Friday, June 26, 2009

Birthday Boy!

He's four!
His Sunbeam teacher, Sister Brooks, brought Ammon a present: his own package of gum and a magnifying glass. She knows his heart.

We have a tradition in our family that Justin brought: tying string all over the house leading you to your presents, but you have to move a ring along the string to get there. The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Ammon got a little frustrated a couple of times, but never fear, Allison and Isaac were hovering nearby to give him a hand.

On the way home...

Justin caught me...
I had to stop and try Wisconsin squeaky cheese. I've only ever had Cache Valley Gossner squeaky cheese. It seemed about the same. I'm not supposed to be eating cheese.
I took a day off.
Lots of Mennonites ride bikes.
I love farms. This is on the drive to the Mennonite bike shop that Justin works with. The kids and I spent half an hour in their general store. I liked pointing out the young kids doing lots of work, without a grown up looking over their shoulder.
Isaac found a treasure in the store: a bag of just marshmallows. The type from cereal. 24 hours later, the bag is gone, with help from friends and family.
Ammon got a Happy meal; a rarity for us. He liked being able to choose which type of pop he'd get. Isaac liked sneaking sips.
We also got Birthday ice cream for everyone, including Mom.

Wisconsin Quick Trip

The family minus Jacob, went with Justin on one of his overnight work trips to Wisconsin so we could stay in a motel and get away for a bit.

Ammon isn't a fan of swimming so much and was happier to throw water on Dad.

There were lot of balls in the pool. Isaac loved playing Monkey in the Middle and seeing how hard he could hit Dad.


Allison acts like water is home to her. She loves to swim.
The kids got a $3.99 medium pizza from Dominoes. Justin and I tried Chinese food from a brand new restaurant next to the AmericInn. This place didn't spare any details. Gorgeous and so much atmosphere. Justin got beef lo mein and I had general tso chicken. I'm trying not to eat gluten and milk products (plus about 2 million other types of foods), so this was a treat to eat something other than lima beans and hash browns.