Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4th of July

We had a great 4th weekend! To start off, Eric had the whole weekend off, which rarely happens on a holiday! On the 3rd we went to watch the fireworks in Provo. The boys loved running around with the other kids and then laying on our blankets to watch the "HUGE" fireworks! On sunday we had to help my dad get the floats in order for the grand parade the next day. The boys love this because we drive around in golf carts and color numbers with chalk! They think it is so fun, but we really are working. The next morning I was up bright and early to be at the parade route by 6 am! I was in charge of the pre parade again this year so I was busy that morning getting everyone in order and ready to go. After my parade was done I met up with Eric and the boys and watched my dad's wonderful parade! The Provo police estimated 300,000 people watching along the route! This is not some little town parade! Anyway, after the parade we went home to take and nap and then Eric and I went with a few of my friends to see Eclipse again! Eric was a really good sport and said it was good! And we ate at Cheesecake Factory before, I love that place! We drove home after the movie to go do fireworks at my parents house! They LOVE fireworks!! Aunt Carlie does fireworks with them a lot in the month of June, but this night we did tons of them! It was a great weekend and I am so thankful for living in this great country and enjoying all the freedoms we have!! Aiden watching Carlie do snakes! He loved those!I love Grady's cheesy smile!I sure love my boys!!!


This night felt like a long time coming, and now it is already gone! :( But I had soooo much fun and LOVED the movie! It of course was too rushed but the only way to stop that is to have a 5 hour movie! We had 17 people come with us to the movie, first we went to dinner at CPK! Then we all drove over to Jordan Commons to be among all of the other "crazies" The place was packed!! But we had assigned seats so we weren't worried about the crowds of people! The movie was great, but I of course cried for Jacob! I love him! Now I'm sad because the next movie doesn't come out for almost a year and a half! What will I do in the meantime!?!?!? :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Backstreet's Back ALRIGHT!!!

On June 23rd I went to my fifth Backstreet Boys concert! I have been an avid fan since I was in 9th grade, but it's been almost nine years since my last concert! So when I heard they were coming to Utah I had to go! I set my alarm and got online right as the tickets went on sale. To my amaze and excitement ALL of the tickets were only $35 and the tickets it pulled up for me were floor seats row 15!!! I couldn't believe it! I've never been anywhere near that close and for such a great price! So I bought tickets for Carlie, Leslie and I! It seemed like years later, but finally June 23rd came! Carlie and I had planned to go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner right before, but we didn't get there in enough time so we hurried and ate next door at CPK! I'm not kidding hurried, we were in, ate, paid, walking out the door in 30 minutes! When we were eating a few different workers came up to us asking if we were going to the concert because of our t-shirts. They all told us how jealous they were and they had wished they were going. As we were walking out of the restaurant about 5 or 6 of them yelled to us, "Have fun at your concert!" We felt like celebrities! So we were back on schedule for the concert, we met up with Leslie and drove downtown to the Energy Solutions Arena. We got special "Floor" wrist bands and sat in our amazing seats! The concert didn't start til forever later and while we were waiting Carlie noticed some seats even closer that no one had been in the whole time waiting. So we quickly moved up and sat on row 6!!!! We were soooo close, we could see every expression and the sweat dripping down their faces! At one point during the concert A.J. came down into the crowd and sang to a lady in the front row! I was soooo close to him, I could almost reach out and touch him! It was such a fun concert! Carlie and I were singing and dancing the ENTIRE time! We never sat down! We were really sad when it was over! :( and Leslie and I were sore for a few days later! (our bodies aren't as young as they used to be) I was so glad I went and got to see them sooo close, it was my dream come true!

Carlie and I before we left for the concert!
Anxiously waiting for the concert to start! (all three t-shirts belong to me)
When they first came on stage!
Brian :)
A.J. kept waving to me! :)
This is when A.J. came down to the crowd! I was sooo close!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Grady in the baby contest!

My parents found out that the Freedom Festival Baby Contest had added an older category so Grady could enter the contest this year. They were bugging me and bugging me to do it. So we entered him in it, got him a cute new outfit and off we went. It was on June 19th and when Grady went up to the judges he was really shy. They tried to get him to talk a little and he said everything in a whisper, but it was cute anyway. Then we had to wait for the results forever! While we waited they had a play area for the kids. Aiden and Grady loved that part! Finally it was time for awards. His catergory came.... and went. He didn't place in his age group, so we were let down, but never really expected to win. Then they announced the honorable mention for the whole contest and Grady was one of the three names!! He got a medal and t shirt to wear in the parade on the 5th! He was pretty happy, he kept telling everyone, "I won, I won!" It was a fun day and after the contest we went to Toy Story 3, which we all loved! To bad my baby isn't really a baby anymore! Playing with the kids in the peanuts!

With Grandpa waiting for the results
Aiden playing too! The puppet Aiden made in the puppet show

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Aiden's Newest Trick!

After watching my friend Kirstin's blog all the time of Damon riding his bike without training wheels, Aiden thought he was ready to try it himself! He asked Eric to take off his training wheels, so this last Tuesday he did and Aiden was pretty sure that he would be able to ride it right away! I was amazed at how quickly he got it! The first day if we held his seat until he got some speed, he could ride all over by himself! No major crashes! The next day I showed him how to push with his feet until he got enough speed to pedal. Now he starts, rides and stops all by himself! He's already finding little hills to ride over when he goes to the church parking lot! He is so proud of himself, everyone he sees he tells them about how he can ride his bike! I can't believe he's growing up so fast! Today a bike with no training wheels, tomorrow a drivers license! :(

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day

During my blogging hiatus I didn't blog about my Grandpa Kennard passing away, so I want to write about our trip to Logan to see his grave. Megan and I drove together with my boys in her car. (They love aunt Megan's car) We were almost there when Grady said "I'm sick I need to go to the doctor!" I think he was either getting car sick or just wanted to get out! He has learned when he doesn't feel good he asks to go to the doctor. So we got there and picked up some flowers for his grave and then went to the cemetery. His headstone just got put in and it looks great! I love that it is a standing one and that they can put the names of all their children on the back. My grandma wrote a beautiful poem that they put on the back as well. It's hard to think that I will never see him again in this life, but I know I will in the next! He was such a wonderful man who lived an amazing life and raised a beautiful family! I am so grateful to be in that family! And to know that we will be an eternal family! My grandpa served in the military when he was young so when we were at his burial site back in December they had a couple soldiers there and they were going to play taps but the trumpet didn't work, so on Monday we had my cousin Nathan play it. He did a great job, it made us all cry! It was great to be there with family remembering a wonderful man! After, we went to a park and ate lunch and the boys played with their cousins. It was a great day, we love and miss you Grandpa!

Frankland Ralph Kennard
Oct. 21, 1925- Dec. 26, 2009

The boys took turns putting our flowers down.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Aiden's first cavities filled!!

This happened a month or so ago but the video is so funny I had to post it! Aiden had two cavities and when we went to get them filled he had to take an oral sedative right before going in. The video is me and Aiden in the waiting room as it's beginning to kick in! He thought everything was so funny and couldn't stop from falling over! He also got laughing gas so he didn't struggle at all! It took ten minutes and he just sat in the chair smiling and laughing!! When we were leaving I had to carry him out because he couldn't walk yet and he said "I want to be silly again!" I guess he won't be aposed to cavity fillings in the future!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cruise to Mexico!! 4/25/2010-5/1/2010

We just got back from a 6 day cruise to Mexico!! We went with some of Eric's friends from work and their wives! It was soooo much fun, and soooo relaxing! I really enjoyed getting to know everyone and we had some really good laughs! We stopped in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo. We got massages in Puerto and explored the resorts, and shopped, snorkeled and swam in Cabo! The boat was fun too, except the last day when the boat was rocking sooo bad half of us got sick and it was too windy to go outside. But the seasickness helped prepare us to want to go home! I missed my boys a lot but they had a great time at Grandma's! Thanks to my awesome family and Brooke for watching them the whole week! I probably gained 10 pounds and no longer know how to do housework, but it was well worth it!!Meet the "Cinco Amigos"! They walked around the whole boat like this, confusing most the passengers! They were asked to sing happy birthday to a few people around the pool!! People thought they worked for the cruise ship!!

The whole group!
Our ship the Norwegian Star
In Puerto Vallarta
In Cabo
One night at dinner!
The hot tub in our exclusive "Spa"
A beautiful ending to an awesome cruise!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm Back!!

I know it's been a long time since I've posted, and I'm not going to try and back track either. We had a lot of fun in the last 6 months but I am starting from now. A couple weeks ago my "Twilighters" and I went to the New Moon DVD release! We pushed our way through an angry mob of old moms and grandmas to get to the front so we could get our DVD's signed! The actors of Mike, Angela, and Eric were there! They were really nice and funny and all three signed our DVD's! Since we were in the front of the line we didn't have to stick around until 2 am like last year, so we got home at a reasonable 1 am or so! I had tons of fun just being a groupie for the night! (Let's hope next year it's Taylor Lautner)