Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cowabunga Bay Babay

I have never been to Cowabunga Bay, and after we spent all day there on Saturday, I am a fan!  Such a kid friendly place with tons of shade to sit and chill and hold fair skin babies.  And I was completely surprised how unafraid Myer was and just daring he was to get on every slide.  I could not get that kid out of the water.  And what a blast it was to be with my family.  (Shocker that we're swimming again...) We are a large crowd which made it more of a party, so Saturday was just play play play.  Which made for two really tired kiddos who slept great that night.  So Cowabunga bay every day?

Monday, July 28, 2014

utah and it's pioneer day

We celebrated Utah's birthday with a neighborhood breakfast and a kid parade.  The breakfast was complete with pancakes, eggs, and oj while the neighborhood kid parade with complete with bikes and Myer's insistence on cruising to his own speed.  Which wound him up at the end of the pack but such is Myer.
 Then we celebrated some more at Mimi's and Papa's with fireworks and snaps.  Which every time Myer threw a snap he yelled, "Ohhhh snap!"
Miss Lenni and I watched a few feet away on the blanket with Panda-Manda.  (Look at that concern on her face. Too precious!) So basically everyone got their fill on Pioneer Day.  I love that we get to celebrate twice in one month with family and fireworks.  I love July!

Friday, July 25, 2014

VW car show

Over the weekend we strolled through a VW car show.  We saw old beatles, vans, trucks, rabbits, GTI's, and dune buggy's.  Myer and Jake were in heaven looking at all the engines and wheels.  Lennon and I just liked all the cool colors.  I think the boys could have kept looking at those cars all night if it weren't for our hungry tummies.  (Thank goodness)  But it still made me smile seeing both my boys go gaga over cars together.  I love summer nights as a family.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


"Konk-a-kangaroo"- His friend
"What we doin tamorrow?" --What's something fun to look forward to?
"Mommy, I missed you."-- Mom I love you

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


 We went out to eat on a weekday, which is big for our family, because I PASSED MY PROFESSIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING TEST!   I improved my Utah certification from Novice to Professional.  Hallelujah!  I worked so hard for this so we splurged with yummy food and sweet treats. And now a huge sigh of relief, cause sigh, that was a lot of work.  All done!

Monday, July 21, 2014

a letter {to Lennon}


Dear girl you are 10 months!! We hit the double digits!  Your personality and realization of the world has bloomed.  You are understanding us and getting in the mix.

You and Myer actually play now.  You chase, scream, and laugh together.  You shake your head back and forth, your favorite dance move, to get Myer to do the same.  Then you go back and forth, each taking a turn "dancing" and cracking up at each other.  But on the flipside, you also fight.  If he takes toys, or climbs on me, or tells you "no", you get mad and try to take a swat at him.  I can't believe this has already started....

Panda-Manda is your favorite possession on this earth. You love that thing.  You squeeze it with your arms and legs while squealing.  Surprisingly you also like cars.  It's like a flashback to Myer at this age when he played with car toys.  You blow your lips making car sounds while rolling the cars on the ground.  Your dad doesn't mind that kind of playtime at all.  Speaking of play time, your favorite thing to do is play on our bed.  You sit and then fall back with a big sigh.  Roll over, sit and do it all over again.  I don't know how that started and why you like to do that on our bed, but it keeps you entertained for hours. 

When you wake up and after your bottle, you like to sit and cuddle for a few extra minutes.  You say "hi" over and over again.  It melts my heart.  I enjoy those quiet still moments with you, because as soon as Myer comes in, it's play time all over again.

You are walking with your new walker.  You still get down and crawl if it's not fast enough so we are still working on that.  You are more confident in sitting down after standing which means no more getting stuck standing during nap time.  Yay! 

I would describe your personality as determined, playful, investigative, happy, quiet, sweet, and then all-out-random loud.  You make us laugh every day while simultaneously tugging our heart strings.  We love our sweet little girl.  I love you sweet little girl.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

keepin busy

^^^ sucking on toes ^^^
^^^ summer bike rides ^^^
^^^ breakfast after bike rides ^^^
^^^ eatin popsicles ^^^

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

cousins, birthdays, and parties

 Myer's cousin, Maddix, turned 5 so it was party time for the little dude.  It was a Secret Agent party so they threw bombs (water balloons), shot bad guys (water guns), and ate super food (cupcakes).  What an event!  Myer loved his first "real" friend birthday party, and it was even better that it was for his cousin. 

Happy Birthday Maddix! Thanks for inviting us to your celebrate your special day.  And we sure loved those orange cupcakes.  I mean, super food...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Flamingo Fest 2014

Alison, from The Alison Show, and Bing threw a party in downtown Provo and we were lucky enough to get tickets.  Those two together know how to throw one heck of a party.  I'm still seeing pink, flamingos, and my feet hurt from dancing all night.  We went home with some pretty awesome loot too.  Penelope the Pink Flamingo has officially taken up residency by the front porch.  Alison-- thanks for a rockin good time, especially for a mommy like me.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014