Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Max and Jonas

At the beginning of June, we had two little visitors - our friends Max and Jonas stayed with us for a week. We had so much fun with them, and I can honestly say I have never been so tired in my life. Here's a quick rundown of everything we did (that I can remember!):
Thursday - the boys arrived in the evening, we had a little bbq with hamburgers and hot dogs. Then it was time to put the kids to bed. I'm pretty sure we let them watch Scooby Doo.
Friday - the boys helped me with grocery shopping, then we picked up a pizza and went to have lunch with James at his office. After lunch, the kids and I went to the Bean museum, where I learned that a whale's tongue is the size of an African elephant. Crazy. Later in the evening, James came home and after dinner, he took the boys back to the office to watch a movie on the big screen and I stayed home and put Isaac to bed.
Saturday - the day the boys were most looking forward to. We had promised to take them swimming at the neighborhood pool (which is awesome and has water slides and a big splash area for the smaller kids). The pool didn't open til 1, so we had to kill some time. First we jumped a bit on the neighbor's trampoline.
 Then we all went to Wal-Mart to buy beach towels (mostly cuz James and I wanted some. Yeah, we used the kids as an excuse.) Here's a picture of the boys cuddling their towels:
Then finally, 1 o'clock came around. We slathered sunscreen all over the boys and we were off! They don't let you take picture at the pool, so here are a few of the sunscreen:
(They liked putting it on much better when it involved war paint.)

Sunday - Sunday was beautiful Baby Lily's blessing, so we went to their church with all of the Wilde family and afterward enjoyed a luncheon at Jeff and Diane's. The boys really love playing over there, so we even went back for dinner. :)
Monday - This is where it all stopped being very structured and I can't really remember what happened any more. The boys played inside this day, mostly I think. They liked making forts out of the couches. One morning they made a baby trap for Isaac. They caught him pretty easily. The captive seemed to enjoy himself a bit too much though:
Yeah, I can't remember by day any more, so here are just a few other things we did -
  • Max and Jonas made great friends with our neighbors' four boys, and they played in the yard together a lot. We all took a trip to the library one day to have a story time and get some books.
  • We crashed a neighborhood birthday party. The boys really wanted to play with some kids, and the Dusbabeks weren't home. So I went looking for other families in the neighborhood with kids. No one was home, oddly, but I kept trying until finally - I found all the kids! They were all at another neighbor's house for a birthday. They very kindly invited us in. The kids had fun, got to play on the trampoline, eat cake and ice cream, and I got to say that I have crashed a party. 
  • James took the kids for another movie night at the office. 
  • We chased the marching band around the neighborhood. :) Some kids from Provo High marching band knocked on our door asking us to sponsor a march-a-thon. So, we gave them a check, then later we heard the band. I hadn't realized the march-a-thon was right then. So, the kids all ran outside (the neighbors were out there too) to watch the band. We followed them down a few streets - Max and Jonas really wanted to see Cameron. Then we all went home again.
We probably did a bunch of other things, too, but it's all a blur now. I think once the boys discovered our neighbors, they mostly just wanted to play with them. So much fun. Here are a few other random pictures from the week:
It was fun.:)

1 comment:

Emily said...

How fun to see a post and pictures of what you did. You guys are so great- the boys have talked a ton about how much fun they had with you. For Jonas the highlight was swimming. For Max it seems to be that you made Mickey Mouse pancakes. :) Thank you again.