Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Part II (4th of July)

Sunday was quite the day. Ginger and I were the only ones there from the Primary Presidency, but I think things went really well. Especially considering we had more visitors than regular kids (which is something because we have a good sized primary). Everyone is going to be gone again next week so I have to do Sharing Time. I'll admit, I'm a little nervous. I've done it before, but in Pullman it was 8 kids max, and the oldest was maybe 5. So it was more fun/games/crafts stuff. This one is actual senior primary and junior primary, and well...I'm intimidated. So if you have any great ideas the theme is "Jesus went about doing good". I have some ideas, but...pass any along that you so desire. Anyway...Ginger talked about freedoms (since it was the 4th of July) and had the kids make their own Title of Liberty. We came home, napped (naps on Sunday are essential) and then went over to a BB-Q at the Peltons with some of her family. We lit off a few more fireworks, and called it a happy 4th!

Monday we decided that since Dan wasn't working we needed to continue to have fun. So, the Pelton's took us hiking to see some petrogliphs. It was really really fun.
Kember is showing off the first set we came too. She insisted on wearing the crown we made for the 4th, and wore it most of the time. Sometimes, I just laugh at how girly she is. I got into an argument with Caden on Sunday about what he was wearing. Then I lectured the kids on how we need to dress up in our best on Sundays to show respect for Heavenly Father, and I made some comment on that's why I wear make-up on Sunday. Kember got really excited and ran off to apply her own. Where does she come from?Don't mind the blur...Sigh...but keep in mind that hand looking thing to the right of Caden.This is Dan explaining to anyone who will listen that the hand looking thing, and the petrogliphs were not left by the Indians, but instead were left by Aliens, as evidenced by the hand looking thing with suction cups for finger tips. Sometimes...he gets in really weird moods. No, he does not believe in Alien Conspiracy's. He's just weird sometimes. This looks like a tree to me, but according to Dan it's the hand of an Alien (actually, the better hand is in the picture with Caden). Sure sweetheart. Sure.All the kids (minus Cole, who already sat for one picture, and was done) plus the puppies. No, they aren't ours. No we aren't getting any. Did I mention we no longer have chickens? Although, today Kember asked if we could get a bird or a hamster. Sigh. The fish are still alive though.We hiked a bit further and came to a really sandy area. The kids entertained themselves by playing in the sand or jumping off really high rocks. Caden is really proud of his little castle, and got mad at me for taking the picture because it wasn't done yet. Sorry Bud.Unable to cover other people with sand, Cole did the next best thing. He dumped it on himself, over and over again, and laughed every time he did it. It was really funny, and really cute.We got done hiking (my kids did pretty well with minimal complaining. It helps to have their friends along that are little mountain goats) and headed to Ginger's parents farm to collect chicken eggs. But really the kids just played on the trampoline, and Dan admired the yard. Cole loved the freedom he had to just roam around and explore things. Then we left and got frozen yogurt at the health food store. We went home, took naps and then got ready for our dinner that night. Dan went all out with curry, macaroni pie, and stewed chicken. I made a salad and rice. Ginger brought over corn on the cob, and every one tried Caribbean food. Then we all loaded up and the Pelton's took us swimming. It was awesome. We were only there for an hour because they closed at 9 (but that's two hours after bed time anyway), but Kember was taught more swimming from her friends, and Caden got a little braver as well. Cole has no fear, which freaks me out, but he enjoyed himself until he turned blue and started to shiver. It was a very good busy day. We should do more things like that.

6 comments:

Kate Clayton said...

Such cute kids. I can't believe how big Cole has gotten. By the way, if I had a crown, I would wear it hiking too. I just miss you guys so much. What a darling family!

Rorie said...

Wow, you really did have quite the weekend. Awesome!
What, you didn't want to let Cole dump handfuls of sand down the back of your shirt again? Come on, where's your sense of adventure?

Andrea said...

Very nice. So, Ginger is Ginger Pelton, right? Or, were you talking about different people?

Loni said...

Did the tub end up with lots of sand in it? You have cute kids.

michelle said...

Happy 4th!!! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time together and with friends:)))

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, when did Cole get so big!! I still just remember him as a little baby. But I guess it's great cause having to small children/babies would be challenging. Congrats on the the girl!! Can't wait to hear what you name her. And what a fun weekend for the 4th!!