Sunday, July 19, 2009

Who needs toys

DH is always telling me that we have too many toys and that girls don't need toys. I think he feels super triumphant when he sees them entertaining themselves for hours on end with cardboard boxes. So here's to DH, you were right, kids really don't need toys!

These are their new homes for as long as they'll hold up or until I get sick of the sight of them in my living room.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Fun

If you've never done it, try it. Although it was a super hard work out peddling four kids on our own. We had a fun time last week at the beach with my friend and her two kids. We love Doheny. I got a wicked sun burn. I tried to apply my own spray sunscreen, bad move. Now have I the ugliest blotchy skin on my back. I need a cabana boy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

They're fishes!

The past two weeks Big Sis has been taking swimming lessons. She already knew how to swim, we just needed to work on her technique. I signed her up with the City of Irvine at the William Woollett Aquatics Center. I was so proud of her. She did so well. Now she is trying to learn to breathe on the side. It makes such a huge difference in your swimming. One thing she struggled with was hanging on to the side of the wall while the instructor was busy with another kid in the class. I kept hearing "Abi stay at the wall". She just wanted to keep moving. The last day they were allowed to go down the slide.

She has inspired Lil Sis. Lil Sis is now asking to take lessons and she even let me take off her arm floaties this week. Guess what she swam. I knew she was capable, but just using the floaties as a security. (Sorry no photos of Lil Sis, I was in the pool with her teaching her to swim!)

Seeing the swim teams practicing, especially the Masters Team made me yearn to get in the pool again and swim some laps. I really miss that feeling of accomplishment.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Where in the world was I?

I have been at Girls Camp in Beaver, Utah this past week with the young women from church. Wow it was fun. Those girls are awesome. I can't believe how well they did camping and trying all kinds of fun high adventure activities. Let it be known that I slept in a tent, cooked on a camp stove, washed with COLD water, survived the wild rain storm and I loved it. It took a lot of preparation to get there, but I would do it again in a heart beat. (Hence the lack in posts lately)

The girls partied hard at Oma & Opa's house for a couple days. Thanks mom and dad for spoiling them. They had so many stories to tell me. Chuck-E-Cheese was a huge hit.

DH held down the fort. Amazing man that he is even cleaned the house. I love coming home to a clean house and fresh laundry. Thank you! He must have ESP.

After sacrament services at Chapel Rock.
Shooting the 22 rifle. So fun.
Trust Fall
Before Rock Climbing and Rappelling.
Horseback riding. It was so beautiful and just amazing. My horse was "Fred". He was very good to me.
Going on the flying squirrel. Scary but fun.