Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dallin's Swim Party

Each kid that came to the party got their own water gun. How cool is that??

This is a fun game we played where they have to wait on the side of the pool till I say go and dive for money. the winner gets a prize but every one is a winner cause they all get to keep what money they gathered. Go ahead folks and write these ideas down. I don't mind if you use them. Cause thats how generous we are in Texas.

Dallin and his friend Oliver had a dual party. They were in the same class at elementary school, same sunday school class, and same football team so rather that make their friends pick which party to go to we did it together.

The matches got wet at the pool party. Imagine that. So we let their friends all squirt them in the face with their guns once we were done with the birthday song. (you can use this idea too its so clever and cute I just can't take it)

Dallin Turned 8

Dallin had another birthday and it happened to be the very day that school started but we celebrated it in different ways before that day so it was not that big of a bummer. We had our usual chucky e cheese party with aunt Net where he got the biggest coolest lego set from her that was way too expensive and worthless for me to buy. lol. She will spare no expense. Lets just say he really really wanted it. And then he got a pool party with all his friends and that damn near killed me. It started at 11:30 and some parents didn't pick their kid up till after 3. You do not want to get me started on this. Plus they let their younger children who were not invited take a treat bag. And then after school we had a dessert at a resteraunt and they sang to him before football practice. He deserves all of it. He is the best best best kid I could ask for. I feel like we are so blessed to have him. He is so good. He almost never gets in trouble and I am serious. I am humbled to be his mother and overwhelmed by how much he has taught me vs what we have taught him. You all know how much I hate being sentimental so I am not just saying this. I am soooo proud of him. Even though he is getting pretty chubby :P (inside joke)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bassetts vs. Weeks

This past weekend the parents met. My father has never met Andrews parents before. When we got married my parents couldnt afford to come so after 9 years this baptism ended up giving us something more to worry about than if you could see his underwear through the wet white jumpsuite. Andrews parents were very unfriendly and rude to me when Andrew and I were first dating. They were upset that we were not getting married in the temple but choose to not really see how he contributed to that out come and take it all out on me. Once I realized that we were going to marry I wrote a short letter saying lets put the past behind us and they wrote back explaining their concerns for the kind of mother I would be. My dad was so so so so offended. He loves me and was very hurt that I was not being accepted by them. In all honesty I was just ready to call off the baptism all together cause I was so worried about how having these people in the same room would go. My dad is the kind of guy that simply wants to "step outside" to settle a dispute and thats not condusive to the spirit. But the show must go on so I simply went ahead with the plans and bought ulcer meds. Its over with now. It went well... I guess... because there were no fist fight or screaming and yelling. But my dad and his dad avoided the hell out of each other and there was a giant elephant in the room if you will. AWKWARD! Being a parent I get where my dad is coming from. How would you feel if some one decided your daughter was unworthy of their son? There was a point where I was outside with my dad not sure if he was going to come stand in the circle for the confirmation. I just listened and let him vent and then when he was done I said "are you ready to do this?" and he just walked back in the room and got in the circle. It was stressful and frustrating. And I can honestly say I do not want to do it again. I am not bitter or angry with any one. I just look at the situation and think about how I can do things differently with my kids. As much as we try and hide things from our kids they pick up on things. Dallin some how became aware of the fact that Andrew's parents didn't like me and my dad doesn't like them. Thats really sad. I know I don't want these events to be stressfull for him when he has kids. So I hope I can take it all in and not make the same mistakes.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Can't Find my Camera

I am so glad that I have not lost any followers over the last few weeks cause I know I have not been keeping up with my blog. You are some loyal suckas and I want to give you knuckles for that. I lost my camera and cant find it (shhhhhh do NOT tell Andrew!) When I find it I will post some pics and as usual make up some kind of story to go with them. There is some really good stuff coming up this next week though so stay tuned for that as well. It could be crazy. The In Laws are coming to town...... Love you!! I'll be Back soon.