Friday, August 27, 2010

Party and Football Korean style

Anthony's dad, Allen, is a martial arts instructor. He can kill you with his pinky finger if he wanted to! (just kidding. But really). Anywho, Allen's Master (or teacher) is from Korea and he sent his son, Jae Young, to stay with Allen for a month. So this last week Anthony and I have gotten to know Jae Young. He is a really cool kid. He is learning English so fast, and he loves America. He is obsessed with pizza and marshmallows! In Korea they both are expensive to buy, so Jae Young thought America was great because pizza and marshmallows are so inexpensive here haha

It was Jae Young's birthday this week, so we threw him a birthday party. We had a pizza party (obviously!) and cake and presents. I guess in Korea they really value gifts, so Jae Young was so thrilled to get presents from everyone.

Anthony thought it would be fun to start a football game in the backyard. Jae Young never heard of football--they dont' play it in Korea--so Anthony and his brother taught him how to play. It was slow going at first, but Jae Young picked up on the rules really fast.

At the end of the night Anthony and I gave Jae Young a Book of Mormon in Korean. He was so touched by the gesture. We are hoping he reads it. You never know what will happen! He is flying back to Korea this week, but might come back to the States to go to high school. It's always good to plant seeds.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A day at Lagoon!

I have lived in Utah for 6 years now and I have never been to Lagoon. When I tell people that I haven't been they are shocked--sorry local Utahns! But I went and I had a great time! The party included me, my mom, my bro Wyatt, my bro Alex and his son Jack, and Alex's awesome girlfriend Mindy and her daughter Cailyn.

The day started out with some fun rides---rides meant for kids, yet somehow both my brothers managed to get on them! Please note the pain in Alex's face a few pictures down...that is why it's a kids' ride! He hardly fit in the seat!

We had a little lunch break. Mindy is a smart person and packed us all lunches! We saved a ton of money. Lagoon charges like $6 for a burger and $3 for fries. And it's not even good food!

After lunch we went on more rides. Cailyn's face is hilarious. Apparently she did not like riding in the ladybug!

And then we stopped by the fountain to cool off...
Isn't Jack the cutest little boy?!
Then it was time to leave the park. When we told Cailyn it was time to can see her reaction in her face. Priceless.

So to all the Utahns who are Lagoon lovers--I, too, love Lagoon. It makes for a great time!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jack Turns 5!

My sweet nephew Jack turns 5 this week! We had a family party for him on Saturday at my grandma's house. It was so fun,and all of the extended family showed up, which made it a great day.

The birthday boy blowing out his candles. A birthday party would not be complete without a superhero cake. Jack wanted Iron man this year.

Jack and his proud papa. Alex planned the entire party. He was stresssed out, but it all came together great, and I could tell he was happy because Jack was smiling the whole time.

Birthday boy getting ready to open all his presents. He had them piled in front of him, and was so anxious to open them all.

He has the cutest look on his face. It is fun to capture the excitement in his eyes.

After Jack opened his presents, we all went outside to play with his toys. Jack got some army men, and played with his cousins all day. They would hike all around the yard playing with them.

Then we all played with sidewalk chalk. The chalk was 3D (everything is better in 3D, right?) Cailyn had on the 3D glasses, and she looked like such a goof with them on upside down. Her mom was right next to me cracking up.

I explained to Jack that after he draws his picture to put on the glasses, and the chalk will pop up from the pavement. He had on the glasses and was staring at his picture forever. I asked him if it worked and he said, "No. I am still waiting for it to pop!" I tried to explain that it wasn't a literal pop haha but I don't think he quite got that.

Happy Pioneer Day

For the 24th of July aka Pioneer Day, we had a nice BBQ at Anthony's brother's house. It was so nice to spend time with family, and eat good food!

Hanging out in the backyard.
My foxy mother-in-law grilling the de-lish steaks. Nothing beats a good steak.
My cute hubby playing with the nephews in the pool. They love playing with Anthony---definitely the favorite uncle. Notice all the fat rolls on baby Nico's legs, so cute!
Isaiah giving Bosco a drink. He kept using the hose to fill up the bucket. It was so hot out that Bosco drank it every time!

After we BBQ'd, we drove up Provo Canyon. We played in the water, laid out on a blanket in the sun, went long boarding, and had a great holiday.
Isaiah and Tristan 'long boarding.' They can't quite stand up yet. But neither can I! The second I step foot on a long board I fall flat on my face.