Thursday, July 7, 2011


I was going through my pictures and realized I never posted the cute pics of Beck from Summerfest. It was the second weekend in June, so yes it's a little late. It was fun to get out and it was one of the first good days we had all spring. Plus who doesn't loved over priced carnival food?
In the fire truck

Sitting in the life flight helicopter.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tate's Shoes

Tate loves to wear my shoes. I was impressed he was able to get my boots on

Buzz Table

Tate got a Buzz Lightyear table for Christmas. Tate and Trey love having snacks together on it
Yeah... my boys are cute!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Utah Pac 12 Day

Yes, Utah got an official day for becoming part of the Pac 12. Cheesy, yes. Randy and Beck went up to the festivities at the Capital and had a great time.

Beck wasn't incredibly photogenic that day. They had free balloon, ice cream and face tattoos.


Pac 12 commissioner
I guess when your school is going from a $1 million TV deal to a $23 million TV deal it's worth celebrating! Go UTES!!

Swimming & Fireworks

Years 1, 2 and 3 of Beck's life were filled with a fear of water. Bath time sounded like we were performing water torture on the poor child. Since we will be going to Florida in a few weeks and seeing as how it's entirely too hot and humid there, we knew we would be spending a lot of time at the pool. So we took the kids out on a test run on Saturday. Thankfully my parents came along with us to wrangle all my crazy kids!

We went to the Lindon City Pool, which I love. It's such a kid friendly pool!
That is just half the pool, and I love the pirate ship slides!

Beck is feeling a little more confident this year and we were there from open until close! We couldn't get him out of the water, except to eat a few chips
Beck still doesn't like water on his face, so the lazy river that had a water fall in it was not an enjoyable activity for him. But considering last year it took my about 2 hours to get him to put his feet in the water, I think this was a great improvement!

Around 4 o'clock the twins were tuckered out
Tate and Trey don't have much fear, of anything. They loved getting splashed and had a blast going down the big slide. They got in trouble several times for going down the kiddie slides head first on their back and stomach depending on what they felt like.
We didn't get sunscreen around their eyes very well, so they have sunburned rings now and look like raccoons. It's so sad.

After a long day of swimming we went down to see the Stadium of Fire fireworks. We had a good spot on the lawn by the hospital
Yes, my children take their swords with them everywhere. Here is another awesome Beck pose
The ice cream man drove around and parked right in front of us. So after five minutes we gave in and got the kids ice cream. Beck got a spiderman and after about 2 licks he ended up on the road. We then got to listen to him cry about his ice cream through the entire firework show.

Beck was still crying in the car on the way home. He told me "I am so tired" So I replied "Close your eyes" He looked at me as if he hadn't thought of that. He was instantly asleep.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fill up

This is what I filled up for last! I know amazing right?! I love Smith's new fuel reward program!! Although I'm also saddened by the fact that getting gas for $2.899 gets me excited.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Toy Story Birthday Party

I love throwing birthday parties for my kids! Since they are all June babies I combine their birthday funds and throw one awesome party, if I do say so myself. Back in March I was reading Design Dazzle and they had a post on Toy Story parties and using toys they already had. Seeing as how there are few Toy Story toys we don't own I figured this was a great idea.

I made the invites myself. Simple, but by the theme.
For whatever reason, this picture would not rotate! 
This year we chose Cherry Hill Park, which I love because it's hidden away from all the busy roads.

This was the cake table
Here is a close up of their great cakes we got from Amber's Birthday Creations

They turned out fantastic and tasted great too!!

The party boxes for the kids, in an old box with toy story printables on it

The present table, note the etch-e-sketch. That was Randy's pride and joy.

We always BBQ, so on this years menu we had BBQ chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, berry salad, watermelon and chips. The drinks were one of my favorite things at the party

I found a website that had free printables of the pictures that are in Andy's Room on Toy Story. Here are some of them I put up
I taped them to the poles around the pavilion at the party and we had balloons tied around each pole

We also had the Buzz Lightyear pinata
Buzz was filled with a tad too much candy... so sadly this happened
We tried different ways to retie it, but sadly the kids ended up hitting him on the ground
While we were getting ready to sing Happy Birthday to the boys, Trey decided his cake was too good to wait for
After we opened presents Tate decided to get in on the cake action too
I tried to cut him a piece off. He didn't want anything to do with that

I think the party was a success and by far the best party we've had. We are grateful for all of our family and friends that were able to come and celebrate with us!