Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The park olympics

Our family didn't watch a lot of okympics because we don't have cable- but the girls saw enough gymnastics to know you need to be amazing to win the gold. 

So there they go. Flips and kicks and spins to try and win the gold medal from the park. Good thing there actually wasn't a metal becaus they were all so awesome. 


One of the best things about having Devyn live in Napa this summer was all the adventures we went one. This adventure to Alston park was where it took us one hour to walk one mile. Oh the joys of fussy kids!

Relay for life

I had a crazy work schedule this year, but  a bunch of friends and I participated in the Napa relay for life to raise money for cancer research. I only got to spend an hour and a half there but it was so much fun. Next year I am totally bringing the whole family. 

6 flags

About a month ago Devyn and I took the kids to 6 flags. It was hot and the kids got tired quick, but we had a blast for those 3+ hours. I have season passes and we get people in free so thankfully we didn't have to stay all day to make it worth it. 
Mac was actually quite obsessed with roller coasters. 

Thanks to auntie Devyn- without her we might have been home after we got off the shuttle. 

Superman and little sister

Sometimes we get a little crazy at home!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The chair

Shelby's new favorite place to hang out is in this silly little chair Ryann got from her teacher at the end of the school year last year.  She loves it because she can climb up it herself. It also makes it easier for my monthly picture!

We made it!

I successfully made it to nursing each of my babies to the one year mark. 

I took a picture nursing at church to document the occasion.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Float Mingo

Trying a little early for our Christmas card picture this year. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Happy first birthday Shelby!!

This little girl is too much to handle. Her birthday party was a blast. Flamingo themed and pink and gold everything. 
We had her favorite foods- watermelon and pizza!

At one year old Shelby has 4 teeth, curly red hair, 1 dimple, loves to stand up and walk holding your hand, hates vegetables, no more bottles, nurses 2-4 times a day, sleeps at least 12 hours a night with 2 naps each day, weighs about 18 pounds, and is such a joy to be around. 
She is super ticklish, loves her siblings, loves to make messes- and purposefully makes messes! We have often found her playing in the toilet and with toilet paper. Yikes. 
She only says a couple words but loves to talk and yell and copy the sounds that you make. 
We love our Shelby shelbs. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Another birthday

We picked out special flowers for grandma great's birthday a couple weeks ago. 

We sure miss her. 
But we are also thankful every day for her and the amazing life that she lived. I am so happy to know that families can be together forever. What a sweet and simple truth. 

Missionaries visit

There was a zone conference a couple weeks ago and some of our favorite missionaries (who am I kidding? They are all my favorites!!) came to visit. 

More party fun

And the parties continue!!
Food and fun and piƱatas and water balloons and kiddie pools.  
Doesn't get much better than this!!

July birthdays

There are so many July birthdays in our family. It is so much fun!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy third birthday Mac!

Mac is a pro at singing happy birthday to Mac. He occasionally gets angry if we sing to anyone else... So when July 10th came along he was thrilled!  We opened presents and had cake and a party with cousin Mitchell. 
Mac at age 3 is a deliciously wonderful threenager. He is so sweet and loving and can throw the biggest tantrum I have ever seen. Hahaha.  Mamas kisses fix everything. He always has time for a hug and a kiss. He loves the missionaries and his best friend Alex. Recently he told me his best friend was Mitchell so that is pretty awesome too. He loves trains and cars and the iPad. 
Mac is a super picky eater right now. Toast, pop tarts, granola bars and fruit snacks are usually on the menu. Other than that it is totally hit and miss on what he will eat. We love our supermac. 

Girls room

A few days over the summer I talked to Ryann and Cara about having Shelby share a room with them. They were super excited about the idea. I was working and sleeping and rich was recovering from surgery so he told Ryann that if she wanted it to happen she needed to put the crib together all by herself. 
Well ladies and gents. She did it. With rich giving her instructions she found the tools, brought it inside piece by piece,put it together, and decorated it all by herself. 
Shelby sleeps in it about 3 nights a week and for most of her naps. 

Baby Aria

This is shared with permission-  my friend Alexis who I helped have a baby shower for- had her baby! I was lucky enough to be there and help her and then later Come back and take care of her while I worked. It was amazing and she was a rockstar having this baby. Such an exciting story to tell and all natural. 

4th of July parade

While rich continued to recover from surgery he missed out on some fun stuff- like Ryann and Cara being in the Napa parade for the 4th of July. They loved throwing candy.