Saturday, June 21, 2008

I did it!!

I made it through the first week of summer break. I remember my mom yelling at us for not being grateful for the fun things she tried to do with us. I hate to say it, but I now know what she was talking about. By the second day Noah and Leah were both grounded. I thought taking them to the beach would be fun. The beach, who doesn't enjoy the beach. The whole time we were there they complained. It's hot, I'm sandy, is anyone else coming and Leah's favorite I'm hungry. It didn't stop the whole time we were there. I finally had to tell them that this can either be a fun summer or a really horrible one. We can do fun things throughout the day or we can sit at home and clean the house and run errands. They were then both grounded. After that day they haven't complained. The thing that really upset me was that the whole week we went to the gym, then to swim lessons, came home ate lunch Ezra went down for a nap and then we would do something fun, the beach, swim at a friends house, or they had a friend over. I on the other hand haven't got anything done around the house. Next week, I'm going to try and get my kids to do more chores around the house. If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Indiana Jones Birthday

Noah turned eight on Friday the 13th. Eight can you believe it. We were not going to do a party this year. Then Noah said he wanted an Indiana Jones party My wheels started turning. There are so many fun things you can do with this theme, but I was on a tight budget so I had to tone it down. First were the invitations.

Then planning how to do some sort of a scavenger hunt. The hunt started with the kids each receiving a homemade whip and a puzzle piece. The puzzle lead them to the Mummy Wrap. They wrapped each other in toilet paper and received another puzzle piece at the end of the toilet paper role.

Then they went to the forbidden forest, where the had to find a magnifying glass with more puzzle pieces.

That lead them to a ball toss game and the clue was at the bottom of the game which they could only read with the magnifying glasses. That clue lead them to the snake pit where they had to find flashlights and another puzzle piece.

That puzzle lead them to the spider cave where they used there flashlights to read the next clue.

By the way, it is impossible to find cobwebs in June. Thanks Karalea for the idea of using thin white yarn. The next clue lead them to crocodile river. They had to walk along the board and grab an airplane.

The boys then had to put the next puzzle pieces together and then throw there planes through the airport to the trampoline where the last clue was.

The last clue lead them to the playhouse where they found the treasure. The boys had a great time with the scavenger hunt.

The night didn't end there. They then came inside for snake surprise and chilled monkey brains.

After that we had pizza and cake.

Two of the boys had to leave, but the partying still wasn't over. Jeff set up a movie Theater in the living room with a projector from his work, a sheet on the wall, and my lab top. It was really cool. The boys had popcorn and as one kid said "candy heaven". They played upstairs and down and watched movies. Then about 12:30 a.m. after pillow fights and lots of giggles they went to sleep.

They woke up to donuts.

What a crazy birthday. My house is still trying to recover.

Yeah for Babies

I love babies and I think I get more excited for someone to have a baby, because I get to make them a blanket. Here is my latest one.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Silly Leah

I took the kids to the dentist on Monday and Leah had her front tooth remove. In order for her to sit still they had to dope her up. We get home, I run inside and grab my camera and this is what happened when she got out of the car.
video

Friday, June 6, 2008

Always fun gifts to make people to see

It has been so long since I have post any pictures of what I have been up to. What a crazy month. Do you ever look back at your month and think I was so busy, but what the crap did I do. Well May was a lot like that for me. I had to look back at my calendar and see what was up. Let's see my Fridge broke ( thank goodness for the spare we have in the garage), birthdays and parties, Liz and Cam visited (Jeff's sister), scouts, one week of the flu in my house, baby showers, and then all the regular things a mom does. So here are some pictures.