Thursday, June 30, 2011


June has come and gone. I am loving this time with my kids. I. HEART. THEM. {every single one of them}
June has been full of...
Soccer camp + Swim team + 7-Peaks + Grandma Lettie Visits + backyard slide + Chess club + diet coke + library time + Parks + Piano practice + JOBS + JOBS + JOBS + Bike rides + Reading + hose in the sandbox + friends + Lots of otter pops + Hiking + Sundance + pool time + Smores + Trampoline + Birthdays + Visitors + lots of runs for Tim = perfect summer for the Watsons!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

hiking the "G"

Hiking has kind of become "our thing" this summer. The big kids are old enough to actually hike without whining and Lo*bug just sits there lovin' her free ride. We get out of the house.. enjoy the beauty of Utah. .. get some exercise .. . everyone wins. We had a hard time finding the trail head for the "G".. so we hiked all over the mountain side. Eventually half the crew decided to head back. Tim {dead tired}, Lo {Free rider}, Jacq {focused on picking flowers}, Alexander {Searching for Indian arrowheads} and I {I wasn't going home until I found the top of the "G"} kept going. Finally we found the trail and braved it to the top. The kids were so disappointed that it was made of trash. Oh well.. still a beautiful hike and a very fun outing with the fam.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Strawberry days

We ran. We relaxed. We talked about giant stuffed lovies. We paraded. The end.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Birds and the bees

We did it! And we all survived, "the big talk." About a month ago we started talking to Max about a special date he would have where he got to learn about the most awesome.. most wonderful thing.. {birds and the bees} He was just sure it was a trip to Hawaii ... a new lego.. or something super amazing to an 8 year old.

Don't you worry I didn't go into this conversation blind. I used this resource which recommended this and both were an amazing guide for me. I would have stumbled through it horribly by myself and Tim didn't get super helpful until the end. Anyway.. I have to say that I am very grateful that we stumbled upon this book and we had this talk early. I love it that our family can talk about anything and I want the kids to feel like they can come to us about anything. A talk like this definitely opens up all the lines of communication. 8 years old really did seem like the perfect age for "the most wonderful thing" talk. I hope Max feels like he can talk to us about anything. There were some giggles.. (max) and some roaring laughter (Tim) but all in all it went great. I suppose I need to be gearing up for the next two "most wonderful thing" talks in 6 months.

Max choose Texas Roadhouse as his restaurant. {That's my boy} Love that place. We even convinced him to sit on the saddle. Then we headed to Barnes and Noble to chat in a little quieter environment. We ended the night miniature golfing the right way.. taking turns and keeping score {49~49~50). I need to talk to that score keeper {Tim}. I don't know how I came in one point behind everyone else. :) Great food ~ Great talk ~ Great fun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Friday, June 10, 2011

It's my birthday!

I woke up on my birthday and decided I wanted the kids to like my birthday as much as I do!! So we had an all day .. non stop party!!!
I woke up to this.. {Hi my name is Shauna.. I like diet coke!! Maybe not this much but it was a funny surprise.}

8:30 am * Swim Practice
9:15 am * Krispy Kreme donuts and a quick Grandma visit.

10:30 am * Lola Dr. appointment {The girl got tubes this week .. you can tell she is pretty excited about it. She survived the six minute surgery and did awesome.. we love having our happy Lola back.}

11:00 am * Trafagla {Mini golf and games}
1:30pm * Naps and playing with friends.
4:00 pm * Sleepover at Grandmas (Kids) while Tim and I went out to dinner (red robin) and rode our bikes to the hot tub.. {woot woot}

Thanks everyone for the birthday love.. the cards.. the messages.. the lunches.. and the memories! Happy Day to me!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spring Piano recital

Song 1 {i should really look up what these songs are called.. but I am just that lazy tonight.. song 1 will have to work ;)}

Song 2

Getting good Max! Keep up the good work!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fundraiser * 3k

This is by far my favorite school fundraiser. I love it. My kids love. Forget the cookies ..and the wrapping paper. {let's RUN!} It is good fun for everyone.