Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pinewood Derby Sweep

Hayden had his first pinewood derby tonight and he had a blast!! The announcer was awesome!!  He’s a “professional” and his track was all digital. It showed the time down to the .001 second.  Wow!!

He had each boy do four "Heats", each boy got to run on all four tracks so it was fair. Right off the bat, Hayden’s car broke the announcers fastest record and then he proceeded to win every heat! Hayden was beaming from ear to ear. We were feeling so happy! Then we were trying to keep a poker face.

Next the four fastest cars lined up for the final heat.

 Do You Think Hayden's Excited or what?!!

The first heat was on and BAM!! Hayden's car took first place AND beat his fastest record. Next, in the second heat, the announcer said something like, "Woah!! where did that car come from? where did he come from? that almost wasn't even fair!" (lol) Hayden's car came in first AGAIN!

On the third heat, Hayden's car seemed to catch on something and drag a bit. . . making Cole's car come in first place and Hayden come in a close second. I actually felt a little relieved - give someone else a turn :)

The final heat and Hayden's car not only came in first again but broke his fastest time again!!  Wow what a night!!

The Final Scores!!

One Happy Camper!!

Two Happy Boys :D

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Timpanogos Cave

So I found out that Jeff has never been to Timpanogos Cave.  Can you believe that? I couldn't believe it either. That needed to change, so a trip was planned and off we went.

Here's a few things that haven't changed: it was still as steep as I remember it, the cave was as pretty as I remember it, the cave was as cold as I remember it too.  Some things that did seem to change: the climb didn't seem as long as I remembered it, the tour was shorter than I remembered it, and we weren't told the stories that I remember. I think that we all thought it was well worth it.

Peek-a-Boo Stop :)

Extra Climb for a Good Picture :)

We made it 1/2 way!!

Waiting for the tour :)

Excited to go in

Wahoo!! ~ Tour Time!!

Cave Bacon

Cave Popcorn

Helictite's Look Like Coral to Me :)

I wonder if my BIG head will fit through this tight spot?  :)

Jeffrey Narrowly Made It Through

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Visit From the Chapman's

We've had the Chapman's with us for the past 4 days and 4 nights. It's been fun. We've tried to keep them entertained and happy. They arrived Friday night just in time for dinner.

It's a tradition in our family that we go out to eat for dinner on our birthday's. So, since Josh's is on Sunday this year, and we don't go out to eat on Sunday, we celebrated on Saturday night. The Chapman's had no choice but to tag along Ü which they seemed to do gladly.

On Sunday they came with us to church. I was a bit nervous, but all went well. They were so good. I couldn't believe how easily Callista went to our cute little sunbeam class. Mikaela went with Josh and Isaac went to his own class - only because I couldn't find Zac. Turned out that the girls in his class were just fine with that. They all thought he was "super cute!"

That night we celebrated Josh's b-day with a big family and friends dinner for Josh & Grandpa Q. Grandpa's b-day is on Monday - Aug. 1

Monday we went to the Sweet's Candy Factory and went on a tour there. The tour was actually pretty lame. You can't get close enough to see the candy being made, but the candy was delicious Ü

I cannot believe Callista smiled so BIG for this picture - She HATED that hat! Hated it!!

Smiley, smiley and apparently a little hyper too :D

Monday night Isaac was invited to play night games with Zac. This time at J's house instead of at the park. Hopefully that way there will be no night fight this time Ü (success!)

Tuesday we went to the Rec Center. We've never been able to go yet so we felt lucky that we got in. It was a blast. Outside of a few “nearly drowning” incidents, the kids had fun and so did we.

The Chapman's

The Boys

Brother and Sister

She did it!

Hayden finally made it across these fun lily pads ~ crawling on his hands and knees lol :D

This water feature is so cool :D