Monday, September 13, 2010

FUN in the 831

Labor Day Weekend we had a lot of unconventional fun!
It all started off with 5 extra kids added to our family for the weekend. We had the Anderson's 4 kids (Kylii, Kort, Berlin and Kamryn) while their parents flew to Utah to check out the BYU game in person! We also had Taylor Lawrence whose family was also in Utah for a less happy occasion (funeral) Taylor felt she couldn't miss school and their first football game of the season (where she and Afton cheered.) This might have seemed pretty crazy but all these kids are well behaved and fun to be around.

Some highlights:

-Watching Kung Fu Panda on our large outdoor screen
-Playing with the dogs (the dogs thought they had died and gone to heaven)

-Getting TPed by our awesome, fun and very mischievous neighbors, The Gorewitzes
-Catching our very awesome, fun and mischievous neighbors in the very act (TWICE!!)
-Eating yummy french toast

-Cheering, Texting, and then Texting, Cheering
-Going to the movies to see Nanny McPhee
-Eating at Subway

-Lot's of Trampoline Jumping
-Making an ELABORATE plan to get our awesome, fun and mischievous neighbors back
-Inviting said neighbors over to watch "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" on our outdoor screen
-The older girls pretending to be out with friends, hiding, until our movie started
-The older girls getting caught in the very act of TPing (TWICE) by suspicious neighbors (once while they were at our house watching the movie)
-Getting them good anyway! (TP, forks, oreos, frozen peas, squeeze cheese)
-Taking up the whole long bench at church

(Brady dressed as the TP Monster - one good way to use all that toilet paper gathered from the front yard)

Bonus: Fun with Berlin and Kamryn

These girls made me laugh all weekend... from Berlin pointing out Zac Efron's underarm hair in HSM3 to Kamryn stating every 10 minutes in a dramatic tone, "I'm STARVING!"

Here are some documented events:

Kamryn helped me clean the bathroom on Saturday morning. She LOVED the Clorox wipes. She wiped everything including the door! She was in the midst of this when Brady walked in and was horrified that she was dipping the wipe in the toilet to re-wet it. Nice! (I was busy at the time texting her mom, telling her everything was fine :)

Berlin: I'm glad my Nana is my mom's mom.
Me: Really, why?
Berlin: Because my Nana is fun and my mom is just like her. (I think she was missing her parents. Funny how it manifested itself)

Berlin: I don't think there's a bone in your tongue.
Kamryn (very matter-of-factly): Actually, there is.

All these fun kids were gone by Sunday after church and we raced home to regroup before Grandpa and Grandma Lindsey came down for our monthly Fast Sunday dinner. The highlight for me was the "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake with the "Perfectly Chocolate" Icing. (You'll have to ask Brad what his definition of a "sliver" is)

Monday was spent cleaning out the garage... YIKES! is all I have to say. You might not think this qualifies as fun, but when things were as out of hand as they were, I have to say it is FUN to have a garage I can now walk into without tripping. I can also retrieve something that should take 30 seconds to retrieve, and it actually takes 30 seconds, instead of 5 minutes.

That afternoon Mom and Dad came down again (aren't they so nice to travel to get to us 2 days in a row?) for a Labor Day BBQ. I thought it was so yummy! This time of year is fabulous for fruit so of course we had fruit salad (yummy yummy). We also had spinach salad, fresh chip dip (ala; Annette Dickson) corn on the cob and BBQed Rosemary Salmon and Hot Dogs (not rosemary hot dogs, just plain old hotdogs) We had Marsha's pudding, graham cracker creation for dessert!

So see, all in all, a SUPER fun time was had by everyone!


Lindseys said...

Wow, that sounds like quite the weekend. I'm glad you talked in detail about the food you had. What kind of post would it have been without it?

Annette said...

So super fun! I was hoping you would post about it. I know exactly what you mean about spending time with Kamryn and Berlin! I get to laugh every morning with the conversations going on between them. They are the cutest things EVER!

Annette said...

Brady needs to be the TP monster for Halloween! Favorite picture of the post. AND, I forgot to reassure you that you still hold the parents of the year award with that outdoor movie and all that yummy food! Wowwweeee!

karensumpter said...

You are brave to have that many kids in your house for a whole weekend. Sounds fun! Aren't Mom and Dad cute!!

Janet said...

what a crazy, fun weekend!

Carolina said...

That was one busy weekend!!!

Shannon B said...

So I wish I could have joined the party. Never a dull moment at the Meyer house. I totally agree with Annette. You guys should get parent of the year awards for having such a fun place for all those kids...I want my house to be the party house when my kids get a little older so they (and their friends) will want to hang out here!

PS I am glad you gave a detailed description of the food CUZZ DANG! I like food!

banananutmeg said...

You take GREAT pictures, Stephanie!

Caroline said...

I am still laughing out loud at your post! Thanks again for having our kids that weekend! They had a ball and we didn't worry about them for a second (enabling us to have a ball too:-)) Please let us repay the favor sometime, SOON! I don't think we're going to Santa Barbara so maybe that weekend we'll host yours!

Kelsi Meyer said...

Dad's definition of a sliver is 1/4 of the cake XD