Thursday, June 26, 2008

Oh, what do you do in the summer time...?

I have been so busy lately that I feel like the summer is already slipping by much too quickly. We have been able to have a lot of fun already even though we have had so much running around to do. Here are a few of the things we have loved doing so far this year.

Picnic in the park! Damon loves to eat his lunch and then play with all of the other kids running around. I love to watch, and catch up on some reading while he plays.

Fly a kite! We have so much wind by our house that we can fly kites all through the summer.

Go on vacation! Tyler and I just got back from a cruise last week. I will post details later.

Go to T-ball games! Tyler and I got trapped into coaching T-ball this year. It has been fun and the kids are so cute, but I would so much rather be a mom on the side lines cheering. I know it is only T-ball, but I feel so much pressure from the parents.

Watch Ryan play baseball! He had a double header here a couple weeks ago. The games went pretty late and there were no fans, but we had so much fun cheering and yelling. It was a great night.
Weed the garden! Damon loved planting the garden. For days after he would say, "Mom do you want to go outside with me." I would ask what he wanted to to and he would say, "To watch the garden grow?" It was so cute. We have a huge weed problem, but we are hoping that if we controll them for a couple of years they won't be so bad. Damon is such a big helper with them.

Play at the park! We got together with family in Logan a couple weeks ago. We had so much fun at Willow Park, one of my favorite places to visit. I will probably post some more pictures of this, too.

Go for walks! Damon loves Mylee so much and he loved pushing her in her stroller.

We have loved the summer so far, but we have a lot more on our "Things To Do This Summer" list. So tell us, what do You do in the summer time. We love to share ideas.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Damon's Five!!!

I can't believe how fast time flies. Today we were watching some footage of Damon when he was just a baby and it doesn't seem that long ago. Already he is five. He is such a big boy. He is my little sweet heart and I don't know what I would do without him. We are leaving next week on a vacation and I am going to miss him so much. I know he is going to love visiting Grandma's, and I am sure I will be much more sad than he will be. Here are some pictures of his birthday.

He wanted a car cake. He added the little blue dots in the corner. They are flowers.

He waited all day to finally take the cars off and play with them. He was really patient and very cute about it.

He also reached a milestone on his birthday. He finally learned how to blow a bubble with his gum. He has been asking me how for quite awhile now. I am glad he finally figured it out.

Here he is in action.

Opps! One time the gum ended up on my pants. No harm done. Damon quickly picked it up and went right on practicing.

Damon had lots of fun playing with his cousins. We were in and out all day because of the weather.

We played some games outside, but the kids had the most fun just running around and doing their own thing. It is so fun to see them interact.

Damon loves his cousin Mylee so much. We are really glad they are visiting again. He loves to give her a little hug or help her sit up. He is so sweet with her.

We are so grateful to all of our family who came and helped make it a special day for our special boy. I forgot to get a picture of everyone who came, but we were so happy to have everyone there. Thank you all for coming and hope you had as much fun as we did.