Friday, July 29, 2011

Making Memories

The month of July has just flown by! We've kept so busy, trying to enjoy the last little bit of summer before school starts again.

We went to a ward BBQ, they had face painting, which obviously the kids LOVED! They had a dunk tank & bouncy slide. And lots of yummy food. Ethan & Lexi had lots of fun trying to dunk people in the tank. Makelle loved the bouncy slide & Kyler loved running off.
We went camping. Normally we go 5 or 6 times during the summer, sometimes more. The weather has kept us from going that often. And I really didn't want to go being as far a long as I am. Jeff opted to take the older 3 & I stayed home with Kyler. Ya, that lasted 2 days. I went up the last night & enjoyed spending time with them. I missed them so much! Let's just say the TV was on WAY more than normal because I missed the noise, it was way too quiet while they were gone! They had fun in our trailer, making a fort,

catching fish

shooting guns. Ethan also brought his bow & arrow & had fun shooting birds.

And eating rabbit. My nephews shot a rabbit, they cooked it up & ate it one night. Everybody seemed to like it, luckily that was the night that I wasn't there...I'm not so sure I really want to try rabbit.

We had a fun playdate with my cousin Stephanie. She found a fun park & we met up there to let the kids play. As you can see it took Kyler a while to warm up to the place. He just stood there like this for the longest time. I couldn't figure out why he was being so weird, normally he loves parks!

This is the park we went to. There was so much for the kids to do, I really liked that there's a toddler area where I didn't have to worry about Kyler falling off of anything. The place is pretty big & I couldn't keep track of the older kids at all times. But they had fun!

They had some super fun swings. All the kids had a blast!

Ethan lost his first tooth!

And 2 days later he lost his 2nd tooth!

School starts in 3 weeks! I'm not so sure I'm ready for that, especially with a new baby. It's going to be quite a challenge, but we'll make some good memories just trying to get through each day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh where does the time go?

I have been quite the slacker at blogging! It normally doesn't take me this long to update, but I haven't been feeling my best, we've had internet issues & the kids take up so much of my time. We have done a few fun things, despite my condition.

We went to Lexi's dance recital. We got cute video of her, but no pictures. We did snag some pictures of Makelle copying the girls on stage. She sat in awe for the first little while, she clapped when they were done & said when I'm 4 I'm going to do that! Then she got down & danced in the aisle for most of the show. It was adorable, apparently she wants to be a dancer!
We took the kids to the aquarium for the first time ever. They loved it! They bounced from one thing to the next not staying at anything for long.

Kyler has found a new way to entertain himself. Not only does he love the swing, but he loves it when we turn on the sprinklers under the tramp.

Ethan has officially graduated Kindergarten & will start 1st grade in August. I can't believe he's that old! He got the Super Reader award in class. He's already at a 2nd grade level.

I wish I was better at taking pictures, but thus I have left my brain somewhere & can't find it. We have enjoyed lighting fireworks off, doing sparklers & pop its. Oh, and only 4 more weeks & we'll get to meet our cute little Kate!! I don't know who's more excited, me, Jeff or the kids!