Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Yesterday, we were cleaning up the kids rooms to get ready for school to start, and because they were a complete mess. While cleaning Kalli's room we found her shin guards that she wore her first few times for soccer. She has since gotten new ones, and so I put the old ones onto Tarek, he was Sooo Excited! He immediately wanted to put on his fast running shoes and go outside to kick the soccer ball. He thought it was great that when Kalli would kick the ball at him, it wouldn't hurt his legs. Kalli was a good sport and they played soccer outside for nearly an hour! He is such a little boy and loves anything to do with sports that involve a ball.
Tarek proud of his new shin guards ( and yes he is still in his PJs)
Tarek's other new trick has been to throw a fit about quarter to five stating that he is hungry, when I refuse to give him food (as dinner is in thirty minutes) he throws full on fits to which he than has to go to his room. The last two days this has happened and he ends up crying himself to sleep, which is so irritating to me as he refuses to take naps for me during the day when I so badly want him to. At least he is really cute and such a good kid most of the time. It is so hard to believe how fast the kids grow up. It seems like I was just going to second grade and crying myself to sleep over something that didn't go my way. I am so blessed with great kids and love every minute of being a mom.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tarek not feeling so great
Luckily, he starting feeling better about two days before we were to leave. We had a busy, but fun, few days just before we left. Brooke and I took our kids down to the river for a festival they were having. They set up a bunch of booths with crafts for the kids to make and paint, we have gone the last few years and the kids always love it. They got their faces painted and than we found out about a hair salon just down the street that would do princess hair styles for little girls and punk rock styles for boys. We took the kids and got their hair done, it was so cute! They had a great time and Tarek now asks if I can cut his hair blue again.
Kalli and Tarek ready to party
We than did a birthday party for Kalli and Kaydra together. We invited a few cousins and went to funland at Tauphaus park. The rides looked a little scary, but the kids seemed to enjoy it and no one got hurt! The next day we went a picked Huckleberries (Huckleberry cream pie is SOOO GOOD!) Hopefully we will get back up there to pick once more before they are all gone!
Tarek picking huckelberries
Kalli picking Huckleberries
I came home and finished packing up for our trip and got everything ready to go. Sunday we drove to SLC and flew to Florida for a week of warm weather and lots of swimming. We had such a good time there, although eighteen people and two babies can make for a crazy week. We spent a lot of time at the beach which was right outside of our hotel, but we also went to Magical Kingdom and MGM.
Kalli and Kanyon in the Ocean
Tarek and Kanyon in the Ocean
Tarek showing off the seashell he found
The kids had a great time and the weather turned out to be very nice. A little humid, but slightly overcast so it wasn't scorching hot. I got the pleasure of riding around in a wheelchair for the two days at the park which was nice. The first day we were there (Monday) everyone went on a kayaking adventure other than my mom and I who stayed home with Riley and Miranda. We definately got the better end of the deal, as they would let us know all week long while scratching the mesquito bits they all got that night. Apparently they were unaware that they were leaving out of a place called Mesquito Bay, and only had a very small amount of bug repellant for the entire group. They all seemed pretty miserable for the next few day, especially the two little boys who seemed to have gotten the worst of it. I hear that they did get to see a few cool things and that my dad and Kalli who where in a Kayak together nearly got tipped over by a manatee! All in all we did have a great time, but are sure glad to be back home in our own beds!
Kaydra, Kalli, Tarek and Kanyon meeting Buzz Lightyear
Tarek and Kalli tired out from a long day
Tarek finally crashed
Brooke has way more cute pictures of the vacation posted on her blog at www.fitzsimmonstimes.blogspot.com if you want to see more pictures (she was way better at having her camara handy)
We had such a great time and loved getting to spend time with our family. It is so great to be able to have such fun memories especially as it seems time goes by so fast most of the time. We are so thankful for my parents and the time that they put into getting this vacation together, we really did have a wonderful time.