Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Survivor - Family

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We sure had a great time. It was hard to get back in the groove of work and school this morning.

On the 4th of July, we celebrated with my dads family by playing our version of the reality television show, Survivor. We called it Survivor-Family....clever, huh?

The day started with a potluck BBQ and then the challenges began. We had 5 teams of 4, involved in 10 different challenges. It was an awesome time and a great way to spend the holiday with family. Everyone was laughing and having a wonderful time. My mom even made buffs that said, "Got Family?" on them. I'm gonna need another scrapbook weekend for this event!!

Paul, winning the "Run For Your Life" challenge, for the yellow team!

Aidan, refilling his water gun, to squirt the contestants during challenges.

The whole gang!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Aunts and Uncles and Bears, Oh My!

Pauls siblings live in many different states and we don't get to see them often. However, recently they were all together (under one roof) and I decided to take advantage of the (scrapbook) situation. Here are some of the pictures with the aunts and no particular order.
Aunt Maureen & Uncle Phil
Uncle John & Aunt Amy
Aunt Colleen & Uncle Jeff
Aunt Denise & Uncle Randy
Grandma & Grandpa
Great Grandma
We are so blessed to have family!! We miss you guys!

A little Red Bull goes a long way

Aidan asks everyday, when I pick him up for school, "how many more days to I have left." I was very excited this week for the 4 day holiday weekend not only because I didn't have to go to work, but because Aidan was SO excited to have a break from school. However, he thinks that the word vacation means we are packing up and going somewhere.

When I picked him up from school Friday evening, he asked how many days he had left. When I answered "none, because we had a 4 day vacation", he asked where we were going. I said "no where, but we have lots of fun things planned." Of course, then we had to have a big discussion of what the fun things were.

One of the things we had planned was a visit from Pauls sister, Maureen and her husband Phil. Aidan gets so excited for a visit from Uncle Phil. In fact, yesterday when we were driving in the car he was explaining how he was so excited to see Uncle Phil that when he saw him he was "going to go crazy."

I noticed when we walked in the door to see Aunt Maureen and Uncle Phil, Uncle Phil was downing a Red Bull beverage. I thought this was hysterical, but didn't blame him at all. Aidan keeps Uncle Phil (and all of his aunts and uncles) on his toes. They played cars, ran around the basement, played more cars, ran around the basement, and the cycle continued on like this for several hours. I've never had a Red Bull, but I can speak for its contents. The stuff really works OR Uncle Phil is....well, let's just say that the stuff really works!!

We had a really nice visit with Maureen and Phil. Thanks for playing so hard with Aidan last night....he slept like a champ!!