Friday, May 29, 2009

No more pencils no more books....

With the end of school comes all the inevitable end of shcool programs, field-trips, programs, and more field-trips. It seems we've run from one event to the next the past couple of weeks, but it's been a lot of fun to see the kids perform, etc. Here's a few pictures from the recent activities.

Ty's pre-school program. They had a Luau theme.
Is he cool or what?

Just chillin' after the program!

There was a two for one special on this field-trip. We went fishing at some pond in Roy and later swimming in Ogden. Fun Day to be with Tristyn and her class.

We got to go swimming with Tristyn and her class at the Marshall White center in Ogden.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mmm Mmm Mmmm

Memorial Day means home made quadruple berry ice-cream. We had a lot of fun making it and even more fun eating it. Call now for your free sample before it's all gone.

Tristyn was our egg cracker. Ty wanted to try so he grabbed one before anyone could stop him and smashed it on the counter.

Mixing buddies.
Tristyn was a big help cutting up berries and getting all the ingredients together.

It's a wonder we got any berries in the ice-cream at all with the berry thief lurking near by.

Wala- the finished product!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Watching paint dry

For weeks now I've been nervous about Tristyns softball that was coming up. I'm the coach and this is the first year that the girls pitch, which I've been worried about. I was talking to a friend and he said that most likely it will be similar to watching paint dry because there would be so many walks, etc. Well the night finally came for our first game and I was pleasantly surprised for three innings. Then in the fourth our pitcher got tired and asked to come out and the replacement struggled a little with her control. I didn't know this but apparently in rec ball there is no limit to how many times you can go through the lineup, nor is there a limit to how many runs can be scored in one inning. I've actually seen paint dry faster than we got out of that inning. It didn't help that the coach of the other team told her girls not to swing at ANYTHING! ( If I meet that coach in a dark alley....) Anyway the second game was better as the pitchers start to get the hang of things so the paint seems to be drying a lot faster now.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend between Tristyns clogging competition and the Ogden Marathon. Tristyn did so good! She had nationals down at Lagoon on Friday and Saturday. Her and Tracey were down there all day both days. She had to do her dances several different times. On her team dances she came away with a first place high gold and a second place high gold. On her duet she got a second place high gold. On her solos she got three first place finishes and two second place finishes. We were so proud of her. She works so hard to be her best. Awesome job Tristyn!
Tyler and I ran our second marthon on Saturday. It was the Ogden Marathon that started up by red rock, ran down Ogden Canyon and finished on 25th and Grant. I really enjoyed the course and we couldn't have asked for better weather. I was able to cut about 34 minutes off of my last time so I was pleased with the run overall.

Ty and my Mom were waiting at the finish line. Ty said "Good job Dad! Can I wear your necklace now?" He just wanted to wear the medal they give you at the end. It made me laugh which is good because it takes your mind off the feeling of wanting to throw up. But that's what Exercise buddies are for. He was a good trainer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fish Stories

The other day Terry and I got to leave work for a couple of hours to go fishing with Ty and Kailee for their pre-school field trip. We went down to the coldwater fish farm in North Ogden. You're pretty much guaranteed a fish there. We had a good time and the kids were able to catch a few fish each. Ty caught the biggest one of the day, it was as long as my whole thigh.

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Not exactly Mary Poppins

This is what happens when you give two independent four-year olds, that insist on doing it themselves, a kite. It was quite comical. Kind of like watching two neutered dogs trying to mate (okay bad example but you get the point).