This was our last summer fling before school started again. The kids love the swimming pool in Montrose-the slide is just so much fun for them. Rhett even had a good time going down the slide! I don't know how many times I had to climb clear up to the top so that he could go down. (I was worn out!:)) We didn't get a picture of Eli going down the slide, but he loved it too-he can even go down without anyone's help (which he was so proud of!). The pictures don't do justice to the slide-it really is quite fast and a lot of fun! The day was a lot of fun until after we left & Tony realized that quite a bit of money out of his backpack had been stolen. We went back to see if it had been turned in (fat chance of that) and of course it hadn't been-he was sick to his stomach! So our nice afternoon turned out on a bad note, but we still enjoyed this last little outing with our kids before school started up again!
Eli enjoying the pool! Caleb entering the water off the slide Mom & Rhett Cheesy Kyla!:)
How many of you have ever seen a crop duster? I had never seen one this close before-right out our front door! There is a corn field across the street and this morning we heard a plane flying around so we went out to check it out! It was so neat to watch it! At one point it flew right over the street in front of our house-it was quite loud! The kids and me could have stayed outside watching it forever, but Tony came out and said that maybe it wasn't a good idea to be out there when the plane was releasing airborn pesticides! Needless to say-we reluctantly came inside.
Little yellow planeFor a little plane it sure made a lot of noise! I love this one-just check out that beautiful background! There's the pesticides we were enjoying!:)
Dad's been wanting to see some pictures of our grass so here they are! When we got home from vacation there were weeds everywhere, but we've been spraying for them and it's looking really good-although we still have a lot of weeds! Thanks to Dad and Mom for their help with our sprinkling system and teaching us how to grow a lawn!
So we were on vacation for about 2 weeks and when we got home we discovered a nice little sandbox in our back yard! The kids were so excited! Caleb asked "Mom, did you do this before we left?" I told him no, but that I bet I knew who did it! We have the best neighbors who are always looking out for us and are so good with our kids. They are an older couple from our ward. As soon as Caleb saw them out working in their yard he yelled over to thank them for the sandbox! They have enjoyed it immensely!
Picture of our Hotel-ph(planet hollywood) in the background.
Our living room. Our bedroom-the pillows were heaven! I wanted to take them home! Bathroom-the tub looked so nice, didn't have the time to try it out though. Foyer as we exit the elevator. The top 2 floors you have to use your keycard in order to even access. We felt pretty special!
Tony & I celebrated our 10th anniversary a little early this year. Tony mentioned Phantom and I was hook-line-and-sinker! We had such a great time! We stayed at the Planet Hollywood on the very top floor in a really nice room! Phantom was so exciting! I was glued from beginning to end and I've seen the movie quite a few times! The things that they can do on a stage was amazing-I was really quite shocked! The chandelier was quite the site itself. Would recommend it to anyone. I love my hubby so much! This wasn't his first choice of what we could do but he knew I would love it and so went ahead. After Phantom was over Tony turned to me and told me--and I quote, "I don't want to take anything away from Phantom, but I would have rather watched a Dodgers game!" I guess that will be our plans for #15!! We also were able to go and see the bellagio water fountains (it was right across the street from Planet Hollywood). Those were so neat. I could have sat there forever and watched them. Other than the heat during the day, we had a fabulous time!
The librarian's (who works at the kid's school) son (who was in Tony's class a few years ago) came up with a great name for the kids! He called them the Miramonsters! It fit so well and I loved it because I've always called my kids "little monsters" (lovingly-of course). So that is what inspired our title, just in case you were wondering!:)
Help send our 2 boys to Destination Imagination Globals this May!
Here's a link to our Mom & Daughter recipe blog...YUMMY YUMMY!!
Makyla, 11 years old
Our oldest and only daughter! She loves playing with her brothers and being their 2nd mommy! She is a great help around the house (when she wants to be:)) and very artistic. She loves creating, coloring, drawing, etc. And she is becoming a wonderful piano player!
Caleb, 9 years old
Our oldest son! What a joy it is to have him in our family! He is sweet and tender-hearted. He loves being with his Dad and loves about everything he does...especially sports! He makes friends easily and is friendly to everyone! He also loves to hug which I love!:)
Eli, 8 years old
Eli is the funny bone in our family. He loves to make people laugh and to be silly! He has a very big vocabulary for one his age and has a very big imagination. He almost always has a smile on his face!
Rhett, 3 years old
This is our little ball-loving boy! Anything that has to do with baseball, basketball, soccer, football, etc. he LOVES! He is so happy and always on the go!! His new favorite things to do are play NBA jam on the Wii and watch any kind of sports on TV with his Dad!! He is (as Tony calls it) Tony's retirement fund!:)
I'm a mother of 4 who loves spending time in the kitchen. Baking is my specialty! I blog with my 13 year old daughter over at Double the Deliciousness. When not in the kitchen creating delicious meals or decadent desserts, I like to spend time reading, attending my children's various activities, playing games, and painting...walls that is!