Sunday, July 27, 2008

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

This month has been a busy one and it seems we have some catching up to do!
On the 12th we went to the Marshall family reunion. We enjoyed good food, fun with cousins and the company of family. Daisey laughed her way through a pie eating contest! Isaac shot water balloons from a giant sling shot! Poor Maggie watched from the sidelines and ate cheetos!

Little bones heal quickly (thank goodness!) and Maggie only had to have the cute pink cast for a week. She is thrilled to be rid of it and is back to running down the street naked! It's good to have her back!

On the 18th we had our ten year high school reunion! Crazy! It was fun to catch up with friends after so long! I forgot to take my camera, but luckily Brynn and Clarissa were there and they both got some good pics.
Jackie and Jeff were in town for the reunion and as always, it was fun to hang out with them and their handsome little man, Ty!
On Saturday, the 19th my mom and I had planned on driving down to Sandy to throw a baby shower for my Aunt Sandra. But, plans changed when baby Kylee decided to make an early entrance on Friday night! We went down to the hospital to see mommy and baby on Sunday. Congratulations Montague family! Grandma and Grandpa Roush were there also so we thought we'd take a 4 generation photo. Daisey was less than cooperative, but after 4 tries we got one without her making a face!

July 24th was both Mom's birthday and Pioneer Day. We celebrated Mom's birthday on Sunday with a family bbq. On Pioneer Day Robert and the kids took part in a great opportunity that is called the "Smithfield Lawnmower Parade". No kidding! They have one every year on the street that we live on! There were 10 lawnmowers in total, music on loud speakers and quite a few viewers lined up and down the street! It was quite the experience, I have no words to describe it, but I do have pictures! A special thank you to our dear friends the Dutsons and the Laws for enjoying the parade with us! Special thanks to Jess, without his sweet lawnmower this experience would not have been possible! And thank you to Eric for the use of the lawn tractor trailer!

Oh, and I must mention the fact that I made ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY spudnuts on Pioneer Day! I thought it would be a fun thing to do on the 24th of July. Never again! Unless I make a fourth of a batch anyway! Hope the neighbors liked them! :)

Maren and Jeff were in town and we got together on the 25th. There was good food and good times to be had! And of course, a few rounds of hand and foot!

Last, but not least, we had a bbq birthday celebration for Mom tonight (the 26th). Hamburgers, corn on the cob, salads, fruit, cheesecake...yum! Nothing says summer like a bbq! It's always fun to see the 7 little Burton grandkids chasing each other around! They have a great time!

Now, if you read through this whole post I am very impressed and you must really love me! That or you have entirely too much time on your hands! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008 this from Nells, who got it from Dayna, who got it from...

{remember, memory}1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Adventures of the Pirate Princess and the little pink cast

Maggie loves the trampoline. Maggie loves to bounce on the trampoline. Maggie bounced too high on the trampoline and Maggie landed on her leg funny. That made her leg sad. Maggie cried a lot but she was very brave.
Maggie went to see the doctor. The doctor said she'd be fine because she could move her leg and wiggle her toes. "Come back if it doesn't feel better tomorrow" he said.
Maggie went home and cried all night long. Her leg did not feel better tomorrow. Maggie went back to see the doctor. She wanted to take her pirate hat to help her be brave. The pirate hat helped a lot. Maggie was very brave.
The doctor put a big pink "band aid" called a cast on Maggie's sad leg. It's the cutest little pink cast I've ever seen! Maggie hates the cast. She has threatened to cut it off with her plastic scissors.
Maggie has to wear the litte pink cast for a week, then she gets to go see the doctor again.
Maggie is a grumpy little bear. Did I mention she hates the cast? Wish us luck! :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy (late) Independence Day!

I think that we have finally recovered from our fun filled holiday weekend! On Thursday our good friends, the Merrills came up from Salt Lake to see us. We picniced at the park, barbequed in the backyard,saw the fireworks, swam at the Aquatic Center and went to the Cruise In! It was one big party/sleepover at our house and we were sad when they had to go home! Thanks for the fun you guys!