Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Summary

After the longest winter of our LIVES, this week it turned into Summerish Spring and we could have died with happiness. We each celebrated it our own ways.


Ryan celebrated by taking his boys on the ward Father/Sons Campout. Seth was apparently very thirsty, and Ryan, not taking into account the constrictions of tents, sleeping bags and diapers, allowed him to drink his fill of soda and Capri Suns. And paid for it in the middle of the night. They had fun chatting (do men chat?) and swinging on-fire sticks around, and came home smelly and exhausted.






Seth celebrated by running through the sprinklers (with the rest of the 47 kids in our court). He came up to me, stuck his face in mine and said, "Hey mom, I having a gweat time now." How cute is that?


Not so cute: Seth beside himself with exhaustion brought on by camping out and nap missing. He had a complete melt-down on Saturday night and we could do nothing him but plop him in bed. When I tried singing him his previous bedtime song favorites, I kept getting, between wails, "Not that song, mom. It's too broken."



Jessica celebrated by buying her first batch of hanging flowers ever, and can't get over how pretty they look. See:


Jessica also celebrated by purchasing 25 lbs of asparagus because it was .50 a lb. Good thing I'm feeling better, because we have a lot of cream of asparagus soup and asparagus quiche in our future.

Emma (and Jane) celebrated by going summer clothes shopping, all alone with Mom. Emma was so excited that she was dancing and snapping her fingers and head bopping to the teeny-bopper music they were playing. We had a great time and picked out some fun outfits:


Jane celebrated by graduating from preschool. It was a pirate-themed graduation (as you can see by the awesome mast, sail, cannon and ship the teacher constructed around the stage). Jane, after buying her new summer clothes, could NOT be persuaded to wear anything slightly pirate-y, but she Yo-Ho'd her little heart out and was darling.

She also protested mom's asparagus purchase by telling her first big old sneaky whopper. Last night, as we were eating on the patio, I told the kids they could have some lemonade to drink, as soon as their asparagus was gone. Jane scarfed those things down. We were all seriously impressed. In order to reinforce her good behavior, I hurried to the kitchen to fetch her lemonade. As I proceed to her seat, I look down and see this:


She'd simply emptied her plate onto the floor! I was amazed at the naughtiness. Needless to say, she joined Seth in the early bedtime. (And ate all of her asparagus at Sunday dinner today.)

Gabe "celebrated" by helping us plant our garden for FHE. Check back later this week for a recap of the love that abounded.

Because I live in the Inland Northwest, after a 90 degree Saturday, Wednesday's supposed to be 55 and rainy. Don't expect any Summaries celebrating that.

26 comments:

Rachel said...

What would we do without sprinklers??? They have been lifesavers for my kids as well the last few HOT days.

Spring/Summer shopping happened here in our family, too, for the girls. I guess it's that time...

Have a lovely week!

Lauren said...

I need to post about us planting our garden, too...it was memorable, to say the very least :)

I love Seth's little comment about the, "Gweat" time running through the sprinklers. So cute.

What were you thinking trying to sing him Broken songs? Hmmmmph! Indeed! ;)


I am so happy for you that you are feeling better.

Heather said...

Your garden soil looks beautiful. (yes I enlarged it-I'm a sucker for dark rich soil)

Yay for shopping at Old Navy!!!

J'net said...

You ARE feeling MUCH better to be able to do asparagus! Jax is due this next week.... !?
I will be flying out that way.
We had a heat spell this week and roasted! HAD to
go to the beach 3 days this week and cool off!!
Pack those "summer" clothes in a suitcase and come visit!
Aloha!

Bekah said...

The kids are adorable! Sounds like life is great. So happy for you.

Kristin said...

I have to admit I would pull as Jane as well, that vegi isn't one of my favs.

gab said...

It's fun to read everybody's posts and realize we're all living parallel lives.
Father/Son campouts, running through the sprinklers and planting the vegetable garden are happening all over the country this week!
Glad you're feeling better too.

Lindsey said...

Looks like loads of fun for EVERYONE!

Christie said...

You are just a cute mom. I love popping over here to read about your cute little fam. So glad I know you in real life now!

AZ Karen said...

We are going to envy your 55 degree weather as our high on Wed is supposed to be 109. I'll be jealous of you all day.

I can't get over how green your grass is. I guess that's what happens in parts of the world that get plenty of water and the sun doesn't come and scorch everything away.

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

it was glorious wasnt it??? oh what a gweat weekend we all had!

Natalie said...

Lennon has been telling some whoppers of her very own lately. Like smearing shampoo all over her baby brother's head and, with shampoo all over her hands, saying "I didn't do it mom. I don't know why his head is white and bubbly." It's hard not to laugh as they learn their boundries. I envy your glorious spring! Glad that you seem to be feeling so much better!

Shally said...

It was 101 degrees here yesterday.

Way too hot.

Love the hanging plants! I have always wanted to do that and never could because of the baseball life..

Tristan said...

I will have to show my girls about running through the sprinklers this summer! Love Seth's little comment! It doesn't get better than that sometimes!

Carie said...

My kids are out jumping on the tramp with the sprinkler spraying as I comment. Hooray for happy warmer weather we have had a cold, long winter too.

Just for my vote: I love asparagus.

Laurie said...

What a great celebration weekend! Love the Father/Son campouts. :)

Beware over-hydrating Seth while you are devouring the 50 lbs. of asparagus.

Bridget said...

LOVE the hanging flower baskets! We got some yard work done this past weekend in our 90 plus degree heat too. UGH. I wish we could occasionally have temps between 65 and 95 degrees.

diane said...

I don't think guys chat...but they do grunt and scratch a lot!

Erin said...

Sounds like a great week to welcome summer. So cute about the "too broken" songs! They say that funniest things--especially when they are incoherent and tired!

crystal said...

Seriously? 25lbs? I love cream of asparagus soup. If I lived near you, I'd invite myself for dinner. Mike would also invite HIMself, mainly because I'm still not cooking at all.

I have garden envy.

Mahina said...

so sorry about the asparagus "mishap"! i am always saddened when i catch one of our girls in a lie!

the weather over the weekend was simply heavenly wasn't it? and now we are back to the cold, drizzle, grayness! so depressing!

AMY said...

Aidan and Mike loved the camp out, too. Aidan recovered with a 4 hour nap which was actually a bummer because the weather was so great :( However, we did avoid meltdowns :)

Tammy said...

Are you guys any more perfect? I love the garden....but you knew that. :)

Anisa said...

I think we had a one day spring celebration as well. Now it's cold, windy and rainy.

TexasTwinsTwice said...

your garden is going to be AWESOME--i can already tell. love those hanging plants!

Meghann said...

I wish I had your optimism, I prefer to call our spring, a "winterish-spring" rather than a "summerish-spring."