Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Well, as Memorial day is the unofficial start of summer, I gave in and gave my boys their summertime haircuts. Here's the best before picture I could get of B. He was very upset and didn't want to get his haircut.
And here is the after picture- I call him my little Jar-Head. Also- I don't know what's up with my boys eyes....you'll understand when you see the rest of the pictures.
J's before picture....
We picked some flowers from our backyard and took them to the Murray Cemetery where my mother's parents are buried. We hope to make it a family tradition to visit the graves of our grandparents (and great-grandparents) on Memorial day. We will have to plan next year, we have plenty of places to choose from, the Ponds in Provo, the Wheelers in Ogden and Grandpa Turner in Logan- We want our boys to remember the sacrifices made by our ancestors and we hope that this Memorial Day tradition will help them understand and remember the wonderful people from whom they descend.
So this year, we visited Grandma and Grandpa Dowdle, a wonderful couple who were married in 1944. Grandpa Wayne was an Idaho boy who became sailor in the Navy during World War II. While he was stationed in Florida he met Mildred Gulledge, the most lovely waitress in all of Daytona Beach. My Mommy was their first child and I am grateful to have been blessed to be part of their family. Grandma passed away the fall of my Senior year of High School and Grandpa passed just a few months after our little B was born. I miss them, but I know they are our Angels and that they are around when we need them. And even more importantly, I know that we will all be together again someday.
Ken had the fabulous idea to take the boys to a park on Memorial Day as well and since we were in Murray we wen to the very large Murray Park! The boys enjoyed running on the paved trails while we tried to find a playground.
B was brave and let me help him hang from the Monkey bars, after about 20 seconds he started asking for help to get down. We tired to get J to play on the monkey bars but they were really short and he could stand on the ground while he moved his hands and he didn't understand why we wanted him to lift his legs up off the ground.
B chose to deal with the steepness of the hill by conquering it on all fours.
Eventually they all made it to the top!
And after everyone made their way down from the hill we found another playground!
A fun time was had by all!
Ken and I work with the Young Single Adult organization at our Church and recently there was a Carnival with lots and lots of Bouncy Houses and slides.
Here's fearless J climbing up........
....and sliding down. He had to have done this 20 or 30 times.
Ken helped B go down the slide a few times too.
The end of the course was a 2 story climb with a slide on the other side.
B loved the obstacle course too and he attempted it several times on his own. I, being a scared mom and knowing that the 18 to 30 year old people people who were also enjoying the course, were NOT on the look out for a tiny little 2 year old, made Ken go in and find B a few times.
We also enjoyed the treats, Snow cones and cotton candy all around!
J didn't want to wait his turn for this game either- it was a bungee run.
There were two bungee cords attached to a padded vest, as well as some padded helmets to wear.....
.....then when you were all strapped in you ran as fast and hard as you could hoping to reach the other side before the bungee cord pulled you back. I really love this picture.
"The story of how Daddy took care of us while Mommy was at Women's Conference", as told by 5 year old J
This is a picture of the new library I haven't been at. (This was the first time that the boys had been to the Lehi Library- previously we've used the Salt Lake County Library system. Ken took the boys to a puppet show at the Lehi Library)
This is me and brother in front of a car. Whose car is this Mom? (K- I don't know. What building are you in front of?) This is my little brother. Let's go to the next one....
This is me and brother inside that place. (K-What's that place called?) J whispers- Mommy what's that place called again? (K- It's called Cabela's)
(K-What's this?) I don't know.....oh the Tinkins, I mean the tokens, for me and brother.
This is me and brother eating all the popcorn and daddy getting you new pieces (K- What pieces?) The pieces for your car. (Ken took the boys to the Subaru dealership and ordered some tiny parts to fix the inside of the tailgate of my car- Ken is AWESOME)
And this is the train set that was at that place
And this is the DI where we got to play at. (K-Do you like to play at the DI?) Yeah- and we're giving new stuff to the DI. (We've been trying to de-clutter and yesterday the boys tried very hard to go through their toys and decide which they wanted to keep and which they could give to the DI so that other kids could have cool toys too, apparently this made an impression on J )
This is a picture of Beeye, my brother
And this is me, Jared Wheeler.......WRITE MY WHOLE NAME!!!!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Well, here we are, May 1st. It's beautiful out there isn't it. Yesterday I ran 9 miles in pretty much perfect spring running weather, and today................it snowed.
On Monday we went to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens to see the Tulips. The boys were more excited about seeing cousin C than about the flowers.
........mostly because of.......