26 July 2011

recently / family fun














+ the pioneer day parade. we love to watch it from my mom's seven story balcony. she serves up a french toast casserole and a trunk of dress-ups. her sticker mister mustaches were a huge hit. their stoic faces crack me up. thanks oma and opa! on a related note, as we go about errands, benji loves telling me who has a mustache and who doesn't. i think the people in his life sporting facial hair must sit on a special pedestal. of course when he is being hysterical, he says, mommy has a mustache! and then i'll quickly change the subject. that's no laughing matter.

+ one of the days during dan's family reunion, we headed to Lagoon. the morning of, i watched (and semi-helped) my mother-in-law package up lunches for the masses. it was awesome seeing her (a picnicking expert) in action. she even scooped up fresh mint from her garden for garnish! she froze water bottles and wrapped them up in plastic baggies so the condensation wouldn't ruin the lunch sacks. they served double duty as an ice pack and drink. it worked like a charm. benji loved the cars and boats. dan headed to colossus (a roller coaster favorite) while benji napped. my fave is the new bombora coaster and rattlesnake rapids. benji is still talking about pioneer village and the train ride. i forgot how fun amusement parks can be, especially with a little cousin bonding.

+ an evening with great-grandma bernice and her biggest littlest fan.

p.s. the navy reunion tee (and hats of all shapes and sizes) have been in heavy rotation this month!

9 comments:

Hil said...

Oh Marta, I know I say this in every single dang post, but I sure miss you! It looks like you guys have been having way too much fun for your own good. I love the stick on staches and the Jimmy John's lunch sacks! Also, those pics of Benj and his cousin on the Lagoon ride and him and great grandma Bernice are priceless.

kate said...

Benji is such a little boy now. Somehow he slipped from toddler to little boy within the last month. Too cute. And you are so brave to go to Lagoon. I am such a terrible mother that I am too scared to go. :-)

Jenny said...

The picture of your son and great grandma is priceless. I so enjoy your blog and treasure my journals I purchased from you. Thx for being real and you.

Travelin'Oma said...

You can capture moments like no other!

Kristy said...

Oh I love Lagoon! Can't wait to take my little munchkins there - maybe next summer :)

Nessa said...

What a picnic lunch!! Love the lunches all lined up. Time with family is the most important thing in the world. It does such wonders for the heart and soul. Now that my daughter is here... I really get it. Enjoy your family Marta... they are so precious.

Valerie said...

Love, love that photo of your little guy with grandma!!

Melanie Anne said...

Oh Marta--this made me miss Utah so very much! pioneer day is not celebrated out here in Tennessee! I missed family gatherings and the parades and fun reunions. I loved hearing all about your happy day! I was very inspired by your sweet Mother in laws picnic packing skills! I am going to remember that! Hope you are having a happy summer:) xo

Catherine at Design Editor said...

The cowboy hat is on another level of adorable.

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