Monday, July 13, 2009

Festives on the Fourth

Our Fourth was pretty HOT and pretty fun! Randy woke up early and ran the 5K Richfield Liberty Fun Run with his sister RaNell and her husband Mike. They were pretty tired and hot afterward but they had a great time! I really wanted to go with them (ha ha), but someone had to stay with the kids right? They got back from the run just in time to have breakfast and head off to the parade. The parade was pretty great, however, their marching band was nothing to envy and I could not believe they didn't have a colorguard with thier band!!! Oh well, maybe next year we will get to head up to my hometown for the parade. We did get a million sacks of candy that I look at everyday and threaten that I'll throw it away!!!!

The kids don't look too excited to sit for a photo session because they would rather be gathering up the candy.

Rayden just kept darting out into the road to get the candy and I about had a heart attack! Good thing Daddy was close by to keep an eye on him.

This is a small portion of the big crew we had gathered at the parade. All of Randy's family came for the holiday and also brought along friends! Let's just say we had a pretty full house!!!

Notice Ryker's tongue....IT is always sticking out!!!
After the parade we headed over to the park for food, games and fun! The kids made stuff at the Home Depot kids club, with the help of the Dad's of course! There were great big enflatable's that the kids played on, kid's races, the infamous fish grab, and of course the gold fish pond. All the cousins had to spend all their money on the gold fish. I regret to say that Rayden brought home two fish. I didn't expect them to last the night but they actually did! However, one fish didn't last much longer and we had to say goodbye. The other fish is now Rayden's first and probably only pet he'll ever get. He nambed him X-bo. I'm not sure where he came up with that name. Maybe he was thinking X-men and Rambo but somehow mixed them up in his mind???? Anyway, we had a lot of fun at the park. It got pretty hot so we headed home for some afternoon naps. That evening we headed over to Randy's brother's house to do fireworks and watch the City fireworks. They had some pretty cool fireworks and we ate a lot of popcorn and cookies!! The city fireworks were pretty amazing but I wish we could've been right under them. I love wathcing the fireworks up close and hearing the loud booms and seeing them almost land on me!! Next year we will definately have to be closer!!!

Ryker actually did pretty good with the fireworks and only got scared at the very first! I think the popcorn distracted him enough that he didn't even pay attention to the noise. We had a pretty great day and loved spending time with family! Most of all we are so gratful for our FREEDOM and for those who have fought for our country!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Big 30

Yep that's right, Randy is 30!!! I can't believe it!!! I don't think he looks that old but I've never really been a good judge at how old people are. Randy told me he was responsible for taking treats to work on his birthday, which I hardly thought was fair, because you know darn well that means it's MY responsibility to make something!!! So, I thought I would make my wonderful cinnamon rolls because the recipe makes sooooo many and they are soooooo good that I just end up eating them all. I thought if I made them, I could just eat one and send the rest to work with him!!!!

So, Randy and I started off his birthday with a nice little jog this morning. It was so nice to just get out of the house in the fresh, cool air. It really made me realize how blessed I am to have a wonderful husband that will actually jog with me. And when I got too tired to jog, he practically just ran in place while I walked. He is such a sweet husband, I just love him so much! He is the most selfless person I have ever met in my entire life! For example: I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he said, "the climbing shoes I bought YOU can be my birthday present because now you can climb more with me." It made me feel like crap because I have a huge list of things I want for ME and I use every excuse I can to buy them!

He is also so extremely PATIENT with me all the time. Sometimes it makes me sick how patient he can be because we all know how extremely impatient I am, but I would rather him be patient because it is probably the main reason why we get a long. I guess opposites DO attract each other!

I took the kids over to his work for the first time this morning and we took Randy a Balloon Bouquet. It was fun to finally see his office and meet some of the people he works with. He is loving his job so much, even though he's still trying to learn all the procedures when it comes to court. He finally finished his class and is enjoying a little break until he starts Graduate School! He is such a hard worker and I am so proud of how far he has come with his schooling! I love you Randy!!! Happy Birthday!!!