Monday, October 24, 2011
Posted by Marci at 3:40 PM
Friday, August 26, 2011
We have had quite the summer, and I hardly know where to begin. I guess if I blogged more often, I wouldn't have to think this hard. Oh, well, here's to lofty goals.
I feel like we've had a crazy summer, but that may just be because I'm always on the go even if it's just to the grocery store. Life with three busy kids is leaving me a little breathless.
Our first trip of the summer took us to Kansas City, MO. No real reason except a baseball game, and church history sites. We had such a good time, even though it was H-O-T!!! We had awesome seats for the game, about 8 rows up on the 3rd baseline. We were able to stand about 1/2 an inning before beating it for the shade. 100* plus major humidity nearly did us in. Good thing there was a splash park for kids, and shade in the very, very top of the stadium. We spent most of the game wandering around and spending a fortune on cold drinks and slushies, all in the name of baseball.
I painted up the kids, Corey rounded up all his Twins hats, and we were blessed with a ball from batting practice (mainly because Addie turned on the Twins charm for the visiting team). Corey was elated!
Did I mention the heat? Poor Max is a head sweater, and we were all dying.
Even though he was sick on this trip (his temp after the game was 102* poor kid) he was a total trooper.
Just to prove I was there, supporting the visiting team!
Corey was in his element, loving the game and loving traveling.
All the fam, in front of the jail replica.
Here we are visiting the Renaissance Fair. We had a good time trying new things, and people watching was great fun with that group.
Yes, that is Kathy riding an elephant! Max was with her, and I was also riding with Hudson. Those things are BIG!!
Addie on the javelin horse.
And, of course, the shows! Love the jousting knights, but the theatrics were a bit much. That's okay, I was munching on a turkey leg so I didn't mind.
We actually had a little alone time with Hudson before heading out, because Kathy was going to MN the week before us and asked if she could take Addie and Max with her for an early visit. It was strange only having one child again, but by the end of the week we all -- including Hudson -- were ready to be one big family again.
Here's Max at Grandma Mickey's house. She has the best toys for the grandkids!
Cousin Sully is a major baseball player, even made the allstar team for MN! Look at that form!
Hudson taking in all the baseball fun.
Corey and his Grandma Mickey, with Rhonda loving on Addie.
Addie with one of her all time favorite people!! Auntie Ra-Ra was so fun to be with!
One of the many friends of the Wood girls, Tanner was a major hit with all three kiddos!
Look at a couple of my men! I just love them!!
Corey took Sully to a Twins game while we were there, they had soooo much fun!
Sully is the youngest, with two older sisters, so he loved stepping in as the 'older brother' for the kids. And he treats them sooo well, tolerating their constant need for attention and wrestling!
But he showed them a thing or two, and wasn't taken advantage of too much. We love you, Sully!
One of our major highlights was hanging out with our good friends at their neighborhood pool... about twice a week the whole summer long! And when I say hanging out, I mean from 10:00-4:00, snacking, potty runs, nap time, impromptu swimming lessons, sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen, and more sunscreen!! Every once in a while I would hear comments from Corey like, "I wish I could hang out at the pool all day long!" Any of you that have multiple children know that going to the pool with six kids ages six yrs to six months spread between only two mothers is anything but a relaxing day at the pool, but we had a great summer, thanks Desi!
Here's Addie, contemplating jumping off the diving board into the arms of the swim instructor that was playing with the kids in her off time (what a sweetie!)
And she had to be helped the whole way down, holding on for dear life to Desi's fingers while I held the baby and took pics.
Hudson double-fisting the tootsie pops. Did I mention that Desi is the snack queen?
Our summer trip to Utah was cancelled, so we took our own little Colorado stay-cation and had a ball. Corey got in a couple rounds of golf, we went to a baseball game, hit up Water World, then went camping with the Rogers for a couple days. Most relaxing vacation (aside from the work of camping) we've ever taken!
Hud and Dad hanging at the baseball park. Love the playground they've set up for the young ones! Note Corey's lack of facial hair? He's back in the Bishopric. Oh, well. They've released me from YW Pres, so I'm awaiting my next calling (prob in Primary, I assume).
Kiddos staying out of trouble (kind of). Mordecai, Emily, and Hudson wondering what Addie and Max were up to in the tent.
Soooo sweet! Actually caught the boys being nice to each other a couple times for pictures :)
Mike and Emily reviewing their fun pics!
Dad and Addie having a little father/daughter chat.
So do these two!! Not the best picture of Ruby, especially since she was a total trooper on this trip (as far as a six month old goes). She's such a beauty, must come from her mama!
Tough man guarding the peach cobbler, shooing off the millions of flies we shared our campsite with.
Me in all my prego glory! Not my best presentation, but this was after a sleepless night listening to a skunk munch on peanuts half the night, not three feet from our tent door.
I can't tell you how FILTHY this kid got!! You should've seen the bathwater when we got home, Oi!
And Emily was one of the clean ones!
Last but not least, this has been a summer of accomplishments! Addie and Max have shed their training wheels, Addie lost two teeth in one month (the second was tonight), we found out we are having a baby GIRL, and Hudson is potty trained!! Maybe trained is a bit strong, but this is day three and his two accidents were due to being left in a pull up. He's waking up dry and even accomplished #2 without my prompting him to remember! Wish us luck, I could use a few months diaper-free before starting over again.
A couple vids of the kids, then I'm signing off. I may only blog once in awhile, but I make up for it in loooonnnnnnggggggggggggggg posts!!
Posted by Marci at 9:23 PM