Sunday, July 31, 2016

Act 6; Scene 16: Summer Kid Mischief

We have been up to all sorts of mischief and magic the past few weeks.

Here's our proof.

I go upstairs for five minutes, and this is what I return to. A very happy minion who has unearthed every toy we ever had.

 Scarlet loves her Culver's custard

I'd say that's pretty magical! And get a load of this next picture--Tommy volunteering to vacuum the stairs!!!

I made carrot soup with all of the ingredients fresh from our garden! Doesn't this look beautiful?!

And Scarlet's new favorite hiding place.

Some more magic occurring at our house. Or as Robert would classify it, mischief!

Scarlet prefers to scrape the insides of her sandwich off before eating the outsides.

Another little minion face. This one is "Smile, Scarlet!"
My bathing beauty.

 She may have decided if she moved her high chair and used it as a tent, I wouldn't notice the mischief she is getting into...

This is Scarlet helping me wash the clothes, pioneer style. It obviously leads to dirtier clothes rather than cleaner. And of course, she insists on sucking on the dusty, dirty wash rag....awesome! 

Enjoying ice cream cones on a 100 degree day at the Pioneer Village.

And the grand finale, a video! Scarlet thinks she is as clever as Tommy to "roll" down the hill. I love her version of it!

As you can see, our toddler is quite the quirky little minion. Tommy, on the other hand, has been growing up like crazy! Anyhow, hope you're having a fun and slightly crazy summer, too.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Act 6; Scene 15: July is Heating Up!

Happy July, everyone! Here is what we've been up to!

We started off with Tommy's birthday. My favorite part of this video is him peeking inside the little hole of the wrapping paper, ha!

Cinnamon Roll breakfast with candles before Dad went to work

In other news, Scarlet learned how to drink the remains of her cereal milk.

Long story short, after totaling our Ford, we bought a used Kia Rio. I guess car shopping is pretty tiring--both of the kids decided to lay down on the concrete steps outside the little dealership!

For Tommy birthday dinner (a day late) we tried grilling pizzas for the first time. Thanks to Robert's and Mom's expertise, they turned out great!

I also made a giant fruit salad in a watermelon bowl. All of Tommy's favorites--fruit and pizza (with olives!). And of course, as much family as we could get.

Tommy's response to his new scooter was, "But I already got a bike!" Apparently you can only have one or the other! He has since learned to ride his scooter and enjoys it much more than his too large Spider Man pedal-bike. (He'll grow into it!)

Tommy asked for a strawberry cake, and a blueberry cake. Pretty fitting for a 4th of July baby, right?! Epic shortcake with candles! These three pictures of us singing to Tommy are Robert's favorites because of the progression of Scarlet's expression...

Tommy really doesn't like singing

and maybe Scarlet doesn't either?!
The next week brought the 4th of July. We decided to celebrate by taking Grandpa and the Uncles up to Brighton ski resort for a short hike, parade, and picnic.

Grandpa finally got some good Scarlet time while Grandma was in Idaho!

View of Silver Lake

Tommy with his heroes, Uncle Luke and Uncle Sam

The morning wore Scarlet out early. Notice the parade sucker in her hand and everything!

View from the hill we walked up at the ski resort
 That night we made it to our neighborhood 4th of July BBQ

They even had a bounce house this year, which the kids love. Scarlet cried and cried when she had to come out! 

Tommy had a little too much fun with the punch

speckles of punch all over him! punch chicken pox!
The next morning at 4:30am I took Robert to the airport for his week-long training in NYC. To say he was going there for his first time without me was disappointing is an understatement! Here are the few pictures he documented from his trip:
 Giant chicken parmesan from Florian's. The waiter asked if he wanted anything to drink, and Robert asked if they had lemonade. The waiter was very confused, and replied with, "well, I guess I could make you one." He was apparently shocked and confused at Robert's request!

View of the Empire State Building

While Robert was away, we had fun at home!
Scarlet the Super Hero

At the American Fork carnival

Scarlet ended up being very afraid of the carousel

That brings us to today, with a lovely Sunday afternoon stroll to the pond. Scarlet is 18 months old today. Wow!

throwing rocks in at the bridge

What is it with rocks and water?
 This is a cucumber we picked from our garden tonight. Tommy wanted the whole thing for dinner, and he ate it like corn on the cob!

Happy Summer, everyone. Hopefully I'll make it on here again before summer's end!