Mission accomplished. He’s been begging for a surprise party for several months & today he got one! This was by far one of my favorite parties to plan. Happy 7th bday (on Friday) little dude.

Mission accomplished. He’s been begging for a surprise party for several months & today he got one! This was by far one of my favorite parties to plan. Happy 7th bday (on Friday) little dude.

Cousin cooking school. Filmed for future generations to enjoy. 
I was in and out watching other kids & came in as they were putting the first batch on the tray. I suggested adding more flour and they looked at me with huge eyes and admitted they hadn’t added any at all. :-) 3 cups later I dare say they make delicious monster cookies.

Cousin cooking school. Filmed for future generations to enjoy.
I was in and out watching other kids & came in as they were putting the first batch on the tray. I suggested adding more flour and they looked at me with huge eyes and admitted they hadn’t added any at all. :-) 3 cups later I dare say they make delicious monster cookies.

Our favorite Independence Day tradition: Parachutes. (This is after chasing and catching a few boxes worth.)

Our favorite Independence Day tradition: Parachutes. (This is after chasing and catching a few boxes worth.)

This was our grand finale of our Mentos /soda experiment.

A little soda and mentos experiment. 13 bottles. Diet vs regular. Cola vs non cola.

A little soda and mentos experiment. 13 bottles. Diet vs regular. Cola vs non cola.

Premiers today! (Though I don’t have TV and won’t be able to catch it for a while yet I’m still celebrating!) #GirlMeetsWorld

Premiers today! (Though I don’t have TV and won’t be able to catch it for a while yet I’m still celebrating!) #GirlMeetsWorld

How we’ve been doing summer jobs. I bought each kid their own color notes and each night after bed I assign jobs and leave them out in the kitchen.
A few times the kids even ask or sneak a peak to get a head start the night before (works for me!). We have few ‘ask mom’, ‘freebie’ or ‘you pick’ ones thrown in.

How we’ve been doing summer jobs. I bought each kid their own color notes and each night after bed I assign jobs and leave them out in the kitchen.
A few times the kids even ask or sneak a peak to get a head start the night before (works for me!). We have few ‘ask mom’, ‘freebie’ or ‘you pick’ ones thrown in.

Sewed a sturdy water balloon launcher for #familynight. (My man bought the tubing a bit ago so he’s been pretty excited to get started.) While I was sewing the everyone filled our entire cooler with water balloons. Good times launching and catching. #FHE #FamilyHomeEvening #ImAMormon

Sewed a sturdy water balloon launcher for #familynight. (My man bought the tubing a bit ago so he’s been pretty excited to get started.) While I was sewing the everyone filled our entire cooler with water balloons. Good times launching and catching. #FHE #FamilyHomeEvening #ImAMormon

Temple tour # 2.  (at Bountiful Utah LDS Temple)

Temple tour # 2. (at Bountiful Utah LDS Temple)

#shelfie for @armchairbea

#shelfie for @armchairbea