Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gotta get our pool parties in while we can.

Another beautiful 90+ degree day...time to hit the pool again! We invited a few friends to join us, and stayed to have a pot luck dinner. I love days like this.

Miss Lily has been a moody thing lately, today was no different. She was so cranky in fact she felt she needed to "meditate and find some inner peace" LOL. I love cranky kids that can be brought around by being made to she was trying to meditate, and kept shhh-ing anyone that talked to her, I asked her is she was going to be eating dew and universe juice for dinner. She recognized the Kung Fu Panda quote right away and couldn't keep a straight face :)

One of their funny Bday gifts...the giant glasses are so hard to keep on, I had a tough time getting a good picture.
Super silly!

Auntie Amber and Hailee came with...Amber tried to give herself an asthma attack blowing up this big turtle float. We really need a better way to blow up pool toys LOL.

Hayden, and even Jericho, made more advancements in the pool today. Haddie got right in and right off the steps. Jericho got in and got himself on the lower steps right away.

Xander is still refusing to leave the sides and steps...I never would have thought he would be our holdout. He still freaks out when Jason or even I take him in deeper while holding his hands.

When we take him back to the side after forcing him to go with us deeper in the pool he scolds us with "You shouldn't do that, I'm sensitive" Hahaha...gotta love him.

The girls were having fun while they waited for Hailee's swimming lesson to be over.

Hahaha Jason had no idea what his impromptu float looked like.

We tried to get all the kids on the turtle float but Xander freaked out and wouldn't hold still.

The girls sat still for one picture at least.

I actually got in today, I don't like a cold pool...but the thermometer said the water was 79-82 (deep end vs shallow end) which is more to my liking. The first plunge doesn't feel 80...but after just a minute or two it was perfect.

Jericho loved that turtle...I did too, it kept his little butt stranded and he couldn't get out and get into trouble.

My friend and her kiddos joined us, my kids are always excited to play with Tristan, Jordan and Natalia!!! Jason's friend Timmy and his girlfriend Brooke also joined us.

Alexia tried on the giant glasses too :)

More pool time after dinner. Auntie Amber got Jericho off the steps and trusting his puddle jumper more!

Flying Jordan.

We were treated to a little concert of some Frozen tunes by the girls...even though it took 20 huddles and 15 "Give us a moment"'s as they ran off to practice the words, it was totally cute.

Finished them off with some competitive calisthenics...they were all pretty good sports LOL. Jordan looks like his is about to werewolf out, funky arms dude.

Hugs bye for Gangster.

I'm already dreading the end of summer...what a fun day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Xander's turn to ride.

Xander has been waiting and waiting for his turn to ride, since Hayden and Lily went on their rides. Today was the day! He was extra happy since today his Dad would be riding with him.

Xander picked Bella to ride, and Jason got to ride Dixie.
A little pre-ride grooming.

Excited and ready to go!

Everyone came today, they watched (the girls were not too happy about it) and Jericho kept out of trouble...for the most part.

Jason looks excited doesn't he? He is not the horse nut I am, but I wasn't feeling too well today so I asked him to take my place.

Jericho has to wait until he is 4 to start riding here. He sure seemed interested, I just wish this place wasn't so far away.

Kat is a very patient person, lucky for Xander LOL. He would not pay attention, didn't seem to grasp her instructions and would not stop talking about everything under the sun. I don't think serious lessons are in his future, at least not anytime soon.

While Kat was having a heck of a time with Xan, Jason was having a heck of a time with Dixie. She was a bit slow going when I rode her but she minded well...Jason couldn't make her listen to him until about the last 10 minutes of his ride LOL.

The other kiddos spent some time playing in a little waiting room they have.

They also spent a lot of time watching.

A little after ride grooming and treats from all the kids.

Nice job keeping your fingers Jericho.

A little meal time funny from yesterday.

 Xander: Is this a dead chicken?

 Jericho: Yeah, Albertsons killed it.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another day, another party!

Our friends had their little boys birthday party at Oaks Park today, it was a lot of fun...but I must say how glad I am that we had the triplets party yesterday. Today the weather decided to change it up a bit from the 80's-90's that it has been for a while now. It showered and thundered most of the day...we even saw a bunch of lightening that caused the park to close their taller rides.
Levi had a yummy ice cream dirt cake...the kiddos loved it.

The birthday squirrel made the rounds.

High five.

Xander and Kenzie struck up a little love connection today. They held hands the whole day, there were lots of hugs and even a ring handed over, oh boy. Xander was worried about his hair when it was raining (I can't believe I just typed that) Miss Kenzie took off her sweater and gave it to Xander to protect his hair. Something is wrong with this picture LOL.

I can not believe how much the trio have grown, riding rides all by themselves...WHAT?! The first time we were here, and also the last time, was almost 4 years ago...they were still such babies. Now look at them...little thrill seekers :)

Haddie kept holding her hands up on pretty much every ride she was on LOL.

Little man was too short for a few of the rides, and Hayden was too tall for one too, neither went over well with the involved parties.
Jericho got to play a couple games with Jason while the trio were riding rides he couldn't go on.

They each picked out a steed.

I wasn't at the best angle...but I caught the ring exchange. After Xan gave his skull ring (from the pirate party goodie bags) Kenzie put it on and then showed it off to her mom. It was the cutest thing ever.

Then they jumped on a motorcycle and rode off into the sunset :)

Hugs before they got on the Octopus LOL.

Lisa flat out denied that Kenzie learned this move from her LOL. At least she is still wearing the ring :) It was so fun getting to spend a few hours with our good friends...and was really nice having the extra eyes and hands when Jericho tried to disappear on us.

Another one that Jericho couldn't ride.

He was happy to wave at them from the sidelines though.

The trio loved the ride...Kenzie not so much. This was a big fave of mine when I was young.

I did not love seeing a big lightening strike right by the tree there, they actually shut down the ride right to the left of the Octopus as I was taking these pictures, due to lightening.

Haddie is ready to rock this little coaster.

The boys loved it too.

I can't believe they are all looking and smiling at the same time!

Such a fun day, Happy Birthday Levi...thanks for inviting us. Sorry that Jericho spilled the beans on what your gift was, he loves those masher toys and was so excited to share the bug with you :)