At the beginning of the summer we were able to see our best buds, Joe and Liz Sharon. They were here visiting from Tennessee. We got together and we played Lego Rockband, while the kids played and watched a movie.
We also did one of our long time traditions, going to Leatherby's and getting Rob's banana split!! As always it was absolutely delicious and we had a blast getting to hang out with our friends.
Next, we went to Hogle Zoo and saw the baby elephant, Zuri.
We finally got to fly a kite! Riley's been wanting to do this for over a year and every time we tried the wind was either too strong or wasn't consistent enough to keep the kite up. So we finally got to fly the dragon kite.
Robyn and Matt came to visit, and while they were here we did quite a few things. The kids played Lego Rockband.
We went to the Lehi Fire Station and the kids got to go on a tour and try on the firefighters' clothes.
Left to Right top row: Ben, Haley (Scott's girlfriend), Christian
Bottom row: Cole and Riley
We went to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens with my parents.
We all went on a tour of the Sweet's Candy Factory. Even Chase had to wear a beard net on his head.
Since the kids are getting older and we had many of our boys playing baseball this year, we decided to play a family game of baseball.
Then on the very last day of June, my sisters and I went to see Twilight: Eclipse. What a great ending to a fun filled month.
Riley played Coach Pitch baseball this year and Cody was his coach.
Unfortunately, between dealing with Chase and somehow becoming the Assistant to the coaches (helping the kids get ready to bat and keeping the line up in order), I didn't get to record Riley at the bat as much as I had planned. I missed some of his best hits. He really did a great job, I was so proud of him.
Look at that stance, doesn't he look like a pro.
Cody did a great job coaching too. I had one parent tell me that they were so glad he was their son's coach because he's so great with the kids. Our Assistant Coach told him that if he coached again next year that he'd really like to be his Assistant again because he was so great to work with. I also saw a great improvement in all of our kids. By the end of the season every single one of them was able to get a hit without having to use the tee.
Cody and I have been married for 9 years. We have two wonderful little boys named Riley and Chase.
7 Years old
16 months old
SILLY THINGS THAT RILEY SAYS...
Talking about Riley's new pet fish
Cody: Are we sure that our fish didn't just lay eggs?
Riley: You mean my fish was married before we got it?
Me: That's right Riley we just took her away from her husband. :)
Riley saying his prayers -
Riley: "Please bless the fossils."
Me: "Who are the fossils?"
Riley: "Daddy says bless the fossils."
Riley: "He says, bless the prophet and the fossils."
Riley: "Hey Mom, why does the toilet paper have flowers on it?" Me: "I don't know, to make it look cute." Riley: "It doesn't look very cute after I wipe my bum." (11/09)
This weekend my Mom and I went to Swiss Days and we took Riley with us. (If you don't know what Swiss Days is, it's a big outdoor craft fair.) After we had gone down a couple of aisles Riley said, "Hey Mom, I had a good idea. How 'bout we leave this place and go to a store with boy stuff." Later, after he got some marbles he said, "Can we come to this place another time?" After I asked why he said, "So I can get some other stuff." As we left I told him that I know it wasn't much fun and he said, "Yes it was, we need to tell Dad how much fun we had." It's funny how a kids view can change after getting cotton candy and marbles. :) (09/09)
Now that we know the baby's a boy, Riley came to me and said, "Mom, I think we should name the baby Cameron. Because I have a friend named Cameron and I think that would be a good name. Then we could call him Cameron 2." He said as he held up two fingers. That's a nice name Riley but we already have a Camden in the family, so I don't think so. (9/09)
I met one of the girls I visit teach and she's from Peru. She told me that her English isn't very good. I told her that I speak only a little spanish. Then Riley chimed in and said, "Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco." I guess he had to show off the little spanish that he knows. She thought he was the cutest thing. (08/09)
At church, Riley had to walk a long ways to pass the sacrament to the family sitting on our row. When it came to the water we had him put one hand under the tray while holding the tray with the other hand. Then we told him to walk carefully. He walked very slowly and when he came back to sit down he said, "I went SLOW and STEADY."(06/09)
The week of Memorial Day we were able to hang out with Cody's parents at a condo in Park City. One night Cody took Riley to the hot tub. While they were sitting in the hot tub, Riley put his little arms up on the side of the tub and laid his head back and said, "Ahhhhh, this is the life." (05/09)
Riley created a little rock store and he asked me if I wanted to buy a rock. After a picked up a few coins I walked outside to see his store. I asked him how much a rock was and he said, "5 bucks." I told him I didn't have any bucks I only had some coins. Then I asked about another rock and he told me, "That one's too expensive." (05/09)
Watching Adam Lambert sing on American Idol. Riley, "Is that a boy or a girl?" Me, "Boy" Riley, "Then why does he have lady eyes? He has black stuff on his eyes." A minute later after watching Adam sing some more, "He's weird." (05/09)
Getting ready to go to Idaho, "Mom, I don't want to take the blue car, let's take the jeep. It's faster." Me, "It's not faster." Riley, "Yes, it is. When me and daddy were in the jeep, we went faster than you." (4/09)
"I don't like lady songs. I like boy songs, they rock. I want to be a rock star." (3/09)
This weekend we were looking at homes. We went into one beautiful and big home and Riley said, "I love this house." Then we were looking at the master bedroom's walk in closet and we were teasing him and said that he could sleep in there it was so big. The next room we went to, we opened the closet and he said, "Mom, I could sleep in there with my sleeping bag." Sad thing is, he was serious. I think he wants a new home just as much as we do. (3/09)
After explaining to him that Daddy is Grandma's baby he said, "Oh yeah, Mommy popped me out!" (02/09)