Monday, July 28, 2008

Translate This...

Whenever Trey has a question to something we don't know we say, "Let's go Google it and find out." I guess he has taken that to heart. Marisa went to go do something on the computer the other day and found the Google page up with the following typed into the search box, "Litol trieingoi skrooderievers and wer can you bye them."

This picture and his desire to take apart his toys from McDonalds and Burger King should give you a hint.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Camp

Last week I spent 6 days with the ward's 14/15 year old guys on a summer camp. We spent the first three days in Capitol Forest and the last three at the beach near Westport. I took Trevor with me to not be without my entire family and to make things easier on Marisa since I was leaving for the week.

Most importantly we ate well!

We did some geocaching along with several other activites. This one was one we made ourselves.

We made a dam!

We were tired in the end...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer water fun.

The last two weeks have been the heavenly Seattle summer that we have been waiting for...78 degrees every day. The boys are loving it, here they are blowing dandelions on the hill behind our fence.

On Friday after meeting with the office designer for the last time we went to Phantom Lake and swam around. The boys were excited in the car to try out their new swimming skills, but afraid when we got on the dock. After a bit of encouragement they were all jumping in and having a fun time.

We also tried to soak up some valuable sun to end the pasty white!

The great news about that meeting with the designer/architect was that it was our last one! One more hurdle that we have put behind us. Next week is summer camp that Carson has been in charge of. After that we can go from crazy psycho people back to just crazy.

On Saturday we went to one of the state parks by our house, this one was Kanaskat-Palmer. The boys couldn't resist the water so we let Caeden go in, in his diaper! He was happy to walk back with the air flowing all around him until he got on a new one at the car.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thnks fr th mmrs

This boy makes the craziest faces...

That is all he does so it is hard to get a regular smile.

We are always a little slow getting our pix out. We had some family, local friends and far away friends over for the fourth and had a great time. I don't know what it was, but with our view of the valley we had a hard time telling which fireworks came from a city show and which came from the neighborhoods. It looked like everybody in the state went to the reservation and dropped a couple grand on 3 inch mortars. The whole valley was lit up with huge fireworks. It was a great show.

I'll sneak a complaint in here between our update and my music. Why don't more guys blog? C'mon! It is a great way to have some form of a journal for your family, let friends and family stay more caught up with you, express yourself, creative outlet, carthartic outlet, etc.

I like to post my songs that I've downloaded lately. Mostly so my brother and sister can compare. I usually haven't added as much to my collection as I did here in the past couple of months. I found a lot more by clicking on the little arrow in Itunes next to the artist that takes you to their "store" in Itunes and looked at the top 5 songs they have. I checked those our for the artists that I only have a song or two for and found some cool ones. I like that because I get a lot that you don't get from the radio, even less mainstream stations like C89.5 Worldwide, our family favorite.

Name Artist
Afraid Nelly Furtado
After Tonight Justin Nozuka
All Around Me Flyleaf
American Boy (Radio Edit w/ Kanye) Estelle
Anthem Filo & Peri Ft. Eric Lumiere
Around The World Daft Punk
Beat It Fall Out Boy Ft. John Mayer
Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
Broken Wings Flyleaf
Buzzin Shwayze Ft. Cisco
Calling The Angels Paul Oakenfold
Check Yes Juliet We The Kings
Closer Ne-Yo
Cowgirl in the Sand Neil Young
Da Funk Daft Punk
Dance Dance Fall Out Boy
Dance With A Devil (DJ Shog Remix) Filo & Peri
Disturbia Rihanna
Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song) Enrique Iglesias
Everything You Ever Wanted Hawk Nelson
Face Down The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Fall For You Secondhand Serenade
Fences Paramore
Forever Chris Brown
Give It 2 Me Madonna (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
Gotta Find You Camp Rock
Hallelujah Paramore
Here In Your Arms Hellogoodbye
Hot 'N Cold Katy Perry
Human After All Daft Punk
I See Right Through To You DJ Encore Ft. Engelina
Identified Vanessa Hudgens
In My Arms Plumb
In My Arms (Bimbo Jones Extended Remix) Plumb
It's Not My Time 3 Doors Down
It's Not Over Chris Daughtry
Let Me Go 3 Doors Down
Love Is Here Tenth Avenue North
Love Remains The Same Gavin Rossdale
Love Song Sara Bareilles
Madly Tristan Prettyman
Make Love In This Club Usher Ft. Young Jeezy
Mirror Barlow Girls
No Air Jordin Sparks Ft. Chris Brown
Our Song Taylor Swift
Over You Chris Daughtry
Paper Planes MIA
Pocketful Of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield
Pork And Beans Weezer
Practice Makes Perfect Cute Is What We Aim For
Realize Colbie Caillat
Rise From The Ashes Quietdrive
Robot Rock Daft Punk
Rodeo Clowns Jack Johnson
See You Again Miley Cyrus
Shake It Metro Station
She's A Hottie Toby Keith
Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Hellogoodbye
Sidewalk Shopping Baumer
Starry Eyed Surprise Paul Oakenfold
Stop & Stare OneRepublic
Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) Wyclef Jean Ft. Akon & Lil' Wayne
Tatoo Jordan Sparks
Tear Drops On My Guitar Taylor Swift
The Coldest Heart The Classic Crime
The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson
Thunder (Acoustic) Boys Like Girls
To Bring You Back Paul Alan
Unbreakable Fireflight
Voice Of Truth Casting Crowns
Wasting My Time Default
What It Feels Like Madonna (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
What Life Would Be Like Big Daddy Weave
When It Rains Paramore
Without You Near (Coldharbour Mix) Departure, Gabriel & Dresden & Markus Schulz
Worlds Away From First To Last
Your Guardian Angel The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Longest Post Ever!

We now have a huge feeling of comfort because we finally finished the last cans to complete our 3 month food storage supply. Since we are in a house we will be in forever (or a long time) we put the water and long term #10 canned goods in our crawl space to stay cool and out of the way.

We dropped $65 bucks on fireworks yesterday which isn't much if you know of the Calderwood family 24th of July tradition. All the cousins get together in Victor, Idaho, buy tons of illegal fireworks and light them off because the city police chief is an in-law and he lets us light up the valley sky! Seriously, it is so much fun to drop a raquetball sized firework into the launching tube after lighting the 2 foot fuse and hope the tube doesn't fall over and point at you! We bought all the cheap fireworks that the local store discounted to get you to visit them. It filled up a huge box and we can't wait to light them off tomorrow.

Last Friday my cousin Russell came to visit. We visited Snoqualmie Falls, saw my new office construction and hung out while we had a BBQ before heading off to the airport.

On Tuesday night we went to the Mariner's game for LDS night. The Mariners are by far the worst team in quality of play in the league. Lucky for us (or maybe them) LDS night brought the magic and they had an amazing come from behind rally to win. We planned on leaving early, but the boys were so caught up in the excitement that they did pretty well. Bex basically chanted "I-Chi-Ro" while pumping his right arm the entire game. We finally left around 10:30! Maybe it was the baseball players chewing their "tabacy" but I snapped a candid photo of both Ronnie and Risa doing something that looked very similar????

Trey lost tooth #2! This is very, very important to him. He is the youngest in his class and naturally loses his teeth late. Compound both of those with the fact that your dad IS a dentist and it is a painfully slow wait to see all your friends lose their teeth and not you.
Bex was sad I wouldn't pull one of his out so this is his photo to be like his brother.

A miracle happened at our house. Caeden got into the Nutella that Trey left out and with this crazy mess on his face and hands he somehow managed not to get it on ANYTHING else at all!

Trey and Bex had swimming lessons last week. Trey is now a level 3 and Bex is a level 2. They loved it and now that it is warm we can go swim at the lakes by our house.

Although not together Carson was able to do two of his favorite things last weekend. On Friday night the guys all got together for a Halo Night. We cut it off early and ended at 1am which was nice because we had our flag football practice at 8 am the next morning. The Maple Valley team didn't make the playoffs this year so we are starting early to make that happen.

We got AC with our new home, but have not been able to enjoy it. After having the company come out 3 times over some very long and hot summer days they finally figured out that we have a Freon leak. So much for the Ozone layer in Maple Valley I guess. Seattle summers are supposed to be great because after a long and dreary winter you have perfect summers, but the last couple of weeks have been an unbearable 85 degrees. Believe me, that is bad b/c us Seattleites have a very narrow window of comfortability and we are very spoiled living in such a temperate climate. To beat the heat last Sunday we went for a drive in the car. It was supposed to last 30 minutes, but after 3 detours (1 collapsing bridge, 1 drowning victim and 1 car crash) we ended up home 2 hours later with some hungry boys.

The great thing with the heat though has been some amazing thunderstorms. Three nights of sweet lighting and thunder shows. We live in the foothills so the thunder rolls for a long time. It has been scary for the boys though, especially Bex b/c he is afraid the lightning is going to come in his room and get him.

Another funny thing lately has been Bex's fixation on dirt roads in Idaho. We think the dirt road part came from a story he heard of his babysitter's house having all the fish in their pond eaten by a bear. We had to explain that they live on a dirt road in the forest and were gone on vacation for a week. Bears don't come into suburbia while you are home, at least not very often, but we didn't tell him that. The Idaho part? Don't know where that comes from.

Oh! And six months later than his brother, Bex is finally potty trained officially after going 1 week without any accidents. Yeah!