fun stuff…

We have had such a fun-filled weekend! So lucky that my sister Katie and her 1yr old baby Aspen could come and play for a few days! It’s been quite a full visit… we have done a little shopping at the mall and even Ikea… and Katie managed to get tons of scrapbooking done!  (I have lots ‘on hand’)…
The whole having a one-year-old in the house has been a bit of an ‘eyeopener’! I find with Capri, I usually  have a few minutes in between checking on her, and she is fine… usually can’t do too much damage or get too far!  Aspen on the other hand is walking, and can disappear in seconds… and found playing in the toilet bowl or dog dish in the blink of an eye! I am going to have to do some baby-proofing for sure!

Friday night, we let the boys have friends sleep over, and they opted to sleep on the roof-top deck… the weather is perfect for it… in the upper 80’s over night these days… we grilled some hamburgers and made our own little versions of homemade ice cream sandwiches. 

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**I am planning on having these for quincy’s birthday party… the idea being that you choose a type of cookie (I had oreos and chips ahoy), choose the kind of ice cream… put a little scoop between 2 cookies, and squoosh it down a bit… roll the sides in ‘magic shell’ choc. And then in sprinkles… they need to go in the freezer for about an hour before eating… man, they turn out so cute , and are a great little treat! Just had to share! –glad I did a little preview!

The little girls next door were  having a sleep over as well, and kept the boys up until just past 1 o’clock and the az sun got them up about  5:45 am… so I had a very short night! And I am feeling it right about now!

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Capri
Today, I got the boys MUCH needed haircuts, and then we spent a good part of the day in the pool! It was capri’s first experience in the pool, and she was all about the splashing! I am afraid that is going to translate to splashing baths! It was such a nice day until about 3pm when a hard core dust storm blew threw! So fun just to sit by the pool and watch the kids play! So much fuN! I wish I lived closer to my family! I miss them so much, but always cherish the time that we have together!
Ok, whew.. I am so tired… thanks for voting for kristy! I will report what I hear, if anything about her outcome!
Big “HI” to grandma and grandpa… collin, cam and rane… we miss you!

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21 Comments

  1. Ashley Harris 28 April, 2007 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a ton of fun! Those pictures are so great! That dust storm was a bit insane wasn’t it? NUTSO! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Victoria B 28 April, 2007 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    you have a beatuful family…your pool is amazing!!!

  3. Rhona 29 April, 2007 at 5:46 am - Reply

    That looks like a really fun weekend. Glad it turned out so well. I’d love it to be warm enough for a splash in a pool here in the UK! Makes Arizona sound very appealing lol!!

  4. Sandy McTier 29 April, 2007 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Those cookies look yummy ~ my 3 boys want me to make them today after I showed them the pic on your blog!
    I so enjoy coming to your blog for inspiration your wit and charm! Thank you for that.

  5. Vee 29 April, 2007 at 7:16 am - Reply

    cookies look yummy!!
    looks like a blast at the swapp home!!
    enJoy your sunday 🙂

  6. valerie 29 April, 2007 at 7:42 am - Reply

    is there anything in the world cuter than little girls in frilly pink swimsuits?
    i.don’t.think.so.
    so dang cute – thanks for sharing!

  7. Shealynn 29 April, 2007 at 7:55 am - Reply

    How FUN!! Nice Rock pool you got there!! 🙂

  8. Kristi Williams 29 April, 2007 at 8:03 am - Reply

    What a fun weekend it sounds like you had!! The mini-storm was nuts, huh?!? I had to walk right through it from my car into the Ahwatukee JoAnn’s – I felt like I got sand-blasted! LOL Glad you enjoyed the day – here comes the heat!!!

  9. Karalynn Tyler 29 April, 2007 at 8:42 am - Reply

    With my nine month old crawling and starting to walk along furniture we are scrambling to babyproof too. She’s a quick one and there are things I never dreamed she’d find a way to get into, yet she proves to be a smart little cookie. As for splashing, well let’s just say I need to wear a raincoat when I give her a bath… quite the splashing experience.

  10. Collin Kasteler 29 April, 2007 at 11:04 am - Reply

    i wish i was there!!! i’m learning to swim like fish so i can go swimming in the pool and on the water slide too….and then we can get corn dogs and slushies.
    love and miss you!!!!

  11. Kim Griffin 29 April, 2007 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    glad you had some good quality fun family time heidi! NOTHING is ever as imortant as your family!
    no pool in the yard..but lots of warm sunshine here in winnipeg! luvin it!!!
    kim
    :O)

  12. Nitty.Gritty. 29 April, 2007 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Ice cream sandwiches…sleepovers, family, sunshine, swimming, smiles. I see scrap pages in this post! =) You always are so upbeat. I’m longing for warmer weather. You’re probably about to be ‘over it’ at this stage in your pregnancy. Best to you and all your gang. Capri is looking so ‘big’! Wait til this next little one shows up. =) She’ll grow up even more- overnight!

  13. Talia 29 April, 2007 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    You are the funnest mommy, heidi!! the ice cream sandwiches are such a cute idea. capri is so cute…i am always relating her to gabby because they are at the exact same stage…crawling, pulling herself up…they are becoming such little “people” now. aaahhh!!
    Talia:)

  14. Tami 29 April, 2007 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Love the icecream sandwich idea. Good luck to Kristy, I have been voting daily.

  15. kim Loewen 29 April, 2007 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! And so nice to have your sister and niece visiting! Those pool pics are so cute and little Capri looks adorable. We have the full on splashing baths with our little guy Ryker…I’m soaked by the time he’s done. He loves the water so much! What a yummy treat…icecream sandwiches…yum! Perfect treat for hot weather!
    Kim

  16. LenaS 30 April, 2007 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, H…I think it’s today. Have a great day! Loved BPS last week. Capri doesn’t look like a baby anymore–soooo adorable. May I suggest a Life Vest for the youngest Swapp…just in case. Can’t believe it’s swimming weather already. My sis, niece and I were in restaurant having late lunch when dust storm knocked all the power out, traffic lights too; so manager gave us lunch “on the house”. Cool.

  17. Sharon Lovoy 30 April, 2007 at 5:07 am - Reply

    I may be wrong Miss Heidi, but I think today Monday, is your BIRTHDAY!!!!!! (at least that is what my Palm Treo says) Have a lovely, happy, joyous, crazy, fun-filled day (and year!!) Blessings!!!

  18. Anne-Marie 30 April, 2007 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Hello, and Happy Birthday from South Australia – we share the same birthday! I’ve had a lovely day today, and I hope you do, too! Nothing beats a home made card from your child, especially when they’ve got your age wrong!

  19. Caroline 30 April, 2007 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Heidi, you mentioned you are going to be on QVC, When? I can’t wait to see you.
    Caroline

  20. green3 30 April, 2007 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I made my way over to your blog because in real life, I’m a Heidi also!!

  21. Holly 30 April, 2007 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Happy B-day! Mine is today too!!

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