Sunday, June 29, 2008


We can hardly believe it, but on June 29th Tracy turned four! We are so proud of him and feel grateful to have such a sweet "big boy". We celebrated with friends on Saturday by having a Transformer party.

When the kids first arrived we gave them Autobot names and made masks in preparation for a water gun battle against the Decepticons. Collinox, Megatol, Kieratron, Infernoakley, Ultratrace and Transpencer.


The children loved being able to shoot the adults, especially if they were their own parents. The most excitement came when Battle Commander Ultraleesa busted out a secret weapon for the Autobots-water balloons! If it hadn't been so hot, the adults may have been upset. I wouldn't have cared though because I paid my dues filling up the darn things. Half of them broke while I was filling them and I got soaked! Obviously, the Autobots won the battle and were rewarded with star badges for bravery.

Next on the agenda was a pinata. It was a police car we pretended was the Decepticon Barricade. We almost had a few run-ins with the bat, but luckily the pinata busted open without anyone being injured. I put some bracelets in for the girls, but both Tracy and Everett were very excited about them and couldn't wait to put them on. The pink ones were their favorites. The kids did such a good job collecting the loot we hardly had anything to clean up!

The cake looked a lot cooler when I pictured it in my head but Tracy was very excited about the Transformers fighting on the top. It was supposed to be a battle scene with a dirt road and a volcano. I lucked out finding a sparkler candle. It made the volcano look like it was erupting! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves Tracy definitely loved playing Transformers with someone other than Mom.

While getting ready for the party I caught Everett trying to sneak a bite of cake. He is such a little stinker but he was so cute at the party. He ran around like he was one of the big kids and held his own ground. As you can see, he also has one of the water guns. He got into them and emptied the majority before we started the water fight.
On Sunday we had a family party. Trace had been asking for sketchers for months, but we weren't sure if he'd really be excited about getting them for his birthday. Well, they ended up being his favorite gift! When he opened them he immediately put them on and started running around the yard. It took some convincing to get him back over to his gifts so he could finish opening them. Mommy is very excited to have a shoe shopping buddy in the family!

DISCLAIMER: Sorry this post is all over the place. I have been having contractions all day and wanted to post Tracy's birthday photos in case we end up having the baby tonight!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ladies night!

I went to the Tim McGraw concert with a bunch of girlfriends because he is the best thing to happen to tight jeans and tank tops. (His music is pretty awesome too.) Luckily I didn't go into labor but ,ironically, a girl next to us almost did.

Thanks to Kristen's hubby, Jesse, we got to park in VIP parking and a free ride to will call to pick up our tickets. We love you officer Powell. The greatest thing about hitching a ride on the security cart was the driver. There was no horn so she kept yelling out, "beep beep".

Hot mammas! Dana, Jody, Kriste, Jami, Amber, Leesa and Kristen.

I don't know what was in the air (or the beer), but everyone around us was getting it on. This couple portrayed the nastiest scene of affection I have ever seen. Let's just say there was too much rubbing and touching and grinding than anyones needs to see-EVER. And, as if that weren't bad enough, at the end of the night he said to her, "It was nice meeting you" and walked off! They didn't even know each other!!! We were dying at how funny it was and I hate to confess I peed my pants a little bit from laughing too hard. Thanks pregnancy! Oh yeah, notice the girls next to them. They were making out too. Not just with each other either. There were other girls and even some guy thrown into the mix as well. Timmy draws quite the crowd! That, or maybe we do. To say the least, it was a very entertaining evening, and Tim wasn't bad either!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Moab Fun

My Brother (Bubba) Christopher and I took the boys down to Moab last week so that Leesa could have a break and take it easy for a couple days. We stayed at a campground by Ken's lake, it was great, we could go swimming to keep cool, I think we swam every day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

A Day at the Zoo.

Grandma and Grandpa Bollinger took the boys to the zoo with Uncle Bubba. They loved all the animals, especially the white alligator.
While checking out the baboons, one of them started pooping right in front of the glass. Tracy exclaimed," Ewe, he's pooping out of his mouth!" He thought the red butt was a pair of giant lips. I wish I could have been there!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Only 5 weeks to go........

Well, we technically have five more weeks and we are doing all we can to keep it that way. She is wanting to come early ,but we want her to be full-term. Leesa is having a hard time trying to stay down, but realized the importance if we want a healthy baby. She has dropped and dropped some more and trying to move things along. We have made it one more week-hooray! So just one more and she will be at 36 weeks and our OB-GYN will be back from Europe. Leesa is really hoping for a 4th of July baby, but the Doc has previously mentioned we are pushing to make it to July. So, we may have another June baby after all. We can't wait to meet her, but hopefully under the safest circumstances.
Baby Girl is Almost Here!!!! We are so excited!

Let's Make a Splash at Marv Jensen!

We signed Tracy up for swimming lessons with his buddy, Tolman. They were the dudes in a class full of ladies. Tracy was all too happy to have his cute teacher pull him around the pool. The classes were fun and instructive, but the boys wanted to play so much, I think we will do another class so they can really absorb the knowledge and skill being thrown at them. Everett and Addison played in the kiddie pool and had a great time .I am going to let out our secret, Lamborns, after a couple of lessons we all went to Chuck a Rama for dinner. I have to say it was pretty good.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Soccer 2008

Leesa loved coaching these cute little kids. They were all so different.


We decided to sign Tracy up for soccer this year and initially he was very excited about it. Once it actually started, he absolutely hated it! I think the biggest problem was that he didn't like Mom being the coach. He was actually fine during practice, but once the games started he threw tantrums and faked needing to go to the bathroom. A common sight was Tracy holding on to Mommy's leg as she was running down the field after her team. We thought he would be relieved once it was over, but now he keeps asking when he gets to play again. Kids!?!? Everett, on the other hand kept running onto the field ready to play. It is funny how different siblings can be.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ABC's "getting to know you" TAG. Complete the ABC's of you. Then, each player tags 3 people and posts their names, goes to their blogs and leaves a comment letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Thanks Amber, here we go:
A- Attached or single: Happily attached.
B- Best Friend: Mike, my husband.
C-Cake or Pie: Cheesecake
D-Day: Wednesday
E- Essential Item: My family and lately a bathroom (Oh, the joys of pregnancy).
F- Favorite Color: Blue
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: Worms, especially the sour ones. I may have to go get some right now.
H-Home town: West Jordan-West siiiiiide baby!
I- Indulgences: traveling
J- January or July?: July - I hate being cold!!!!
K-Kids: 2 Boys(3 and 1) and 1 Girl on the way any day!
L-Life is incomplete without: My family, friends and faith in something!
M- Marriage Date: January 3, 2001
N-Number of Siblings: 3, I have an older sister, an older brother and a younger brother.
O- Oranges or Apples: Both!
P- Phobias or Fears: Electricity, random I know. I am also paranoid about my kids getting run over by a car. Too many sad stories on the news.
Q- Quote: Life is too sweet to be bitter.
R- Reason To Smile: Life is good! :)
S- Season: Summer. I would be happy to live in 100 degrees.
T- Tag Three: Melody, Teresa and Tricia
U- Unknown fact about me: I would be happy to be in school forever. I am a total nerd and I love to sit through lectures, write papers, read text books and study etc.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: When I am pregnant I am a carnivore. Otherwise, I eat it occasionally and only if it is WELL done. (I know you are cringing Mel.)
W- Worst Habit: Burping. My boys think it's cool, but it embarrasses Mike.
X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Both, if they can find what they are looking for before it's too late.
Y-Your favorite food: Fish tacos and milk
Z- Zodiac Sign: I am on the cusp, so depending on the source, I am sometimes a Leo and sometimes a Virgo.