Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Weekend fun!

We went down to Cardston this past weekend for many reasons. It was a fun filled busy weekend and it went by way too quickly!

Russ's Birthday Celebration...

We decided to go out to the grave site Saturday morning since we got down there later on Friday than we had hoped. Saturday morning the weather was BEAUTIFUL! There was hardly any wind, the sun was out and the sky was blue. We went to the Dollar Store and got each of us a helium balloon. We each wrote a message on our balloons with a black permanent marker...

Tyson wrote: Happy 59th Birthday Papa, I love you! XO XO

Cole wrote: Happy Birthday Papa, I miss you very much and I love you!

Kent, Brynley and I wrote on ours as well and once we were done we talked for a bit.

Tyson asked " if Papa would get our messages, if the balloons would reach him in Heaven?" =)

We let the balloons go all at once.

The sky was SO blue we could see the balloons for a long, long time in the sky. The kids enjoyed doing this and asked if this was something we could do every year. We told them we would try and that that was a great idea =)

I am so glad we did this. Kent had me put pictures up of Russ on my facebook page on Friday as well. There were A LOT of messages that I read to Kent once he got home from work. It made him happy to know that other people were thinking of his Dad also and he really appreciated all the kind messages.

Cole Temple...Cole loved going to the Temple Friday evening with our ward Young Men's and Young Women's to do Baptisms for the dead for his first time. We dropped him off in Airdrie at 2:30pm to ride the bus down to Cardston with everyone.

Kent picked Cole up around 9pm at the Temple and he was smiling ear to ear. He had lot's to talk about and he had a good time. He said it was SO beautiful in there and that he felt the spirit very strongly. He also said he can't wait to go back and do some more.

I can't get over the fact that I have a child old enough to be in YM let alone old enough to go to the Temple now. It is mind blowing to me and I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around it still =) I am so glad that he loves to do these things. He truly does love YM and he says he enjoys church a lot more now and looks forward to going every Sunday.

Basketball games...We went to A LOT of basketball games while we were down. My nephew Austin is on the Junior Varsity team (I think that is what they are called). He played very well and every game was exciting to watch. They won all of there games by a LONG shot =)

Cardston has Cheerleaders and lot's of music playing on and off during the games. Brynley was in her glory dancing away to the music every time is was on. She was entertaining everyone in the stands. Every time the Cheerleaders did a cheer she was doing it right along with them. She was so dang cute!!! I was ticked I didn't have my camera OR video camera cause she was hilarious!

Thanks again Mom and Dad and Becky and family for letting us stay with you guys. The kids love being down there with their with everyone!!


Heather said...

What a neat idea with the Balloons Barb! Such a good memory you made! And by the way...YOU LOOK GREAT!!! So cute and SO SKINNY! Way to go, Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Balloons! Great idea!!! Hope you don't mind me using that one.

I agree with HEather! You look awesome!

Kent and Barb said...

Thanks Heather and Lynn! The balloon idea was actually my Mom's and I was very grateful she came up with it as it made it so much more fun.