Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Wrap-Up

It was a nice weekend with plenty of time spent with family and friends. (And plenty of time spent on the treehouse too!) Since Wes had Thursday and Friday off, it turned out to be an extra long weekend for us.
Wes worked on the treehouse in the morning and then we made a quick visit to our brand new darling nephew born just three days before. We hurried home and readied everyone for family pictures - which is always an adventure. But any stress we might have felt disappeared after Doctor Dave sent us home with fresh corn, peaches, zucchini, tomatoes and a huge bowl of fresh blackberries and raspberries. All straight from his garden! We had planned to go out to eat after the photo shoot but instead went home to enjoy the bounty!

Wes spent most of the day working on the treehouse. He wanted to get the roof on so he and the kids could sleep out in it that night. As they settled in to watch Star Wars in preparation for their fun night, I opted to take the night off and went to dinner and a movie with a friend. Julie and Julia is a darling movie!

We joined my family for a picnic up South Fork canyon. It was very fun and relaxing and we enjoyed the perfect weather right up until we packed up to go home - then it started to rain. But that's ok because the plan for the rest of the day was to stay home and watch the BYU/Oklahoma game. They won!

Cate with her new hair cut!
Climbing trees
Eating yummy food
Addie is picking out Papa's stiches leftover from a racquetball injury. But the injury was not in vain because he was a champ! For this years Senior Games he won First Place in doubles and Second Place in singles! Go Dad!

Playing in the river

It took all of Weston's self-control to not work on the treehouse.

Wes took advantage of his final day off to finish putting the roof on the treehouse - and the skylight. Yep - you read that correctly. The skylight. We had to cut his fun short to meet up with some friends at a park for a picnic. The kids were busy playing on the playground, in the sand, playing baseball and tennis and hunting for treasures with a $3 metal detector our friends bought at a garage sale. Hey they found .46 cents! Again - the perfect temperature and while the kids were preoccupied we talked and laughed and rested in the shade! Ahhhhh. This evening was spent cleaning the church and going out for ice cream after.

Look at those mountains!!!

Sarah won't stop picking at the sore on her face. So we slapped a big bandaid on it.

Back to the grindstone tomorrow...


Anna said...

Ahhh, the grindstone.
Thanks goodness for long weekends. Glad you took advantage of yours.

Jennette said...

What a fun, fun weekend! And I've been meaning to post a comment on the tree house--wow, oh, wow! Like everyone has said before me, that Weston is super amazing. Your house is a MUST for our to-do list next Utah trip.

Rachel said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. I can't believe that treehouse either. Wow.

Julie said...

What a fun weekend! Fun times with the Spencers. I really do think you should rent the treehouse. So fancy!