like my mom and Karri!) We are leaving next Friday and driving. But the fun part is that Mom and Karri are coming with us!! We are all really excited for the trip. I have made a count-down chain for Xander, but every day he is asking to go! Over the weekend Pat and Xander were in the car and heard on the radio about a contest to get Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets. All of a sudden Xander got worried and told Pat that "We need to get tickets if we're gonna go to Disneyland!!" This trip is going to be fun! Xander is tall enough to ride everything except Indiana Jones and California Screamin'. So we will see how he does. This will be his first time on any type of roller coaster, but he says he wants to ride them all!! Who knows, maybe he will :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!! I decided to continue a tradition that my mom and dad started. The annual Flag Shirt Family Picture! For at least 4-5 years my parents would buy shirts from Old Navy and we would sit on the porch and take a family picture. The last one we did as a big family was at Mount Rushmore, 3 months after my dad died, when I was 5 months pregnant with Xander. That was a fun trip! :) Anyway, So Pat and I donned our Flag Shirts this morning and got the kids "dress up" and did our family picture! They turned out really well. Once we were able to get Mara to look at the camera :) Here are two of my favorites. We are off to do some swimming and BBQ-ing today. Maybe we will even see some fireworks! Happy Independence Day!!!!!