Saturday, July 24, 2010

Celebrating the 24th with BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS.

Our holiday began with an amazing run through the canyon (the SWEAT part) and then a refreshing dip at a pool somewhere in Utah County with the Burtons. You know how you tell your kids over and over NOT to run by the pool? Well now you all have a visual to go along with your future lectures. THIS is what happens!!!!!!!!!
Yep. Everett busted h is head WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE open and had to get staples (the BLOOD part). There are two things you should know about Ev: 1. He is the toughest little dude you will ever meet and 2. He loooooooves the ladies. He cried for about a minute and then he just flirted with the cute life guards as they tried to triage the situation. LOL They fell in love with him (and how could they not?). 
Only Ev would CHEER about being in the ER and getting stapled. 
Insticare is almost always a nightmare but being that it was a holiday made it even more chaotic! I tried to get Ev to hold still and look like he was in pain so we could look more urgent but, instead I chased him around the waiting room with a towel so he didn't drip blood everywhere. 
We were finally able to see the Dr. and Ev was able to get stapled up. I thought he would scream as the scrubbed it, shot a needle into it and then stapled it but he was just bugged by how loud it was. Then all he did was ask where his popcicle was. I love this guy.

After the staples, he asked if he could go back to the pool. The Doc gave the go ahead so we went back and he made sure to tell EVERYONE not to run!!!! His cute lifeguard ladies were so happy to see him and you'd better believe he soaked up every drop of their attention. Silly boy. 
We have made it a tradition over the last few years to attend the Butlerville Days festivities in Cottonwood Heights. It is sort of a hidden gem in the valley. It is never overly crowded, there are activities for everyone, the food is tasty, the fireworks are amazing and the entertainment is.....well....pretty bad. Can't be perfect at everything right? 
Any event with cars is a hit with our boys.
A yoo-tah girl, a yoo-tah girl is she. 
We always try to meet up with Mike's fam and some friends to enjoy the amazeballs fireworks! (That's for you Lizy.) I still dream about living on the beach, but I am grateful to call Utah home. I can ski/board in the winter, hike and off-road in the spring, water ski all summer, camp in the fall.....For a girl who loves the outdoors, Utah is a pretty amazing place to live. 
After the fireball fiasco at the Stadium of Fire, I am happy to say noone was harmed during the show. Trace had to be talked down from the verge of a panic attack (the TEARS part) and then he sat back and enjoyed the show. I think it helped that Grandma and Grandpa always bring yummy treats.