Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  Hope that you had as wonderful of a day celebrating as we did.  First off, thank you to all who have served our country to make it possible to celebrate today.  We truly live in a blessed nation.

I'm going to refrain from doing much babbling tonight as I need to pull out my food list and see what this week's menu is to include.  You'll see in the pictures how Grant and I spent our morning, then we headed to the 'Mont for a fabulous BBQ with the family.  Hats off to my Mom (and Dad for his BBQ skills) for some really yummy side salads to go with the meal tonight.  It was good to hang out for a bit with everyone, we even got to talk to Sar :)

The kids had a BLAST with Shell and Dudley - they won 800 tickets at Chuck E. Cheese and were there for five hours!  They took 2 baths in Aunt Shell's amazing tub, the got donuts, they had slurpees, they saw Grandma and Papa, they built legos, they played with the hot potato water ballon toy, Kayla got her nails done, they watched Alice in Wonderland, I feel like I'm missing something.  Honestly, I'm not sure how Shell and Dudley are functioning today!  Many thanks to them both :)

And don't worry, we didn't forget - Happy National Grape Popsicle Day.  Though I didn't get any pictures, I promise I took a box of popsicles (that included grape ones) to dinner tonight and we managed to polish off the whole box.  (I had a tangerine one, they were super yummy)

Bummed that the Wings just lost but at least the Tigers won today!  Brisket (and my ridiculous search for it) tomorrow and our first day of summer vacation.  Until then...

I re-purposed the Pack and Play for Kayla - she now has her very own 'hang-out' in her room!

 So delighted with how this turned out

 And we have big kid bed!

 On the way home from Fremont - do you think she had a good time?

 She had to check out her new tent when we got home - to avoid the meltdown that was brewing, we even told her she could sleep in it tonight

 Noah's reaction to his new bed

Getting tucked in for the first night in the big bed


  1. Way cool! Love the bed and hang out. Grant got the top bunk when we lived in Dixon. Shell & Dudley must be ready to sleep for a week. Good form of birth control--a 3.5 and 5 year old!

  2. I'm told my above comment might come off as inferring Kayla and Noah are so much of a hand full people may not want children after taking care of them. That was not my intention. I'm hoping it was not taken that way. And if it was, please, accept my apologies. I love the babies and believe they are the best well behaved kiddos in the world. ckb

    1. MIL - They are a handful! I didn't take it that way at all:) I know Aunt Shell and Uncle Dudley definitely were exhausted after their stint with them, as anyone is. No worries, it's all gravy