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

For my birthday today here’s a #ThrowbackThursday from 1988. My birthday was on Easter. And I think it’s safe to say, I was a goofball. (Also fun fact. Easter landed on my birthday when I was 1, 6, and 12. It won’t again until I’m 85.)

For my birthday today here’s a #ThrowbackThursday from 1988. My birthday was on Easter. And I think it’s safe to say, I was a goofball. (Also fun fact. Easter landed on my birthday when I was 1, 6, and 12. It won’t again until I’m 85.)