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Friday, July 17, 2009

'cause Daddy said!

Ben claims that he had this fun tradition as a kid to play with shaving cream on the lid of the toilet. When my kids asked me if they could play in shaving cream, I didn't see any harm in it.


THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUUUUUUN!!!!



WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?




I LET THEM TALK ME INTO THIS?

Not even Hyrum thought it was a good idea by the end.




Little did I know they would give me a really good reason to give the table a good cleaning!


I have to admit that face painting was my idea. Each of the kids had a go at my face. Okay so even I let down my guard sometimes...


Sammie's a pretty good artist don't you think? This is her "bee" turned "butterfly"!


Ben and I may not always agree on what's fun and what's not, but we can always agree that the kids will make the most of it. Fun, in their case, is an understatement!




from the eyes of a child

I would have never even considered letting "Bubby" (aka. Hyrum) use the camera if we would have still been in the "roll of film" era. But as you can see he's a pro, as pro as most 2 year olds go!








Test of Patience

I thought my kids tested my patience, but this "new" house thing is getting the better of me. There are still no formidable answers, but we decided to document it anyway. (Notice that the grass is dead. It's taking them--the mortgagers--too long to decide if we are a good fit.)

Here is our DREAM:

Here is how we are feeling NOW:




Thursday, July 9, 2009

God Bless the U.S.A.


AMERICA, a place where you can grow up to be anything you want to be!
AMERICA, a place where anything is possible!
AMERICA, a place where we DON'T have to use hot air balloons to escape!

AMERICA, a place where we can walk hand-in-hand!
AMERICA, a place where justice prevails! (Kayla, what are you doing in there?)
AMERICA, a place where freedoms are celebrated!

AMERICA, a place where dreams are realized!
AMERICA, a place where people from all walks of life and places are welcome!
"AMERICA, we pledge allegiance to thee!"
AMERICA, a place of plenty!

HAPPY
FOURTH
OF JULY
2009