Monday, August 29, 2011

August week 4

Oh boy...where do I start.  What a great last week before school.  Julie and I decided that we were going to just have fun with our kids this week. 
So Monday we headed out to find a splash pad.  Unfortunately all of the splash pads by us have been turned off.  Didn't they know that we were not is school yet!  So we decided to take the kids Ice blocking.  I use to go as a youth all of the time, so I thought it would be fun.  We ended up at Murray park and boy did they have fun. 
Everyone of the kids went down the hill several times.  After a while we noticed that there were people playing in the river at the bottom of the hill.  So we decided to leave the ice for a while and go play in the water.  They had a great time.  The girls noticed that there were tadpoles in the water and started to catch them.  They wanted to take them home so bad..but I refused to take the stinky tadpoles in my car.  After the river the kids went back to ice blocking.  When we left the park the ice was only about 1 inch thick.  All in all Monday was a great day. 
Tuesday we took the kids swimming.  Love free stuff.  They had a great time.  Especially with Jon in the water.

Wednesday along with every other day was football.  It was also Pack Meeting.  Colby received 2 Silver arrows, and a bunch of belt loops and a patch from Cub Country.  Colton received his Bobcat and a bunch of belt loops from Cub country.  They were really embarrassed getting awards in their football gear but this time it could not be helped. 
Thursday was a big day in the Atherley house.  Ashlee started Middle School.  Oh man...where did the time go.  She was really excited.  She jumped out of the car and didn't look back.  I'm so glad that she is so excited about this time in her life.  She will do great. 
We decided that while Ashlee was a 7th grade orientation we would go to Grandma's and do the water slide.  This is always a crowd pleaser.  The kids have a great time.  The best part once again is FREE.  Plus the big one is we don't have to entertain and the kids have a great time. 

Thursday night was Back to School night at the Middle School and the Elementary.  These nights are always so much fun to go to.  You get to meet the teachers, see the classroom, and see who is in the classes.  It was a really great night. 

Friday I spent the morning in meetings for PTA.  I am serving on a committee that is training people in the Jordan School Districts on how to run a shelter in our schools, just in case there is a natural disaster.  It is going to be a great thing for our District.  It makes me feel better as a parent knowing that this is going to happen.  That night we had a movie night and root beer float party.  The kids once again had a great time. 

Saturday Jon spent at the football fields getting the boys ready for the games.  I went to a funeral then went to see the boys at the fields.  They are looking good.  Hopefully they have a great season. 

All in all it was a great week.  Next week back to school.....!!!  Party time!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August week 3

I am soooo late this week.  oops!!! We are having to much fun this week to sit at a computer.  So I will try to remember what happened a week ago. 

PTA has started already.  I love being able to serve on the PTA but sometimes it really starts to take over your life.  I totally see it coming.  I spent one day at a Council meeting.  I decided that serving local is the way to go.  I really miss being with the kids at my school.  Now I just get to see the good things we are doing on a district level.  Sometimes it is just as much fun. 

Football of course is still going.  Everyday!!  Soon we will be a 3 a week.  I can't wait. 

Colton's scout leader has started scout back up.  He has really missed not going.  Colby got to go to the Weblos leader.  He was so excited.  I hate that football interferes but we make it work. 

Wow that is about all I can remember.  Boy that is sad.  Next week is soon and we had a wonderful and exhausting week.  Plus...Back to School.  I can't wait.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August week 2

Hello 14 days!!!
I can't believe that this summer is coming to a close.  It was a fast first part of the summer until about 2 weeks ago.  Now I can't wait.  Starting a job at the school, and all of them in all day, WOW!!  I really thought this day would never come. 

We started Sunday by celebrating Colby's birthday with our family.  We had dinner and then cake and ice cream.  He was really excited about his birthday.  He got new clothes and shoes to start school, some Lego's, and a bunch of money that he has decided that he wants to save.  What a great kid. 


We started the week out going back to Dr. Hunter for Connor's post surgery check.  He has been so miserable and whinny (hope I spelled it right) and not sleeping that I am ready to scream every day.  So we go to the appointment which Connor is screaming about the whole time that his throat hurts and he can't open his mouth.  Dr. Hunter walks in, he opens his mouth and tells him it hurts a little but its ok.  I'm about ready to kill him.  Oh well, at least I know that he is healing and everything is good. 


We started and finished school shopping for the kids.  Who knew that clothes, shoes, and everything else could cost so much money. 


Ashlee got the opportunity to babysit her cousin for 2 days this week.  She had a blast and the money she earned she spent on some extras that she wanted for school.  BONUS!


Saturday was our Annual Stake BBQ.  We have gone to this every year since they started it.  It is a really fun event.  You get to see people from other wards that you normally don't see very often.  It is so funny when the kids from school see me at an event like this.  They sit and stare at me for a long time and then come up and say Hi.  Teachers say all of the time that the kids think that we live at the school.  I now totally understand.  It's pretty funny. 
I have been wanting to get mine and Ashlee's haircut for a long time, but just have not found the time.  So as I was on facebook on Saturday morning my favorite salon mentioned that they were having a beach party and their services were half off.  Really half off!!!  So we totally took advantage of it.  We invited my mom to come with us and have a girls night.  We got pedicures, haircuts, and got some fun products.  Ashlee's hair is the cutest, and she is loving her blue toe nails. 

All in all it was a great week. Minus that my memory is full on my computer so I can't download pictures yet.  I have been working on this for a couple of weeks, and hope to be able to get them up this week.  I'll work hard. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August week 1

OK I know that I'm late this week posting, but I was busy taking care of a child, and I went to post and Blogger was down yesterday. 
Last week started out with Connor having surgery.  We had to be at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning.  Connor of course was a little scared and a lot shy at first.  Here is the picture when we first arrived at the hospital
He was not excited for what was about to happen.  The nurse came in and took blood pressure and vitals and then gave him Versed.  Holy cow this child is funny on Versed.  At first he was in a zone, then the anthologists came in and Connor was laughing hysterically and told him that he had 4 eyes.  Then Dr. Hunter came in and Connor told him he had 2 heads.  You had to see it to believe it.  Right before they took him back I looked at him and said Connor does mom have 4 eyes and he said no but MOM YOU HAVE AN EYE ON YOUR CHIN. 

Connor on Versed

Jon and I were laughing till they took him away.  He was only in surgery about 30 minutes and then in recovery 30 minutes then we got to see him.  We heard him coming all the way down the hall screaming.  He just kept saying I want to go home.  Please take me home.  After eating a slushy and tons of ice chips we got home about 11:00 a.m.  What a morning we had ...not knowing that we were going to have a awful week with him.

This week also starts HELL week for football!!  It is totally what it says it is.  It is a week of tryouts and literally wearing the boys out.  Both Colby and Colton are playing this year, but in different divisions.  It is going to be an exciting year.  Colby made the Pee-wee B team, and Colton made the Gremlins 8-9 B team.  It is going to be a great season. 

Ashlee had another appointment with Dr. Bills.  This time she got the Herbts removed. She was really excited to get all of that metal out of her mouth.  The only bad thing is they had to remove all of the back brackets on top and bottom and put in totally new ones.  She says its nice to have all of that metal out of her mouth.

It was also Colby's birthday this week.  He was really excited for his birthday this year.  He is a great kid.  He drives me totally batty some day but we still love that kid.  We had a little family party for him on Saturday morning but the family party was on Sunday.  Here is one picture with his favorite toy that he received...LEGO's.  I will post all of his birthday pictures next week with my post. 
Happy Birthday Buddy!

So here it goes....18 days and counting till school starts.  I was not looking forward to it this year until this last week.  Now I'm totally ready for them to go back.  It's going to be a great year.

Monday, August 1, 2011

July week 4

Oh my...what a vacation.  I love camping, but after being gone 2 weeks this year with the youth I was not exactly thrilled to be going camping and living out of a bag for a week again.  Once we finally got packed, fixed the car again, and started heading out of town I got excited.  The kids have been looking forward to this trip all year.  We bought a new tent this year Hooray, so I was excited to see how easy or not it was going to be to set it up.

We got to Moon Lake and all I can say is WOW we got a lot of water this year.  The lake was completely full and they were taking tons of water out of it.  AMAZING.

The boys played in the water, fished, hiked, fished, cooked, fished, and fished.  They had a great time.  I think they played more in the water fishing, but they had a great time.  We rented a boat and it was a lot of fun being out on the water.  The boys both caught a fish.
Jon and I also bought a propane oven this last year, and we got to try it out at camp.  I just have to say I love this oven.  I now have everything that I need in a disaster.  An oven and all of the ingredients to make Chocolate chip cookies.  We will be fine if we are ever in a disaster.  We had a great time.  I don't think we have ever gone up to Moon Lake and it has not rained.  We got away with it all week, and the last night it started to rain.  It rained all night.  When we got up in the morning everything was wet.  Of course when we want to pack up everything is wet.  We left the stuff up most of the morning and it almost dried completely.
On our way home it started to POUR!!!  It was a big storm.  At one point the road was completely washed out.  We got on the main highway and the rain slowed down, but just as we were cresting the hill at Strawberry Reservoir the rain was impressive.  Going about 30 mph and having the windshield wiper going on high speed, it was really hard to see.  It took us a little longer to get home, but that rain storm was awesome.  This storm reminded me of when Jon and I were dating and my parents lived in Roosevelt.  There was one trip that we were coming up over Strawberry Reservoir and it was so foggy you could not see in front of you.  We were going about 5mph and it was scary.  We made it that time and this time.  Going over the Reservoir can be really scary sometimes.  ( I will get pictures up ASAP)

Colton started football this week with the High School football camp.  He is so excited to play.  He had a great time at camp.  Saturday was football gear day.  The boys were so excited.  Here goes to giving up my weekends.

Only 4 weeks until the kids go back to school.  I'm so excited!  It is a sad thought this year.  I'm excited because I'm starting work at the school this year.  I'm really looking forward to working at the school and seeing my kids everyday at school. 
I also got Ashlee registered for school this week.  Wow who knew it was that expensive.  At least that is done.  Here goes to shopping for clothes, backpacks and who knows what else we will need.