Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy belated 4th, 5th and 6th of July

We love the 4th of July so much that we decided to stretch it out a few days. It's kind of what happens when you forget to bring your fireworks to a family party then the next night arctic winds sweep through your town making it too cold and windy to light more than a couple of fireworks. We finally finished our celebration on the 6th.

We celebrated the 4th with Cathe's clan, Mom & Dad Cooper and Cathe's pool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're so happy they got a pool, Sara is still trying to find a way for us to move closer so they can go swimming all the time.

I know it might be kind of hard to tell by the looks on their faces, but they really did love the pool.

Bub got in for a few minutes but once he went face in, he decided that he didn't want to swim any more. Kind of like when he was on the trampoline with me and I jumped and he decided that he didn't like jumping.


We lit a few fireworks but the finale kind of got trumped by all the illegal fireworks that started going off all around us. The neighborhood seems innocent but boy oh boy...there was a lot of law breakers...and I'm glad for it because they were really awesome!!!

Once again, Bub didn't care for the fireworks. He sat on my lap for a few minutes but he kept repeating "I wanna go inside" each time getting slightly louder until he was screaming. So he went inside with Sophie the dog, occasionally he would step outside but the second he heard a firework he would run back inside and slam the door. I still find it amazing that this kid is afraid of fireworks...they're dangerous...he usually loves everything dangerous...I don't get it....

This was taken when Maggie was doing the Coke and mentos experiment(that I didn't get a picture of).

The 5th AKA arctic weather night! I warned the kids that it was too cold but they were determined to do the fireworks. It only took 3 fireworks for them to decide that it was too cold.

6th/Family Home Evening

Larry was brave and let the 3 older kids take a turn lighting a firework.
Bub before we started the fireworks:After:

Girls and Hair

Here's Emily's before:

We're half way there. This is the hair that we donated to Locks of Love.


and after. I heart it big time!!!

It took Sara and I looking through lots of pictures to find the right haircut for her. This girl is anti hair brush, pony tails, and braids so short was our only option.

Here's her before:
After:


I love it! We can finally see her cute little face instead of having it hidden behind all that hair. I especially love that this morning when we were brushing her hair, there was NO crying...NON.... except for me but they were tears of joy gize...tears of joy...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

where do they learn these things???

Yesterday, Bub was in tip top pain in the butt mood and would not leave the girls alone. I finally had it after hearing both girls scream at the top of there lungs. I ran upstairs where Bub was torturing the girls. I grabbed him and swatted his butt and told him to go lay down on his bed. He looks at me, sticks his lower lip out which is trembling slightly and he says "But I love you Moooooooom". Luckily I'm now immune to this but seriously...where did he learn that???

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I love Emily

Today, while putting a frozen dinner into the microwave for Bub she came up to me hugged me and said "your the best cooker". sigh... I have to agree, nobody cooks a frozen dinner like me...nobody....except maybe JEspy but I think that's just a rumor.