"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poor Delainee

We are Star Wars fans (as well as Indiana Jones.) This is something I have explained in previous posts. So of course we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Lego versions of Star Wars and Indiana Jones for the wii. Lots of fun to play together as a family. Only problem is that only TWO players can play at a time.

We are sitting around as a family watching Court and Laetner take their turn at Star Wars when Laetner says he wants to be "Bon-kee Ahn-ta" I don't seem to remember a character being named that but I assumed that it must be someone from episodes I thru III---cuz Laetner is definitely a man that pays attention to details. But when he chooses his character it in none other than Boba-Fett.

Mom: Ummmm... Laetner, I hate to break it to you but that guy is NOT named Bon-kee Ahn-ta.
Laetner: Yes he is
Mom: No he isn't.
Laetner: Yuh-huh. When Han Solo gets frozen, Darth Vader says, "He's ALL yours Bon-kee Ahn-ta!"

To which I have to laugh a little bit. Cuz I know EXACTLY what scene he is talking about. (I told you I am a NERD!)

So I try to explain to Laetner that the guys name IS Boba Fett and that his job is that of a BOUNTY HUNTER, and that Darth Vader is ACTUALLY saying, He's ALL yours BOUNTY HUNTER!"

Laetner STILL insists that his name is Bon-kee Ahn-ta, and it drives my nerd self CRAZY everytime he calls him that!

So with this in mind I am not too confused when Court comes down the hallway the other day and asks what a "Heart Mee-uh Bon-chee" is. Court, Laetner, and Delainee had been playing the wii together while I had been making dinner, and I figured it was just one more thing that Laetner was 'mis-interpreting.' I simply smiled and said I had no idea. But then when I walked down the hallway I was surprised to find Delainee's bedroom door shut with this SIGN posted on it....


Apparently Daddy and Laetner had HURT her feelings a BUNCH by laughing maniacally when she would die in the game.
Poor thing.
Had to be born into a family of competetive trash talkers... Ü

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4th of July

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend then by getting out of the heat and heading up to the Fischbeck Cabin in Pinedale. We arrived on Thursday, and Court volunteered to be in charge of food for the weekend---of course we were VERY well fed from his famous homemade pizza to crepes on Sunday morning, to homemade ice cream sandwiches. Between his chef skills, and my Martha baking skills, we make QUITE a pair!

THe parade in Heber on Saturday morning was LAME! Apparently someone in an electric wheelchair got WET at last years festivities, and ALL water was OUTLAWED---LITERALLY! Needless to say, we won't be doing THAT one again any time soon.

It wouldn't be a 4th of July without Heber fireworks. Only this year we drove all the way into Heber, set up our spot, got ready for the show to start, and no sooner did it start, then the rest of the group we were with decided to pack up and LEAVE---LAME!!!! I did not even get to see the grand finale. Slightly disgusted with the situation. Four words--- MY IN LAWS STINK!

Sister in Law Jill and Kevin were there with her family (the Jackson's) and as usual Marsha (Jill's mom) was spreading the love and had glow sticks for all the kiddies. She took care of me and my kiddies at LAST years celebration---LURVE her! Maybe I could get adopted into THOSE in laws!!! But we got a few fun shots of the kids playing with those at least...

The night wasn't a COMPLETE wash, however. The women managed to sneak into Showlow to catch a LATE showing of Eclipse---YUM!

These two little ladies have turned into the bobsey twins!

On the ride home on Monday I asked Delainee what her favorite part of the weekend was and she immediately responded with, "the baseball game!"

WOULDN'T be the 4th of July without BASEBALL, right???

At least we did SOMETHING right....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Magical of Musical Theater

a.k.a WORKSHOP!!!! This year Delainee and Laetner BOTH got to participate in the big show with Mom!!!! The Purple Workshop hit the stage promptly at 6:30 to a sold out audience---and they were AMAZING!
MCC Workshop
MCC Workshop

Just HAD to get a shot with Miss Linz as well!
MCC Workshop

And we had the funnest car pool EVAH---including our dear friend Addi!
MCC Workshop

Each child is in 6 different numbers by the time it is all said and done, and just about EVERYBODY gets a solo SOMEWHERE! Such a great experience for these kids.

It's a "Hard Knock Life" for Delainee!
MCC Workshop

Here is Laetner in "Mother Doesn't Want a Dog"---becuz they smell, right????
MCC Workshop

He is sporting some MAJOR attitude in "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
MCC Workshop

Entire Company in their final pose---can you find Delainee and Laetner?!?!
MCC Workshop

Entire Company in our Inspirational Number---"The Climb"
MCC Workshop

MCC Workshop
Laetner was super excited to finally receive flowers after a show---he had seen Delainee get them so often, that he couldn't wait for his performace so he could get some of his own. These were bestowed on him by Grandma and Papa Fuller.

Delainee really outshone with her 'special' solo in our inspirational number--THE CLIMB!

If you look closely you can see Laetner down on the floor on the right during the opening solos---look for the glare off his glasses..

But as usual, the boy number seems to always steal the show! Laetner plays a mad guitar in "One Last Kiss!"(he is in the front on the left)

Special thanks AGAIN to Aunt Shelby for getting Delainee ready for her big night---since I had been in rehearsals at MCC from 9:00 a.m. until the opening curtain! And thanks to Summer Driggs as well for taking pictures and being willing to share.

Who is gonna join us next year???

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Best of Friends

They really are best buds!!!
Maybe we should get one for Waverly....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

March, April, May, June, July, Aack!

What used to be a JUNE thing has spilled over into a NEVER-ENDING one event to the next!

Laetners Birthday Party, Amazing Race Night, Purchasing 8 Baby Chicks, Bunco at My House, Playing in the Orchestra Pit for Pirates Of Penzance at CGCC, Let's Play Music Recital, Delainee's Baptism/Birthday Celebration, Building a Chicken Coop, HCG Dieting, End of the School Year This and That, Event Coordinator for Let's Play Music Symposium, Let's Play Music Arizona 3rd Year Training, Orchestrating for MCC Workshop (Big Kids), Helping Run MCC Workshop (Little Kids), Court's Birthday/Fathers Day, Let's Play Music Utah Workshop Weekend, Let's Play Music Utah 3rd Year Training, Performances for ALL Workshops (8 TOTAL), Food Committee for Fischbeck 4th of July Celebration!

I QUIT!!!! Please, just let me sit and stare at the wall already!!!

So don't bother asking me to help with anything---the answer will be NO until I catch up with this blog!!!! Ü

(Allyson I am still anxiously awaiting WORKSHOP pictures from you)