When I started this post two weeks ago,
Utahan's and Californians alike were enjoying a
warmer than usual Fall.
I decided to take advantage of your gullibility dear reader,
and pull a fast one -
and before Summer gets away (oh who am I kidding...it's long gone.)
and in effort to feed my blogging habits (it's a sickness)
and to keep my missionary parents informed (yes they have Blogger in Africa)
and because a few pictures on my camera were screaming
"yo, what about us?"
and so I wrote about our summer...
here it is
in the middle of October;
I give you..
"How I spent my summer vacation" by Hilary
Newspaper headline style ...
*School's out -scream and shout!
(Kids do the screaming - mother does the shouting, all summer long...
just ask the neighbors)
*Pretty hair and a weak stomach
conspire together for a miserable first night at girls camp
(camp leaders claim they were not given adequate warning of Lauren's
track record of throwing up anytime and everytime she goes camping)
*Cute, agreeable one year old turns into an aggravating, uncooperative two year old terror overnight.
* Sighting of Loch Ness Monster in local pond is reported; (children return to scene with fishing equipment.)
* Pre-teen girl gathers courage
and cuts off twelve inches of hair.
(Decides NOT to donate it to charity,
instead places trimmed ponytail under pillow for the "HAIR FAIRY")After
*Study finds most children enjoy swimming. (Backyard swimming pool just one cannonball away from becoming basement irrigation)
* Falling asleep when, where and however one likes is commonplace in the summer months. (Shirts and beds optional)
* Mother becomes giddy as all her dreams are realized when she takes her children to an old-fashioned Drive-In Theater.
(She was quoted as saying "I can die a happy woman now.")
* Phillies take second in the State tournament. (MVP Brett Roberts takes a mouth full of dirt as he does a Superman slide across home plate to score the winning run.)
*Daughter wins third place in week-long state tournament then asks...
"can we do something fun now?"
(Mother almost runs off the road)
* Fourth of July in Utah County -As good as it gets.
(Parents decide to eat out with children to encourage
good manners and teach dining etiquette.)
(There is nothing cuter than hearing Kal say to our waiter
"excuse me sir,
could you please refill my drink whenever you get a minute?
... but right now?")
(Available lawn space for viewing fireworks in Provo is scarce,
unless you join a bunch of lonely BYU co-eds outside their dorms.)
*Wonderful Wyoming hosts baseball tournaments as well as Pioneer Trekkers, on the same weekend ~
(Census Bureau notes population increase.)
*Mother comes home to find storage room destroyed
and boxes emptied into one big pile.
Children claimed they needed boxes for fort.
(Amazingly all the children were allowed to live.)
*Family gets together to celebrate parents absence!
(*correction* "family to celebrate even in parents absence.)
(Local girl Indy blue (my niece) makes family proud as Lindon City Royalty)
(Husband not a parade fan...or could you not tell?)
*Best time to waterski at Deer Creek is just before a great big, dark thunderstorm rolls across Mt. Timp.
(no wonder we were the only ones on the lake...those whimps!)
*Woman decides to do all school shopping with all kids in one day. (Mall employees sign petition to have mother committed)