May 15, 2017

Derby Days Have Begun!

I was excited to take my Lucky Dragon to the first demolition derby of the year. We made our way to Ogden after begging Lady Hiva to join us--to which she kept declining. She didn't break down with our incessant asking over and over.

There are not many things that would keep our active little guy still for 5 hours straight. Actually, I cannot think of ANYTHING else that she stays that long in one place. In Church it seems he can't sit for more than 4 minutes before another surge of adrenaline occurs. In fact, last Sunday he waited until the quietest time of the meeting to yell, "Koala Bear has to defecate!" When Lady Hiva and I talked about her needing a diaper change. However, with the demolition derby he sat for nearly 5 hours.

We cheered on our favorite cars, we watched them roll over, tip back up and keep going, we saw them burst into flame and the driver have to escape to not go up in flames too--it was so much fun to watch him get excited.

We even were treated with an appearance from our favorite truck from last year (team from Southern Utah) Junky! Then we caught a prize Frisbee too. All the fun that Lady Hiva and Koala Bear missed out on.

We were, however, more wise this time. We brought noise cancelling ear muffs and ear plugs. I was glad that our seats were not down on the rail like last time. Whenever those in those seats were pelted by rocks and mud I just laughed and enjoyed from our dirt-less seats.

I was happy to have a date night with my little guy and to enjoy something with him that he loves. So here is to the first derby of the season!

May 01, 2017

Happy Helpers...Today We're (Insert activity)!

If you have, or are around, young children you know that one of Disney's new shows is Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Lucky Dragon loves it! After each episode there is a short with Minny and Daisy as "Happy Helpers." The gist of the short is that when people need help, they call the Happy Helpers. There is a jingle about being Happy Helpers and at the end in a horrible high pitched squeal they say, " we're ______!" They would fill in the activity they are doing for the day.

Sometimes I feel like Lady Hiva and I are Happy Helpers. There are some times we are the photographers. Sometimes we are the cake decorators. Sometimes we are the decorators, the cheerleaders, the florists, the name it. This weekend we were invited to be a bit of all of those.

We have some close family friends from Hawaii and DC who had one of their daughters get married here in Utah. We were able to help out throughout the preparations. We took them shopping for flowers and tried to make her vision of the reception a reality.

It was fun, busy and cheerful. It makes it easier when the bride is all of those things too. Here are some photos of the journey!

The bouquet that Lady Hiva and I made

She wanted the gym to look like a tent outdoors

The Bouquet Lady Hiva and I made

The finished product