Sunday, August 16, 2009

Family Fun!

Mark's brother and sister-in-law were on their way back to Utah today from visiting family over the weekend. So they stopped by the base and had dinner with us. So much fun! I'd been wanting to make enchiladas, but hadn't wanted to have so many leftovers to eat. Feeding 10 people is a good way to ensure not many leftovers.... :-) Finally bought myself a trifle dish and did up a quick dessert with angel food cake, blackberries, and cool whip. Yum! The kids went nuts over it, because it was all layered and of course because it had cool whip. What kids doesn't like cool whip?

They got the baby all worked up though. He's been stretching all evening, and whatever he is stretching onto does not feel good. Ouch! I'm scared I'm going to run out of room for this little guy! But I am having fun with the "how huge!" comments I've gotten. I never really got those with William, wasn't big enough. Somebody I hadn't seen all summer said it looked like he was going to be 10 lbs. I know he's big, but not that big! :-)

My sister in law was so sweet. She scrubbed my table off for me while I put the enchiladas together, and graciously ignored the floor that hasn't been mopped for..... um..... well, a while. The table is getting harder to scrub, thanks belly, and the floor kills my back. It was so much fun to get to chat with her for a while. We really don't get to see them enough, since they live in Utah and they both worked full time until recently. The boys were so excited to play with their cousins, who I can't believe are growing up so fast! I remember when their oldest was riding on her daddy's shoulders singing the "Bob the Builder" song at the top of her lungs. And now she's going in to the 4th grade!

We officially have all the boys school supplies. And they find out who their teacher is on Wednesday. How is Nathan old enough to be going to kindergarten? Yikes! I get William at home for an extra year, he barely misses the cut-off. This baby will too. It's good for William, an extra year to get taller so he won't be the shortest boy in his grade. I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by though. Mark was talking about going and doing "something" before school begins. He's been wanting to see Shoshone falls for a while, we may go do that this weekend. Sad we've been here 4 years almost and still haven't seen it.

(He's also talking about how we should have moved to a 4-bedroom. Well, I'm not getting on the list now! We'd get a house about the time I deliver, and no way am I moving this pregnant.... Too funny though.)

1 comment:

Calista said...

I love the sound of your blackberry trifle! We should be having those about ready to pick in the next month here and I am looking forward to getting myself some again this year!