Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July 2012

4th of July 2012 in a nutshell:

  • An 8am parade/breakfast that we thought was our ward's celebration, but turned out not to be... which we realized as we started looking around (while we were waiting for breakfast) and it dawned on us that we didn't know a single soul... which is bad even for us anti-social people... so we snuck out and went home to have breakfast.
  • Another 9:15am parade... which started right outside our front door and included a fire truck, police car, train, lots of cute kids on decked out bikes/trikes/wagons, cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn! WOW. This neighborhood definitely knows how to celebrate the 4th in STYLE.
  • R e l a x i n g. Of course. Watching the Incredibles (which included Jackson bossing Mark and I around on where to sit and trying to convince us that we could ALL fit on the couch together... laying down... ) and naps (unfortunately none by the people who wanted them the most :))
  • A picnic at Sugarhouse park of chicken, fruit salad, potato salad, chips and cookies. Yum. Lots of playing and an amazing firework display.
  • I so {love} the 4th of July!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jackson's First Soccer Game

Jackson's first soccer game definitely had me chuckling. During the soccer game there were kids...

 {crying, twirling, laying on the grass, people watching, oh and of course, some soccer playing}

 I think it's safe to say that Jackson is in love. Everytime he had to come out, he would ask to go back in. He kept telling me, "I'm a soccer player! I'm a soccer player!" In particular... he loved his entire uniform, especially... his shin guards I bought that day... he couldn't wait to put them on. As in, he begged me all day long. He also wore his uniform the next day as well... along with the shin guards. =)

** Oh, and his team name... the two-horned unicorns. yeeep (chosen by 2 girls on the team... and voted for by... jackson... which made it a majority. I don't even think he knew what he was voting for... just that he wanted to raise his hand and say "I DO!"). **