Trevor turned 8 this past weekend and boy what a weekend it was. Jennifer and I are ready to rest after the weekend of parties. It began with dinner out with mom and dad on Friday night. When given a choice of where to go, Trev choose Red Robin. Of course the waiters came out to sing to him, despite my pleadings otherwise. Jennifer and I decided that 8 years is a big deal so we did a birthday party at our house on Saturday. Trevor wanted a pirate theme, so Jennifer made a pirate treasure map invitation for his friends and cousins. The group showed up and went on a mini-hunt for their pirate booty, which really were pirate clothes. Once they had their booty on their booties we then went on a treasure hunt. Jennifer made a cool map with burnt edges and everything. I spent the morning planting clues around the neighborhood including along the canal bank. One clue lead to the next. The kids eventually ended up back at the house where they found a treasure chest of swords. They then got their swim suits on and took turns walking the plank. Trevor had a great time. The party continued on Sunday with the Duran's. Trevor asked for Sloppy Joe's and tater tots for dinner which was like a walk down memory lane for most of us. At the end of the weekend, Trev walked away with a turtle tank and turtle (and yes he already died), a new bike, a set of little boy golf clubs and lots of cash from family. Talk about booty! Was it that good when we were kids?
Fall brings soccer season. Jennifer and I would be bummed about giving up the Saturdays, but the boys really enjoy playing soccer. Even better, Logan and Trevor are on the same team this year not only saving us time on Saturdays, but during the week with practices as well. Caleb Minnick and one other LDS boy are on the team as well allowing us to spend time with some friends and families as well.The boys are hyped up all week for their Saturday game. Trevor is getting quite good at booting the ball and Logan sprints around the field like he just drank a six pack of Red Bull. Together they are pretty entertaining to watch. The rest of the Saturday is spent reliving and retelling things that happen during the game. Only two more months to go.
Labor day weekend came and past and the summer with it. The heat is definitely still here though. So much so that we decided to get out of the valley to much cooler locales- the central coast and a visit with Kelly and Julio. We got to walk around the grounds of Cal Poly, where Julio will be attending school in a week or so, check out downtown San Luis, play at the beach and hit the petting zoo at the Avila Valley Barn.The Kids enjoyed hanging out and playing on Kelly and Julio's computer and making funny pictures of themselves. Perhaps the highlight of the trip was going down bubble gum ally in downtown San Luis Obispo and sticking their own piece of gum to the collection. I found a spot where some friends and I stuck BYU high up on the wall over sixteen years ago, I could hardly believe it was still there. Honestly, a ally whose walls are full of bubble gum that was in peoples mouths may be the definition of disgusting, I kept on having to stop the kids from attempting to touch the wall, it had me a little anxious. The weather warmed up on Sunday forcing us to make an early retreat back home. Monday was spent doing what many do, swimming and eating barbecue.