June 17, 2013

Shadow Mountain #4

My baby is off to Shadow Mountain this morning.  I can't believe that I've sent 4 kids to Shadow Mountain.  For some reason this was the hardest time.  Maybe it's because J is my baby, I don't know.  She was super excited until this morning when she told me she had a stomach ache.  I think it was nerves, so hopefully she'll be okay.  Once she saw her friends things got a little better, she ran off to get on the bus.  All the kids have really enjoyed their time at Shadow Mountain and have told her all about it.  I'm hoping she has just as much fun as the rest of the kids!

Jakob and Tal

We got to babysit Jakob and Tal this weekend.  I wish I could see them more often, we had lots of fun.  They sure kept us busy.  Jakob is one active boy, but such a cutie.  And Tal is the same princess as ever!
So blessed to be their auntie!

Frozen Fruit Tarts

Last night while we were playing games, these two cute girlies wanted to make a treat.
These frozen fruit tarts were delish!

June 7, 2013

Splash Pad

We enjoyed some splash pad fun this week!
Love little Pen's octopus bathing suit:)


Summer is in full swing!  Last week was our first week of summer and we enjoyed it by being completely lazy.  It was grand.  Monday we had a BBQ with 2 of our favorite families.  We feel very fortunate to have such good friends.  Unfortunately T was feeling pretty sick and didn't get to enjoy our first day of summer.  Tuesday we went to the Brandts for another BBQ!  Can you have too many of those in the summer?  I think not.  We enjoyed some good family time!  The remainder of the week was enjoyed with friends, late nights, lots of outside fun, planting the garden, trampoline jumping, and much more.

I have been getting in some good reading time!  I love to read but don't get to do as much as I'd like during the school year.  So, I'm getting as much reading time in as possible.  If only I could get the kiddos to catch the reading bug.  I'm working on it.

I love reading Nicholas Sparks.  
If I need a quick, enjoyable read, one that I don't have to think too much about, this is it.

I borrowed this book from Dani.  Super cute and super quick.
Loved the language in it.

This was our book for book club this month.  I've read it before but I thought I should read it again as a refresher.  It was just as good the second time around.  I can't wait for her new book to come out this fall!

On Saturday we attended the baptism of one of our friends' sons.  When we first moved into the ward he was just a few months old, and now he's 8!  He is such a fun kid.  Everyone around him loves him!  I'm so grateful for the example that Jesus set for us.  To be baptized and to be able to repent so that we might reach our ultimate goal of returning to live with our Father in Heaven!  How blessed I feel to be a part of that wonderful gospel.  After the baptism we went to their house for a BBQ and to enjoy time with friends.

This week T is off at scout camp and M is off at girls camp.  It's strange to have 2 kids gone at the same time.  However our house has not quieted down one bit.  I'm babysitting this summer and this week had 3 extra kiddos.  That's the way summer goes.  S is doing a 2 week sports and fitness camp and is enjoying that.  Yesterday he was the "Star Player" and received a free pass to the swimming pool.  J started dance this week.  So, although it's summer we are still keeping busy.  I love it though!  

June 3, 2013

S 6th Grade Graduation

I can't believe this was the last year of elementary school for S.  
He had his ups and downs, but overall had a good year.  His grades were excellent!  He is super excited to go to Jr. High and to start a new chapter of his life.