Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our Twenty-Fourth

July 24th was a great day to spend with just our little family. We didn't do a whole lot until the evening until we decided to have a picnic at Fox Field (the open field just east of 300 West). It's kinda become our little spot when we want a place to hang out outside of the house. Our own yard doesn't quite work because we're uncertain as to the whereabouts of razor blades, nails, cigarette buts and shards of glass undoubtedly still in our yard -- all leftover from construction and demolition crews who worked on the house before we moved in.

Anyhow...we had Kneaders for dinner and tested Rachel and Ty's project: The Reflector Oven!
We got some supplies for Smores (s'more of what?) and went to it. It worked really well! Ty, of course, could not let the thing alone. Every time we took a break from eating to check on the treat, Ty would manage to rearrange the set up. It was funny.


After we had our dinner, we decided to light some fireworks in front of our house. It was fun, all until we broke out the sparklers. Dad was pretty dumb not to light a sparker first himself to show Ty how sparklers are "not something to freak out at." No, he had to have Ty hold one to experience it firsthand. Anyway, Rachel was there to catch all the catastrophic action with the camera. This shot below was taken right as Ty was freaking out. Ty didn't think to let go of the sparkler before jabbing it into his neck and hand. Dad was able to knock it out of his hand, but not before Ty got burned pretty good on his neck and thumb. But, he's really a tough kid and wasn't bothered by the small burns within a few minutes. We've been watching them close, putting some medicine and band aids on them (much to Ty's approval) and he should be all healed within a few days.Anyhow, back to the reason we celebrate the 24th...we're lucky to both have some great fore bearers who've made incredible sacrifices and strides of strength and faith to help care for their families. We can only hope to do our best to raise a good family and start our own sort of legacy.

6 comments:

The Dials said...

Ooooh, poor Ty. I love the Reflector Oven project. How fun! Hope that you guys are getting all settled into your new place and that the job is going well.

The Berg's said...

Oh poor Ty! We feel bad for the kid, but we think he is pretty tough too.

Libby said...

Yay! Happy 24th of July. Your kids are sure cute and growing up so fast. Rachel, are you going to be at Carly's shower this weekend? I hope to see you there!

Kendra Meyers said...

What an entertaining post, thanks. I'm glad to hear Ty's healing well and enjoying his bandaids. What is it about those things that two-year-olds love? A reflector oven? I am seriously impressed, Rachel, that you are creative enough to come up with that idea and then to spend the time with Ty to make it. I aspire to your greatness. :) And the backyard? At least it's fenced in, Michelle quite enjoyed it the other day. Speaking of which, Michelle wants to know when she can see the boy she makes pancakes with again (that would be Ty).

The Snows said...

Hey this Tuesday we were getting the old gang from HS together at Taylorsville park at 11:00 am. If your interested in coming just let me know and the info is on my blog. I would love to see you and your kids! You better come now that you live back near Salt Lake.

welovebees said...

What a cute family - can't wait to have you over for dinner, august is a little crazy but Ill call you soon. I just started a blog too - its boring, but check it out... welovebees.blogspot.com. Its nice that we can all communicate on blogs now!