Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It's hard to believe that my baby girls are in 1st grade. They have been SO excited for school to start....hopefully they'll always love school this much :) They were adorable on the first day. It was weird for Kendyl to not have her besties to play with, but she's getting used to it. Preschool starts next week, so that should help. Camryn and Brooklyn are in the same class with Mrs. Childs and Ms. Easton. Their favorite part so far has been eating lunch in the classroom, and chasing boys at recess. (Heaven help me). We stopped at Maverick after school and had ice cream cones.. which were actually rewards for finishing their Book of Mormon Readers! It's only taken us a year :) Here's to a fabulous year!
I know I've mentioned Britten before. He's our MIRACLE cousin who is doing so awesome after being hit by a bus in Brazil and nearly dying. Seeing as medical bills, therapy bills and other bills are basically out of sight, Karla and Steven's families decided to organize a 5K in Logan. The race was WELL attended with about 1,000 people there. It seemed like a professional organization put it on! Nic and I had the kids, so we decided to run/walk the 1 mile. We had a blast. Once we crossed the finish line, we enjoyed a wonderful pancake breakfast, then I was off to sell raffle tickets! There were raffles, auctions, refreshments and more. Everyone there seemed to be having a blast and we're hoping that this event will bring in lots of money for this great family! (We have yet to hear the grand total!)
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
We went camping with Holly & Tammy's families this week by Pineview Reservoir! It was a lot of work for a one-nighter, but I think it was worth it :) We made tin-foil dinners and they were delicious!! We also played games by the fire and had smores. After the kids were asleep, we enjoyed our grown-up time together :)
We went boating with Ashley, Ryan, Hudson, Kate, Matt, Averi, Elle and the Stucki's last week. We had a BBQ on the beach and everything! I, however, left the lake a bit tormented. First of all, Nixon decided he would chase his ball into the lake at the exact moment I was fetching something from my beach bag. When I turned around a second later to see my baby laying face down in the water, I almost had a heart attack. I screamed and Nic pulled him out. After a couple beats of the back, he was ok. The rest of us were probably more rattled than he was. I'm now officially paranoid. The second issue was when I fell off the surf board and dropped the rope between my legs. The rope went wizzing through, but the handle BUSTED through, leaving me with some major wounds in areas I shouldn't talk about, and a killer bruise on my thigh. I've been sore, to say the least, this week.
My girls take gymnastics at such a cute gym. They have a theme almost every week. Beach week, Utah week, etc. Olympic week has lasted for 2 weeks and it's been cute. At the end of class on Monday, there was an award ceremony where all the kids got a medal on the podium while the National Anthem was played over the speakers. They were pumped. Now if they could just learn how to do a cartwheel!!
I just feel like talking about this little man, so here goes. Nixon is my little cuddle bug. He still loves to grab something soft, snuggle up to it and say, "Nigh Night". It's adorable. He fell in love with this giant bear at Costco. He cried when I put it away :( (Please don't buy it for him Grandmas!! ;) )
He's starting to say so many words and his little raspy voice just melts my heart. A few that I can think of are: ball, boppy, boppy oppy oppy, cookie, cheese, num num, mommy, dadda, yay, no, oh no, tee too (thank you). His boppy is his cup, or any drink actually. You've never seen a kid more obsessed with drinks. If he sees one, it begins, "boppy, boppy oppy oppy, bop bop boppy, boppy, bop" and so on and so forth until he receives his drink.
He LOVES the water....to a fault. He doesn't mind getting splashed, dunked, soaked, whatever.
He loves to run and jump on the tramp. He's always trying to keep up with his sisters and play with them. Luckily, they adore him and always want to play with him too.
He's a mini. His 12 month clothes hang off his bones and his shorts usually end up around his ankles. I'll be smarter when purchasing winter clothing....9-12 months.
He's a stinker who loves to pull all the toilet paper off the roll, wad it up and leave it in somebody's bedroom. He just starting squeeling/screaming a couple weeks ago (can we thank you for that Hudson? ;) ). He throws most of his food on the floor during meal time.
Love this little man! He'll have permanent lip prints on his head when he grows up from the thousands of kisses he receives each day :)