Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Melting Pot

Last Night Cory and I went on a group date to one of the more expensive restaurants in SLC, The Melting Pot.  We had always wanted to go there, but it was too pricey, however, last week I got an email from a friend that they were having a group date deal and it was only going to be $25 a person, so we jumped on the opportunity to go.  Little to say things didn't pan out exactly at that price, but it was still some of the most fun I have had in a long while.  
The meal took about 21/2 hours to get through all 4 courses and at the end of it the guys were ready to try dipping anything in fondue, including lemon wedges in chocolate topped with pecans, which was described to be bitter sweet, but still good. This was one of our dessert fondues of dark chocolate and passion fruit infused white chocolate, DELICIOUS! The Fondue was called Yin-Yang and we thought it was cute that they designed it as such. That banana isn't suppose to be there, but dopey Cory was foolin' around and dropped it in there right as I was trying to get a picture of it...Husbands, can't live with them, but I would have to go get a job of my own without them.
Cory took the table's challenge to suck out the last of the chocolate sauce with a straw. He said it burned, but that didn't make us stop from making him do it twice to get a good picture of it.
If you can do the math you can see that it was a bit expensive for the 6 of us, but definitely worth it.  I would recommend to anyone, they have them in most states, to try it at lest once and especially as a group date!

9 Mos Old

I can't believe how fast these two chunks are growing up; they are 9 mos already!  Earlier this week we took them to the doctor for their check up for weight and height.
Camille Cossette:
Weight: 18.11lbs (97% for girls)
Height: 29in (90% for girls)

Joshua David:
Weight: 19.15lbs (93% for boys)
Height: 28 in (50% for boys) 

This Months Achievements:
This month Cami learned how to sit up and crawl & has a total of 6 teeth.  Josh learned to sit up get up on all fours briefly & has a total of 4 teeth.

Sew Determined: June & July Editions

For June's sewing project I took a sewing class for rag quilts at a local shop and final made Josh his baby quilt. I know there are a million free tutorials on how to made this blanket, but it is always nice to have a set time where someone will sit down with you and give you a hands on lesson. The quilt I was suppose to make was enormous, so instead I made two smaller quilts and if you are one of the next ones to have a boy you could be the recipient of an identical beautiful blanket. I love the looks of these blankets and they are very forgiving, but there is just a ton of snipping, so I think Cami will get a slightly modified rag quilt in the near future.
For July's sewing project I took another free sewing class at a different quilting store in town. I learned to make a tote out of place mat, make box pleats & sew on handles. In the near future this will become Phoebe's new scripture/ Sunday bag. I know it is a bit big, but I am sure she will fill it with other little treasures or just use it as a purse.

Look whose Thirty, Flirty and Thriving Now!

On the 24th of July Cory made the jump to join me as thirty something.  We started the day a bit later than normal since I hadn't wrapped anything and/or decorated.  It was a bit crazy still since we had only been back from our Oregon trip of only a 1/2 day, so after I made Cory go running and shower we had it all ready to start the party.
This birthday, Phoebe finally got the who gift opening concept so daddy got a lot of help opening his gifts, in fact she opened most of them for him.  After gifts we went to grandma/pa Fergy's house and had a family breakfast as we always do.  Grandpa even got the "pop cycle" down for Phoebe to ride.
These two twiners are so cute in their princess crowns and old man ID tags.
After lasts year's disastrous us ice cream Oreo cake, I vowed never to make a birthday cake for Cory again.  So this year I made a doughnut cake, an idea I got from the genius Emily Alder last year.  Not only did it look prettier than last years cake, but it tasted might delicious too!
Cory and Dave were born 20 minutes apart, I know quite a separation for twins, but Cory refused to come out after Dave and so he had to be an emergency C-section.  Which leads us to this scene where Cory was jumping around and dancing because Dave was already 30 & he was still only 29.
After the cake we went next door to have a delicious dinner with Jonny, a professional cook, pictured above.  He was throwing himself  a party because it was his birthday as well.  After the delicious BBQ and the sun went down, $1200 worth of illegal fireworks came out; this was Jonny's gift to himself.  The fireworks wwere the professional grade ones like the kind that stadiums use.  The show went for 1 hr and after that we were really done with seeing fireworks.  We loved how pretty they were, but we were sick of having ash & bits of wrappers rain down on us. All-n-all it was a fun day, but  we were ready to go home because we were one bunch of very tired Fergys!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oregon My Oregon

Last week we all piled in the Fergy van and paid homage to my beautiful home state of Oregon.  We traveled the 13 hr trip in two days.  The first night we stayed the night at my Grandma Hogan's House in Hermiston, OR.
The next morning we got up early and finished the trip to my parents house.  It was just in time too because ne noticed right as we got to grandma &pa Potts house Cami was really cranky and pulling on her ears so firsts things first we took her to the doctor Robert (my brother) worked for, who was so nice he saw her for free, and he confirmed that she did indeed have an ear infection.  Oh children have the worst timing!!! While Cami was in her misery Phoebe was in her doggies heaven, she never wanted to leave their sides she even tried to sleep in the doggies bed.
 During our trip we took the obligatory trip to the coast. This time it was only a day trip, which was plenty for our gang.  We started by  going to the Hatfield Marine Center to look at the octopus and play in the tide pool.  Phoebe loved the "starsfish" and the stickies, ie anemones.
After the marine center we hit the beach.  It was a beautiful day for the Oregon Coast, but still a bit windy and cool, so coats were needed.  We buried all the kids legs to try and keep them warm, but as you can see Phoebe was not much for staying in one spot for 2 seconds.
Cami learned to crawl while visiting Grandma&pa Potts (just like Phoebe did) and she kept crawling towards the ocean; she looked just like a baby sea turtle making it way to the sea.
Phoebe ran all over the beach with Uncle Robert.  She loved the water even though it was about 40 degrees and it stung my foot to touch.  At one point she even sat in the water in her clothes, then of course she sat back on the sand so she was covered in sand.  The rest of the night she told us she had no pants on because she had "a sandbox in her pants."
Josh was happy to sit in one spot the whole time like my angel boy.  I laughed when I saw this picture of him  making a sour face.  Then if you scroll down to his twins picture she made the exact same face.  Oh twinners are funny!
Here are a couple more pics of the twiners.  Josh just liked digging in the sand and Cami just liked eating the sand.  She is becoming more and more like Phoebe everyday, it is starting to make me very nervous!
After a good long while we made the hour trip back to grandpa&ma's house.
During our trip we also gt to enjoy a family and friends BBQ.  It was really nice to see lots of people I rarely ever get to see anymore.  Here is a picture of Phoebe in the back yard with Miles (the son of my old friend Brooke) riding my moms deer statues.  We also got time to sneak in a visit with Josh, the original.
As of last year Grandma&pa made it a requirement that once during our visit we have to go to Waterfront Park to ride the carousel.  Phoebe LOVED it & got to ride it twice.  The first time she rode Big Sky and the second time it was Razzel Dazzel.  Note the emblem engraved on Razzel Dazzel.  It made Cory and I laugh; a local ward must have painted it.
On the last night  of our visit we had an early birthday for Cory.  It was a surprise for him so my mom made the Banana Split cake he requested I make for his actual birthday while we were out picking 42.5 lbs of blueberries to bring home.  Cory got a very nice hummingbird feeder & some books he requested along with a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday sung by my brother.
After cake we had one last hot tub party, don't worry we also swam just about every other day of our visit too.  All the kids LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the pool.  Going swimming was one of the only things we could do to make Cami happy when she was especially fussy at times
We had to include these pictures because they were so funny to Cory & I.  This is my parents version of making things kids proof.
On the way home we stopped back in Hermiston to visit my aunt and we got caught in a dust storm.  This is what it looked like, I know it's hard to see, when we got back on the freeway.
I have to say this was one of my favorite trips home as of yet because we made it a point to not overbook ourselves and so we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Here are just a few random cute pictures from the trip.