Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kami turns 5! But the outcome... not so pleasant!

Kami's Official Five Year Old picture, bumps from her tree fall and all, but it only got better as the day went on!! I had to have a party for her here in California because this is our hometown, so we went to Bounce U (it is a fabulous warehouse loaded with bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides...all inflatable) where her and eleven of her bestest friends enjoyed hours (okay, only one) of endless play... Or so we thought!! After half an hour, Kami and her best boy friend bumped heads, and he ended up losing a tooth that wasn't loose when we got there!! Kami got the better end of the deal, she only ended up with a goose egg on her forehead... Not quite the birthday gift she was hoping for!
Can you see that puppy?!! So now, Kami looks as if she was the pinata at her own birthday!! But she reports that it was tons of fun, and she wanted to go back as soon as she woke up this morning!! Here are some pictures of our Bouncing Party!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

She fell from a TREE??????

And here I thought I had a little lady!! Not to be the case, since she fell out of a tree she decided to climb to show off for the neighbor boys here in California!! Luckily it wasn't too bad, but to hear her tell the story... "I fell from the tree, and my foot got caught in the tree, and I was hanging upside down by my foot, and then Huntley (her cousin) was my superhero!" Here are our battle wounds, again, let me emphasize that it wasn't too serious, (it was only a cherry tree), but still, this deserves some blog footage!

Monday, April 28, 2008

And then of course... There's Kami!

I just have to share this picture of my little girl, who is not so little anymore! She turns five tomorrow, April 29, and it's breaking my heart!! Why do little girls grow up?

Jon Caelin's Birthday... Arghhhhh......

My nine year old nephew had his birthday this past weekend, and so of course we crashed it!! It was a Pirate Themed Party, so Jeff had to earn his keep by Swabbing the Deck... He must have done a pretty good job, though, becasue they let us stay for cake! His party was a huge success, with eighteen nine year olds what else would you expect?!

Friday, April 25, 2008

That's right... Airsick!

This is one of those things that my husband will never live down!! Are you ready for this? My husband, who has always prided himself on his ability to fly with perfection, totally threw up on his first Official Air Force flight!! Yes, it's true, he and that white bag became very close friends as Richard joined the 33% of airsick Air Force pilots... I have no idea where that statistic came from, but I think it's true!! He swears it was because he ate a heavy breakfast, but I just could not resist sharing this with everyone I know... I mean how could I keep something like this a secret?!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jeff got a haircut!!

As you can tell in the "BEFORE" picture, Jeff definitely neeeded some attention up top! I had planned on letting his hair grow out until Daddy got home, but it just has gotten out of control! So tonight we took Jeff for his first official haircut! Normally I cut it, but it never turns out well, so I thought I'd save myself the trouble! And since we are in Provo/Orem, which is the beauty school capital of the US, we had our choice of salons!! We chose Bon Losee, for $4.95, and they did a very good job! Our stylist was so much fun, and she made Jeff look way cool!! He now has a Fauxhawk!!! I had to do it because I know Richard will never let it happen again, so I might as well have my fun now!! Check out our stud now!! He's even sporting the "TOO COOL" face!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder...

We aren't the only ones having fun! Richard is living it up in Colorado, showing off his flight suit and his Air Force Pilot look!! His class is scheduled to fly on Wednesday, and he is getting so excited to get back in the air, it has been over a year since he has even flown!! We are so proud of Richard, and while we miss him so very much, there is no place else we'd rather him be!! Way to go, DAD!!

Snow in April? This is definitely not Del Rio!

Okay, So here we are in Orem, UT, and we woke up this morning to SNOW!!! The children were so very excited! So, of course we went out and played, but unfortunately we weren't quite packed right for snow so we couldn't play for long!! But that didn't stop Kami from lobbing some pretty good snowballs right at my face! What did Jeff think of it all? He didn't like how cold his hands got... I don't blame him!

The truth is out there...

So, it is off to Colorado for Richard, and off to Utah for us! We will miss him so very much, but we had some fun before we dropped him off! Richard's dream has always been to visit the UFO Research Center and Museum, he has told me that it was his one desire as a child... Okay that is a huge lie, but he's not here to stop me from writing what I choose, and it makes our journey a little more interesting, don't you think?!! Anyhow, we did make our way to the museum as we passed through Roswell, and I'll tell you... that was the biggest waste of six dollars and two hours of our life!! But, to those who believe... Good for you! We did see some really fun things though, like a postal box that was shaped like R2-D2, and a McDonald's playground that was a space shuttle!! Wow! It really was a fun city!!

Calling all Knights and Fair Maidens...

Look at these royal cuties!! Kami and Jeff were invited to a Royal Birthday Party for their little friend Allyson, and I got the assignment of making Jeff a Knight costume!! It only took three tries, and a milk jug lid... But he looks pretty royal to me!! Kami, of course, had to be in pink, and thus it was... The Royal Hunts!!