Thursday, July 08, 2010

July 1st week/ weekend

Ok this is a huge post, what else in new though? So enjoy!

Last week Dustin's sister Jody, her husband, and two kids came up to visit. It was great to see them for the time we did. Dustin had to work most the time but we made it work. Kyla idols Haley and they had a great time together along with Emma of course.

All the cousins together for the first time ever.

Front row: Jayci, Kyla, Emma, Presley

Back row: Haley, Esiah, Tobin (check out how Tobin is just chillin)

Typical Kyla and Emma

Can't forget about getting makeovers, WAY cute girls.

Right before we left to go down south Dustin broke out in hives, and we weren't sure what it was from. I was thinking the new laundry detergent since i've never used that kind before, but the hives were only on him arms and hands mostly. They were pretty bad. So he took a lot of Benadryl and Reactin for a couple days. He had to get meds at work since that is when it he broke out the worst at first, so he was drugged all day at work and had to sit in the office. Poor him eh? He was loving it. But after about 3 days of the hives and them not going down we took him to the doctor and he had to get some steroids. The first day on them the hives already disappeared. So I have to go get some new laundry detergent and lets hope that's what caused it. I should have got a picture of his arms, they were COVERED in massive hives and his hands were so swollen, his fingers were so bad. Poor guy.

I'm so glad we decided to make the last minute trip down south. Other than the retarded cold weather (Fort Mac is WAY warmer) we did a lot and had a lot of fun. We went to Waterton, played croquet and had a campfire in my parents yard, went on a date with Jeff and Britt and just us, which was a blast, etc etc.

Also if you haven't noticed already, THE GIRLS HAVE PIGTAILS! ha. It's not much but who cares!!! I LOVE it. I was SO sick of headbands you have NO idea. This is heaven. Even just this week I can see BANGS! I am one of those moms who will tell them when their older, "you didn't have hair until you were 2!" Well at least it's coming. They are so tall so it looks so funny with no hair on them. One guy asked if they were 10 months!! Really?? 10 months? Well he was probably 70, so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

So I have found a new hobby. One I NEVER ever, EVER, thought i'd be into. I used to think it was stupid and boring and now I love it. It's reading! I read the Twilight books, which took a lot of pressure from Jill when I was on bed rest with the twins and didn't give in until they were born and I was alone and sad for 3 weeks in the hospital. I obviously loved them. Well I just recently got into this new show on MTV, called Pretty Little Liars. You can go watch the episodes HERE, there are 4 I think so far. The books are a lot different than the show but it's really good. Kinda like a murder mystery of high school girls, and I just like it. So someone mentioned they have the books to the show, so I went out and bought the first one. Then the second, and third, and fourth. I read the last 3 in one day each. It's not amazing or anything, and sometimes kinda boring but I think there are like 8 books so they have to stretch it out into that many books. But the 4th one you find out EVERYTHING. So i've been loving getting that little escape. So if you have any books you would recommend to me, please tell me, since obviously i've read nothing pretty much since....maybe high school?? (other than twilight) Nothing gay though...

So this week i've been super lazy, reading obviously, but the weather is so nice in the mornings at like 8 and 9am but then it gets cloudy and threatens to rain, sometimes it does, but I don't want to really go out and do stuff. I want to take the kids to the spray park, and the normal park. I think we might get out today but it says thundershowers all day, so we'll see.

Although on Tuesday, I was sitting on the couch at about 6pm reading and the girls were just playing. Jayci and Presley were sitting on the stairs and Presley starts kind of choking/gagging (they were eating Goldfish crackers) and then she puked a bit, so I ran over and grabbed the paper towel and tried wiping it, well it just kept coming out. The closest thing to me to puke into was this little toy baby bassinet that was all plastic, so I grabbed it and tried to get her to lean into it. Well in the middle of her little situation I hear Jayci, who is sitting right beside her, start kind of well...puking! Crap. So I tell Kyla to run and get a bucket under the sink but she said they were all gone! So i'm litterally going back and forth catching both of their puke in this one little bassinet thing, and it was EVERYWHERE. Seriously a gong show. I had to kind of laugh though! Can't you just picture how awesome it was?? They weren't even sick! It was so random. After that they were fine too. I threw them in the tub, scrubbed the stairs and floor (all carpet by the way) and all was good. All I could think was did that seriously just happen??

Anyways here are the pics from the weekend. We went down to the Cardston celebrations on July 1st, they had a petting zoo, a bouncy um.... thing, and some other stuff.

The girls loved the bouncy thing, the big kids are so retarded though and don't watch out for the little girls so they got landed on a couple times.

Presley fed the animals from her hand and she would laugh her head off when they would lick her hand. Jayci wouldn't do it, it looks like she is trying to but that's about as close as she got.

Kyla loved it

My cousin Amie and I, we haven't see each other in a long time!

Presley, see how she is playing with her ear. She always does that lately, it's so weird. Just the top part of it though, who knows.

Eating ice cream at the big scoop. My sister Steph and cousin Lindsay work there. My mom also works at the clothing store beside it and my other cousin corbin works at Zums.

Ya i've got connections...

This is the only proof we went to Cameron Lake, it was freezing and we stayed all of 5 minutes. We even left the twins in the van cause they were sleeping, that's how quick it was.

Traditional family pic infront of the falls. I actually really like this picture.

Jayci playing in Gma's yard

Kyla loved jumping on my moms tramp

We also had dinner at Gma Purnell's house, or Pur-nails as Kylas says it.
Presley and great grandpa Purnell.

Kyla riding the bike we used to ride as kids, Jayci on the back.

My girlies. They have had this chair for years, ever since I was little.

My prego sister! and Jeff.
She looks so cute.
My beautiful sister Steph, I love her.

Grandpa Petersen and Kyla. She looks way too old.

Another tradition in the family was rides on the lawn mower. My girls loved it.

And I leave you with the best of My sister took a million pics of us just being....well..... US, and they are friggin hilarious. I'd look like a retard if I put them on here. You'd think we were smokin somethin. Seriously they are so awesome though.
SO this is what you get.

I love this man.


Amie said...

haha what the heck? They weren't even sick? Thats SO weird.

Michael had hives once and it is SCARY! I had never seen it before. I was so scared when his face started getting it and swelling. ahhhh!

The Pratts said...

Looks like you had a great trip!! Summer is the best! I can't believe your girls aren't scared of the riding lawnmower! Cohen always pretends he wants to ride on my dads...then when he turns it on the noise scares him and he takes off!

Lynn said...

Looks like you guys had a really great time. Isn't family just the best!

Sorry to hear about the hives. SO weird. Let us know if it turned out to be the laundry soap or what. I am curious.

Kelli Olsen said...

I LOVE Pretty Little Liars too!

The Coopers said...

awesome weekend.. you guys are so cute! and i LOVE your hair short, so cute!

Kaylee said...

okay read.... for sure.... a series #1 hunger games, #2 catching fire and #3 will be released in august! they are way better than twilight i can't wait for #3. also pretty much any book in costco by p.c. cast are good, usually along the vampire/witch theme, hunger games and catching fire aren't vampire books but awesome! anyways i'll think about more i read and let you know. kaylee

The Harker Family said...

Cute pics! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Yes, reading is so much fun AND it is so good for you intellectually as well! I can't believe how the twins just kept throwing up and weren't sick. Maybe too many fish crackers! Ha, ha, ha!