Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My boy is 8!!!

Avery's official birthday was yesterday, July 15. We had our second birthday party for him with all his friends from school. The day started off not so well. I woke up with the flu. Oh, I was miserable but as the day went on I tried to pull myself together for the party. Thank God for my parents and my sister helping me...They did all the work. I just mainly observed the festivities. The kids started off by swimming for an hour while the pizza's were in the oven. Then they feasted on Papa Murphys Pizza followed by a piece of CARS cake. Then he opened his presents which consisted of Interactive ET and Elliot dolls, Thomas the Train Carnival Track set, also a mountain track, ET night light and mug, Spiderman 4 wheeler, Spiderman Yatzee game, a new swimming suit and outfit, and more little things that are not coming to mind right now. This is not including the haul he got on Sunday with the family that consisted of a new bike, a T-ball set, Go Fish!cards, books, games, and action figures. Every birthday here seems like Christmas. My kids are so blessed with wonderful grandparents and extended family who love them soooo much. I dont know what we would do if we didnt have them. The kids in the pics are Averys friends, Parker, Sebastion, and Thomas. They are all in his class at school.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Every Night....

Every night we go through the routine of putting everyone in place...Spiderman, Big Woody, Little Woody, Woody and Woody and even another Woody, Dare Devil, oh and cant forget little Spiderman. We've now added Kong but hes not in the pic. They all have their specific spots. I think I counted 8 characters not including Avery!!!
How does he sleep with all those your asking....Well, I dont know actually. All I know is its a twin bed and somehow, someway, he makes it work. I dont hear a peep out of him all night.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Im back....just in time for the 4th!

Wowzers....Its been a while since Ive blogged. My computer was down and in the shop for 4 days only to tell me we just needed a new computer. What a headache its been to get the new one up and running the way I had my old one. Still frustrated....Its been such a busy week too with gettting ready for VBS,(Vacation Bible School) and preparing for a family reunion and so on and so forth. Im worn out.

Yesterday, for the 4th and the first day of our Milne Family Reunion, we went to Cherry Hill. It was great. We all came home sunburned and waterlogged. Many times down the tube run and many more down the waterslides. Whew...long day, but we had a ball. Its been a tradition to go to Cherry Hill in September with the Hines family for Grammers Birthday/Labor Day. With Grammer gone now who knows if we will all still go. I thought of her lots yesterday. It was nice being there with my in-laws but it wasnt the same.

After Cherry Hill, we came home for a quick dinner then off to Beckys for fireworks!!! The last couple years we've been crashing her neighborhood fireworks show. Four or five familys on her street pull out lawnchairs in the street and they all let off the fireworks together. Its pretty fun, the kids enjoy it.

The second half of the Milne Family Reunion is today, Saturday. Oh, it feels good to take a Saturday off work by the way. The Milnes are Jared's mom's side of the family. Great people!!!! Love em!!! The guys are going golfing first. Jared is looking forward to golfing with his uncle Chris and cousin CJ, then we are going to Scera Park in Orem for a big family picnic. Lots of food, games, crafts for the kids and so on... Hope everyone had a great holiday!!