Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July

Here are a few pictures from yesterday. We headed to Spicer for the parade with my parents. It was nice and cloudy and cool. Perfect for a parade! Here is Alaina dressed for the day.

Here's Sawyer waiting to get some candy. He loved the big trucks and anything motorized. He kept saying, "sweet." Where did he learn that word? Probably his big brother.
Jonnie is all about getting the most candy possible!
Grandpa Worm helping get candy for Sawyer.
4th of July is not a fun holiday when you don't like noises. Poor boy.

Later that day we went to friend's cabin on Diamond Lake. I hadn't been there in years and forgot how nice that lake is. It was just beautiful and really makes me want a lake cabin (:

Here Alaina is looking for treasures and Sawyer was just happy to swim and show off his butt crack.
Shortly after we arrived, Sawyer made a new friend that wouldn't leave his side. It was adorable. The dog would dig rocks out of the water and dunk his head under to get at them. Sawyer would throw rocks for him, too and the dog would catch them-it would make me cringe every time hearing the rocks in his teeth.
Sawyer made another friend that was stuck to his foot-it was a tiny little leach!! I was horrified and luckily there was a man standing there to help out this damsel in distress. I was shocked he could get a leach-ewwwwwww!
The fireworks were starting all over and we weren't sure at this point how the night would go. After awhile he did get used to them...a little.
I love this picture-he's just hanging out.
Jonnie LOVES any fireworks. When the big ones started going off he was screaming and cheering. It was so fun seeing his joy.

Shortly after this, I put Sawyer on my lap and covered his ears with his blanket which helped a lot and he loved it then. What was really cool is a couple cabins try to out do each other every year and had some awesome fireworks all around us. It was better than going to professional fireworks. I kept thinking in this economy it's surprising that so many people paid thousands for the them. I guess they are not the people effected by economic challenges (:
We had a fun day and night. Oh, I should tell you one more story. When we were about to leave (it was about 11:30) and Jon pointed out that one of the trees had a face on it to Sawyer. Sawyer looked at it for about 5 seconds and then he let out a blood curdling scream! I have never heard anything like that come out of him before. It sounded like a horror movie scream-IT WAS HYSTERICAL!! I was laughing so hard and trying to console him at the same time and explain that it was pretend. All he would do is hide his face in Jon's neck. On the ride home he said quielty, "that tree was fweaky." Which made me laugh all over again. We still can't talk about it today. I so wish I had a video camera at that moment.

Anyway, hope everyone else had a happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Well, I am finally getting my pictures of Alaina and Sawyer's birthday weekend on here. We decided to have their party on Friday eve. so Alaina could have her birthday on Saturday all to herself and Sawyer could have his to himself on Sunday. Alaina struggled this year with sharing her birthday with her brother, so we thought this was our best bet to avoid tears, jealousy, etc. and it worked! We had a great weekend and Alaina was happy throughout (:

I didn't want to make the same mistake as last year and buy Alaina's cake, so here is my attempt at making an "Ollie" cake for her. She loved it. I was going to put red food coloring in the cake, but I thought maybe that would be too much.

Sawyer is all about Spider man these days, so here is my easy version of a spidey cake. He loved it, too!
I decided to have the party at Games Lake this year to do something different and let the kids be able to swim. I rented a shelter and it was nicer than I thought! It was a lot of fun. Here are a few picks of us eating.It was funny because we even had people coming up to the window looking to buy food-they thought we were a food stand-I could of made a little money........

Grandpa Worm with his boys.

Here they are all trying to show off their BIG muscles! They were on there way to swim!

Sawyer kept saying, "I'm so brave."

Grandma Karen bought all the kids buckets and Jon and Alaina got some scuba gear.
Time to light Ollie on fire!

And then Spider man....

Jonnie reading a card to Sawyer.Saturday morning was Alaina's official birthday. She opened her gifts from us-an Mp3 player, a CD, and a new bike. She was happy (:

She also wanted to swim. I was thinking it was not meant to be because her friend got sick and couldn't come at the last minute and we couldn't get a hold of anyone else. That morning it was windy and rainy, but finally around 2:00 the sun came out. So, we headed in to the pool only to find out it was closed for no apparent reason. So we finally just went to the Y and the kids had fun-we were the only ones there for awhile with 3 life guards all staring at us. One of them even told me that since Sawer was under 5, I had to be in there with him-what exactly is their job? Anyway, I had to laugh because the same thing happened last year for her birthday and we ended up at the Y then, too.
Sunday was Sawyer's official day. He is so sweet and was just happy to be three and didn't even realize gifts were involved. How soon that innocence fades, right? He opened up a semi truck that is just like Jonnie's that Jonnie never lets him play with and also a ride-on tractor that he LOVES! He just rides it around all day, every day. It's the cutest thing!

He even makes tractor sounds while on it and Jon and I just sit and laugh at him because he talks to himself, hops off and "fixes" things and jumps back on like he's on a mission. It is so adorable!
We had a great weekend! Happy Birthday again you two!