Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Oh, What Did We Do In The Summertime?

Life has been busy. Too busy to blog. I can NOT believe it is September. September! We did have a very fun summer and there were lots of things that I wanted to post about, but just never got around to it. So, what did the Smiley Family do this summer? Here is our list as far as I could remember, in no particular or chronological order:

  1. Had a camp out in the backyard.
  2. Went to a few Bee's games.
  3. Got our sugar fix at the candy store.
  4. Went to FHE in the Mountains.
  5. Played with sidewalk chalk - scratch that, Ashlyn drew with it & Trent ate it!
  6. Blew bubbles.
  7. Baked cookies and took them to Grandpa's work.
  8. Baked cookies and took them to Daddy's work.
  9. Visited the animals at the zoo.
  10. Played with play dough.
  11. Got our share of scrapped knees.
  12. Gave and received lots of hugs and kisses. I still can't get enough of these lips!
  13. Celebrated several birthdays.
  14. Welcomed another cousin into the world.
  15. Babysat, babysat, babysat.
  16. Passed Chem lab with an "A".
  17. Spent the last night in our first home together, camped out in the front room.
  18. Shed a few tears when we said goodbye to our first home.
  19. Developed a few new habits.
  20. Visited the fish at the aquarium.
  21. Discovered the source of the gnat problem. Word to the wise - do not store potatoes and squash in a tupperware container in your garage and then forget about it for 9 months.
  22. Took 1st place in a boat making contest.
  23. Took 2nd place in a shooting contest.
  24. Took 3rd place in a fishing contest.
  25. Got burned by a hot dog stick.
  26. Spent many hours swimming in the backyard. Realized that I should have spent the extra $5.00 for the bigger pool.
  27. Went on a wellness walk.
  28. Discovered that Trent does NOT like carnival rides.
  29. Discovered that Ashlyn could drain our wallets and spend hours on carnival rides.
  30. BBQ'd with the Hills.
  31. Made countless smores - not all of them made it to our mouths.
  32. BBQ'd with the Johansens, Youngs, and Andersens.
  33. Outgrew the shoes we bought at the beginning of summer.
  34. Went on a fabulous family vacation to Island Park.
  35. Took swimming lessons and discovered a love of water.
  36. Had an evening getaway in Park City.
  37. Discovered a new way of eating popsicles - from the bottom up!
  38. Fell out of a shopping cart. Got a CT scan. All is well.
  39. Picked up some delicious Ranier cherries at the farmers market.
  40. Rode Trax downtown with the Helms to meet Sandy for lunch.
  41. Took the Hills out to celebrate!
  42. Went to the splash park again and again and again...
  43. Had a picnic at Liberty Park.
  44. Played a mean game of kickball with the best cousins in the world.
  45. Had lots of picnic lunches in the backyard.
  46. Fired Brian from being Trent's personal barber.
  47. Ate at least a pound of sand out of the sandbox - not all of us, just Trent.
  48. Went to a funeral.
  49. Painted our toes over and over and over again.
  50. Swung on a rope swing.


Crazy Lifferths said...

Cute post...glad to see an update on you guys:) Um, yea, what did Brian do?!!!

All About M.E.('s) said...

I definitely know that the 'babysat, babysat, babysat' part is true! Very cute post. I got exhausted reading the list.

rsheedy said...

Wow, what a busy busy summer! Looks like you guys have had a lot of fun; well done! :)

Renee said...

That is awesome! I love summer with my kiddos, it just seems to go by too fast. But now fall is coming & that is fun too!

Congrats on the A for your class.

Mark Nott said...

blog post of the century.
Lists rule!

Zachary said...

That is awesome! Way to make the most of your summer!

Ashley Rae said...

This is a super cute post. And wow- your summer was WAY more eventful than mine. I am envious of your summer. LOL. I love all the pictures!! Such cute kids, you have.

And the frogs? They are SO cute and entertaining. Pretty easy to take care of. You just have to clean out their water when it gets merky (maybe once a week??)... I had some when I was younger and absolutely loved them. I would reccommend them :)

Lindsay said...

Wow! What a summer! All that, PLUS an A in Chem Lab? Wow! Go Jamie! Ummm...Weston fell out of the shopping cart a while back too and I didn't even think of a CT scan, now I'm panicking. Yikes!

The Wright's said...

Summer is over? I hate this time of year! ;-)
What a fun one! Wish I would have been a bigger part of that - my fault! Next year!

Mike and Meg said...

You have been busy! Have you found a house?

The Simmons Family said...

Ah, you HAVE been busy!! I start Chem in a couple weeks.. is it aweful?? Congrats on the "A"!

I love all the pictures, but my favorite is Trent's new habit.. HA!

Can't wait to see what you have in store for the fall!

The Lund Five said...

Looks like you had a busy and fun summer! Cute Post!

Heather said...

LOVE that post! So cute! I miss you, now I know why I havent seen you since our BBQ! Love Trents new 'habit' too funny! xoxo

Erica said...

You guys were busy! Great pics! Love the ones with Trent's hand down his pants. Boys will be boys! :o)

Monica said...

Okay, i was very behing on your blog. Love your list! What a great idea. I also love the hands down the pants pics. I havn't seen him do that for awhile.