Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to Danny!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Danny, happy birthday to you!

Danny is 34! We had a lot of activities this week so we had to squeeze in a party. We had a BBQ and then it was off to Aydon's baseball game and then back for desssert. I made his favorite, german chocolate cake, that I make each year. I had to leave half of it unfrosted though because Aydon didn't like the looks of the frosting. (It does look kind of gross, but oh so yummy!) Then on his actual birthday he had a meeting that he presented at and I was able to go. He did a great job. He has no problem speaking in front of hundreds of people. I was very impressed. Danny amazes me daily with his hard work and dedication to family, work and church. I love this man more than words could say and I am truly blessed to call him mine! Happy Birthday you geezer!

Lauren dominate's!

Lauren had a lot of fun activities last week so she is the star of this post! We started with a really fun Mother's Day Tea Party in her classroom. They made us bonnets and sang for us. They served cookies and ice tea. Well Lauren brought me a huge glass of it and I quietly declined. She decided it looked good and as she began to raise the glass to her mouth I yelled at her not to drink it. (She was across the room.) I think the other mom's thought I was a complete retard but I didn't want her have it. She then said" Oh, I forgot I am not aloud to drink tea, it's bad for you." Great times!

She made this cute calendar for me and on each month they drew a picture or wrote something to us. This page is called " All about Lauren's Mom." I don't know if you can read this but she said I was 20 years old, I weigh 200 pounds and I like to eat EVERYTHING! Thanks Lauren.
This one is a portrait of me. I think she did such a great job. The girls and I had a fun afternoon together.

Lauren and her girl scout troop went to Young Chef's Academy last weekend and they had so much fun! This was one of their rewards for selling girl scout cookies. They prepared everything and the recipe's were delicious. They made cinnamon and sugar chips with fruit salsa, quesadilla's and strawberry banana sippers! Yummy! We made everything again for family home evening on Monday!

Finally, we had swim lesson's. I got them over with early this year so we could enjoy our summer! She loves swimming and made tons of progress this time around! I had to put this picture in because this is her version of diving!

We had a great week with Lauren as the star. She is a sweet little girl that keeps me on my toes. She has such a strong spirit, she LOVES her family and we love her!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Haircuts, slip'n'slide and backyard campouts!

Jakey got a haircut last week and it makes him look so much older I could hardly stand it. He looks more like a toddler than a baby anymore. I wish I could freeze time or atleast slow it down a little, they grow up so quickly.

You gotta love the slip'n'slide! I would love to have a pool but until then we will have to settle for this. I am so glad my kids still enjoy cheap entertainment. Jake was the first and last one on it. Danny helped him figure things out and he could not get enough. It was hilarious to watch him. He was on back half the time because he could not stand up with out falling. Lauren and Aydon had to race the whole time and Little Miss Lindsey slipped and fell on her bum the first time so she barely stuck her big toe on it after that. She truly believes she is a Princess and I would have to agree!

Lauren is such a mother hen, she is constantly watching out for Jake and Lindsey. She says she is not having kids when she grows up because she is NEVER getting married! "It is too disgusting" she says. And she also says pushing a baby looks way to painful " worse than getting shots". She is right about that, but I think she will change her mind because she is a great little mom already.

I want to eat these children. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
Jake found Aydon's hat in the garage and loved it. He usually won't keep one on but he was all about the cowboy hat! He is definately a Torgersen. Giddy up!

We have been anxiously awaiting camping season and we didn't have any exciting plans last weekend so we had a backyard campout which was so much fun. The kids had a blast and so did Danny and I. We had hot dogs, chips, watermelon and when it got dark Danny made the best smores, they were extra gooey! Yum! I have decided camping in the backyard is perfect. I didn't have to pack up anything, or travel anywhere, we didn't have to pee in the woods and after Aydon got done telling "scary stories" Lindsey, Jake and I went and crawled in our beds. It was a really fun night!

Aydon has a little more trouble than the rest of us eating because of all of his teeth being loose and the ones that have grown in are still at different lengths. It is so funny to watch him. I offered to blend it up for him but he didn't think that was very funny! Cute kid.

The girls being silly at breakfast. I adore them. This is just a random picture but captures these two perfectly! They have a hot and cold relationship. Sometimes they fight with eachother about everything. If Lindsey won't share or Jake just plain wants what she has, he will just shove his way in. Jake is both a lover and a fighter and so is Lindsey. I have no idea where they got there tempers from.