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Saturday, May 18, 2013

The One With the Cookies

In complete opposition to our diets and throwing all health caution out the window, the kids and I have been making quite a lot of chocolate chip cookies. I am not lying or exaggerating when I say that we made a batch of chocolate chip cookies three days in a row. And the only reason you'd need to make them again is if you had eaten all the previous batch. Yes, I know, it's disgusting! But it's soooo good too, and the kids love it.

Last Sunday the kids and I got into making the third batch of chocolate chip cookies. I love that they are so happy to help and that they love to cook with each other.

The One With the Family Dinners

Every week we get together and have dinner with my mom's entire side of the family. My grandparents, her brothers, their wives, and their kids. It is awesome. I don't quite know how my grandparents pull this off on a weekly basis because I can tell you, I have a hard enough time pulling off family dinners the five times a year we throw them for birthday parties. They really are amazing people. My grandpa also has set up quite a little yard for all the great grandkids to play in. He has huge tractor tires dug into the ground for a little jungle gym, t-ball sets, tetherball, swing sets, balance beams, slides, and a zipline. Needless to say the six little grandkids all have a blast playing at "Grandpa Greats with the Tractors".

Parker got into quite the game of baseball with Uncle Bryson a few weeks ago. Although he is only in t-ball this year, he is already connecting and really hitting baseballs that are thrown to him! Yay Parker!

The one with the end of Soccer

Soccer is over! It was kind of bittersweet. Sure I am happy to have my Tuesday nights, Thursday nights, and Saturday mornings back to myself, but I already miss watching him run around those fields and grow. So he's already singed up for Fall soccer. And the time in between is booked with t-ball. Busy busy.

His last practice the league threw a jamboree where they had a pizza party and a TON of games for all the kids to play. Parker had a ton of fun running through the obstacle course over and over and over and over and over again. I was impressed at how well he could do the tires. And I can't figure out how to flip his picture the right way so I guess it's staying like this.

May 4th was Parker's last soccer game. They ended up winning. They finished out the season winning all but two games!! Which I think is pretty amazing considering this was the first season for the majority of the team. I was so proud of this little stud, by the end of the season you would have guessed he had been playing for just as long as the rest of the team.

The following Tuesday we had his team's soccer banquet at Idaho Pizza Company. The whole team sat at one table together and all the families got to talk and laugh and have a good time. For posterity's sake - starting on the top left: Julian, Carson McConkie, Daniel Peterson, top right: Parker, Christopher Gonzalez, Lincoln Ericson, and Boston Tuft.