I was going to blog about my birthday, but since my awesome camera doesn't allow me to upload photos any longer, I will have to blog about my weekend in Twin using Erin's pictures. Thursday Erin and I headed to Twin falls for a weekend of awesomeness. The good times started with Erin's back window. The duct tape (actually, I think it's Gorilla tape...even better) was no longer doing it's job holding the window up. As you can imagine, 80 mph in a car with the window cracked isn't exactly QUIET. We pulled over in Tremonton and fixed it......By fixing it I mean more Gorilla tape and a folded up piece of paper shoved in the crease of the window. Classy. After that, we had no more technical difficulties and we were on our way.
We got to Erin's parents house and ate some yummy chicken/noodles/gravy/mashed potatoes, and played in the "jumpoline" with Tim (her nephew). Friday we woke up and took Tim and Adyson on their first date to Jump On It. It's a place with a bunch of different bounce houses. Way fun! Kudos to the lady that thought of such a great idea. It was only $5 and parents get in free. That's a bargain in my book. So, we ran, we played, we jumped, we slid, we sweat, AND we only had one crying episode from Ady. She hurt her bum one of the slides and she wanted her "moooooooommyyyyyyy." Oh so sad. She was pretty brave and went down the big slide twice. I have to admit, I was even a little scared going down.....but I couldn't let a 2 year old show me up.....so I put on my big girl pants and went down with her. Neither one of us knew whether to laugh or cry once we hit the bottom. Luckily we both looked at each other and started laughing . I'm a wuss.
After we had all the bouncing we could stand, we headed to Artic Circle for lunch. Ady had a hot "gog" and Tim ate fry sauce. Seriously, this kid loves fry sauce. The toys were too big for them to play on, so we took them home for naps.
Ady was SO excited when we got to her house because Grama Dene was there! I was glad she was there too so Ady would quit asking me where she was. Literally, every 5-10 minutes Ady would say, "Where's Grama Dene now?" "Is Grama Dene at my house?" "Grama Dene is bringing me a present." She sure loves her Grama Dene! Later that night we went to Grocery Outlet to look around. I put Ady in one of those carts that has the car on the front of it. She was SO embarrassed. She wanted to be in it, but she kind of didn't. She turns her head to the side when she gets embarrassed, it's so adorable. We drove inside to show Grama Dene what she was riding in. All it took was from Grandma to say "Wow, that is so awesome" and the embarrassment was gone! She loved it from then on. We kept telling her to "turn turn turn" when we went around corners, so she thought she was driving and would turn the steering wheel really fast. It reminded me of when I was little at the fair "driving" a car with my sister. We have a picture of it and I remember everything about it. I really thought we were steering and just KNEW we would crash and burn if we didn't turn EVERY corner. It makes me laugh to this day.
That night, Erin and I went out with her friends to Jonny Carinos. The food sucked so we got free desserts that tasted like nothing. Enough said about that.
I spent the night at Erin's house again that night. We got down the enormous box of notes written by me throughout the years, and also Erin's boyfriends since grade school. I should probably ask Erin before I write about this great night on my blog, but I won't because she might say no ;). I'm laughing right now just thinking about this. Lets start with the book from grade school. Ya know the one's where you draw pictures of your family, yourself, and what you want to be when you grow up? Erin's should be framed. Each page gets funnier and funnier. It starts with a picture of her (posted below), and moves on to her family. Her mom's waist is a "V" and one of her Dad's legs is suffering from elephantitis. She is also older than her brother in this picture. The last page is pure greatness. It's the "What do you want to be when you grow up" page. Most kids want to be a doctor, a firefighter, a store lady (yes they do), even a horticulturist. Not E-Dub. Let me describe the picture and you see if you can guess what it is....I couldn't. There is a man standing on the side of the page (I believe he is in a black suit). In front of him is a woman with her arms reaching up catching a baby. Now, what would you say this is depicting? A mother? A babysitter? Possibly an aunt? Nada. This my friends, is a Baby Catcher! She wanted to be the one that "caught" the babies when they were born! This girl dreams big! I won't even go into the notes, letters, and journal entries that we laughed at 'til our faces hurt. I just hope she figures out if she's really growing closer to Brandon Hoobler or not. Love ya gf!
Saturday I went out to eat with My brother, Heidi, Ady, Erin, and my mom. Ady was sporting a side pony that was pure cuteness. Grama Dene put some curlers in her bangs and her pony that morning. My mom said she loved them so much she didn't want to take them out. After she convinced her to take them out of her hair, Adyson touched one of the hot coils that heats up the curlers. She told my mom "I touched it and it burned me like you said it would." lol. Really? I guess Grandma WASN'T lying.
We headed home around 3pm on Saturday, but not before completely destroying our diets by getting a Banana shake from Shake Out. Mmmmmmm.
Side note: For those of you that don't know, Adyson is my niece.