A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sara's 3

Sara turned 3 last Sunday, it was kind of a weird day with church for 3hrs smack in the middle, Eric also has to stay later as the financial clerk and then he had a priesthood meeting to go to in the evening. Even with all that going on we managed to squeeze in a little birthday celebration with family. Then on Monday we had a little party with friends.

As I look at the pictures I keep thinking its Christmas, its not, we just have lots of Christmas paper and no birthday paper! I think 3 is the first year kids get the whole gift thing.

Sara got a doll house, she played with it until the very last moment before we had to leave to go to church.


Then came the celebration with friends, we had a few friends for some party games which lasted all of 15 minutes of the hour I had planned and then the kids played, some swam and I made hot dogs for lunch. We kicked off with a birthday craft, lots of stickers, another favourite of Sara's.

This is her little friend Xander, most of all she wanted Xander at her party.

We also kind of had a lollipop theme as Sara loves lollipops (notice the cupcake plus lollipop), plus purple and pink, so I scattered lollipop flowers and set out lollipop flower bouquet's.

Lots and lots of lollipops!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

being one step ahead, and five others behind

Last night was rough, Kate had a particularly sore foot (EB related) and rolled around (in my bed) for several hours during the middle of the night moaning in pain. Today my list of things to do is greatly increased by the fact that I didn't do yesterdays and I found myself too tired to do today's, that means tomorrow will be nuts! My friend Julie called me this morning and offered to watch my girls (just because she is nice that way) and that gave me time to run to target and toys r us, two places I don't particularly enjoy taking my kiddos. Anyway, checked off the list is the last of Sara's birthday presents and a gift for Kate's friend, then this afternoon we took butcher paper and made our own wrapping paper for the gift, the last few gifts we have given have been wrapped in Christmas paper, I give myself a pat on the back for being so organized to have a gift already bought and wrapped for Saturday. Now I just need to finish cleaning all of my windows inside and out (1/2 done), vacuum, mop all my floors, scrub down the kitchen and clean the hardwood floors!!

I picked up this little card game today at Target for the bargain price of $3.48 and am happy to report that it is quite cute and lots of fun, we must have spent a good hour playing this today, even Sara can get in on the action.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer fun

Wow, I can't believe that with school out I haven't had time to post anything. I'm loving school being out but surprisingly we have been keeping ourselves busy enough that the days seem full. Happy 4th, we had a relaxing day, Eric took the girls to see the new ice-age movie and then we had friends and family over for a BBQ and swimming. I tried a bunch of new recipes, Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs courtesy of all recipes, they were really yummy, I skewered the chicken and onion and then threw the marinated peppers, mushrooms and extra onion in a grill basket. Grilled peaches, they turned out good too and I also made this chocolate cake

we were trying a vegan cake as a test run for Sara's birthday party, as we were getting ready to decorate it I told Kate I needed to find a flag to copy (meaning an American flag) she ran off telling me she had a flag and came back with a Union Jack we had made for a school project, so we made a red, white and blue cake with a little twist! Also the cake was yummy, I wasn't so much worried about the cake as I was the frosting but that turned out good too.

I also found these super cute shoes for Sara on one of our excursions, she technically didn't NEED any shoes but all of her shoes are hand me downs and they were just too cute to resist.