Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Where does the time go?

Well...I'm still here. This much has been a busy month. Full of trips, projects, and the school year ending. And the summer is already looking pretty busy! But I promise to take lots of pictures!

This is a wreath I made for our door out of strips of cloth!
Derick has been talking about making a coffee table/ottoman out of his sheds. So with work over for him, he has been building away! Here's his completed work! (I upholstered the top so it turned into a couples project!) Now he is on to making lamp with his sheds! Pics to come later.
We also celebrated our niece Ava's 1st birthday! I can't believe she is 1 already! Isn't she darling?
She had the cutest little Strawberry Shortcake Cake and boy did she dig into that! I think she ate 3/4 of that thing all by herself!
I just love her on her little trike! She'll be zipping around on that in no time!
Well the end of the school year is just about over. I am having mixed emotions. I've really enjoyed this group of kids. There have been many challenges this year but also a whole lot of fun! My room mom made me this cute apron. It says "Your are the apple of our eyes!" And all the kids make fingerprint apples! I love it!
Here are my cutie pies all dressed in their cowboy attire for our dance festival where we did Hannah Montana's Howedown Throwdown! So cute!
Oh and I hope everyone has a great 4th!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Derick and I had a fun Memorial Day weekend. Saturday morning we headed for Manti to do a little camping with Derick's brothers. We stayed at the Temple Hill Campgrounds which was amazing to have a view of the temple everyday! Saturday we ate at the Malt Shop (which Derick knew I've been wanting a shake from) and took a drive up the canyon. We didn't make it too far thanks to all the snow but we had fun going through the mud and shooting the guns! Sunday we headed to the Palisades campground where there is a nice lake. Lindy and Justin rented a paddle boat which was fun to take Cooper out on!
He loved trying to fish with Derick (yes while I was the one doing the work!) I love being outside in the sun! I am so glad it is summer! Finally! And it better stay this way for a long time! We spent a lot of time sitting out around the campfire, talking, and eating!
Monday we packed up and headed over to Manti High so the boys could play tennis with their cousin Steven. And what we found was perfect for us girls and the kids! It was a nice pool. Complete with kid area, whirl pool, and water slide, and not to mention the water was a nice 84 degrees! It was the first day opening so we pulled out the suits and jumped right in! It was fun to take Cooper down the slide and see Ava kicking in the water!
We went to Derick's parents' house that night and had a BBQ. Everyone started playing a little backyard whiffle ball which turned into boys against girls. Which ended up with Justin hitting the ball over the neighbor's fence a few times! All in all it was a way fun weekend! (Sorry for the lack of real pictures! I'll try to be better this summer!)