Sunday, June 27, 2010

This is not Hilda!

Last week we had a very interesting experience.  I had a baby swing that we didn't need anymore so I put a free ad in the classified of  Two minutes later 6:56 am I got a phone call from someone asking for Hilda.  I said you have the wrong number.  He said that he just saw the free ad from for a car and called the number.  I explained that I didn't have a car but I did put a baby swing up for free.  I thought that was weird and the phone range again, "Is this Hilda?"  I couldn't believe it, Devin quickly figured out that the computer must have done a mess up and got our number on the wrong ad and looked it up.  Sure enough there was a picture of a car with the contact info of Hilda and our home phone number.  Either it was a computer glitch or a prank.
I would hang up the phone and no joke the phone would ring again.  We fielded about 10 phone calls before Devin and I said let the machine get it.  We told all the kids to ignore the phone while we figured out how to get that ad off of KSL.  Devin called KSL, and of course there is no one around at 7:00 am to take phone calls.  But we did report the Ad as an incorrect info and hoped they would take it off soon.  We also e-mailed the seller and told them of the mistake.   After several machine messages I tried to change our answering message to say, "This is the Overly's, Hilda does not live her and we do not have a car, if you want to leave a message for the Overly's do so"  I had a hard time doing it in between the ringing of the phone.  It was crazy!  One of my favorite messages we got said, "Hey Hilda, this is Frank, I've got a tow truck and I can get on over there today and get that car off your hands.  Just give me a call and I'll get it gone."  Luckily we had Play Practice to go to so we didn't have to endure the incessant phone ringing.  By the time we got home at noon, the phone had stopped ringing and the ad was off the web.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Nibley Heritage Days

Here is Traeden Getting his first kiss!

Conrad as an Indian in the Children's Play
Traeden as a Cowboy
Conrad with his friend posing

We had a great week full of fun family activities.  
Monday we participated in the Family Bike Parade with balloons and crape paper decorating our bikes.  
Thursday and Friday was the Children's Play. The boys had a great time and did there part just right! Before the Play on Friday we had the Mayor's Dinner catered by Cafe Sabor.  Yum Yum.  
Friday Night most of the family stayed to watch the family movie in the park with Grandma and Grandpa T.
Saturday Morning we all ran either the 5K or 1 mile run.  Grandma and Grandpa helped us out a ton by pushing the stroller and making sure all the boys did the mile.  Traeden did really well.  He ran a mile in 9 min and 10 sec.  Devin and I ran the 5K together and did it under 30 minutes which is always my goal.  I think I'm going to shoot for under 25 min. for the next race.  
After the race we got ready super fast and rode our bikes up to the parade.  The kids love to chase for the candy.  Abi especially loved the horses, and Samantha wanted to follow the tractors home to see where they lived.  That night Danny and Melissa came up and we did a sealing session together with mom and dad and then we went to a Jon Schmidt concert in the park.  What a great concert!  We ate dinner on the blanket and shared lots of snacks throughout the concert.  Deonne and Greg came early and got us awesome seats.  Jon played songs until it got dark.  It was so great.  He played my favorite song twice "Viva La Vida meets Love Story."   We waited a while more in the park and then had a great firework show. For a small town I think the celebration was pretty amazing.  We have a ton of volunteers that help put this all together.  Everyone in the town could find one thing they would enjoy.  

Abby is 2 years old

Abigail turned two.  She picked out her balloons and we had a yummy strawberry/cream cake. It was a great day.  If you can't tell from this picture Abi is afraid of fire.  Last night at the fireworks she cried the entire time.  It wasn't the loud noises it was the explosions of light.  She buried herself in between Devin and I's legs.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gearing up for Nibley Hertiage Days

This last week has been crazy busy with kids activities.  I feel like a taxi driver getting them all where they need to go.  Both the boys are in the Nibley Children's Play this year.  Traeden tried out for a speaking part and he is Cowboy #2 and does a great job with his one line in the play.  They are putting on Sleeping Beauty, Western Style.  The music is really cute and each group does a little choreographed dance while they sing. I have been playing the piano for half of the group everyday which has been about 2 hours of practices each day.  I was lucky to find another piano player to share the responsibility with me.
Traeden just made a competition soccer team and starts practices tomorrow.  He is really excited and happy to play with another friend from our ward.  He also just got a new bike which he loves to ride.  He is busy with scouts and he is taking an art class with his cousin Josh.
Conrad is enjoying summer and plays so hard that he is just bushed by the end of the day.  Friday night I barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs and had fixed Conrad's bun and I went out to get the meat off the grill and came in to find Conrad half way done with his burger (without the meat). When I told him I hadn't given him his burger yet he just started crying and crying.  I told him to go to his room to calm down and found him on his bed asleep.  He was just so tired he couldn't deal with anything.
Samantha and Abigail had birthday's this week.  We had a combined family party on Saturday for them and Dallin.  They had fun with the amazing "Carzz" cake Aunt Melissa made.  Samantha is getting quite good at explaining herself and is very much the little lady.  Abi is just a monkey and climbs everything and does not fear anything.  She is talking lots and saying multiple words.
The weather has been very wet.   I don't remember a June quite this wet in Cache Valley.  We have not had to water our lawn so far.  The garden is growing very well without much attention.  I love to look out and see the rainbows.  Most of the days it's wet for part of the day and sunny for the rest.  I think it's absolutely wonderful.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Conrad's Suzuki Book 1 Recital

This is Conrad playing "Perpetual Motion". We did his recital on the last day of school. His first grade teacher, orchestra teacher, and private teacher came to support him. He also had a few neighbors who came. He did such a great job and we are proud of his dedication and work in memorizing all of these songs. Jennie Evans is his teacher and she presented him with a trophy that he is very excited about. It is the composer Bach. Bach composed several pieces that he played. Way to go Conrad!  Click on the picture and it should take you to a site that will let you hear his piece.  We'll see if that works.