Jacob was born on Tues the 21st!!!! He is our smallest baby at only 8lbs 5oz and 20" long. We are all doing well and are loving him tons!!! More details to follow, just wanted to get some pics out there for all of our family and friends!!!!
Every year the Madison County Search and Rescue puts on a demolition derby to raise funds. This is the first year we've gone and we loved everything about it!!! From the mud and the mullets to the the crashing and bashing!!! The kids loved to watch the cars run into each other and each round we would pick our favorite to see how far it would get. During the breaks when they had to use tow trucks to pull out the "dead" cars the National Guard was throwing out prizes and they had a money fun run. There were different heats for different ages. They threw out tubes w/$1's $5's $10's & $20's on one end of the muddy field and the kids lined up at the other, when they blew the horn you just ran like crazy to try and get a tube. The first heat had 5-8 year olds and Sis REALLY wanted to join in. This being our first year, we didn't know they did this so we didn't come prepared, plus the thought of my little girl out there with a lot of back country boys was really scary so we told her no. She was sad and started crying so the man sitting next to us took out his wallet and gave her a dollar and told her how smart she was for not getting all muddy to get her dollar!! What a sucker!!! She had a smile on her face the rest of the time!! It ended up being a great event and the winner of the whole derby was actually the Sheriff's son who turned around and donate all his winnings right back to Search & Rescue!!!
They take such good care of me. I mentioned to J how badly all of the window tracks in our home needed cleaning and how much I did not want to do them. That Saturday, while I was sleeping in he enlisted the help of our two boys, who, once you direct all that crazy energy, can really get some work done!! Thank you my wonderful boys, that is the best gift ever!!!
JD is so funny, we had a lot of stuff in our living room because we got home late from the 4th of July festivities and the next day he set it all up like Santa's sleigh. He was Santa, obviously, the Lightning McQueen pillowcase on the back is full of toys for good girls and boys and the red Spiderman hat at the front is Rudolph!! He had a lot of fun flying around giving out gifts to those of us who were sleeping. Christmas in July at our house!!
On Sunday the actual day of the 4th, we had a great day at church and then came home, took a walk, and as soon as it got dark we lit our fireworks, some snakes in the garage, because of the wind, J lit his traditional Exploding Bin Laden Noggin, and then we went to the neighbors and had a few families together so the show was great!!!
Saturday we went to our city's fun main street parade, it's been a tradition for us to go every year and get candy, chocolate milk, and lots of advertisements!! It was really cold to start, the kids had their sweatshirts and a blankie but as the morning went on, it got warmer and as the candy started being thrown their energy was fired up!!! Our awesome friends saved us a prime spot and the kids all had fun sitting next to each other, there were only a few tears about candy stealing. We also had a crazy parade lady sitting near us snatching up big items before the little kids got to them, it was fun to watch her go so crazy!! After the parade the tradition is for us to go to the same fireworks stand to get some goodies because they have a bounce house the kids can jump on while Daddy picks out the stuff he needs for his pyrotechnics show!!! After that we went to our friends for a bbq and some visiting and lastly we trekked up to Driggs to see Glenn Beck. I'm not a huge fan but J really enjoys him so we went. He gave a great speech to celebrate our independence day and the scenery was beautiful followed by an AWESOME fireworks show to wrap it all up.