Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthday Bliss

August is a crazy month for us as far as birthdays go. Last weekend we celebrated 4 birthdays, and had 3 parties on the agenda. Cake, cake, and more cake! We kicked it off with Kael's "Splish Splash Birthday Bash"! All I can say is 8 boys is quite a handful. They were basically OUT OF CONTROL! They had a fun time though. The Birthday party was complete with water balloons, slip n' slide, water guns, relay races, pizza, and cake. Oh, and not to mention the blue Kool-aid that I think was the culprit for the craziness. As a first time Kool-aid maker, no body told me it had 1 cup of sugar in it!!! I even put in less than a cup. Kool-aid is no longer allowed in my house, yuck. I had to post pictures of "the cake". I hope you can tell it's a scuba guy. We also celebrated Christy's 30th birthday. As the assistant to her husband, I had lots to do. It turned out great, and she was really surprised. I'm only posting one picture so I don't embarrass her. (If you want more Christy, I have lots!) Then came Sunday, his official birthday. Come on, we had to celebrate on the actual day. We just threw in the Hodson birthdays in the month of August and hosted a little party at our house. It was a fun and busy weekend, but I was pretty exhausted. If Kael had his way, it would be his birthday every day! I'm just glad it only comes around once a year.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

Does anyone else feel like the summer has escaped them? Although we've had many mindless days stuck inside trying to fill our day with "constructive"(thanks mom) activities, our summer has gone too fast. The only thing left that I HAVE to get done before the summer ends (besides finishing my back splash, our yard, installing kitchen pulls, and, oh the list still goes on) is potty train our little midget who I swear will fall and get swooshed down the toilet if she is left without supervision! We just finished swim lessons, and now on to soccer. I soon will have a 5 year old! How old am I? (Don't answer that) Marc's calling has kept him busier than ever. Youth conference, overnight camping trips, temple trips, and Wednesday all nighters in our basement with the boys. So, here are some pictures to catch you all up. I need to give a shout out to Kael for scoring 2 goals at his first soccer game! It's amazing what a difference a year makes. Last year we had to bribe him just to go out on the field. He's a go getter, and growing up right before our eyes. I'm so proud of him.