Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Epic Adventures with Granny and BertBurt

While Granny and BertBurt were here we tried to cram in as many adventures as possible.  Some days were big adventures and others were not so big but everyday we loved hanging out and being with family. 
We saw castles, rode roller slides, had parties and even mastered stealing kid forks instead of using chopsticks. 
The girls favorite things:
People who constantly spoiled them
Enough adults so everyone got one on one attention
Getting to go on adventures
My favorite things:
Adult conversation throughout the day!!
Game nights almost every night when kids went to bed with lots of laughing.
The magic cleaning fairy who snuck in their luggage.  Every time I turned around the kitchen was clean and the floors were mopped.  Too bad that fairy seemed to have left with them.
Riley and BertBurt getting their sushi on

The Egg place

Come on - I'll lead the way.

Another adventure with food!
Yakiniku - cook the meat at the table.

Thanksgiving Feast

Cornhole Tournament.
My team made it to the finals (Jon and BertBurt's didn't)

Some kids crashed during the Thanksgiving Party

Sisterly love!

The girls

With Granny and BertBurt

She might have been attached at his hip most of the trip

Jon and I got to go to his unit ball

The ladies!

We survived the ball!!

Celebrated Christmas part 1 with them.

Sushi go round!!
Granny liked the peas and shrimp tempura.

Yep we got her on bull.
She even snuck Molly a few times

Molly got to tour the island with BertBurt

I gave her my phone to take pictures and this was one of the many

BertBurt and Jon doing skits for AWANA.

Another food adventure!

Granny on the roller slide!!!

BertBurt on the roller slide.
Not a great idea right before an international flight - his backside might have been a little sore!!

One last adventure at the indoor play place

BigDip - 3 scoops for the price of one.

Hanging out at the beach

A sad day but I wouldn't trade any minute of their visit!!!

Some people asked to have a slumber party during naptime.
It helped the tears stop as they kept asking for Granny and BertBurt.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Little bit of that and a little bit of this!!

So this is packed with a little of this and a little of that.
You will notice pictures of Jon that there seems to be a growth on his lip - its not a dead animal!  He is growing a mustache with some others in his unit. 
This month we have watched Jon baptize some kids in our unit, gone to a few retreats, played at the beach, and got Granny and BertBurt for a few weeks of fun.
Taking Jon to the beach with his beach bums.

Sunset Beach - great name for a great beach

Love that they play together

And they are learning to speak many languages.
The tourists love to talk to the girls and the big and little accommodate - the middle runs behind my leg.

Baptism Bash

So fun to see kids give their live to Jesus

Walking out to get baptized

Watching our neighbors perform at the high school jazz band and choir concert

Can we wear our Japanese outfits to daddy's retreat??

We are so funny!

The UMT treats the kids to candy

Oh the stache is getting bigger

50th day of school!

Molly performing with her classmates

They got to do an encore

Grandparents made it!!!!
Pineapple Park

Breakfast at the beach retreat

On a bike ride

Playing games

The jetovator

BertBurt is having a hard time with chopsticks.
The 2 fisted method works with big pieces of lettuce

Golf cart at the beach retreat

Olaf takes a long walk on the beach

Go carts!

Family race!

AWANA thankful Turkey

Shoes the girls asked Granny and BertBurt to get them

Granny and the girls getting our nails done.

A little nervous that the youngest wouldn't sit still but she was in awe

They will do the kids for 1/4 of the price - so its a special treat saved for when Granny& Nene's come

The toe shot

Riley got each foot with a different design.
Strawberries and Hamburgers!

Got him wrapped around my finger.

They are loving having grandparents around

Ok so all of us are enjoying it

Chopsticks strike again.

Getting ready for thanksgiving!!!
Invited a lot of friends should be fun.