Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Charlie!

Charlie had his 10th birthday yesterday!
Waffles with strawberries for breakfast!

Lots of presents!

Charlie got water noodles that squirt for his birthday. Uncle Bryce wanted to just see how far they would squirt. Of course that turned into a full blown water fight! "Get him Charlie!"
Charlie is such a great guy. We are so lucky to have him in our family. We can't believe he is ten already. Happy Birthday Charlie!

Friday, March 20, 2009

I will Huff, and I will Puff...the Huffs come to visit

Calvin and Melissa (Janelle's sister) came to visit this week. Unfortunately, we have been attacked by the flu bug. So our visit has been filled with comforting kids, watching videos, playing games, and when Janelle and Melissa caught it, just huddling under blankets on the couch. We did recover enough to make it to the park..... Charlie is one cool dude!

And the kids decided just today to try out the pool for the first time this season. (The water was 65 degrees.) When I say kids I include Melissa's husband Bryce. The rest of us just opted for the hot tub.

Calvin has been a hoot. He really is quite a character. Whenever Janelle walks into the pantry he runs over to close the door to lock her in. He also calls for his dog Milo all the time. (I'm sure Milo misses him too.) We hope we all get feeling better so we can enjoy the last few days of their visit!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Highlights of Grandpa and Grandma Johnson's Visit

Grandma and Grandpa Johnson came for a visit for the last week. We crammed as much fun as we could into a few short days. Here are some highlights of their fun filled visit.....

A picnic at the park was Isabelle's one request. Charlie, Janet and Izzie rode bikes....

....while Anne, Grandma, Grandpa, Scott and Janelle had a long visit......
.....of course, Elizabeth read her books!

We all went to the Tucson rodeo. (A first for Janelle.) We all enjoyed the crazy fun, although it was a HOT day. (Close to 90 degrees.) Earlier that day we went to Kartchner Caverns. (No cameras allowed.) They were amazing!

Dan's family came down for the rodeo and pizza at our home. It's always great to see the cousins.

Grandpa Gordon gave us a country western concert. Charlie plays the air guitar.

Every night Grandma read Isabelle her bedtime stories.

We saved the best for last. Tuesday night both Janet and Elizabeth had concerts. Janet's Jazz Band was fantastic. Janet just wailed out her solo.

Elizabeth's Steel Band concert was awesome. Elizabeth had two solos. If you have never seen a steel band concert, you are missing out. It's hard to hold still. It just makes you want to dance. (If you would like to hear a steel band play...go to the playlist at the bottom of the page and click on #1 Pan in A Minor. Elizabeth's band has played this song.)

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for coming! We had so much fun. Come again soon!