Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fergy Fourth of July & Cousin Carnival

As with every 4th of July we started off the holiday at the Bishop's pancake breakfast. The kiddos always love this because all their friends are there and they get to ride in a golf cart in the parade. This year for the first time we brought Phoebe's tricycle and she & Josh took turns riding it in he parade of kiddos.
After the breakfast we headed to grandma Fergy's house for the cousin carnival where each family had a carnival game booth set up and prize for all the cousins to visit. We even had popcorn, cotton candy and peanuts for our carnival food & then what carnival is complete without some kind of stuffed animal you can win???
As you can see all the kiddos were thrilled with all their prizes even if the caterpillars were a bit creepy looking.
After the carnival we had our awesome hamburger buffet, always one of my favorites, especially when they manage to recruit the best grill chef around.
The afternoon brought lots of great swimming, relaxing, napping & oh the traditional HUGE-O Fergy water fight.
We chose to head home this year enjoy the perfect view of the RSL stadium fireworks from the comfort of our bedroom window.  This was the twiners first time watching fireworks and they LOVED it as you can see by Cami's smile.
I have always loved being able to relax with awesome food, family & fireworks on the fourth and this year once again delivered it all!

June's Daddy Dates

Here are Daddy's Dates in the month of June:

Phoebe’s always loved reading books, so this month we went out to the new West Jordan Library (and Daddy wanted to see it the new building, so it was a good excuse). Phoebe ran from shelf to shelf picking up books she wanted to read. We tested out reading on benches, on caterpillar seats, at tables, EVERYWHERE you could think to sit and read a book. In the end, she even got to pick out 2 special books to borrow from the library and take home.
I just added this pic of Cami because while Phoebe was on her date with daddy Cami found her potty's box and made a cozy home in it & I thought it was way cute.
I just saw that they were having a farmer’s market event at Gardner Village, so Cami and Daddy jumped in the car to go see. As always, Cami loved running circles around the place, across the bridges, over the walls, etc – all the while screaming HELLO to the ducks and fishes.
She found a flowering bush filled with bumble bees and insisted that we BOTH sing the Bubble Bee song with all the actions – ya, right there in front of everyone walking by (much to Daddy’s dismay).

When we were heading back to the car, Cami ran the full length of one of the stone walls (while holding Daddy’s hand) and suddenly stopped, took a step back, and crouched down to see a single ant crawling around on the wall – I don’t know how she saw it while dashing along like she was. She was memorized by it. When the ant crawled over the side of the wall and down on the underside of one of the stones, Cami just crouched down and leaned out and watched to make sure it got down safely.

When Joshie's turn came, he chose the aquarium. Daddy and he got there right when it opened, and had most of the place to themselves for a good part of the morning. Josh loved the shark tank and of course sitting on the frog. Probably the best part of all was that he could run (in no discernible order) to any exhibit he wanted and climb right up to see it. While still only is using a handful of words, but FISH is definitely part of that vocabulary - and he made sure to point them out in case you missed them.