Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Weston's Idea of a Fair

Last weekend was our county fair and silly me, I thought it might be a fun thing to do. Then my husband reminded me that he doesn't do fairs. Why you ask? Who knows... maybe it's the toothless carnies, the smell of horse poop, or the crowds of people who sometimes may be less than friendly. I however, feel all of these things are totally worth it, for the taste of GREASY fair food! The funny thing about this, is Weston grew up in a small hick town and went to a high school that was mostly kids of farmers and ranchers. I'm quite sure he was the only one who wore nice button up shirts to school! To those of you that know Weston it probably wouldn't surprise you he got voted "Best Dressed." So Weston not wanting the kids to be too disappointed suggested we go to the Mall of America instead where as he put it..."there are fun rides with no scuzzy carnies and a much better selection in food." So of course we had a great time and I really can't complain too much because I'm a HAPPY girl whenever I have a chance to go shopping!

The boys love this ride....you basically just ride through a haunted house
and rack up points for all the ghosts you shoot. Must be a boy thing!

This ride is always a favorite...it takes you up high and you
bounce as you go down.

They remodeled the theme park and gave it a Nickelodeon theme.
So of course we had to get a picture with Pablo....their favorite Backyardigan.

Carson fell asleep on the way home checking out his new
Batman Legos. We can never go to MOA without hitting up
Legoland. I'm not sure if it's the boys or Weston who have more fun there!

Finally they picked out new costumes at Build-A-Bear.
Logan wanted spiderman so of course Carson followed suit.
He is full blown into the copy cat stage...luckily Logan doesn't seem
to mind too much...yet!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pool Party!

On Friday we had our 1st summer day that made it into the 90's, so what better way to cool off than hanging out at the pool right? 'We had a great time, but after we had been there a few hours the tornado sirens start blaring! So I'm looking around a bit concerned because we were expecting severe weather later in the day. As I'm doing this I notice not a single person seems concerned at all...they aren't even breaking their conversation! Only in Minnesota! :) We tend to have a few warnings a week and I guess I'm just not as "desensitized" as everyone else. All was fine in the end as it turns out they were just "testing" the sirens. Who tests the sirens on a day you're expecting severe weather?

My little daredevil Carson jumping to Mallory!

Someday Miranda is going to make an excellent swim instructor!

I may be biased, but he's a pretty darn cute kid right?

The "3 Amigos" Jack, Logan, and Carson

I'm not quite sure what Logan is doing with his face here..
maybe he's just over excited about the big slide we just came down?

Carson loved the "toot" slide...as he called it!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jill's Tag

My friend Jill tagged me so here goes!

What was I doing 10 years ago?

Weston and I had been married for just over a year. We had just returned from an anniversary trip to Disneyland and I was gearing up to start school in the fall.

What is on my to-do list for today?

It is going to be a VERY hot and humid day so the boys and I are meeting some friends at the pool. Also I need to squeeze in some laundry of course....the never ending chore! :)

What are 3 bad habits of mine?

1. As of late spending way too much time blogging!:)

2. I tend to neglect my children when I get into a REALLY good book....hello Twilight Series! :)

3. Not having enough patience.

3 Things you might not know about me?

1. I'm a college graduate ( I have a Bachelors in Diagnostic Medical Sonography)

2. Even though I have a degree I'm secretly glad I get to be a S.A.H.M (going to the pool and for ice cream with my kids is way more fun than a job anyday!)

3. I recently suffered a miscarriage and I'm so grateful for my ultrasound background to help me through and let me completely understand the medical side of things.

4 movies/t.v. shows I love:

1. The Office ( I have a secret crush on Jim!)
2. Lost
3. House Hunters on HGTV
4. The Notebook

4 Books I love:

1. Twilight Series
2. Harry Potter
3. Spiderwick Chronicles (a great book to read to your kids and also very entertaining for grown-ups!)
4.Anything by Nicholas Sparks

4 Jobs I've had:

1. KFC (where I met my great hubby!)
2. Emporium (a dept. store where I worked in the juniors dept. and pretty much spent my entire paycheck on clothes....I know shocking right?)
3. Wells Fargo as a bank teller
4. Sonographer (ultrasound tech)

4 Places I've lived:

1. Klamath Falls, OR
2. Fort Worth, TX
3. Boise, ID
4. North Branch, MN

5 of my favorite foods:

1. Mexican
2. My hubby's grilled salmon...delicious!
3. Lasagna
4. Quiche
5. Pizza

Bloggers I'm tagging:

1. Anne
2. Tawnya
3. Naoma
4. Mari

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Strawberry Farm

I plan a weekly summer playgroup for all the mom's at church and this week we went to the strawberry farm! The kids love picking the berries and I love the yummy jam they make! Afterwards we went to the park for lunch and to play. Don't ya just love summer time?

All set for the tractor ride out to the field!

Carson couldn't resist a little taste!

Good looking berries boys!

mmm...lunch time!

Carson loves the swings!

Logan, me and Karley.

After we got home Logan helped me make jam.

He is now an expert strawberry masher!

Monday, July 7, 2008

more 4th pics

Logan loves riding the boat!

Logan and "Bitsy" all set for some tubing!

Mmm....cherry chip cupcake!

Angie trying not to fall off!

The boat put Carson right to sleep!

Jessica, Angie, Laurie, and Tawnya
Some of my friends in town for the holiday!

Jack and Logan enjoying some popcorn during
the fireworks show!

Happy 4th of July!

This year for the 4th of July we spent most of the day at the lake with a group of friends. We went tubing, swimming, played on the beach, and of course ate a ton of yummy food! We ended the day watching the big fireworks show! It was such a fun day!

Carson having a rare quiet...reflective moment!

Logan and his friend Jack building sand castles with dad.

They finished the moat and were having way to much fun filling it up and playing in the water to bother with finishing the actual castle!

Yeah....it's time for a boat ride!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fun at the zoo!

Some friends of ours scored free tickets to the Minnesota Zoo and invited us along! It had been a few years since we had been to this particular zoo and we had so much fun! Weston and I have always loved the zoo and visiting with our kids is always such a treat! They both love animals and Carson said his favorite part was the dolphin show and Logan loved the Grizzly Bear!

Logan, Katie, and Carson checking out the grizzly bear. Carson was not going to take his eyes off the bear to take a picture. I don't think he trusted the glass window!:)

The boys checking out the sharks in the aquarium.

All the kids in the butterfly house. It was so cool....there were butterflies flying everywhere even landing in your hair!

Logan posing by the tropical aquarium.

Crawling through one of the many tunnels!

Daddy and Carson checking out the monkeys!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I've enjoyed viewing all of my friend's blogs so much that I decided to start my own. I'm really new to all of this so bear with me! To all the bloggers out there please let me know if you have any good tips!